HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
To Be Hidden In Christ Is A Reflection Of Identity; It Means The World Will Not Recognize Us.
To be hidden in Christ is essentially a reflection of how we are dead to the world. The world doesn’t recognize who we truly are in Christ, and they will commonly misunderstand us because our life is hidden in him. They may ask, “How come you are not all about partying, drinking, sex, career, wealth, etc.? Why are you so into church? Why are you so different?”
Peter said, “Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:” (1 Peter 4:4).
The hidden life not only means being protected by Christ, but it also means being different and therefore misunderstood by the world. Our life is different and at times these differences may cause persecution. We should not be alarmed at this because our life is in Christ who was similarly mistreated. However, now he is exalted at the right hand of God, and one day our exaltation with him will be manifest to all (Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.). A heavenly mindset understands and finds encouragement in the hidden life.