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In Him - a Daily Devotional

Phil Pringle

In Him - a Daily Devotional

Phil Pringle

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"The term 'IN HIM' is found in various ways, over 150 times in the New Testament. Such a small phrase can be easily overlooked, however this concept was at the core of Jesus' teaching when He conveyed the picture of the vine and the branches. He introduced the lifestyle of 'abide in me, and I in you.'

John 14:4:8
Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me and you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

After we have received Jesus and He us, He introduces us to a new lifestyle where we live our lives 'in Him', and 'He is us.' This surprising and sublime teaching reveals the mystery of how God would fulfil His promises to every individual in humanity who receives Him. Paul called it the 'mystery hid from the ages'. It was 'Christ in you, the hope of glory.'

How does Christ come to dwell within us? If we want Him to come, He will come. We need to want Him for Himself, rather than what He can do for us. If our heart is for Him, we will discover Him. For Christ to live within us is not a difficult thing. It is so easy, the simplest of us is able to have Christ within. We just ask Him to come in. In Revelation 3:20 Jesus asks us to open our door to Him, so He can enter. Christ in us means He transforms us, from the inside out. His call to open up to Him was to a church, the Laodicean Church, which once did have Him within, but along the way, somehow He was ejected from the church and now outside instead of inside. Just because we have asked Christ into our lives does not mean He is there forever, hence the word 'abide'. Our first calling is to invite Christ into our lives, but then we are called to 'abide in Him and Him in us'. This means we establish habits in our lives that keep us in Christ. It is impossible to abide in Christ without spending time in prayer and in His word every day. Abiding in Christ also means I am in fellowship with those believers He has planted me amongst. I am in the House of God, the church. Abiding in Christ is loving being with Him and all He's about, prayer, the Word, church and ministry.

1 John 4:15
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

Our conversation will always locate us. When our conversation is Christ, this centres our lives around Him. When we attribute to Him all the good things in our lives, worship Him, speak of Him, study Him, preach Him, pray through Him, and acknowledge Him, announcing His name, this entwines us in Him and He is us. All our ministry is to glorify and proclaim Jesus Christ the Son of God. This is how we abide in Him and He in us.

If you want to dive into the word - daily - don't do it alone!

I know these meditations on this truth will empower you to live 'In Him' every day.

See you in church! "

- Phil Pringle (philpringle.com)

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About "In Him - a Daily Devotional"

"The term 'IN HIM' is found in various ways, over 150 times in the New Testament. Such a small phrase can be easily overlooked, however this concept was at the core of Jesus' teaching when He conveyed the picture of the vine and the branches. He introduced the lifestyle of 'abide in me, and I in you.'

John 14:4:8
Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me and you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

After we have received Jesus and He us, He introduces us to a new lifestyle where we live our lives 'in Him', and 'He is us.' This surprising and sublime teaching reveals the mystery of how God would fulfil His promises to every individual in humanity who receives Him. Paul called it the 'mystery hid from the ages'. It was 'Christ in you, the hope of glory.'

How does Christ come to dwell within us? If we want Him to come, He will come. We need to want Him for Himself, rather than what He can do for us. If our heart is for Him, we will discover Him. For Christ to live within us is not a difficult thing. It is so easy, the simplest of us is able to have Christ within. We just ask Him to come in. In Revelation 3:20 Jesus asks us to open our door to Him, so He can enter. Christ in us means He transforms us, from the inside out. His call to open up to Him was to a church, the Laodicean Church, which once did have Him within, but along the way, somehow He was ejected from the church and now outside instead of inside. Just because we have asked Christ into our lives does not mean He is there forever, hence the word 'abide'. Our first calling is to invite Christ into our lives, but then we are called to 'abide in Him and Him in us'. This means we establish habits in our lives that keep us in Christ. It is impossible to abide in Christ without spending time in prayer and in His word every day. Abiding in Christ also means I am in fellowship with those believers He has planted me amongst. I am in the House of God, the church. Abiding in Christ is loving being with Him and all He's about, prayer, the Word, church and ministry.

1 John 4:15
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

Our conversation will always locate us. When our conversation is Christ, this centres our lives around Him. When we attribute to Him all the good things in our lives, worship Him, speak of Him, study Him, preach Him, pray through Him, and acknowledge Him, announcing His name, this entwines us in Him and He is us. All our ministry is to glorify and proclaim Jesus Christ the Son of God. This is how we abide in Him and He in us.

If you want to dive into the word - daily - don't do it alone!

I know these meditations on this truth will empower you to live 'In Him' every day.

See you in church! "

- Phil Pringle (philpringle.com)
- Koorong

Meet the Author

Phil Pringle

Phil Pringle is the Founder and President of C3 Church International, a global movement of over 315 churches, and the Senior Minister of C3 Church in Sydney Australia. Phil and his wife, Christine, started C3 Church in 1980 and it is now one of the fastest growing, exciting and powerful churches in Australia. An entire global movement of vibrant churches has been birthed as a result of Phil's leadership and vision as he maintains an uncompromised passion to see cities changed by a contemporary, relevant and anointed church. Phil's dynamic and relevant preaching has made him a much sought after speaker in both Christian and secular contexts, particularly in the areas of faith, leadership, ministry of the Holy Spirit, church building and kingdom principles of finance and giving. (source philpringle.com June 2017)

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  • Catalogue Code 485892
  • Product Code 9780975190531
  • ISBN 0975190539
  • EAN 9780975190531
  • Pages 216
  • Department General Books
  • Category Devotions
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Pax Ministries Pty Ltd
  • Publication Date Apr 2017
  • Sales Rank #60785
  • Weight 0.341kg

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