John 14:19 - Christ's Life in Us.

John 14:19 (NKJV) Because I live, you will 
live also. 


   There is a great difference between the 
first three gospels and that of John. John was the 
beloved friend of Jesus. He understood the Master 
better than the others. Many consider John 13-17 to 
be the innermost sanctuary of the New 
Testament. The other gospel writers spoke of repentance 
and of the pardon of sin as the first great gift 
of the New Testament. But they said little of 
the new life that the new covenant was to bring, 
with the new heart in which the law had been put 
as a living power. John recorded what Christ 
taught about His life really becoming ours and of 
our being united with Him just as He was with 
the Father. The other gospel writers spoke of 
Christ as the Shepherd seeking and saving the lost; 
John spoke of Him as the Shepherd who so gives 
His life for the sheep that His very life 
becomes theirs. "I came that they may have life, and 
may have it abundantly" (John 10:10 rv). 
   And so Christ said, "Because I live, ye 
shall live also." The disciples were to receive 
from Him, not the life He then had, but the 
resurrection life in the power of its victory over death 
and of His exaltation to the right hand of God. 
He would from then on always dwell in them; a 
new, heavenly, eternal life - the life of Jesus 
Himself - would fill them. And this promise is to 
all who will accept it in faith. 
   Unfortunately, so many people are content 
with the beginnings of the Christian life but 
never desire to have it in its fullness - the more 
abundant life. They do not believe in it; they are 
not ready for the sacrifice implied in being 
wholly filled with the life of Jesus. Child of God, 
the message comes again to you: "The things 
which are impossible with men are possible with 
God" (Luke 18:27). Take time and let Christ's 
wonderful promise possess your heart. Be content with 
nothing less than a full salvation, Christ living in 
you, and you living in Christ. Be assured that it 
is meant for everyone who will take time to 
listen to Christ's promises and will believe that 
the almighty power of God will work in him the 
mighty wonder of His grace - Christ dwelling in the 
heart by faith. [Andrew Murray 365-Day Devotional 
Bible by Barbour] 


Colossians 1:27 - Christ in You, The Hope of 



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred