Emanna for 03/11/2020
How Can Christ be in Us?
John 14:16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter... (17) Even the Spirit of reality... (18) I will not leave you as orphans; I am coming to you. (20) In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. Words of Ministry
How can Christ be in us? Christ is in us because of resurrection. Because the Lord Jesus has resurrected and because He is now in the Holy Spirit, He can be in us.... If the Lord Jesus were not a resurrected Lord, if He were only a Lord who once lived on the earth, He could only be Himself forever, while I could only be myself forever. There would be no way for us to receive Him. It would not matter how holy and lovely Jesus of Nazareth was; there would be no way for us to receive Him, because He would only be a man. But thank the Lord that He is not only a man today; He has died and resurrected. In the Holy Spirit, He has become the Lord whom we can receive. The Holy Spirit is the Lord's coming in another form. Another name for the Holy Spirit is "the Spirit of Jesus." He is also called the "Spirit of Christ." When the Lord put on the Holy Spirit, He became a "receivable" Lord. If He had not become such a Lord, we would not be able to enjoy Him. Christ has resurrected and put on the Holy Spirit. When we receive the Holy Spirit, we receive Christ; in the same way, when we receive the Son, we receive the Father. The Lord Jesus has resurrected, and He is in the Holy Spirit. Therefore, we can receive Him into us to be our life.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, Central Messages, pp. 170-171. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat from 1/2/98)