Colossians 1:27 - How to Get Jesus Hugs.
Colossians 1:27 (NIV) To them God has chosen
to make known among the Gentiles the glorious
riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the
hope of glory.
Colossians 1:27 (NLT) For God wanted them to
know that the riches and glory of Christ are for
you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret:
Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of
sharing his glory.
Colossians 1:27 (CWR) God wants to use you
to attract others to Him with the glorious
riches of what has been revealed and which is seen
by Christ living in you, who is our only hope
As we contemplate the great things of
God's word, we look into a fountain that broadens
and deepens beneath our gaze. Its breadth and
depth pass our knowledge. As we gaze, the vision
widens; stretched out before us we behold a
boundless, shoreless sea.
Such study has vivifying power. The mind
and heart acquire new strength, new life.
This experience is the highest evidence
of the divine authorship of the Bible. We
receive God's word as food for the soul, through the
same evidence by which we receive bread as food
for the body. Bread supplies the need of our
nature; we know by experience that it produces blood
and bone and brain. Apply the same test to the
Bible; when its principles have actually become the
elements of character, what has been the result? what
changes have been made in the life? "Old things are
passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2
Corinthians 5:17. In its power, men and women have
broken the chains of sinful habit. They have
renounced selfishness. The profane have become
reverent, the drunken sober, the profligate pure.
Souls that have borne the likeness of Satan have
been transformed into the image of God. This
change is itself the miracle of miracles. A change
wrought by the word, it is one of the deepest
mysteries of the word. We cannot understand it; we can
only believe, as declared by the Scriptures, it
is "Christ in you, the hope of glory."
Colossians 1:27. ED171-172
Jesus Hugged Me
Ruthie and I have a friend who is a
nurse. Not a bed-side nurse, you understand.
Shes the kind of nurse who gives physicals, blood
tests, and other procedures when people are seeking
specific jobs where health issues are important. She
meets some very interesting folks.
She (Arlene) herself grew up in a
Christian church, but a church she describes as
very toxic. She was taught from an early age
that God was hard to please and was probably
pretty angry with her no matter how hard she tried
to be good. She describes how the main
exposure she got to God was what she called,
hellfire and damnation.
When she became a young adult she tired
of the whole environment and walked away. Away
from the church, away from God, away from the
whole Christianity scene. Now at least she could
Recently, though, she met a delightful
Christian man and fell in love. He began to share with
her about the God he knew. A God who loved her
so much He didnt even want to spend eternity
without her (DA417). She fell in love, not only with
Vernon, but also with Vernons God.
He taught her about prayinghow she
could pray about everything, any time, any where.
She told us, I didnt know you could do
that. I walk around now praying about everybody I
meet. And her new love for God exponentially
widened her ability to love everyone she met.
Early last week she sent us this text:
I just wanted to share a special moment I had
today. I had a 49-year old male come in for a drug
screening and a physical for a new job. As we visited,
he shared at length that he has 30-year-old
twin boys who are both developmentally delayed
with all the disadvantages that go with that
condition. It was heart-rending. I listened attentively
and offered some suggestions. Then I offered to
pray for him.
When I finished he was quiet for a few
moments, then he said, Maam, I have not been a
believer but I feel like Jesus hugged me
I feel like Jesus hugged me today.
What a delicious response to meeting a Christian
who genuinely cared about him and his boys. One
of our prayer partners said recently to a
friend, God looks good in you.
We decided we could say the same about
Arlene. [By Don Jacobsen; NAD Prayer Ministries]
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS PASSAGE
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
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
Steps to Peace by Billy Graham:
A Man without Equal by Bill Bright:
Seeking God Made Real:
Prayer Made Real:
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David
DeRose, MD, MPH:
LINKS FOR BIBLE STUDIES
Lifting Up Jesus Bible Studies:
Amazing Facts Bible Studies:
Hope Awakens Bible Study Guides:
Glow Tract Video Bible Studies:
LINKS FOR BIBLE PROPHECY SEMINARS
Islam and Christianity in Prophecy, The
Third and Final Conflict by Tim Roosenberg:
Unlocking Bible Prophecies by Cami Oetman of
Adventist World Radio: https://www.awr.org/bible
Revelation Now by Pastor Doug Batchelor:
Hope Awakens by John Bradshaw of IIW:
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet: