Two Christ-followers on the road to Emmaus wondered out loud where Jesus was as He walked along beside them and engaged them in conversation. They remind me of many contemporary Christians who wonder where Jesus is when He plainly stated, “I will be in you,” and Paul wrote, “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
It requires far less commitment for us to theologize and analyze about the indwelling Christ than it does to hear and obey Him. It’s easier to quench His Spirit than it is to surrender to Him and let Him control us from within. That’s why Paul tells us to: “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?”
Jesus once spoke to me and said: “The worst state a person can be in is to think he is saved when he isn’t.” If Jesus is living inside you, you will know it. Rivers of living water will flow out of your innermost being. You will mount up with wings as eagles. You will be a new creation and old things will pass away. You will have a testimony about how the living Jesus gave you a new heart. You will experience joy unspeakable and peace that passes understanding. The fruit of the Spirit will be manifested in your daily lifestyle. You will hear Jesus’ voice. You will be led by the Spirit. When you disobey Him, you will be so deeply convicted within that you quickly repent. Is Christ in you?