Do you have Jesus Christ inside of you? When you have Jesus you have everything, He is the greatest asset to have in life. As a child of God, the greatest news is that He dwells in you. This post gives the benefits of having Christ dwelling within you.

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world – I John 4:4 (NKJV).

For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power – Colossians 2:9-10 (NKJV).

But to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God – I Corinthians 1:24 (NKJV).

What kind of life are you expected to live and enjoy having received Jesus as your saviour? The answer is the life of Jesus. God expects you to live as a son of God on earth being co-heir with Christ (Romans 8:17). This is possible if you understand and believe in what it means to have Jesus dwelling within you and you activate it by faith. He is in you fully with all that He is, not just a part of Him. Truly, when you have Jesus you have everything. Now, it doesn’t mean that you will not have challenges. It means that when these challenges come, victory is surely yours because of Christ in you. In-fact, challenges are opportunities to show case who you carried inside of you at redemption, they are not meant to drown or overcome you.

Who indwelt you at redemption and the benefit

1. The greater one (1 John 4:4)

Jesus is greater than the devil that is in the world. When you are carrying the greater one and you walk in the knowledge of it, who is it that will challenge you and win? An understanding of this gives you the overcomer’s mentality. The greater one is inside of you!

2. The fullness of the Godhead (Colossians 2:9)

In Christ dwells the fullness of God bodily and He is in you fully. This means all of God is in you. Try to imagine who you are carrying: the creator of the whole universe, the Almighty God, the healer, the provider, refuge, strong tower, wonderful, counsellor, etc. This is true; God is fully inside of you.

3. Wisdom and power of God (1 Corinthians 1:24)

Jesus is the wisdom and power of God. Every wisdom and power you will need in life dwells in you. All you need is to listen to Him and obey His instructions fully. A wise man said that every problem is a wisdom problem. Therefore, listening to Christ within you and obeying him will put you over any problem. Do you desire power? There is no power stronger than God’s power. All power belongs to Him (Psalms 62:11). Ask any agent of the devil if he will tell you the truth.

4. Prince of peace (Isaiah 9:6)

Do you want peace? The Prince of peace Himself dwells in you. He gives the peace money can’t buy, which passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7), the type that will allow you to sleep even when the storm is raging. The type that puts you at rest when others, under the same condition, are stressed out and under depression.

5. Head of principality and power (Colossians 2:10)

Christ is the head of principality and power and so they are subject to Him. Whatever He tells them to do they do. As such they are also subject to you because of Christ in you whom you obey. You are complete in Jesus, and so you have nothing to fear.

6. The Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6)

Nobody can get to God the Father except through Jesus. Your access to God dwells in you! Whatever you desire from God can be yours if you will consult Jesus. Also, He is the truth and life. He has come to give you life and that more abundantly (John 10:10). There is no better life than the life in Christ Jesus.

7. The Saviour (Luke 2:11)

Jesus Christ is the saviour, He died and saved you from all your sins (Matthew 1:21). He is ever ready to help you not to fall into any sin and to save you from all oppression of the enemy. The Saviour dwells in you and will not allow you to be drowned in sin or oppression when you reach out for His help.

In conclusion, all you need for a victorious life as a Christian is in Jesus and He is not far from you, He is within you. Your answer is not outside, with any man but with Christ in you. Being a Christian is not bad news but a life in the supernatural if you will walk in the consciousness of it by faith (Hebrews 4:2). God desires to show forth what Christ in you can do for you (Colossians 1:27), it is left for you to believe in Jesus and in His person and obey Him all the way. Jesus lives in you!

Jesus is Lord!

Ngozi Nwoke
Grace and peace of God be unto you.

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