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Abiding Above - December 23, 2014

  • 2014 Dec 23


December 23, 2014


I want to talk to you today about the biggest, little word in Ephesians, that word is “IN,” a preposition denoting position. The simplest of words, yet it introduces the mightiest of thoughts. When connected with the word “CHRIST” it forms the most significant expression in all of Scripture. 

Ephesians 1:3-4-  “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places IN Christ, just as He chose us IN Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.”  

Of these two words, Dr. A.T. Pierson wrote this: “A very small key may open a very complex lock and a very large door. That door may lead into a vast building with priceless stores of wealth and beauty.”

You know, “Without Christ,” a person is a sinner, spiritually dead and a moral bankrupt; but “in Christ” a person is a saint, spiritually alive and a joint-heir with Christ. 

“Without Christ,” one is, has, and can do, nothing. “In Christ,” one is, has, and can do, anything. 

Being “IN CHRIST” primarily means a change of position, from being in Adam, in sin, to now being in Christ through salvation. In other words, where He is, we are. ‘IN CHRIST” also defines our privileges, or rather, what He is, we are. It also describes our possessions, for what He has, we share. And finally, it determines our practice, or, what He does, we do.”

My friend, this is what it means to be “in Christ.”

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