Emanna for 01/09/2021

Hidden with Christ and Manifested with Him

Bible Verses

Col 3:3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. (4) When Christ our life is manifested, then you also will be manifested with Him in glory.

Words of Ministry

I appreciate the word hidden in 3:3. Today our life is hidden with Christ in God. But one day Christ will appear, and we shall be manifested with Him in glory. Although we shall be manifested with Christ in the future, now is the time for us to be hidden. At present, even Christ is hidden. Think of how much He is criticized, opposed, and attacked. People rebel against Him to such an extent that it almost seems as if He does not exist. Although Christ is suffering from this attack and rebellion, He continues to be silent and hidden. We should do many things that are not known by others. Our Christian life should be a hidden life, a life hidden with Christ in God. Our church life should also be hidden in God and in the heavens. When Christ appears, we shall appear with Him. That will be the time of our manifestation with Christ. According to Romans 8, we shall one day be glorified with Christ. In Romans 8:19 we are told that the "creation eagerly expects the revelation of the sons of God," at which time it will "be freed from the slavery of corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God" (v. 21). What a wonderful day it will be when we appear with our Christ in glory! At that time, even our vile body will be transfigured into a glorious body. But as we await that wonderful day, we must remain hidden with Christ in God, in the heavens, and in the church.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life- study of Colossians, pp. 226-227. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 3/24/2000) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.