Daniel in Lions Den

#54 Christ Within

Posted: Saturday, June 13th, 2015
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About Rule and Reign Like Daniel Series

Daniel believed in God as Ruler, so he brought Heaven’s Rule into his earthly government and heathen captors. Do you rule and reign like Daniel did?

Devotional

“The just shall live by faith.” We cope by faith. We survive by faith. We see by faith. But the essential, most basic faith is the thing that is lacking in Christianity, even in sincere Christians. We live by faith in the Bible, faith in the promise, faith in the church, and faith in knowledge.

Christ Within Us

What is the faith of the born-again believer? That Christ has come to live within. He dwells not with me, for me or beside me.

He was SENT to dwell permanently IN me and I in Him.

The reality of Christ within is the mystery God hid for ages. Now He has revealed and explained: it is ALL Christ.

…the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Colossians 1:27 NASB

We only ‘live by faith’ when we depend on Christ within. Christ is my life and He is so near as to be within me. He is so sufficient as to be the expression of Himself through me. He faces crisis instead of me. He is Himself all that I am to be – yet cannot.

For to me, to live is Christ…
Philippians 1:21 NASB

In order for me to live, it must be – it IS – CHRIST! This is the challenge of belief AND surrender. I must LET Him BE the Life of my life by letting go of ‘me.’ THIS IS FAITH…the foundational faith on which all else of God is built and gained.

Other Devotionals in Rule and Reign Like Daniel Series

#3 Daniel's Government Was Out of Heaven #2 Living Above the Fray in Heaven's Rule #1 The Rule of Heaven is a Different Government The Daniel Adventure Has Just Begun! #116 Removing the Person of God #115 Daniel Remains #114 Nebuchadnezzar Disappears #113 Know His Name #112 The End of Pride #111 Still More Greatness #110 For the Sake of the Kingdom #109 God Alone Reigns #108 The Most High Lives #107 The King Was Transformed #106 Purpose of the Mind #105 Healed by Solitude #104 Until You Learn #103 Sudden Judgment #102 God's Warning Is Not Empty #101 Here Stand Two Men #100 The Lowliest of Men #99 Without Excuse #98 Holy and Unapproachable #97 God, THE ONLY #96 Conquered Kingdoms #95 Stolen Glory #94 A Testimony for Nebuchadnezzar #93 In the Service of Babylon #92 Untouchable by Death #91 The Loosing of Bonds #90 A Contest of Power #89 Forged by Earlier Fires #88 The Furnace of Christ #87 He Walks My Walk #86 Loose and Walking! #85 The Presence of God #84 The Fourth Man #83 Wisdom and Power #82 Divine Wisdom #81 Again, LET God #80 Know that He is God #79 All Power #78 Reverence and Fear of God #77 Born Worshipers #76 Dying is the Only Way #75 The Test of Worship #74 We Need Only to Know Him #73 But If Not #72 God Chooses #71 Closet Meeting #70 Actual Life and Literal Death #69 No Need to Answer #68 They Would Not Bow #67 Furnace of Fire #66 Fiery Test #65 Find Your Place #64 Hidden Treasure #63 To Know God by Name #62 Babylonian Captivity #61 Daniel's Day #60 Believe in the One #59 I Am But a Sheep #58 One Work, Not Many #57 Food Everlasting #56 Our Daily Bread #55 The Work of Faith
#54 Christ Within (Currently Viewing)
#53 Faith Comes by Hearing #52 Not By Bread Alone #51 His Righteous One #50 The Just Shall Live #49 Daniel Believed #48 Stability in Crisis #47 Christ the Foundation #46 Amazing Rock #45 Rock of Habitation #44 The Stone and the Kingdom #43 The Stone is the Foundation #42 Christ, the Precious Cornerstone #41 The Rock of Power #40 My Rock and My Salvation #39 Precious Cornerstone #38 The Stone in Zion #37 The Stone #36 Angel of Light #35 Latter Days #34 Heavenly Access #33 Instrument of Heaven #32 Daniel's Praise #31 Mystery was Revealed #30 Desire to Live #29 The Church Rises #28 Faithful in Small Things #27 Celebrating Individuality #26 The First Crisis of Daniel #25 Through Faith #24 The Absolute YES #23 Live by Faith #22 An End Times Book #21 Alone With God #20 God Alone #19 Why Identity Matters #18 God Is My Judge #17 God's Own Creation #16 Daniel's Choice #15 God Revealed #14 A Royal Son #13 Defend Your Identity #12 Daniel's Name #11 Flourishing Under Pressure #10 Crisis of Idolatry #9 Given What They Chose #8 The Capture of Israel and Loss of Identity