Jesus Speaks About Abiding IN HIM

29 February 2012

Jesus LaughingJesus Speaks About Abiding “In Him”

Christian Bible Teaching
by Dona Keener
February 29, 2012

Jesus speaks about abiding “In Him” and “In Him” you receive certain attributes of Him.

John described the synergy of the Father, Son, Holy Spirit and You abiding in each other.

John 14:4 “Abide in Me and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the Vine , you are the branches, He who abides in Me, and I in him bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire and they are burned.”

Jesus said in, John 17:21 “That they all may be one as You, Father are in Me and I in you, that they also may be one in Us that the world may believe that you sent Me.”

Believers often think of God being “out there” and they are over here.

But Jesus taught that we are so intertwined that we become One in Him.

I believe if you are abiding “In Him” it would be safe to say you are abiding in the Spirit. Since the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ. And the way to be In Him would be not to live in the flesh, but to let the Spirit of God take control of your Body, Soul and Spirit. Just as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are one.

When speaking to Christians they truly would like to obtain this ability of abiding in Christ, but really don’t know the “ how to’s” of getting in this position.

Understanding the position of surrendering your Body, Soul and Spirit to His Body, Soul and Spirit brings about the transformation that so many of us desire.

We must understand that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are a triune.

They have always been together and will never be separated.

We see in Genesis that we are made in the image of God.

Genesis 1:27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them

We also have a Body, Soul and Spirit because we are made in the image of God.

Remember that God the Father is a Spirit;

John 4:24 God is Spirit and those who worship Him must worship in sprit and truth

Jesus was God in the flesh (body)

John 1:14 And the word became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld His glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth

And Holy Spirit is the mind, will and emotions of God.

I Corinthians 2:10 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.

We see in the scriptures that The Holy Spirit has a will;

I Corinthians 12:11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each individually as He wills.

We see in the scriptures The Holy Spirit has emotions;

Isaiah 63:10 But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit; So He turned Himself against them as an enemy, And He fought against them

Ephesians 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

Since we are made in His image we too have a Body Soul and Spirit.

Some people know how to surrender their bodies so they may eat the right foods, exercise, and take vitamins.  But maybe they have not surrendered their mind will and emotions to God, so they may suffer from depression, anxiety or shame.

Another person might surrender their mind will emotions but not their bodies.

I believe that part of being “In Him” would be for us as believers to surrender our triune to His triune.

Even God the Father said He was well pleased In Jesus His son.

Luke 3:22 And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son- and then the Father makes this statement “In you I am well pleased”

If God the Father said He is well please In Christ, then I believe when we are In Christ the Father is well pleased with us also.

Ephesians 4:23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind.

It is the power of the Holy Spirit that renews the believers mind and causes it to line up with Jesus’ mind.

Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in your which was also in Christ Jesus.

God is looking for a empty vessel that His mind, His will and His Spirit, can dwell in and ultimately use to help others in need. In Christ, all the abilities of Christ will rule and reign in you! Christ in you the hope of Glory!

Year ago the Lord would speak to me over and over “ I need an empty vessel”

At the time I really didn’t understand that statement that the Lord would speak to me. But I have discovered that surrendering my Body, Soul and Spirit to God, was key to His Body, Soul and Spirit filling my vessel that caused Him to rule and reign more and more over my triune.

Prayer,

Father I surrender My Body, My Soul and My Spirit to your authority and dominion. I surrender my mind to the thoughts and intents of your mind. I surrender my will to your plans and purposes that you have ordain for me before the foundations of the world. And I pray Father, that My body would line up with the word of God.   In Jesus’ mighty and awesome name Amen.

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