Paul says in Colossians 1:26-28, That God had a mystery hidden and that mystery was Christ in you, the hope of glory. In other words, Christ in us is God’s and our hope to realize the manifestation of the glory of God. Paul again talks about the glory in Colossians 2:1-3 where he says that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge (some translations say acknowledgement) of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, in who are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Christ is the mystery, in Him are hidden all the wisdom and knowledge of Almighty God. All of God’s knowledge and wisdom is in Christ and He put Christ in you and you in Him. The Bible says, when we’re born of God that we have eternal life. Eternal life is not just living forever; it is the life of the ‘Eternal One’. Through the new birth, we have the life of God living on the inside of us! We now have the life of God, the nature of God, the ability of God, the power of God, the knowledge of God, the wisdom of God, and it’s all wrapped in a mystery on the inside of us.
Colossians 2:2 shows us that there are different levels concerning the glory. Some acknowledge Christ is in them, some understand it, and others obtain to the full assurance of it and that is where we should be pressing in. Christ in us is God’s and our hope of seeing God’s glory (the exhibition of God’s attributes) released into our lives and into the world. This is real but we have to press into it; we have to desire it more than we do anything else. There is a place with God where the glory of God is released in us.
Ephesians 3:17-19 says, “That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” The love of God is the foundation of being filled with the fullness of God, that’s why it tells us that we should be rooted and grounded in love. Just like the roots of a tree are its foundation, love is the foundation for the Christian; everything is built upon God’s supernatural love.
The Bible tells us that love works by faith and faith works by love; in other words, they work hand-in-hand. When we’re born again Christ is in us, and now He comes to life and moves by faith. There are two types of faith; there is effective faith and there is ineffective faith and according to Philemon verse 6, our faith becomes effective by the acknowledgment (or declaration) of every good thing, which is in us in Christ Jesus. Child of God, get up in the morning and start declaring that you have the love of God in you and that you are the love of God in the world; that’s who you are! That’s acknowledging by faith what God says is in you. But folks, it has to go beyond just saying it; it has to become real to you. Then every time the Spirit of God moves, you can release Him and let Him go.