Inside condition (How’s yours?)

Biblical Christianity is about the risen Jesus, living inside and thru His followers, as their risen Lord and Master. It’s the process of daily following and obeying Jesus — the life-long experiment of discovering and embracing what makes you closer to Jesus while rejecting what separates you from Him. To make your life look good on the outside, while staying the same on the inside, isn’t biblical Christianity!

The most important government is the government that rules inside you. Is it the kingdom of God or the kingdom of self? “Christ in you” is a Christian doctrine, but when it becomes reality, everything changes.

Learning about Jesus from the outside, as religious info, is just a starting point. God’s goal is Jesus living in and thru you. If you are unaware of Jesus actually living His life inside of you, He may not be in there. Let Jesus be your inner animator, directing you from within. “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

If Christ is in you, find Him inside and put Him on the throne to rule and reign within you; if not, let Him in! “Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.” It’s “joy unspeakable” to let the risen Jesus live in you!

Biblical Christianity isn’t about standing still spiritually. It’s about being continually changed “from glory to glory.” True progress brings you closer to where God wants you to be, not to where you want to be. However, if you sit and don’t move, you can begin to believe that your chains are jewelry.

It’s hard to hear God speak in your heart if you don’t listen for His voice. For many people, the voice of God is like a background noise that they have ignored so long, they no longer even notice it.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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