Summary: The body of Christ is in Christ.

The body of Christ is so blessed in every way and enriched in Christ, we are called the body of Christ when we have Him in our lives as our Saviour. Remember that Jesus came to show us the way back to the Father and He came to redeem us all from the hands of our enemy who is called Satan - Revelation 12:9; 2 Corinthians 11:3; Romans 16:20.

Through Jesus Christ we have all been bought back from Satan's kingdom according to the scripture in:

Colossians 1:13

He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.

Galatians 5:1

Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

Therefore, as the body of Christ we do not live any longer for ourselves but we live for Him that died for us all:

Romans 14: 8

If we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord. So then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.

2 Corinthians 5:15

And He died for all, so that all those who live would no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and was raised for their sake.

Romans 12:1

Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship.

Now that we belong to Christ who is the head of the body, we are to be submitted to Him only and not to do the things of the world, John 1:5 tells us that light and darkness cannot comprehend each other, and as the body of Christ the bible says to us that we are the children of light in the book of Matthew 5:14 and because of this we are not to have anything to do with darkness.

We are in Christ as His body and in Christ, we are to imitate Him in everything - Ephesians 5: 1 - 2, we imitate Him because we do not belong to ourselves anymore and in imitating Him we are to live as He lived here on earth and not to be conformed to the things of the world. The love we have for Christ will cause us to obey Him in every way. Loving Christ with all of our heart, soul, mind and body will help us to live in obedience to His will - Matthew 22:37.

Our life is hidden in Christ.

As the body of Christ the word of God says the following to us:

Acts 17:28

For in Him we live and move and exist [that is, in Him we actually have our being], as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His children.’

Another translation puts it this way:

It is through him that we are able to live, to do what we do, and to be who we are. As your own poets have said, ‘We all come from him.’

In Christ we have life and life in abundance to be like Him and be pleasing to Him in all our ways here on earth. Without Christ in me I find things sometimes difficult for me to do and to be who He wants me to be, but with Him in me and trusting in Him in me, I find out that I can do all things through Him who strengthens me - Philippians 4:13. Example of this is to love and forgive, which is not easy to do but in Him it's doable but without Him it's not doable. And I now know why Paul was thanking Jesus for been in his life - Romans 7:25.

Without Christ in us and helping us through His Spirit, there are things that we as His body would not be able to carry out and this is why the word says to us that we are the head and not the tail - Deuteronomy28:13, and the one in us is greater than he that is in the world - 1 John 4:4, also He said to us that in Him we are more than conquerors - Romans 8:37.

1 Corinthians 6:17 records this powerful promise:

But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.

This is awesome that as we are joined to the Lord we are actually one spirit with Him, to be joined simply means to put or bring together so as to form a unit, and in Him this is saying that we are one with Christ as one body, everything in Christ is what is in us, His spirit is one with my spirit and since this is the case, we cannot as His body be joined with another spirit that is not of Christ. This is why the word of God says this:

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