Has the Holy Spirit brought Jesus into your heart as...
The Indwelling Christ
(1 John 3:24b KJV)
Hereby we know that he [Christ] abideth {lives and remains} in us,
 by the Spirit which he has given us.
(Rev 3:19-22 KJV) 
 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
{20} Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:
if any man hear my voice, and open the door,
 I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
{21} To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne,
even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
{22} He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Christ lives in us as our Heavenly Guest! What a wonderful and precious truth for the Christian to meditate upon! What a blessed and glorious spiritual reality and experience for every child of God to have here on the earth, and to know in this life!
Christ lives in us! Exactly what do these words mean to us now? It is the Presence of Christ, His own Self, exercising influences which are inseparable from his Presence, and only to be realized when He dwells in us.
 H. O. Jones:

In a book entitled "Sanctification", Charles G. Finney further expounds this blessed truth:

"The Spirit of Christ, then, or the real Deity of Christ, dwells in the truly spiritual believer. But this fact needs to be spiritually apprehended [understood], and kept distinctly and continually in view. Christ not only in heaven, but Christ within us, as really and truly inhabiting our bodies as we do, as really in us as we are in ourselves, [this] is the teaching of the Bible, and must be spiritually apprehended by a divine, personal, and inward revelation, to secure our abiding in Him.

"We not only need the real presence of Christ within us, but we need His manifested presence to sustain us in hours of conflict. Christ may be really present within us as He is without us, without our apprehending [taking hold of] His presence. His manifesting Himself to us, as with us and in us, is by Himself conditioned upon our faith and obedience. His manifesting Himself within us, and thus assuring us of His constant and real presence, confirms and establishes the confidence and obedience of the soul."

Today we need desperately to rediscover the difference between these two stages in Christian experience. If we are ever going to produce the sort of believers suited for our day and time, we all need to realize that there is a vast difference between accepting Jesus as our Savior and knowing Him as our Indwelling Guest. Today, as almost never before, we need a generation of believers with spiritual dynamic: believers with Christlike purity, power, and passion. Unless we rediscover the revealed truth that only through the Holy Spirit does Christ dwell in the hearts and lives of believers, we can not begin effectively to meet the challenge of this critical hour. Hence we must not only teach our new converts that they should accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. We must also carefully lead them to allow the Christ of God, through the Holy Spirit, to come into their hearts as their Heavenly Guest. Unless the believer acknowledges this ministry of the Spirit within his heart and life, how can he ever rightfully call Christ Jesus his Lord?
Exerpts from "Has the Holy Spirit brought Jesus into your heart as...The Indwelling Christ?
God Bless you as you ponder these truths.
In Christ..brother bob...<><

Gal 2:20 (KJV)
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.
Col 3:1-4 (KJV)
 If ye then be risen with Christ,
 seek those things which are above,
where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
{2} Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
 {3} For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
 {4} When Christ, who is our life, shall appear,
 then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
John 14:15-21 (KJV)
 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
 {16} And I will pray the Father,
and he shall give you another Comforter,
 that he may abide with you for ever;
{17} Even the Spirit of truth;
whom the world cannot receive,
because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him:
but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
{18} I will not leave you comfortless:
I will come to you.
{19} Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more;
but ye see me:
because I live, ye shall live also.
 {20} At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father,
and ye in me, and I in you.
{21} He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them,
he it is that loveth me:
and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father,
and I will love him,
and will manifest myself to him.
John 17:13-24 (KJV)
(Jesus said,)
And now (Father),come I to thee;
and these things I speak in the world,
that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
 {14} I have given them thy word;
 and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world,
even as I am not of the world.
 {15} I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world,
 but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
{16} They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
{17} Sanctify them through thy truth:
thy Word is truth.
 {18} As thou hast sent me into the world,
even so have I also sent them into the world.
{19} And for their sakes I sanctify myself,
that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
{20} Neither pray I for these alone,
but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
{21} 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.
 {22} And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them;
that they may be one, even as we are one:
{23} I in them, and thou in me,
that they may be made perfect in one;
and that the world may know that thou hast sent me,
 and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
{24} Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me,
 be with me where I am;
that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me:
 for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

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