Devotionals on Union with Christ
Union with Christ In the Title
- Prayer is the fellowship of an intimate, living union; as with all of the Christian life, it must be carried on in dependence upon the Holy Spirit.
- For believers to consecrate themselves to God' ere they have learnt their union with Christ in death and resurrection is only to present to God the members of the natural man, which He cannot use.
- There will be no standing against the enemy's accusations until we are firmly assured of, and settled on, the fact that our Father is at peace with us because of our living union with His Beloved Son.
- It is a wonderful thing to have the consciousness that we are in living union with the Lord Jesus in heavenly glory, knowing our position in that risen sphere, participating in all that constitutes His life in the blessed circle of love and rest where He lives unto the Father.
- When we are in resurrection-union with Christ, the Holy Spirit brings us into oneness with Him who is in heaven for us.
- And although we are in eternal union with Christ, with regard to fellowship, we are either in fellowship or out of fellowship – there is no half-way house.
- Positional Truth
We are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus and this verse can also be translated: it is through faith in Christ that all of you are sons in union with Christ. These believers knew about their heavenly heritage and their position in Christ, for in the next verse we read: for as many of you as were baptised into Christ have put on Christ.
- Work of the Spirit
Like us, these believers were baptised by the Spirit into union with Christ.
- We are united together under the headship of the Lord – each in vital union with Christ. And united also on the horizontal plain – each member in union with the others.
- Both are in union with Christ and both are eternally secure in their position in Him.
- He made us pure and holy, and He freed us from sin. 1Corinthians 1:30 God in His grace chose us to be in union with Christ and in fellowship with Himself – not because of our own merit but by His amazing and eternal grace, and God chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him – in love.
- So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority. (Colossians 2:9,10 NLT)
- In our union with Christ in Hisdeath, we cease and He begins, and from the beginning He becomesthe all.
- We have to take the position quite definitely and consciously that now, in accepting our union with Christ in His death, this is to work out in our having no more place at all, and that whenever we come into evidence we shall be smitten, we shall be put aside, we shall not be allowed to go on.
- And by union with Christ, we partake of that spiritual life that He took possession of for us at His resurrection, and thereby we are enabled to bring forth the fruits of it; as the Scripture showeth us by the similitude of a marriage union.
- We are to be in the same union with Christ as Jesus is with His heavenly Father.
- When will the Lord's people understand the essential meaning of their union with Christ in Heaven!
- Our Father has placed us in eternal and living union with His Son, that He, not we, may be. Moreover, He has placed His Holy Spirit eternally within us that He, not we, may “do.” Further, He has given us the necessary faith and Scripture that we may rest in this wonderful reality, trusting Him “to will and to do of His good pleasure.” This is a far cry from futile struggle and frustrating self-effort!
- Union With Christ
As Christians, we are rightly related to the Lord Jesus – through believing in Him.
- And we are in union with Christ – for we are saved by grace through faith in Him. We have entered a glorious state and are seated in heavenly places – in Christ, and the present work of the Spirit in us, is to conform us into the likeness of Christ.
- Eternal Union
A believer may backslide due to carnality or choose to place themselves back under the law, but union with Christ is eternal.
- Fellowship with God may be blocked through sin, and scripture may be misinterpreted due to incorrect teaching or a misunderstanding of dispensations, but a believer’s union with Christ is eternally unbreakable.
- A Reassuring Truth
When the word of God is read literally, grammatically, and contextually, the unfounded fears that result from wrong teaching, prove themselves to be “eternal poppycock” for our union with Christ is eternally secure.
- Union with Christ
“Paul alone reveals them.
- Free Gift of Grace
God’s wrath and condemnation for the sin of the world was poured out on Christ. All that man has to do to receive this free gift of grace is to believe on Jesus Christ – simply believing puts us in union with Christ and places us into the family of God.
- Permanent Union
The union we have with Christ when we first believed is eternal and can’t be broken. When we trusted Jesus as Saviour all our sins – past, present and future were forgiven – and we were placed in everlasting, permanent and unbreakable union with Christ.
- Broken Fellowship
Union with Christ can never be severed but Communion with God can be broken. Every believer can enjoy fellowship with the Father – but it can be interrupted.
- We were placed in permanent union with Christ the moment we were saved.
- In this union with Christ, the flesh, ‘the body of sin’ — the entire fallen, sin-ruined being with its intelligence, will, and desires — is judged and crucified.
- Every believer is delivered from their sin-nature and placed eternal union with Christ.
- There comes a moment when the soul knows union with Christ.
- God has given us an assurance of salvation that can never be taken from us – and forever we are in union with Christ and have redemption through His blood.
- Deeper Understanding
And the result? Job was brought to the most precious understanding of His Saviour and Lord – a deeper knowledge and a closer union with Christ than he had ever experienced.
- The desire of many and the tendency of all is to connect the Lord Jesus with ourselves on this earth, instead of accepting that we are in living union with Him in heaven.
- Easy as A B C
Union with Christ or being placed in Christ, is as simple as A-B-C, for it is a result of simply trusting in Jesus as Saviour.
- Eternal Relationship
But Scripture tells us many times, that union with Christ is an eternal relationship.
- And we discover this is possible because we are in union with Christ for we have the same indwelling Spirit of Christ as John.
- we are in union with Christ – we are one with Christ.
- The privileges and blessings bestowed on all in Christ – are in the heavenly realm, and we are to live and function in the spiritual realm, because of our union with Christ.
