ABIDING IN HIM

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HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” (John 14:23).

The Bible has always held out two great promises respecting Christ. First, I will come to you; and, second, I will come into you. For four thousand years the world looked forward to the fulfilment of the first.

The other is the secret which Paul says has been hidden from ages and generations but is now made manifest to His saints, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. This is just as great a revelation of God as the incarnation of Jesus, for it makes you like Christ, as free from sin as He is.

If Christ is in you, what will be the consequences? Why He will put you aside entirely. The I in you will go. You will say, “Not I, but Christ.” Christ undertakes your battles for you.Image result for ABIDING IN HIM"

Christ becomes purity and grace and strength in you. You do not try to attain unto these things, but you know you have obtained them in Him. It is a glorious rest with the Master.

Jesus does not say, “Now we must bring forth fruit, we must pray much, we must do this or that.” There is no constraint about it, except that we must abide in Him. That is the center of all joy and help.

Author: Patriarch Gregg

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