CHRIST IN YOU, YOU IN CHRIST
BY: SCOTT PARIS
JUNE 20, 2007
You, who are born of the Spirit, live in Christ, in the risen present spiritual Christ, who fills you, who speaks to you, and speaks in and through you. He is for us, not only a person of the past in history that we read about, but a personal reality and power of every moment in life. Christ is the anointing energy whose life giving powers are daily expressing themselves in us. The certainty of the nearness of Christ is found more often in Paul’s letters than the thoughts of a distant Christ in heaven above!
“I looked and Lo, a Lamb stood on Mount Sion, and with him an hundred and forty four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.” Rev. 14:1
This symbolically pictures an “order” (every man in his own order) of Christed ones ascending to the “Father level” in Spirit! Our Father’s objective is to translate us into His glorified spiritual level. Scriptures warn us that mankind is blind to his higher spiritual being. 1 Cor. 2. The bible perception of oneness and union is indicative of the condition when man has overcome his divided nature to ultimately become one with his Source-Father. The prominent thought in their foreheads is to reflect the image and likeness of the slain, risen and glorified Lamb-Christ. Strife’s and wars have ended, and have come into the sphere where no death can enter. This is the place you can come to in Christ where death’s hold is broken. The New you is now rid of fellowship with Adam which fellowship holds men in death!
“They shall see His face, and His name shall be in their foreheads.” Rev. 22:4
Father does not give us less than His name (equal) His level that is, all overcoming Adam fellowship. The “New Name” is being proclaimed in the “life” and testimony of all who bear it!
“These things I have spoken to you in parables: but the time is coming when I shall no more speak to you in parables, but shall show you the Father plainly.” John 16:25 No one needs to be afraid of missing God, He said, “In that day I shall show you the Father plainly.” Beloved, run quickly unto Him and experience this great unfolding of Himself.
I am not pushing the name of Jesus aside neither giving a title to His “New Name” the overcomer receives. I am conscious of portions of the new name and character, and it cannot be audibly uttered. It is close to what Paul experienced (if the man he knew was Paul) when he was caught up to the third heaven. 2 Cor. 12:1-5. All of the kingdom realms are showing better adulthood with courage as oneness of spirit has gradually been adopted.
Could anyone comprehend Jesus travailing prayer to Father for Him to make all of us one together in the glory that was given Him? John 17:22. What a staggering concept that we who are birthed of Father’s “incorruptible Seed” are considered “His Body, the fullness of Him (God) who fills all in all” He has given us His Spirit and we associate with Him on His High Spirit level. He is unfolding within us more than Jesus in His incarnate form. He is now “A Consuming Fire.”
Beloved, Jesus unfolded our potential glory essence on the mount of transfiguration, again at Pentecost and now in us to set ‘groaning creation free.’ I told Gerald Fowler who called me from Joplin MO.‘ this morning, “I am Father’s body, His voice, His hands and feet, and so are you.” He agreed with that.
Father has given us authority and it is time to use it in Abba’s kingdom to translate those who invoke Baal, as is going on today. “The stone that struck the image (Babylon) became a great mountain (Zion) and filled the whole earth.” Dan. 2:34-35 The kingdoms in the image Nebuchadnezzar saw – is Pagan. They were brainwashed with men’s traditions and theories. But the “Stone” cut out of the mountain of God, breaks in pieces and consumes all nations of earth. Father’s people, who have His name written in their foreheads, are the “Stone coming from mount Zion and crushes the great image, breaking in pieces all of mans kingdoms. The Father is intervening sovereignly and is making His kingdom be known over all. This is His kingdom within, and the Father and Son’s Life in the believer!
The catching up unto the Father is present tense. And His majestic unfoldings within the saints are sensing in His Spirit can’t be seen as just blessings but as new dimensions He expects us to walk in, with mature responsibility. Beloved, this “present truth” is being whispered to us within by Father Himself. There is fellowship to be had with the Father now!
