Emanna for 10/09/2019
You in Me and I in You
John 14:20 In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 15:5 I am the vine; you are the branches. He who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing.
Words of Ministry
Our being in Christ has to do with the facts that are in Christ, while Christ being in us has to do with the life of Christ. In other words, our being in Christ touches Christ's work, while Christ being in us touches Christ's life. When we are in Christ, all the facts that are in Christ become ours. When Christ is in us, all the power that is in Christ becomes ours. When we are in Christ, all the works that Christ accomplished in the past become ours. When Christ is in us, all that Christ is and can do today becomes ours. If we only know that we are in Christ, but do not know that Christ is in us, we will be weak and empty, and everything will be theoretical. However, if we only know that Christ is in us, without knowing that we are in Christ, we will suffer a great deal. We will find that we do not have the means to do what we want to do. No matter how hard we try, we will be left with imperfections. All the matters related to life and godliness, holiness and righteousness, and everything pertaining to this age and the next are included in the two phrases: "we in Christ" and "Christ in us." Both of these aspects of grace are a Christian's enjoyment. These two aspects of grace will deliver us from our own work. They will show us that everything is of God and that nothing is of ourselves.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, 1993, pp. 102-103. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 8/2/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.