Apostle Grace Lubega
John 17:22 (KJV); And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one.
When the scripture speaks of being one with Christ, it means that God has elevated the believer in oneness with Christ in every way or degree.
Christ is one with God. There is no schism in this union. Christ is God and God is Christ. The Father wants us to understand that we are one with Him in the same way that Christ is one with Him. Oh what a truth!
Most of these things are merely arrayed in many people’s minds but they have not settled in their spirits. That’s why the most important thing for us as ministers is to continue to bring you to remembrance of these things.
But imagine! Think about it for a moment! You are one with God like Christ is one with Him.
Never see yourself as separate from Him, never pray as one separate from Him.
Our Lord and master said, “If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”(John 14:23)
God resides inside you by faith; that is why Paul prayed for you that Christ may dwell in your heart by faith (Ephesians 3:17a).
Child of God, when you got born again Jesus Christ did not just associate with you, He became one with you, and the true testimony of being one with Christ is when you realize like Paul and know “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).
It is not you living anymore, but Christ in you is alive. When men look at you, they see Christ; no one can tell the difference between you and the Master any more because He is very much alive in the inside of you. It is with this very confidence that Christ says, “if you have seen me, you have seen the father” (John 14:9).
So it is with you. If they have seen you, they have seen the Father. If they have seen you, they have seen Christ! Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 6:17, Ecclesiastes 3:11, John 11:20
The true testimony of being one with Christ is when you realize like Paul that it is not you living any more, but Christ in you is alive. And when men look at you and Christ, no man can tell the difference between you and the Master because He is very much alive in the inside of you.
PRAYER: Father God, I thank you for today. In the name of Jesus, I decrease that you my LORD may increase in me. I acknowledge my oneness with Christ for in Him I live, move and have my being. Like Paul said, I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me. And as I mature in this oneness, I radiate with the very glory of the LORD. Hallelujah!