You are the water of life to those who hear. You have the crown to wear, crowns to impart. Man is Almighty Father’s god/men to reign as the fullness of His body that fills all in all! (saviours come up on mount Zion to judge mount Esau, and the kingdom shall be the Lord’s. Obadiah last verse.
The body of Christ is a massive giant today covering the heavens and earth, and is filling all and all far above principalities and powers, might and dominion. This myriad many-membered man–child is going beyond son–ship to father–ship under the Father Most High. Our Father has promised to give you a “name better than sons.” Isaiah 56:5 Your place is at Father’s table, clothed in His majesty. Ezek. 44 Jesus hopes for us is the same hopes He had for Himself. John 17: He manifests His marvelous love to us in choosing to clothe us in Himself and His oneness before the world and angels of the heavenly spheres!
All drinking the “old wine” of the past can only look grim and speak unhappily at Father’s present unfoldings. This new breed with Father’s new name engraved in their forehead’s are bending these new light rays of the Spirit to meet the present needs of those whom Christ sends them to. Some are repulsive forces that must bow to the Spirit radiation of Father’s resurrection particles of life. It is an energy liberating process and a barrier to all that is corruptible and mortal.
Saints, the new wine of the Spirit is progressive life filled with fluorescence. It is the Lord’s bright clouds full of Latter Rain. Because of that, all standing on mount Zion with the Lamb have the more sure syndrome of our God’s personality! You are now considered “Day Stars” summoned of Father to come up hither to meet Him on His level. Now that we realize that our King is enthusiastically extravagant with his love for us, we can receive at least His new day promised grace to enlighten us as we open the door and let the King of glory unfold Himself within.
Beloved, it is essential that we all come to grips with the very Person of the Father Himself wherein He has more than mildly left you with the impartation that acquaints one with His characteristics! “If you love me,” Jesus said, “I and my Father will come unto you and make our abode with you.” The Father and son are closer to us than the air we breathe. Jesus secured this on the cross and at Pentecost for us. This great dimension (to us) of splendor and awe in Spirit demands a higher consciousness of Father in Christ than our precious walk. It is “sure and steadfast (to all) who enters into that within the veil, where the forerunner has for us entered, even Jesus.” Heb. 6:19, 20. And this “Treasure in earthen vessels” we now have, even a covenant principle that our “Testator” left for us to possess in Spirit.
The perfect One (New Creation Man) is being seen and heard of the “new heavens” within. This is a non-physical plane whereof we speak… the “hidden man of the heart,” in whom the Father delights. 1 Pet. 3:4. It is the New man in whom Father comes in a new dimension of power and dominion! The old heavens of our former traditional teachings of Christ are “passing away with a great noise.”
Every error of our thinking (concocted by religious system thinking) concerning the condition of continuing spiritual life is being brought to light by the Spirit of the Word. Christ sees no ultimate beyond the Father, union with Whom is the goal for which we were born. Jesus left us with no doubt; Father desires that we come into intimate union with Himself and that in the here and now. “I in my Father, and you in me and I in you.” Indifference here on the Father’s part is unthinkable. “Like as a Father pities his children, so the Lord pities them that reverence Him.” Psa. 102:15
Father living in us, we are the extension of His hand to mankind. He is still walking the earth, breathing the air and leaving footprints in the dust, speaking through us, while people judge Him for what He says. He said to me: “I am in the earth walking in shoe leather.” He is still the “True Bread from heaven.” John 6:31, 33, 48, 51
Paul’s teaching: “In Christ” is meant vividly and mystically, as is the corresponding phrase “Christ in me.” This phrase “In Christ” or “In the Lord” occurs 164 times in Paul’s letters. It is closely related in meaning with, “In the Spirit.” Spirit is pneuma in Greek, while flesh is sarx. Pneuma is not earthly or material. The Spirit Christ has a soma, a spiritual body. 1 Cor. 15:45-47 It is a heavenly body. Vs 47 That means a body consisting of divine effulgence. Let me say, substance of the Godhead. The Lord Jesus Christ, “who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able to subdue all things unto Himself.” Phil. 3:21
Some people live in the past glory of signs, miracles and wonders they have witnessed, while others look to the future for all God’s reality to be fulfilled. These two companies are blind to the present reality in Christ. They look for all bible promises to take place in the natural, exterior. They haven’t the slightest notion that all promises are spiritual and re within the saints, not without. The book of Revelation is being fulfilled in us, it is not exterior. Every saint has their own personal Armageddon, spirit and truth versus error (letter of the word doctrines). What one says is what one is. “Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” Life’s issues come out of who we are! Scripture teaches clearly that what we do is the result of who and what we are, now that Father’s mind has become ours, it has given us a whole new concept of life.
