The All-Inclusive "In"There is no phrase or formula which occurs with greater frequency in the New Testament than this, "in Christ." It sometimes varies in translations when "by" and "through" and "with" are used, and sometimes in the original text it changes in form, e.g. "in Christ Jesus," "in Him," etc., but in all the two hundred times of its occurrence the principle is the same. In the whole range of Christian dogma there is nothing more expensive, and yet nothing less understood and appreciated. In one consummate declaration we are told that God has purposed to sum up all things in Christ (Eph. 1:10) and that outside of Him there is nothing which has any place in the eternal purpose and intention of God. The plan, the method, the resources, the times, the eternities, are Christospheric.The Creation is IN Christ. The Life is IN Christ. The Acceptance is IN Christ. The Redemption is IN Christ. The Righteousness is IN Christ. The Sanctification is IN Christ. The Hope is IN Christ. The Spiritual Blessings are IN Christ. The Consolation is IN Christ. The Peace is IN Christ. The Effectual Prayer is only IN Christ. The Strength and Riches are IN Christ. The Eternal Purpose is IN Christ. The New Creation is IN Christ. The Promises are IN Christ. The Escape from Condemnation is IN Christ. The One Body is IN Christ. The Perseverance is IN Christ. The Gathering into One is IN Christ. The Bonds of Suffering Believers are IN Christ. The "No Separation" is IN Christ. The Perfect Man is IN Christ. The Helpers Together are IN Christ. There are the Churches IN Christ. There are the Dead IN Christ. There is the One New Man and the Perfect Man IN Christ. We are Complete IN Christ.
We are Complete IN Christ.
Amen,And He is in us. Colossians 1:25-28 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:Galatians 1:15-16 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:Galatians 2:16-20 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid. For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.Born again, a new creature in Christ Jesus:Phillip