Christ In You, The Ever-Present, Unchanging & Overcoming God, Part One

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To whom God was pleased to make known how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ within and among you, the Hope of [realizing the] glory (Colossians 1:27)

You have been regenerated (born again), not from a mortal origin (seed, sperm), but from one that is immortal by the ever living and lasting Word of God (1 Peter 1:23 Amplified)

Christ In You, The Hope Of Glory (Colossians 1:27)

You have My favor this day and I am stretching out My scepter out to you, Ask of Me and I will answer. Deep within you My abiding Presence is rising up that you might hear with unmistakable clarity…that you might know deeply and be ever mindful of My enduring love which speaks ever so clearly to you and all those I love.

O’ to know and have revelation of who I am in you and who you are in Me. I am indeed the hope of glory in you (Colossians 1:27; Galatians 2:20). I am the incorruptible seed of life and I am in you to live and abide forever and ever and ever without end (1 Peter 1:23).

Be not afraid or concerned, for regardless of whether you feel or experience My Presence I am still abiding in You. I do not come and make My home in the ones I love only to leave or forsake them and this includes you. All of My sons feel disconnected or afraid some time or another. When this happens, it is important to renew your mind in me…to take your thoughts captive to My Word and to listen for the whispers of My heart to you. In doing this the enemy…the father of all lies will flee as My Word takes root to spring upward in you.

Take confidence in who that you are in Me for I chose you…picked you out for My very own before the foundations of the world to be blameless, above reproach before Me in love. How I do love you…ahh…how I adore you this very moment. Receive My Beloved…just receive (Ephesians 1:4).

You Shall Flourish In The Days Of My Favor (Psalms 92:12)

I declare to you My Beloved, “You shall flourish in the days of My favor and spring up…you shall grow up in a stately, upright, useful and fruitful way.” You are growing and shall continue to grow in majestic, stable, durable and incorruptible ways.

I am with you to give you favor in your own eyes for how you see yourself in relation to me has bearing on how you see others. Reach out and touch Me…hear Me as I abide in the depths of your spirit. I am not far off. I am nigh unto you…I am in you the hope of all glory. I am in you and you are in Me. You are planted in My house and shall flourish in the courts of your God.

As you abide in My house and I abide in yours I will cause you to hear Me…to hear Holy Spirit with a clarity yet unknown to you in past days. Trust and confidence are growing within you and My powerful hand is even now being revealed to you in the midst of everyday life (Psalms 92:13; Proverbs 11:8).

All the dry places of your life are becoming green with the vegetation of hope and promises (Ezekiel 17:24). Things you have only longed to be true about yourself will be realized as I open the eyes of your heart to deep and intimate communion and revelation of Me.

Walk In Conformity To The Will, Revelation And Righteousness Of The Lord (2 Peter 1:3; 2 Timothy 3:16)

Beloved come into My presence and hear the beat of My heart for your life as it beats within the very depths of your spirit which is born anew in Me. So many of those I love are always looking outward and forget that they are the place where I have come to dwell.

No matter how you feel or what you do I have given you all I have…all I am and will not hold back on releasing it to you. I have also given you all you need pertaining to life and godliness…all you need for correction and reproof (2 Peter 1:3; 2 Timothy 3:16). In the midst of correction and reproof you are showered with mercy and grace for mercy triumphs over judgment (James 2:13). I have not judged you, and I do not condemn you.

Correction and reproof must come for discipline comes to all sons who are loved and does not mean you are condemned (Proverbs 3:11-12). Correction is all a part of growing up in love…all about growing in maturity to full spiritual stature…into fullness of life in Me (Ephesians 4:13; Colossians 2:10).

Without correction you will not have the fullest understanding or possess all knowledge in Me. It is My love for you which urges Me to bring you to the full and complete edification of a love which builds you up…a love which encourages you to grow without fear, guilt or shame. Only hidden things or those not dealt with give the enemy power over you.

