WEDNESDAY 17TH MAY 2017
TOPIC: THE LIFE OF JESUS IS IN YOU
TEXT: John 10:10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly….”
Though Jesus is completely God, He was born completely human.
He went through temptation after temptation and conquered every one of them. (Hebrews 4:15) All that overcoming power is found in His life and He put that life in you — the life of Christ is in you!
During Jesus’ ministry on earth, He conquered sickness, the winds and waves, the powers of darkness and death. It is His life that brings victory over the devil and all his works and He has put that life in you — the life of Christ is in you! Finally, Jesus went to the cross and that life in Him put an end to everything that was natural of the Adamic race — sickness, poverty, failures, pains, curses and death.
All that was natural ceased to be in that life of His but all that was supernatural remained in Him and He put that life in you — the life of Christ is in you!
Then, Jesus rose from the dead and in that life of His was added the power of resurrection and He put that life in you — the life of Christ is in you! After His resurrection, Jesus went back to heaven to His Father. Today, He is seated at the right hand of God, resting in His finished work, occupying a place of the highest authority and He put that life in you — the life of Christ is in you! And because Jesus went back to the Father, the Holy Spirit came to indwell you (John 16:7), so that you will live life with His anointing in you and walk in His overcoming power. All that Jesus is, God meant for you to be. All that He has, God meant for you to have. All the exciting things that you read in the Bible about Jesus, all the treasures of Him hidden in the Old Testament and the unsearchable riches in Him that you find in the New Testament, all of that life of His, is not out there somewhere. God has deposited all of it in you, so that you can live the abundant life that Jesus came to give you!
MEDITATION: Colossians 3:3-4
Numbers 26; Ps. 69; Isaiah 16; 1 Peter 4