Episode 11

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Published on:

16th May 2020

Ephesians 2, Part 1

Christ IN us, Our Hope of Glory!

By Tammy Lacock

A Christian is one who is joined to Christ in one spirit. 

Paul maintains this truth throughout his epistles—that the instant we believe, in the moment we are saved, Christ is birthed in us and becomes our life (Gal. 2:20, KJV). In fact, he repeatedly stated that Christ In us, as our new life, is our only hope of glory, and that hope is necessary as we grow into the knowledge of Christ in us by the Holy Spirit. 

Most of us are still trying to work out God’s plan in our lives. Most of us have never had a clear calling from God because we are still working on us and the details of our old lives rather than fixing our minds on our new life in Christ. It is not our old lives being made new; it is Christ as our new life working in us, until we no longer claim that old life. Christ permeates our old lives and dwells in us and through us as doctors, plumbers, teachers, mothers, fathers, etc., not to make us better people and not to give us peace and hope, but to BE our peace, our hope. 

In Ephesians 2:14, Paul speaks of this plainly when he says, “For He is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us.” With Christ in us, as our new life, there are no longer any barriers between He and us, no separation. Out with the old law of Moses that we must do something within ourselves to please God; and in with God’s new law of love and grace, Christ IN us as our new life, blameless before God. As Christians, we surrender our old lives to Him knowing that He will never leave us nor forsake us and will work out His will in us. 

Christ as our life is our only hope of glory!! Let us rejoice in Him!

 

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About the Podcast

Loving the Christ-life!
Warren Litzman teaches life in Christ, the Christ-life, the gospel of grace taught by Apostle Paul..
Warren Litzman teaches the Christ-life, the liberating life available when the born-again believer realizes the Spirit of Christ living within is his/her only righteousness and only life. This gospel of grace taught by Paul frees us from sin and law, shifting our focus from self to Christ, relieving us from stressing over perfecting self by works and the guilt and condemnation that follows our inevitable failure at self-righteousness. It leads us into a much more personal, intimate relationship with our heavenly Father as born-again children of God, joint-heirs with Christ.

Christ-life Fellowship is a 502(c)(3) non-profit Christ-centered ministry serving worldwide. You’ll find Warren's books in the Christ-life store (www.christ-life.org/store) and Warren's teaching library at www.grace-media.net.
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Brad Wilson

Brad Wilson is an award-winning broadcaster and film producer who hosts the weekly “Loving the Christ-Life” podcast. In 1971, Brad met Warren Litzman and was introduced to the “in-Christ” message. He and Warren remained friends until Warren left this earth in 2019. The message, which Brad still studies, changed Brad’s life forever, just as it’s done and continues to do with countless other lives around the world. He’s honored to be hosting this very important podcast.