Bible Ballistics: BBs # 65 Are you in????????
A funny way to start an article, with an everyday question, but what does it mean? A simple question, but there are such profound consequences ‘in’ the answer. We talk about being into golf, or into cooking, in love, in transition, in a bind, and we could list more. But I’d like us to bring our attention to ‘prepositions’.
Are you in Christ? Is Christ in YOU? Small prepositions, but oh what a difference they can make– in our lives. I would like to offer you a challenge. As you read through the New Testament this year, get a new notepad or spiral notebook, and every time you see the prepositions, ‘in’, ‘through’, ‘by’, ‘for’, etc., in connection with Jesus, take note of what you have in/with/through… Jesus. After keeping track for a while you will begin to gain a volume of confidence in what Jesus has done, and is doing for you and me!!!
A few examples to start your adventure into the seemingly ‘miniscule’ which you will see blossom into an enormous confidence in your Lord. I urge you to simply take the time to look and note as you read your Bible.
Colossians 1:27, “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:”
2 Corinthians 5:21, “ For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
Acts 17:28a, “For in him we live, and move, and have our being;”
John 16:24, “Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.”
So. Here’s our shot for today!!!
Are YOU IN Jesus?
Is HE in YOU?
Your answer will make an eternal difference. And when you try this exercise, it will make a difference NOW—in your understanding and confidence in Jesus. Be blessed ‘IN’ Jesus!!!