January 20, 2003, revised October 30, 2005
Faith Must be IN Christ..."In" is a location! God wants us to reside inside Jesus!!!
Last night I received a revelation in my dreams about my faith that must be IN Jesus. Here are some Scriptures that line up with what I was shown.
"For ye are all the children of God by faith IN CHRIST JESUS." [Galatians 3:26]
"And be found IN HIM [in Christ], not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith..." [Philippians 3:9]
"And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is IN CHRIST JESUS." [1st Timothy 1:14]
"Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is IN CHRIST JESUS." [2nd Timothy 1:13]
"That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is IN YOU IN CHRIST JESUS." [Philemon 1:6]
In the night hours I was shown an elevator IN a tall building. It was revealed to me that if I were "IN" that elevator, which was "IN" that tall building, that elevator would safely and properly take me higher. I cannot have that kind of faith standing outside of the elevator, and outside of the building. That kind of active and total faith "IN" the ability of that elevator can only be had standing INSIDE of the elevator, inside the building, going higher "IN" the building.
In my dream I was shown that the tall building I saw represented Jesus Christ. I must stay within HIM and within that elevator that is at the center of that building. Jesus Christ is the only elevator who can raise us up to heavenly places by the power of the Holy Spirit.
"And HE saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man." --Jesus [John 1:51]
The New Testament speaks repeatedly of being "in Christ," having "faith in Christ." This expression means more than believing on Jesus. It means more than agreeing that HE can do what HE said. This phrase means that we are to come into Jesus Christ.
"At that day ye shall know that I am IN my Father, and ye IN me, and I IN you." [John 14:20]
"That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art IN me, and I IN thee, that they also may be one IN us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me." [John 17:21]
Jesus is so much more than just the "God-man" who died on a cross. Jesus is the Son of God. And being the Son of God, the Living Word of God, or literally the Ten Commandments come to life, being all of that means that Jesus is literally a domain, a region, a realm, a spiritual location. HE is so much bigger than the flesh and blood the disciples saw. HE is big enough for every believer to live within HIM and HE within the Father.
It is something glorious, something beyond definition when the Bible speaks of believing and being IN CHRIST.
I advise you to get your Bible out and look up all the New Testament passages that speak of being IN CHRIST. Saint Paul speaks of this much.