NOTE: Last month's chronicles
emphasized the real Jesus. This month I want to unfold a basic Kingdom
reality: Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Colossians 1:27, KJV 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:
The Greek word for "Christ” in this passage is Christos, and it means, "anointed, anointing; the anointed One.” Its Hebrew equivalent is maw-shee-akh'
and can also mean, "a consecrated person, such as a king or priest,”
and is transliterated into the English, "Messiah.” Paul further adds in
2 Corinthians 4:4 that "Christ” is the "IMAGE of God” (compare Gen.
1:26-28 with 1 Cor. 15:49; 2 Cor. 3:18; Col. 3:10).
"Christ” is the ANOINTED ONE. There were three persons who were anointed in the Old Testament:
1. The PROPHET, exemplified by Elisha (1 Kg. 19:16).
2. The PRIEST, exemplified by Aaron and his sons (Ex. 40:13-15).
3. The KING, exemplified by David (1 Sam. 16:13; 2 Sam. 2:4; 5:3).
The PROPHET is God's mouthpiece. There is a powerful anointing within every Spirit-filled Christian to declare God unto others.
The PRIEST shows forth God's
mercy. There is a compassionate anointing in every Spirit-filled
believer to bring others to the Lord as we share the love of God and
bear witness to our faith (Jn. 3:16-17 with Prov. 11:30).
Where the word of a KING is,
there is power and dominion (Eccl. 8:4). The Christ in every
Spirit-filled child of God rules by the power of God's (Jesus') name!
Romans 14:17, KJV For THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy IN THE HOLY GHOST.
The Kingdom is in the Holy
Ghost, and the Holy Ghost is in you (Lk. 17:21). By the indwelling
Spirit—"Christ in you”—the prophetic anointing produces righteousness,
the priestly anointing affects peace, and the kingly anointing brings
Have you received the Holy
Ghost since you believed (Acts 19:2 with Eph. 1:13-14)? Have you been
made aware of the greatness of "Christ in you”?
Have you released the power
of the prophet, the priest, and the king, the "Christ” who lives in
your heart, the "anointed One” who waits to be manifested through
faith-filled words that are destined to come out of your mouth (Rom.
10:6-10 with Gal. 4:6)?
FURTHER RESOURCE: My booklet, The Holy Ghost Baptism, available at http://www.kvmonlinestore.org/