Spirit & Life Devotional
Friday, 19 February 2016
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
The Manifested Life Of Christ In Us
"Always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body." II Corinthians 4:10 NKJV
When something manifests, it becomes clear and obvious. Something that is manifested is not hidden. So when we talk about the life of Christ being manifested in our bodies, we're talking about it being evident to all that we are living with a superior and supernatural life here on earth.
We all, that is Christians, have the life of God in us. We received it when we were born again. The Bible says that we were born again by an incorruptible seed. But it is obvious that the life of Christ is not yet manifested in a lot of us, that's why there's no difference between a lot of us and the world. We are afflicted with the same viruses, sicknesses and diseases as them!
But when that divine life is manifested in you, everyone can tell that you are different. It wouldn't matter how many mosquitoes bite you, you still would not be afflicted with malaria! Romans 8:11 says, "But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you." May the life of Christ be activated in your physical body in the name of Jesus!