So, come and sit with Me awhile and listen. You will hear My voice bubble up like a fountain to remove all blockages and instill a deep revelation of how to walk in conformity to My will.

My All Sufficient Grace Triumphs In Your Weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9)

Listen to My voice. Hear it say, “My grace is sufficient for you this day and every day after. My favor and loving kindness…and My mercy are sufficient to enable you to stand against any opposition…even opposition from within your own thinking”. (2 Corinthians 12:9) So many times you focus on your weakness somehow thinking it surprises or dismays Me. Actually the way I think is quite contrary to such thinking. I think only on what is pure, lovely and upright.

Therefore, when I see something in you or around you with the power to rob the beauty of who you are in Me I take positive action. Sometimes it doesn’t feel positive but that is because the enemy wants you to focus on the negative of how you feel or how others make you feel. He is such a master of distraction who loves to use your struggles like those funny mirrors found in carnivals which manipulate and distort a person’s features. He does this in hopes you will believe him over Me…believe him over the Word. Knowing who I am in you will put a stop to these types of shenanigans.

Have I not told you My power and strength are fulfilled and completed in your weakness (2 Corinthians 2:9). When you come to realize on a consistent basis how much I enjoy being with you…how much I enjoy dwelling in you, things will change dramatically. Your mindset will change and you will value the person you are and the personality you have. When this happens I can show Myself most effective and you in turn are able to bear up under much trouble without feeling separated from Me.

Greater Is He Who Is In You (1 John 4:4; John 6:33)

Beloved, you are never separated from Me. In order for separation to happen, I would have to leave…to come and go depending on your actions or attitudes. I would have to be only a fair-weather friend. That would not be much to die for now would it? Where would your security be if I were only a fair-weather friend? How could I set you in a large place or be your strong tower (2 Samuel 22:20)? I am unchanging, immovable and invincible to the very end (Isaiah 41:4).

Today at this moment in time I am your sure foundation, your immovable rock…your water in the desert…your vision at noon day when the sun of life is at its zenith to scorch you…and what do I say you are (John 16:33)? You are as I am in this world. You have already overcome for I, The Overcomer dwell in you.

Overcoming is not something you do. It is who you are. You are an overcomer and you are overcoming. Know this; the “ing” means to be in a constant state of being of whatever word it is modifying. Isn’t it a beautiful thought…a beautiful truth…to always overcome in every circumstance from moment to moment without fear of reprisal should you struggle to do so? Beloved, you have overcome. You are overcoming and will continue to do so.

Therefore, come My overcomer and let us multiply My enduring love and mercy to a world in need.

Prayer Of Declaration And Supplication

Lord, Your love and faithfulness never leave me and endure to the very end no matter what I go through. Because of this, I submit my heart…submit my very life to You with a steadfast hope and faith in the goodness of Your name. I praise You for I have favor in Your sight, for I am Your favorite one (Proverbs 3). My only heart’s desire is to know You more and to have the confidence to ask You for the things I need and desire without fear.

I will not cower and be fearful, but come boldly to the Throne of Grace and find help in my time of need. Thank you for Your abiding Presence which dwells in me and covers my life. Your Word says, “My sheep hear My voice.” Therefore I declare my heart is not hardened and my ears are open to Your words.

May I sense Your Presence and hear your voice with unmistaken clarity. May I be encompassed in Your everlasting depths to know the reality of Your revelation and truth in ways I have never known before. Open my eyes…open the eyes of my heart and let me see the revelation of who You truly are and who I am in You. Thank You for choosing me to be holy and blameless in Your sight. What an awesome privilege to be picked by You, for many are called but few are chosen (Matt.20:16).

Father I praise you for I am growing like a cedar, strong and majestic showing Your glory to the world. I am so thankful You have given me favor with You. Although this is very foreign to me based on some of the things I have experienced, I choose to receive Your favor in my own eyes so I can in turn see myself as You see me.

