For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
How powerful this scripture is! The English translation is actually concise with regard to what the Apostle Paul, by the Holy Spirit, communicates to us here. To put on Christ isn’t suggestive of putting Him on like a jacket; that doesn’t provide adequate covering for all the parts of your body. In the Greek rendering, it actually connotes a sinking into; like sinking into a sack.
Imagine yourself in a sack, large enough to accommodate you, until you cannot be seen anymore. You’ve been completely submersed into the sack; with none of your body parts revealed. That’s the sense in which you’ve put on Christ. You’ve been completely immersed, baptized, and enwrapped in Christ, such that Christ is all that can be seen about you.
This doesn’t suggest something that’ll happen with time, it’s who you are now; you’ve put on Christ by virtue of the new birth; you’ve been baptized into Christ. Christ is all about you, all over you, and all around you. You’re in Him; completely lost in Him! 1John 4:13 says “…we dwell in him, and he in us….” Also, Colossians 3:3-4 says your life is hid with Christ in God, and Christ has become your life. What a revelation!
Make this your consciousness. You’ve been fully swaddled and encased in Christ! Since sickness, disease, infirmity, fear, unbelief, and all such negativities can’t be found in Him, they therefore shouldn’t be a part of your life. In Christ, you’re shielded from the mundane and corrupting influences in the world. That means you can face life with boldness, courage and a victor’s mentality.
You’re immersed in the one described for us in the Word as the reflection of the Father’s glory, and the exact likeness or express image of His person. He’s the perfect representation of God’s personality (Hebrews 1:3). When He walked this earth, He forgave, blessed, healed, raised the dead, embraced sinners, and changed lives. Now that you’re soaked in Him; now that he’s made you a partaker of His glory, grace and divine nature, His personality and character should radiate through you to your world.
Dear Father, my life is hid with Christ in God, totally immersed into Christ. I declare that the life that I live, I live by faith in the son of God, who loved me and gave his life for me. The life of Christ is continually manifested in and through me to everyone in my world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible Reading Plan
2 Thessalonians 2
2 Year Bible Reading Plan
2 Kings 3
How do you show God is radiating through you?