The Indwelling Christ

“I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in Him” Ephesians 3:17

The great privilege that separated Israel from other nations was this:  They had God dwelling in their midst.  He made His home in the tabernacle and the temple.  In the New Testament we see God dwelling in the heart of the believer.  Jesus said: “All those who love Me will do what I say.  My Father will love them, and we will come to them and live with them”  (John 14:23).  Or, as Paul says of himself, “Christ lives in me: (Galatians 2:20).

The gospel is the dispensation of the indwelling Christ.  In Ephesians 3:14-19 Paul teaches how we can experience this blessing of the Christian life.

1) I fall on my knees and pray to the Father.” The blessing must come from the Father to the praying believer.

2) “I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources He will give you might inner strength through His Holy Spirit.”

3)I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in Him.”  It is in the very nature of Christ to desire to live in the heart of faith.

4)May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love.”

Prayerfully meditate on what Christ, through the Holy Spirit, has chosen to do.  He has chosen to make His home in our hearts!

by Andrew Murray
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