"To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:"
Christianity is the living, pulsating life of God in a human person; it’s Christ at home in you. Christianity is divinity at work and alive in and through you; it’s the relationship between a human being and a living God.
Christianity isn’t a religion at all. Religion is man’s work towards God; his ways and efforts to reach out to God. Christianity, on the other hand, is God’s work in man. It’s a call to oneness with Divinity; a walk with God in
righteousness; a call to the transcendent life of glory and love. Colossians 1:27 says Christ in you, the hope of glory. That’s Christianity: Christ alive in you.
Someone once said, “I’m now very religious, since I became a Christian”; no! That’s a complete misunderstanding of who a Christian is. A Christian is one in whom God dwells; a partaker of the divine nature—an associate of the God-kind. This makes Christianity so sublime! God wasn’t satisfied to
merely be with or live amongst us, He chose rather to take up His abode in the quarters of our hearts! That’s the beauty and glory of Christianity! It’s the life of God lived out through you. It’s the unveiling of the Living Word in a human life!
Until and unless this becomes your understanding of Christianity, all you have will be mere religion. The essence of Christianity, the reason we go to church, pray, preach the Gospel and do the things we do as Christians isn’t because we’ve embraced a religion, but because we’ve received
God’s nature—His life. That’s what Jesus brought to us. He made it possible for us to receive eternal life—the indomitable, impregnable, “uninfectable” life of God: “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life” (1 John 5:11-12).
PRAYER & DECLARATION
I’m an associate of the God-kind, the effulgence of God’s glory, and the dispenser of His goodness! I’m an heir of God and a joint-heir with Christ; therefore, the world belongs to me. Greater is He that’s in me than he that’s in the world. I’m the glory of God!