It has been an exciting time living in the Spirit. During the last week the watchman was kept busy reading and meditating on God’s word. He was preparing himself to share his revelation and findings in a book about God on healing through Jesus Christ. There was fresh insight as he read and meditated.
However, the best came after he has taught three sessions (two lessons and one-re-run). He discovered one crucial new wine verse, John 15:7 under the new light and drew a mental diagram of a Christian’s position under this verse:
Jesus commanded, “If you abide in Me and My words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you!” (John 15:7) What a great and wonderful promise!
There are a number of key phrases which need meditation upon. For example, “you abide in Me” is a key phrase. What does it mean by abiding in Jesus? How can one (a physical grown man on earth) go and live in the invisible Jesus who is now sitting on the right hand of God in heaven? Assuming it is the spirit that does the abiding, how can one know one’s spirit is living in Jesus?
Another key phrase is “My words abide in you”. How can one make the words of God live in one? We cannot cut out the Bible and stuff the texts into our hearts! Assuming that we read the Bible fervently how do we know the words really sink into our hearts?
The watchman asked the Holy Spirit to illuminate his spiritual eyes and spiritual mind. He suddenly saw a picture of a Christian.
GOD SEES THIS AND ANSWERS PRAYERS.
“CHRIST OUTSIDE AND INSIDE. THE CHRISTIAN IS HIDDEN IN THE MIDDLE LAYER.”
The watchman felt pleased when he received this revelation. But he still puzzled over the issue of being in Christ. He read all the verses in Ephesians on “in Christ” and still felt unsatisfied in his spirit. Last night before he slept he prayed that the Holy Spirit would continue to intercede for him while he slept. Indeed the whole night he dreamed that someone came to discuss the Scripture with him. By the time he woke in the morning he remembered the chapter and the verse number (2:20) he was to read, but he could not remember which Book in the bible.
So he looked at a number of Paul’s Epistles, although his first prompting was to read the book of Galatians. But he deliberately did not until he could not find anything in the other.
When he gave up and turned to Galatians the answer and exactly what he looked for was there!
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
Amazingly he again saw the picture. CHRIST OUTSIDE AND INSIDE AND THE CHRISTIAN IS HIDDEN IN THE MIDDLE LAYER.
There is one new ingredient to fulfilling this position. “BY FAITH”. The Christian hides in Christ Jesus by faith.
A Christian received Christ Jesus by faith into his heart.
A Christian believes in the word of God by faith.
A Christian abides in Christ by faith.
A Christian received the Holy Spirit by faith.
A Christian prays in the name of Jesus Christ by faith.
A Christian exercises the spiritual gifts from the Holy Spirit y faith.
A Christian puts on the whole armor of God by faith.
A Christian lives by the Spirit by faith.
A Christian lives the more than conquerors supernatural life by faith.
Praise God! What a wonderful and resourceful teacher the Holy Spirit is!