Christ In YOU!
Christ, THE Anointed One, *in* YOU, if you are fully His in Covenant!
“CHRIST IN YOU, the Hope of Glory!” (Col.1:27).
What WOULD such a Supernatural Occurrence as that LOOK like, IN you? Here is a small shadow of one aspect of what “Christ IN you” will mean......
Carl Sandburg, in 1959, was invited to speak before a joint session of Congress. The title of his presentation was “Lincoln, Man of Steel, Man of Velvet.” Sandburg begins:
“Not often in the story of mankind does a man arrive on Earth who is both steel and velvet, who is as hard as a rock and soft as drifting fog, who holds in his heart and mind the paradox of terrible storm and peace unspeakable and perfect.”
Such a Man—Jesus Christ—is One FAR beyond in this matter of Steel and Tenacity against sin and compromise and religious hypocrisy—AND in Mercy, Forbearance, and Creativity with a Velvet Touch! AND THIS MAN (“if it be lawful to call Him a man”—Josephus) LIVES IN those who are truly Twice-Born. He lives IN YOU, if you are legitimately—Supernaturally—genetically—Transfigured by Jesus’ Voice and Heaven’s Wind! YOU are “being Transfigured” (2Cor.3:18; Heb.10:14) into the Steel and the Velvet of THE SON OF GOD, “by the Lord who is the Spirit.” If you have had a Twice-Born-Event: repenting of self-life, and a Believing Encounter “that flesh and blood could not have revealed, but the Father Himself revealed”... abandoning your life “INTO Christ”... if this has happened in you and to you, something FAR greater than simply “forgiveness” (as awesome as that is!) has also occurred: “CHRIST IN YOU!” The Man of Steel, the Man of Velvet LIVES NOW WITHIN YOUR MORTAL BODY!
Now make your Home—your “center of gravity” in all thoughts and ways and decisions in Him, as He has made His Home in you! (John 15). Receive and embrace and CLING TENACIOUSLY to that Truth in Faith... and choose (Romans 6) to LIVE IN IT ALL! (Lk. 8:15).
“Accept no substitutes!” oh man, oh woman of Steel and Velvet! : )