Colossians 1:27 – “To them, God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
The mystery is that Christ is in you. That is your hope of glory. This suggests, then, that our task is not to get Christ into us, but out of us. What God sees when He looks at you is Christ.
Jesus came to show us what Christ looks like when He takes on human form. But it is Christ that God’s looking at. God sees Christ in you. That’s the hope of glory — Christ in you.
Christ is the image of God. The word image means “the essence of the being”. Christ is the image of God. That means when God created you. He created you in His image, and His image is Christ. That’s why the Bible never calls us the Body of Jesus. Jesus was the human manifestation of the heavenly Christ. We humans on earth, with all our fallibilities and weaknesses — God pronounces on us: “You are the Body of Christ.” In other words, Christ is in us somewhere.
When we want to meet Christ God will show us the Church. But we can’t accept this because we think that Christ is in Heaven. No, He isn’t. Jesus is in Heaven. Christ is sitting in your clothes, living in the body of the believer. Christ is the essence of God — He’s God Himself. God intended for you to be created in His image. Although you may say, “I want to be like Jesus,” God says, “There’s something deeper.” You were lost and Jesus came to bring you back. God sent Jesus so you could see yourself.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY