Jesus Christ — the One Who Dwells Within Us (Onward Christian Soldiers #46)


TEXT: Galatians 4:4-6

In previous lessons, we have learned many wonderful things about the Lord Jesus Christ. We have learned that He is the promised Saviour, He is the mighty God, He is the great Teacher, He is the Lamb of God, He is the risen Lord, He is Lord of all, He is our great Intercessor, and He is our Righteousness. We know also that Jesus Christ is our power, our holiness, our victory, our joy, our strength, and our patience. And, today, we see that Christ has come to live inside of us. Our passage states that “God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts…” Jesus Christ is actually living in us by His Spirit. Every believer has Jesus living inside of them. In fact, Romans 8:9 says, “…if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His” (or he is not a part of the family of God).

Today, we are going to learn more about the indwelling Christ and who He really is.

1. The first truth we must know is that we are made to be indwelled by God. The Bible says that man was created “in the image of God.” We were not only created in the image of God, but we were made in such a way that God Himself could live in us.

2. The second truth we must know is that Jesus Christ is God. When Jesus Christ walked on Earth, He told the Jews, “Before Abraham was, I AM.” The Jews understood fully that the name “I AM” belonged only to God. No prophet or king, however great he might be, would dare to use this name for himself. It is a name which belongs exclusively to God; yet Jesus took this name for Himself.

3. The third truth we must know is that Jesus Christ is our all in all. Jesus Christ is the one who meets all our needs. And Scripture gives us this wonderful promise in Philippians 4:19, “My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

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