Food for Thought
Earlier this week we looked at John 1:14 from a different perspective but certainly not detracting from the primary importance of this verse that express’s the understanding that God Himself became flesh and dwelt amongst us, Jesus Christ.
But looking from the angle of Christ within us. So, let’s look at the rest of this verse.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Having looked at “The Word became flesh” let’s think about the rest that is,
“…and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
The thought that He dwelt amongst us was certainly present tense in the life of the apostles, but from a prophetic perspective He still dwells amongst as we dwell together as His church and in us as individuals.
In 2 Corinthians 13:5, the apostle Paul asks the believers a question: “Or do you not realize about yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you?”, perhaps we just read over it without thinking too much about its significance but let’s read the full verse.
Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? unless indeed you are disqualified.
In saying, “Jesus Christ is in you,” Paul wasn’t speaking poetically or metaphorically. He truly meant that Jesus Christ is literally, practically dwelling within you, and that is knowing ourselves, (Gal 2:20) and understanding that fact is the key to understanding who we really are in Him, so truly knowing ourselves is based in our faith, and the expression of that faith will manifest itself through our action revealing His glory.
So, here’s the reality of this thought,
In our daily living we will witness the glory, (that is the outward consequences of our actions in Him) that will be full of grace and truth.