Lifetime Ministries
Daily Devotional

"...greater is He who is in you, than he who is in the world"
1 John 4:4

     Romans 5 shows how we are in Adam, Romans 6 tells we are in Christ, Romans 7 reveals we are yet in the flesh, Romans 8 explains how to live in the Spirit.

     So!  When we live in the flesh; all that is in Adam; we get within us.  However, if we live in the Spirit all that is in Christ; we receive!

     The key, the answer, the solution then, is to live thru Christ.  We accomplish this by yielding to and obeying the Spirit as He leads.

     Too many Christians fail to realize that they are in Adam.  Therefore they see no need of being delivered from him.  They think that after their sins are forgiven, all their problems now lie in their behavior.  They do not see the real issue within themselves.  Many reason that if we can only change our habits, our ways, our thoughts, or actions, we will be alright.  Not so!  Remember there must be an exchange of lives.  We must be displaced and replaced with Christ.

     God's word does not say Abide into Christ, no rather it says, Abide in Christ.  At your rebirth, at your born again experience, you are in Christ;  Do Not Get Out!  Satan attempts to draw you away by distracting your attention.  If he can make you look at your Adam life, your failures, your regrets, then you begin to feel that you are not in Christ.  Never loose this fact; hold on to it;

You are in Christ, and Christ is in you!!!

"Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith;
evamine yourselves!  Or do you not recognize this
about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you:
unless indeed you fail the test?"

2 Corinthians 13:5