Daily Devotionals

January 02

Jesus Is Inside You!

Gloria Copeland
Christ in you, the hope of glory.

I believe you are about to receive a revelation from God that will turn you inside out and upside down. It’s a mystery hidden in God from the beginning of time. It’s “Christ—the Anointed One and His Anointing—in you, the hope of glory.”

Before you shrug that off as something you already know and understand, I want to ask you a question: Do you really—really realize—that Jesus Christ, the Anointed One Himself, lives in you? Do you realize that at this very moment you are His Body on the earth?

You and I are not just Jesus’ representatives. We’re His literal, physical Body on this earth! If the people of today’s world are going to see Him, they’ll have to see Him through your body. They’ll have to see Him through my body.

It’s a staggering thing to think about—so staggering it would be unbelievable if it weren’t in the Bible. But 1 Corinthians 12:27 says it so plainly, even a child can understand it: “Now ye are the body of Christ.”

When you or I lay hands on someone, Jesus is in us to bring that healing to pass. When we open our mouth to utter words, He’s in there to give us utterance in the Holy Ghost. The Word says, “He that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit” with Him (1 Corinthians 6:17).

Think about that! You are one spirit with Jesus and Jesus has never changed. He hasn’t lost any of His power. And He is in you, able to do the very same things He did when He walked the earth Himself 2,000 years ago!

Why then aren’t we doing those things? Why isn’t His power being revealed in our lives?

Because we’re not expecting it to be! We’re not exercising our faith and believing Jesus Christ is to be revealed in us.

That shouldn’t surprise you. After all, nothing in God’s kingdom just drops on you automatically. To receive healing, you have to believe for it. Not even the new birth was dropped on you. You had to receive it by faith.

Everything we get from God takes faith. So, for the Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed in you, you’re going to have to believe He’s in there and begin expecting Him to manifest His presence through you.

So start doing it. Get the revelation on the inside of you…Christ in you, the hope of Glory!

Speak the Word

“Christ, the Anointed One and His Anointing, is in me. He is my hope and expectation of Glory.”  (Colossians 1:27)

Scripture Study: Mark 16:15-20, Romans 12:4-5, 1 John 4:4

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