Have we caught the magnitude of the words of this great man? Remember who he is and what he had become in the religious world and then read the verse again.
Paul was aware of something within himself. Not just a philosophy, an ideal, or an influence, but Christ Himself had moved into him.
He still does! When we hear the message of Jesus and what He has done for us our only response is faith in Him. When grace is revealed faith happens. Christ enters and its now Christ in you, the hope of glory (Col 1:27).
While knowing this truth doctrinally many have missed the great work of God Himself living through us. We believe Christ for us, with us, ahead of us. However, Christianity is to live from the reality of Christ in us.
We can't blame scripture for our deficiency. Paul refers to this union 216 times. In fact Paul describes a Christ that not only woos us to Himself but “ONES” us to Himself .
How great a God is who gives God, Augustine
Pastor Bill Annis
President, FCF Canada