Tag: Colossians 1:24-27

Christ in You–the Hope of Glory!

Scripture reading for September 7th:  Colossians 1

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  Colossians 1:24-27  “Now I rejoice in what was suffered for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of His body, which is the Church.  I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness–the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations but is now disclosed to the saints.  To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

Paul rejoiced as he suffered in jail for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  He rejoiced that he had the privilege to serve Christ’s body, the Church, through preaching the full word of God and suffering in his flesh!  He had held nothing back so that their faith would rest on the firm foundation of God’s word and the faith that came from hearing it.  There was a mystery that had been hidden from other generations and the Jews that God now revealed to all those “saints” who trusted in Christ.  This “mystery” was that Christ Jesus would live in each believer through the indwelling Holy Spirit and revealing the glory of Christ in ever increasing measure.

Observations for over-comers:  We are the temple of the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ, who indwells us and sets us apart to enjoy His presence and glory forever!  “I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.”  As for the saints who are in the land, they are the glorious ones in whom is all My delight.” (Psalm 16:2-3)


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