“Christ is formed in you” – to see the Father as your center. Jesus always pointed to the Father in all He did. Man’s character is one of two kinds. One Character is formed after man as the center. The other is formed as Father being the Center. From our New Birth Christ has begun to be formed in us. And long with Father’s character and personality matures within you.
Here is a praise report. My friend Curtis Wood goes to Brazil often to minister and gave my teaching on “Whose So Ever Sins You Remit, They Are Remitted,” and he gave it to a pastor and his church. He wrote me from Brazil that the writing started a great stirring in their midst. They speak Portuguese in Brazil and Curtis speaks it fluently. He wrote me: “Your message of Remission of Sin was received with gladness. Everyone was commenting that something new had taken place among them; they jumped for joy in amazement. They have begun to take it to other towns and villages. They printed the message in Portuguese, and began passing it out to the people. He sent it to me in Portuguese, and I had it posted on one of my web links. Curtis just returned to the U.S. and told me of a prophecy God spoke through him to a pastor’s daughter and her boy friend. They were surprised and in tears of joy and related to him what he gave them… what the Lord had been saying to them. Our Father confirms His word that way today.
Christ in us, His body, is truly the answer, both first and last. To Christ and Father’s word all must be reconciled, even to one another. We are not sufficient of ourselves. Our sufficiency is of the indwelling Christ only. Christ in you is the answer my beloved! An ever increasing awareness of this in our conscience can and must be maintained… that the life of Christ may be manifest. In ourselves we have nothing, but in Christ we inherit and possess all things. Eph. 1:11 Christ in you is the answer to all your longing and all your needs. The riches of His glory are revealed from faith to faith. “Now the Lord is that Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Cor. 3:17
It is the truth for the Christian to believe that Christ is in them. 2 Cor. 13:5 The New Man is “born of an incorruptible Seed, the word of God, which lives forever.” 1 Pet. 1:23. As we receive Christ, Paul says, “And you are complete in Him who is the head of all power and principality: in whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision not made with hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ.” Col. 2:10, 11
In and through Christ we reach the full stature revealed by the Godhead compact within Christ in us. Do not feel discouraged if you feel that your progress is slow or if you missed the mark by some word or deed. A new born baby is not automatically and instantly matured. One has to endure trial after trial of the faith. Some of them are very fiery and make you think you had lost all of God you ever had. Remember in those times that He still has you and will not let you go. He said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you. I am with you to the end.”
Paul said, “We have this treasure (Christ) in earthen vessels.” We have so much to thank our Father for! In Jesus Christ we have a continual “feast” in our earthen tabernacles. We are living in the day of the unveiling glory of the Lord that excelleth everything that has been before it. This administration of the Spirit under the New Covenant is much more glorious and far excels that which became obsolete. There is only One to turn to in order to have the veil of darkness taken away, and the Lord is that Spirit. The yoke of bondage is broken as the veil is removed and jubilee begins. “We all with open face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord (Christ within), are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2 Cor. 3:18
We simply cannot run away from the truth God sees us to be. It is well for us to see it ever more clearly and agree with it. And yes, celebrate it together. It is, in fact, a very wonderful thing. As you become more cognizant of what it takes to reflect a shining forth of the righteousness of Christ, you are made to realize that this cannot be by human strength, but Christ in you is the answer! He is the Love, Word and Spirit sent to save and indwell us!
“How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.”
Love and hugs,
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