BY: SCOTT PARIS
DECEMBER 14, 2005
The greatest mystery of all mysteries is, God lives in man (kind).
“Christ in you” has not just entered the spiritual encyclopedia, but is a secret hidden from ages and generations. Col. 1:26, 27 Jesus taught it and so did His arch apostle, Paul. Jn.14:23, Col. 1:27, 11 Cor. 13:5 We are coming to the consciousness of the manifestation of the inner and outer revealing of the righteousness of the Son of God. We are conscious that we are not capable of doing this, but Father’s capability through Christ in us is the accomplishment. Christ in you is His own accomplishment. Or “Mission accomplished!
The church is the body of Christ. The body of Christ is His ecclesia who has been given the Spirit, which is Christ in another form. The Holy Spirit is the Christ-Spirit in those in Covenant relationship with the Father. Christ in you is the answer, it interpreted means: The Arrival of the Incognito King!
The majestic truth of righteousness by faith is pictured in these words. But is not cognizant to many. The “simplicity of Christ” is so needed in this hour. In the nominal church world today people are caught up in workshops and programs teaching the wisdom and knowledge of man making them better Christians. And they have to pay for all this.
YHWH is in our/His temple, and we honor Him by proclaiming Him within. “We have this treasure in earthen vessels.” Satisfaction cannot be realized in mans forms and rituals of godliness, for they are a denial of “Christ in you the hope of glory.” So is the Rapture theory a denial of “Christ in you the hope of glory.”
“In Christ” is also a prominent truth that apprehends us. And is in scripture 159 times someone said. An avalanche of Father’s truth is being unveiled today for His family.
This is a truth for every believer that Christ is in them, and they are in Him. Jn. 14:23. “Test your own selves to see if you are in the faith; examine your selves! Do you not know how that Jesus Christ is in you – unless you indeed fail the test?” 1 Cor. 13:5
This is positive truth by the Spirit that Deity resides in the believers in Christ. The whole Christian world should be taught this prominent truth in word and spirit. I became aware of this magnificent word and spirit truth when I was a very young Christian, and have proclaimed it ever since. And have found it my lifeline to assurance, happiness, joy and peace. Jesus said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Oh, what joy and gladness that we are joined to very Deity residing in our breast’s.
The “more abundant” supply of all the believers needs are supplied to spirit, soul and body. It is not for us to beg our Father, but just praise Him in faith for “supplying according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Therefore Christ in you is Father’s heaven sent answer to all our needs. Old things are passed away and Christ in you has become a new and living way of life.
When you were “born from above,” Christ took up His living quarters in you, and thus began an intimate relationship without equal. Love abides within, and is King of heaven and all the earth. Aren’t you glad that He is not a king afar off, but One Who lives within and leads you daily in His will?
The church is the body of Christ, the body to which has been given the Spirit, who is Christ in another form. The Holy Spirit is the Christ-Spirit in the church – His body.
This mystery hidden from ancient ages of people is becoming clearer as people seek reality in the Spirit – the living resurrected Son of God residing within us. Paul preceding us as the light bearer of these glad tidings tells us of his unfolding illumination of Christ the Son within:
“When it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb (the New Jerusalem mother, or Mary?), and called me by his grace, to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the nations; immediately I consulted not with flesh and blood.“ Gal. 1:15, 16.
We see here that the Father is not pleased until His Son is revealed in us. First He calls us by His unlimited Favor to unveil His Son in us-making us One in Father and Son. “Heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ” the Firstborn of many sons.”
It is written that “We have this treasure (Christ) in earthen vessels that the power may be of God and not of us.” 1 Cor. 4:7. Beloved, we rejoice in Almighty Deity who has taken up habitation in our earthen tabernacle’s. This is the day of the unveiling of the Lord of hosts in the sons of God in the Feast of Tabernacles. We are the “New Creation man” Born of an incorruptible Seed, the Word of God, which lives for ever.” 1 Pet. 1:23.
Getting this “Christ in you” fixed in ones consciousness is our key to overcoming, and sitting in the Father’s throne with Christ the First born of all creation. Many are not teaching this overcoming theme, nor do they appreciate it yet. It sparks a hunger in the members of Christ’s body for maturity! He give us constant hunger and thirst for more light into His mysteries. Paul called this concept that I am talking about, “The mystery of Christ,” and said that he was “in chains” for it. Col.4:3.
This mystery of Christ in you has to be revealed by the Spirit to each one individually. We often see nothing but Christ in ourselves. We commune (speak with Him continually, much of it silently, as a bride and bridegroom. he has become so intimate in us that we look on Him as the divine principle of Life.
When we have arrived at the state of divine union, it is in accordance with Jesus prayer, we are made One with Christ in the Father. Jn. 17 Our plane is realized in a deep divine rest.
Christ is “the way the truth and the life.” The Grace that sanctifies as well as justifies, is in Him and through Him. No man can gain victory over sin, and come into union with Father without Christ. “In Him we live and move and have our being.” “InChristed men” is Christ in you, and you in Christ, and is union with the Father, and is like when the sun shines, the stars disappear. When Father is in our center, who can think of himself? So we love our Father, and all others in and for Him. All whom Christ is in – InChristed men are not far from each other, they are One. We live in our Center – Christ in you.
