We all know this truth: That Christ is in us and we are in Christ. But, several weeks ago it lit up like lighting in the sky for me, as I read John 14:19-20
“A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. At that day you will know that I am in the Father, and you in Me, and I in you.”
In Jesus’ resurrection, we now live because He lives! We now live inside of Christ and Christ in us. Not poetic ideas, but truth.
In this day, we are to know (experience) Jesus dwelling in the Father, seated at the right hand of the Father.
We are to know (experience) ourselves in Christ, as well as Christ in us.
The way we do this is by faith in Christ’s resurrection. The truth and the experience “Because I live, you will live also”, His life is our life. Faith is the door to our abiding in Christ.
We keep (value, guard, and watch) His words. This is our abiding in His word and His word abiding in us. Here we become a dwelling place for the Father and the Son. The world cannot see Him but we can see Him, because Father and Jesus dwell with us as we keep His word.
“Jesus answered and said to him, If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with Him.” John 14:23
Jesus then makes known that our abiding (presence), and His words, abiding in us (promise), would be sustained and explained by the Holy Spirit (power). The Holy Spirit would be our teacher and bring us into rehearsals of these truths.
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all things that I have said to you.” John 14:25
Jesus says that today we can know union and communion in Christ. We can experience life, and intimacy (inside Christ). We can abide in His word and experience the Father and Jesus dwelling with us. And, we can forever learn more and be brought into personal rehearsals (our re-experiencing) His words by the power of the Holy Spirit.
His presence, His promises, and His power to experience.