How to Know
Christ is Within You
To abide in unity with the heavenly Father is the greatest communion you can seek for your soul; for in that union is immortality of living in the purest love.
To abide in this unity; you have to walk in the Father’s ways; for His holiness requires it. John 17:3
Christ IN you enables you to walk in the Father’s ways.
Christ is the Word of God. When Christ is in you, the truths of the Father are in you. And those truths, when followed, create true life out of your once dead life.
When the truths of the Father are in you, the result is you live according to them. If they are in you; they govern you, this is the power they hold. You embrace them because you know they are the means to your deepest desires, and all else is not. The Father’s ways are the means to the fulfillment of the purest love, peace, honor, beauty, purpose, rest and all else you deeply desire. These desires are the very nature of the Father, for He is spirit; thus the supreme desire is to be in unity with the Father.
If you look to or seek some other means to fulfill these desires, you keep yourself from experiencing the attainment of your desires, from being filled with Christ, and from experiencing a true bond with the Father. These other means are your idols; marriage, children, jobs, vocations, status, possessions, appearance, relationships, compulsions etc.
1 John 2:4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
To know the Father, thus have unity with Him, is to know and live in the truths of His ways. When you know His ways in wisdom and understanding, you DESIRE to do them and DO them because by them you receive all you deeply desire without corruption.
1 John 2:5-6 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
You know you are in Christ and He is in you, when you look at yourself and you see His nature as your nature. We look at ourselves from within out. We look at others from outside in. When He is in you, when you look at yourself you no longer see your old self and nature, but you see His nature; His desires, wisdom, love, mercy, purity, and power. You know that though He is beyond you; He is also in you. Your life is governed by His spirit and no longer your old self. The old self has become an ash heap from the fires you walked through that burned away all that was contrary to His spirit; which is of the purest righteous love. To come to the Father, you have to walk through the fires of refinement to purify yourself unto righteousness.
This union with Christ WITHIN US has begun to take place among the elect.
I don’t know how Jesus Himself will return, what it will look like, for the images we conjecture of the physical in our minds are often off. But Christ returns WITHIN US as a spirit; as He is now doing in the elect – that is why they are the elect. He gives us the eyes and ears to see and hear so we can turn from our lies, idols, and ALL that is contrary to Him so we can abide in His truth; thus eternal life. His spirit in us is the power we need to live from our thoughts outward in truth and in love.