InChristed men may not see each other for the geographical miles, but Father has united all, bringing us together in spirit from the remotest points of distance through our New Man in union with Him.
Paul exercised his apostolic freedom in his InChristed spirit – he spoke of being stationary in his physical body, but had freedom in his inner man to be with the Corinthian church and Colossian church to “observe their order.”
“For I indeed, though absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged him who has committed this, as though I were present. In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you are assembled, and I with you in spirit, with the power of our lord Jesus. I have decided to deliver such an one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of our Lord Jesus.” 1 Cor. 5:3-5
“For even though I am absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the stability of your faith in Christ.” Col. 2:5
It is Father’s prerogative to will His InChristed ones to be absent from their flesh body and be present in another terrain of His choosing in their InChristed calling and ministry unto Him. I have been absent from the body and present in spirit and word ministry thousands of miles away. it is not of the will of the flesh nor the will of man, but of God.
Beloved, we possess everything in our Source and Father whom we have returned “TO”. “TO mount Zion the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, TO an innumerable company of angels,
“TO the general assembly and church of the firstborn, registered in heaven, TO God the Judge of all, TO the spirits of just men made perfect. TO Jesus the mediator of the New Covenant, TO the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than of Abel. (TO, seven times above-perfect number – we have “Come TO”, arrived in the holy city)
“See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused him who spoke on earth, much more shall not we escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven.” Heb. 12:22-25
Beloved, we should never allow ourselves to become hemmed in by insinuating flattery, but give value to the presence and counsel of those of godly principles. True godliness is often modest and set apart from worldly mindedness.
As I said before, the InChristed ones possess everything “In Father” without having anything of our own. We InChristed ones “poor in spirit” (Matt. 5:3), we are perfectly rich and happy In Father, Who is our true Source of riches. So this poverty of spirit, which deprives us of selfishness, fills us with love, prevails here on earth, we should no longer hear selfish words of “mine and yours,” exclusively.
CHRIST’S LIGHT WITHIN
There is a light within us that flies
Christ’s light not seen with outward eyes
Yet bright and clear to our inward sense
It is the Morning Star to all in Father’s residence
The radiance of Father’s white throne
Comes within from Him and His Lamb alone
The inner light of Christ has never grown pale
The Morning Star, Christ “within the veil”
Our faith unrestrained by earthly fears
Lifts our eyes, though filled with tears
While around us it may be dark as night
Always fix your eyes on Christ the light
In vain they smite us. Men only do
What Father allows with a different view
To outer sight they wield the rod
Yet faith proclaims it all of God
Unmoved, then we will keep His Way
Supported by Christ’s brighter ray
Though clouds and darkness far and near
Christ’s shining light in us is ever clear.
“Of His own will He has begotten us of the word of truth… the “implanted word,” the “incorruptible Seed” from Father’s loins. We who are birthed of Him are next of kin to the Godhead.
“My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you.” Gal. 4:19
In Christ is no more strained faces, the Spirit is released with a song within of the conquering Christ over every foe. We don’t teach examples of the past, but reality of spirit and truth in the now. Christ in you the hope of glory. He is the Glory and He is in us now singing the “overcoming song of the Lamb.” We don’t preach creeds; we have very Deity dwelling in our breasts. Not in the future and far away, but in the here and now. “The kingdom of God comes not with observation, for the kingdom of God is in you.” And the King is here heading up His kingdom.
A vital distinction between truth and speculation is having the reality of Christ and Father in you, not just mentally accepting it. He is life and never ending gladness within.
Christ in you and you in Christ means He is your light of life, carrying you in Himself effortlessly and you just “rest in Him.” In Him there is no flesh warring against the spirit, and no spirit warring against flesh. All is Spirit in Him. He is our total sufficiency. “I live, yet not I but Christ Lives in me.” Gal. 2:20
In our birth from above we are “joined to the Lord, and are one spirit,” (1 Cor. 6:17) He is One Person with us now. InChristed ones are One spirit with God-Father, Son, Holy Spirit. None of these titles are separate personages, but One Spirit. “There is One Spirit.” And “One God and Father of ALL who is over ALL and through ALL and in ALL.” Eph. 4:6
We are One in Him who is our adequacy and sufficiency for all time and eternity. “In that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.” John 14:20. That is InChristed ones in union with Father and Son.
Christ in you is cause for the celebration of His birth for myriad’s of people worldwide. We celebrate His birth daily, because He has been birthed in us. It is wonderful to read of the birth of the historical Jesus, but that is not the full answer, but it is happiness and joy untold to have Christ living in us today. It is written, “He that has not the Spirit of Christ (within) is none of His.”
The big controversy over taking Christ out of Christmas is evidence that those involved in such are spiritually blind, even dead. Paul the ordained apostle of the nations, by the Father, wrote: (and I reiterate) “When it pleased God to separate me from my mother‘s womb, to revel his Son in me that I might preach him among the nations.” “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you? Unless you are disqualified.”
Christ in you is the answer my friends. We are InChristed ones. Again, The greatest mystery of all mysteries is, God lives in mankind.
The Father willing I will continue this, I will wait on Him.
Love and hugs,
IN-CHRISTED MEN [Scott Paris] 12-14-05 1