CHRIST in YOU
𝐂𝐇𝐑𝐈𝐒𝐓 𝐈𝐍 𝐘𝐎𝐔, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲
 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐲 which hath been hid from ages and from generations 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐨𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐬:  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:
𝐓𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐪𝐮𝐨𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐎𝐏 𝐪𝐮𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬:
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐲 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 “𝐚𝐬 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐚 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧?”
The Lord says this because He knows it is for our good. He would build a wall around us, to keep us from transgression, so that His blessing and love may be bestowed on us in rich measure. This is the reason we have established a school here. The Lord instructed us that this was the place in which we should locate, and we have had every reason to think that we are in the right place. We have been brought together as a school, and we need to realize that the Holy Spirit, who is as much a person as God is a person, is walking through these grounds, unseen by human eyes, that the Lord God is our Keeper and Helper. He hears every word we utter and knows every thought of the mind. 14LtMs, Ms66, 1899.11
He(Holy Spirit) is as much a real person as if it were Christ here physically! This is the meaning of that statement. His personal presence (by His Spirit) is His(Christ’s)person, which is as much a person(Holy Spirit) as He(Christ)is a person. The Holy Spirit is the unseen person of Christ.
𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐮𝐬 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐪𝐮𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬:
We shall learn the value of the human soul when we learn to value the love of God for us. A divine Saviour died for all, that all might find in Him their divine Source. In Christ Jesus we are one, lifted to the same rank, members of the royal family, children of the heavenly King, by the utterance of one name, “Our Father,” through Jesus Christ who loved us and gave His life a ransom for us. This places an equal value upon all. To the poor and oppressed and downtrodden of earth, Christ says, “If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐫, 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐟𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐭𝐡, (𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲,) whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not: 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐲𝐞 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐡𝐢𝐦, 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮. 𝐈 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬.” [John 14:15-18.] 13LtMs, Ms24, 1898.21
Writing the law in the heart is simply 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐝𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧 𝐮𝐬. Christ was the living law, the law in life. Christ’s Spirit is the Spirit of that divine-human life that lived in obedience to God’s commandments. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐇𝐞 𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐬 𝐮𝐩𝐨𝐧 𝐮𝐬, 𝐇𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐝𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐮𝐬. The law of God is ministered by the Spirit of God. When that comes into the heart, it is Christ Himself; 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 “𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲.” 𝐀𝐧𝐝𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬, He is the living law, the law of God worked out in character. 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐝𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬, means bringing the character of God into our lives. Keeping the commandments of God is manifesting the character of Jesus Christ.
BEST Jan. 27, 1896 P. 28.1
We cannot let our light shine out to others so as to attract their attention to heavenly things unless we have the light in us. 𝐖𝐞 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐢𝐦𝐛𝐮𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭, 𝐨𝐫 𝐰𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐮𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲. 𝐖𝐞 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐨𝐫, or we cannot exemplify in our lives His life of devotion, His love, His gentleness, His pity, His compassion, His self-denial, and purity. This is what we earnestly desire. This should be the study of our lives, How shall I conform my character to the Bible standard of holiness? ..FH 89.3
Now to those that believe him, and receive him, 𝐬𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦, 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲, 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧, 𝐬𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬,-he gives the right-notice it is a gift-to become sons of God. Now because they are sons. 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐒𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬. So we read: “𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐛𝐲 𝐰𝐞 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐧 𝐮𝐬, 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐡 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐮𝐬.” 1 John 3:24. “Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.” 1 John 4:13. GCDB Feb. 24, 1893. P.387.3
But how shall we know that we are in Christ?—We may know it by the character of our fruit. The fruit borne on the Christian tree is holiness of heart,—wholeness to Christ. God will be in the thoughts of the Christian, and he will love those for whom Christ has died. He will follow in the path of self-denial, and his life will be fragrant with the love of Jesus. He will delight more in contemplation of the love of God than in anything earth can offer. He will prefer his plain, homely duties rather than romantic novelties, and will be satisfied with the place God has appointed him. 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐟𝐆𝐨𝐝, when consecration to God is maintained, there can be only love and thankfulness and praise in the heart, 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞. 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐚 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 springing up unto everlasting life, and the true follower of Christ strengthens the good purposes of everyone with whom he comes in contact. Such believers are living, growing Christians. They carry with them the fragrance of holiness, and are reaching on to the measure of the stature of men and women in Christ Jesus.
ST April 3, 1893.6
The religious feelings of many were more natural than spiritual, and although they tried to be satisfied they felt an unrest—cold, dark, and Christless. They remained in ignorance of how they stand toward God, ignorant as far as experimental knowledge was concerned of the office work of our Mediator and Intercessor. When they by faith laid hold of Christ, their hearts were contrite and broken. 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲. This was everything to them. It was the intelligence of what constituted the mystery of godliness. The miracle is wrought.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐢𝐬 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐮𝐩𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐥. Life and joy take possession of the heart. How quickly is the soul made sensible of its deficiency. Everything is laid open before Him with whom we have to do. EGW 1888 Materials 368.3
𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐄𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲—
If the will of God is fulfilled, the husband and wife will respect each other and cultivate love and confidence. Anything that would mar the peace and unity of the family should be firmly repressed, and kindness and love should be cherished. He who manifests the spirit of tenderness, forbearance, and love will find that the same spirit will be reflected upon him. 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐬, there will be no talk of unsuitability in the marriage relation. 𝐈𝐟 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲, there will be union and love in the home. 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 the wife will be at agreement with 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 the husband. They will be striving together for the mansions Christ has gone to prepare for those who love Him. AH 120.1
Present Inspiring Themes of the Gospel—We need a power to come upon us now and stir us up to diligence and earnest faith. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐧, 𝐛𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐲 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭, 𝐰𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧, 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲. Then we will exhibit Christ as the divine object of our faith and our love. We will talk of Christ, we will pray to Christ and about Christ. We will praise His holy name. We will present before the people His miracles, His self-denial, His self-sacrifice, His sufferings, and His crucifixion, His resurrection and triumphant ascension. These are the inspiring themes of the gospel, to awaken love and intense fervor in every heart. Here are the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, a fountain inexhaustible. The more you seek of this experience, the greater will be the value of your life. 3SM 186.3
1220. It is the Spirit of God that quickens the lifeless faculties of the soul to appreciate heavenly things, and attracts the affections toward God and the truth. 𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭, religious service is only dead, cold formalism. The longing desire for communion with God soon ceases when the Spirit of God is grieved from us; 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧 𝐮𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲, we are constantly directed to think and act in reference to the glory of God. The question will arise, “Will this do honor to Jesus? Will this be approved by him?”—The Review and Herald, April 17, 1888. HL 303.5
𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐲 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭. You need to realize that every moment 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭. Read carefully the third chapter of James. God’s Word is plain, His requirements clear and forcible. 𝐍𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐲. 𝐈𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐮𝐬 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐛𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐲. 17LtMs, Lt22a, 1902.25
𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐧𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐭𝐞 these truths 𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐥𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞
And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
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