What does it mean to be In Christ? If you are not born again (or born from above) through the Holy Spirit then you are not In Christ. When you are sealed with the Spirit of God you are then ready to trim those dead branches off and then produce that good fruit that is pleasing to the Lord. This is not done because of your self but you rely strictly on Jesus through His Comforter or paraklete. This is being In Christ. You walk how He walked. You talk how He talked. You offer yourself daily as a sweet smelling aroma and sacrifice before a Just and Holy God. Deny your flesh daily. This is being In Christ.
You see, on that final great day at the white throne judgement, you will stand before the Messiah, JESUS, and He will judge us all. When He looks at me, does He see Himself in me or does He see Craig. If Jesus doesn’t see Himself reflecting from me and His light shining from me, then I’m in big trouble. He is Just and Holy and can’t judge against Himself but He can judge me if He just sees Craig and my light isn’t shining for Him. This is a scary thought, especially if we aren’t living right right now. The last words we want to hear from the King of Kings is, “Depart from me, I never knew you”. He needs to see Himself in me on judgement day.
This all boils down to if we are walking with Jesus today. I don’t want any of us to be blotted out of the Book of Life and thrown into the lake of fire. We need to pray daily. Spend time with Him daily. Deny our flesh daily. Read His word daily. This is what it is to walk with Jesus and be In Christ. I fail at this at times just like some of you but time is getting short. The world is changing at breakneck speeds and it is crucial that we all know that we are In Christ and Sealed with the Spirit of God. All of our daily failures and shortcomings are to be countered with true repentance and confessions of our sins. This can only be achieved through Jesus, no one else. I pray that we are all In Christ Jesus today and that we don’t wait.