In receiving all You have for me, I am able to see others in a whole new light and truly love my neighbor as myself. I reach out to You Lord and touch You by faith embracing all You desire to reveal to me. The ears of my heart are open. I listen with an obedient heart to all Your promptings and encouraging words of love. You abide in the depths of my spirit and flow out of me in streams of living water…water which speaks the desire of Your heart for my life and the lives of others.

Yes, I praise You for You always near to me, for You truly are in me as I am in You. By faith I hear Your every word with clarity more and more as the day pass. My trust and confidence in You are growing continually as I seek Your face and meditate on Your word. Thank you for watching over Your Word to perform it according to Your plan for my life. I see Your powerful hand being revealed on a daily basis and I am grateful. Thank You for opening the eyes of my heart and letting me see what You see. In doing this I am able to enter into that deep and intimate communion with You, for I am truly and unconditionally loved.

Father, I listen to the beat of Your heart in the very depths of my being. I will no longer look for the outward signs of Your presence, for truly You live within me. Not only are You in me but I am in You. This is so amazing to me that sometimes it is hard to believe…yet, I will believe. I will believe I am beautiful in Your sight and that I am the desire of Your heart just the way I am. This will enable me to love myself completely, even as You do.

Thank You for coming to dwell within me forever. Help me to never forget I am Your dwelling place. You are not far off or somewhere way out there somewhere. Help me always to be aware of how Your presence abides within me. You knocked on the door of my heart and I opened the door. When I opened it You came in knowing all I would ever do or feel and have remained faithful, giving me all You have…giving me all You are.

Therefore, I will praise You forever for I have all things I need pertaining to life and godliness. I receive Your discipline and correction with gladness, knowing that all Your children are disciplined because You love us. I know that in order for me to grow and mature in the fullness of life I must be corrected at times.

Thank you for helping me to understand the difference between correction and condemnation, for you do not condemn or judge me even in the midst of being corrected. Your love encourages me to grow without fear, guilt or shame.

Please show me any areas of hidden issues not dealt with in my life which separate me from You in any way. Strengthen me to address all areas so the enemy cannot have power over me. Lord, I come to sit with You. I come to listen to Your voice and I praise You in advance for removing all blockages preventing me from understanding the deep revelation of how to walk in conformity to Your will. I surrender all.

Lord, as I listen to Your voice daily, I understand with greater clarity and freedom the beauty of Your grace which is sufficient. It is more than adequate each and every day to overcome, endure and succeed. Not only is Your grace more than enough, Your mercy is new every morning and gives me strength to stand against any and all opposition.

Many times I have not recognized how the opposition in my own life has come from my own negative thinking. Forgive me for focusing on my own faults, weaknesses, and giving way to lies and negative thinking contrary to Your word. I choose to think on pure and lovely things and allow them to saturate my heart and renew my mind. Holy Spirit, help me, to renew my mind to think only the truth. As I think on what You say I will begin to choose right actions and belief systems. I will see myself as You see me, and I will no longer entertain the enemy’s lies to make me think otherwise.

Your power and strength are filled and completed in my weakness. At times I have rejected myself because of my own weakness and failures. Lord, help me to recognize the reality of Your delight and enjoyment at being with me, for You chose to live within me. You chose because You love me in spite of my human frailties. How can I not love You? It is impossible.

Change my mind set by the power of the Spirit as I meditate on Your Word, so that I can fully enjoy Your fellowship to the fullest. Help me to truly know the value of who I am because of what You have done…because of who You are in me. Come and rest in the garden of my heart for I have made room for You.

Lord I praise You and give honor to Your name. I praise You, for you are not a fair-weather friend. If it were so, I would be hopeless and helpless indeed. I would be completely lost without You for You are my strong tower…my everlasting rock.

Your faithfulness and joy gives me strength in the midst of these trying times. I am comforted knowing You never leave me nor forsake me. As things in the world continue to change, with no security in sight, I know I can still trust in You.

Though the world is in chaos, You are not affected, for You are never changing, the same yesterday, today and forever. In the storms of life, I draw comfort knowing You are my immovable rock…my sure foundation in whom I trust. I am ever grateful that I do not stand on sinking sand.

