“To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:27
Do you realize that the Christ in you is not an imperfect Christ? When the Lord Jesus wrought His Calvary work He not only dealt with the matter of forgiveness, but He went right on to the perfection of redemption, finally reaching the throne as the great Overcomer.
In Him, the Person, the whole ground of spiritual experience is covered and completed. There is no experience that can ever come to you or me that makes impossible the reaching of God’s end, for Christ has already met and overcome it. So we are not to struggle in vain attempts after perfection, but to cooperate with the Holy Spirit as He seeks to make good in us the power of Christ’s finished work on the Cross. It is Christ in you who is the hope of glory. Anything less or anything else will bring no hope of glory but rather despair.
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