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Friday, December 21, 2012

United In Christ

The union of believers with Christ is indissoluble. His love holds them fast. “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ” (Romans 8:35-39). “Having loved His own, He loved them to the end” (John 13:1). His power holds them fast; “Neither shall any pluck them out of my hand” (John 10:28).  

Such is our union to Him that our life is said to be in Him, and He is called our life. Christ calls Himself to be the Way, the Truth and the Life for us (John 14:6).

The life of the Risen Jesus is the life of His people, and such is their union with Him, as to render this life operative in them: “If when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life” (Romans 5:10).

As Christ’s sacrificial death was efficacious to bring us into a state of reconciliation with God, His life, now that He has been raised from the dead, and is ever living to make intercession for us, and is the source of our life, hid in the Godhead, will much more preserve us in this state of reconciliation, and secure our final and complete salvation.
 
Lord Jesus, we believe we are in You, You are in us, which is inseparable and indissoluble by any means. Grant us to keep remaining in You as branches of the True Vine, and the Gardener of which is ourFather in Heaven.
Amen.

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