Teach me to be ever thankful for all You have revealed to me…for revealing to me how I am as You are in this world; an overcomer. I am an overcomer because You, the Overcomer, live in me.

How I love the reality of being an overcomer is not something I do. Being an overcomer is who I truly am. I choose to believe and when I do the revelation of the overcomer sets me free from the struggle of trying to do something or be something which is already done in and through Christ. Yes, I am free from the fear of struggling to try and accomplish things instead of just being who You have created me to be. The new creation in Christ You have made me is more than an overcomer. Therefore, I am now able to go out into the world free from fear and show others Your enduring love. I am free. Amen

Reflect and Journal

  1. A call to action has been given by the Father. Ask of Me and I will answer. Do you know what you want? Are you willing to boldly come to the throne of God and make your requests be made know to Him? What are your most pressing needs?
  2. Write a list of things you have desired to ask God about but were afraid to ask.
  3. There will be times you may feel afraid or not sense the Presence of the Lord. Write down times when you experienced His Presence or knew you heard the voice of the Lord so you can refer back to it when you are feeling disconnected or afraid.
  4. Take time to meditate on the Word of God to renew your mind, and listen to the whispers of the Lord as He shares His heart with your heart. Praise Him for His love for you. For truly He chose you for His purpose and loves you with a perfect love. What is He saying?
  5. Take time to reflect on the ways you view yourself. Think about your daily self-talk. Are your thoughts in agreement with what God’s word says about you? What negative things do you find yourself saying most often? Find a scripture to counteract this lie and renew your mind with the truth until you believe it.
  6. If you thoughts are not positive and in agreement with the Word, determine if you are truly willing to get into harmony with God’s opinion of you. Write out your response.
  7. Search out and write down the scriptures that refer to God’s favor for you.
  8. Spend time seeking the Lord and praise Him as you receive by faith the promises He has written for you.
  9. Make a list of things you have longed for concerning yourself…things you desire to be true in your life. Trust God that he will bring them to pass and then praise Him for the completion of His workmanship in You.
  10. Pray and ask the Lord to reveal to you any hidden areas which may be blocking your spiritual growth. Be open and unafraid knowing you are contained in and covered by His love.
  11. Ask yourself if you are truly willing to address any areas the Lord may be dealing with which might bring disciplinary actions or a correction process into play.
  12. God is giving you all you need to live your life in godliness. Are you willing to take all He has provided to assist you…both the love and the correction? Write your response to this question.
  13. Write the revelations God is giving you at this time concerning the difference between correction and condemnation. Look up scriptures referring to God’s correction and discipline.
  14. Look up the words grace and sufficient to see how they are applied from God’s Word to your life. Write the definitions down.
  15. Think and reflect on how many times a day you find yourself focusing on your weaknesses and not His greatness. Determine to fast from negative thinking about your abilities and look at God’s ability in those areas where you find you are weak. How will doing this most affect your life?
  16. Meditate on scriptures which speak of who God is in you.
  17. Practice telling yourself you are of great value to the Father. Remind yourself often…even moment by moment if necessary that in your weakness God is strong. Write down any revelations God gives you about your worth even when you feel like you are weak.
  18. Have you ever had a fair-weather friend? Do you think of God as fair-weather when you cannot feel His Presence?
  19. What does the word overcomer mean to you?
  20. Do you see yourself as an overcomer even if you are weak in certain areas?
  21. Write a description of what an overcomer means to you and how you see yourself in this area. What is the difference in your own life of trying to be an overcomer verses just being one?

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About the Author


Brenda Craig is a published author, prophetic teacher and Seer whose desire is to know the Lord in all His fullness. Her writings and teachings reflect a deep intimacy with the Lord. As a worshiper, Brenda has received revelation on how to take the simple act of “Soaking in His Presence” to a new level and developed a teaching called Soaking with a Purpose.

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