But wait! There is still more for us to understand about the new nature of Jesus Christ, which we can put on…
we are God’s workmanship, created IN Christ Jesus - Eph 2:10
We are IN Jesus Christ – 1 John 2:5
we live through Him – 1 John 4:9
Look at Who’s nature is in us…
God’s nature abides in us – 1 John 3:9
we take our nature from God - 1 John 3:10
These next two verses are very similar. They both explain Who is in you.
God abides in us - 1 John 4:12
For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him – Col 2:9-10
This next verse is an eye-opening verse…
as Jesus Christ is, so are we in this world (1 John 4:17)
Imagine that. Not only are you WHERE Jesus Christ is, but you are also AS Jesus Christ is! This is because of the profound union you have with Jesus Christ through your faith.
You and I are not born this way. When He found us, we were sinners and separated from God because of our sin.
But now that we are in union with Jesus Christ (us in Him, He in us) through our faith, we are something completely new and different. We are a new creation!
But there is a catch… you must continue in the faith, not shifting from the hope of the gospel…
And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,
if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister. – Col 1:21-23
So assuming that we choose to believe these words in the bible, then we will receive them… and AS Jesus Christ is now in Heaven, SO ARE WE here on Earth! It’s almost impossible to imagine what He is like in Heaven!
I hope that by now you are seeing grand new opportunities for your life here on Earth, because of Who He is and Where He is.
“Be loosed My people!”