- Huegel declares: “When a Christian’s prayer life springs from a right position (a thorough adjustment to Christ in His death and resurrection), a vast change in procedure follows: Much of our begging fails to register in heaven because it fails to spring from right relations with the Father in union with Christ in death and resurrection: in which position one simply appropriates what is already his.
We are to know and accept that we are complete in Christ and need nothing more. We are to recognise Christ as the full and final authority over all rule and principalities. We are to trust all that Scriptures tell us of the treasures that are contained in Christ – For you are complete through your union with Christ, Who is the head over every ruler and authority – principality and power. Colossians 2:10
- Only they are in union with Christ, positioned in Him and seated in heavenly places.
- Although we retain our family position and our union with Christ, we fall from grace..
- Temple of God
The moment in time we trusted Christ as Saviour – we were born into His family - we became part of the household of God, in eternal union with Christ.
- This powerful, positional phrase pronounces our great and eternal union with Christ.
- Union with Christ
We are positioned in Christ the moment we trust Him as Redeemer and Saviour. We are placed in union with Christ the moment our hearts declare 'I believe'.
- From the start, we have union with Christ.
- This little, almost insignificant term cradles in its arms a most powerful meaning. 'In Christ' indicates a close, intimate, living union with our resurrected Saviour – Jesus. 'In Christ' is a positional truth that is found in Scripture, and applies to all Christians.
- So then, to gather that up in one word, it means that for our lives and for our service, our ministry, our heavenly vocation, there are, in union with Christ, resources at our disposal which are heavenly, inexhaustible, and incorruptible.
- It tells us we are of age because now we are under grace; now we are not under law; now we have unconditional union with Christ – now we are called “sons”.
- Under grace, we have received unconditional union with Christ and we are called “sons”.
- What, then, is union with Christ?
- With one object, God does different things at different times, and has a different emphasis from time to time, and those who are really in union with Christ have to be governed by that which Christ at that particular time is Himself undertaking, is giving Himself to: ...what things soever He doeth these the Son also doeth in like manner.
- I think it is very sad that the highest thought which God has about us, and that which His heart is set on, is that which is least known by Christians; for I know no truth that is so little realized as union with Christ. -J.B.S.
- Union with Christ
At rebirth, we come into union with Christ, and I cease to exist as His life begins in me.
- Union with Christ
He is taken out of the kingdom of darkness and placed into Christ’s kingdom of light. He is removed from His place of death and baptised into the body of the Lord Jesus. He is removed from being in Satan and is placed in permanent union with Christ.
- By grace, the Spirit placed us in a position of union with Christ that will never be broken. By grace, we are identified with His righteousness because He identified with our sin.
- Growing In Grace - STUDY
The Apostle John delights to remind us that as children of God, who have entered into eternal union with Christ Jesus, we also have the right to enjoy intimate fellowship with the Father on a daily basis.
- Broken Fellowship
Although we are forgiven sinners, and in unbreakable and eternal union with Christ, there are times when we fall into sin and every sin places a barrier between God and us.
- The freedom is so entirely in Christ Jesus, and the maintenance of our living union with Him is so distinctly and entirely the work of divine power, that it is only as we see that the Spirit dwells within us for this very purpose, and know how to accept and yield to His working it, that we can really stand in the liberty with which Christ has made us free. -A.M.
- Union with Christ
We are the body of Christ – the temple of the Holy Spirit and in union with our Lord.
- This powerful, positional phrase pronounces our great and eternal union with Christ.
- Positioned in Christ
We were positioned in Christ the moment we trust Him as Redeemer and Saviour. We were placed in union with Christ the moment our hearts declare 'I believe'.
- From the start, we have union With Christ.
- Spiritual Freedom
Paul prayed that the church would be given spiritual wisdom and godly insight. He wanted all believers to be able to remain confident in the hope of their calling. He did not want them to be tossed hither and thither by every wind of doctrine – but to know the truth of their union with Christ – for that truth will set us free.
- we are no longer linked with the fallen Adam, and the Holy Spirit has placed us in union with Christ risen and glorified. -C.A.C.
- We are placed in this eternally, perfect position the moment we believed in Christ, We were baptised into the body of Christ; positioned in Christ – in union with Christ.
- Every born-again believer is freely given salvation by God’s grace – through believing, and the consequences of this is everlasting life and eternal union with Christ.
- He is placed in union with Christ, receives the Spirit of God into his heart and is given eternal life.
- Though there is no partiality in our positional status and union with Christ, we are responsible for our spiritual growth, for we can submit to, or resist the Holy Spirit’s leading, guiding, correcting and chastening work.
- Eternally saved
After we were saved, we moved from being the walking dead to eternally saved. We were made physically and spiritually alive – in eternal union with Christ and God.
- He has created us through our union with Christ Jesus for doing good deeds which He beforehand planned for us to do (Eph. 2:10, Wms.).
- Justification and Sanctification
It is also vital also to rightly divide between justification and sanctification. 1) Justification – the salvation of the spirit : born into the family of God. 2) Sanctification – the salvation of the soul... living as a child of God. 1) Justification – born again once and in eternal union with Christ forever. 2) Sanctification – growing in grace throughout life.
- It must be possible for us to say with perfect assurance and confidence before God: Lord, what I am as apart from Christ is one thing; what I am by faith's union with Christ is that I am righteous with Thine own righteousness; I cannot be destroyed, I cannot come under condemnation!
- But... however a sinner becomes a saint, it is the start of an eternal union with Christ.
- All God purpose, all that God means for us on that other side of the Cross in union with Christ risen and exalted absolutely demands brokenness, complete brokenness, in all those concerned.
- There has to be something which constitutes in that individual, right at the very center of the being, a living union with Christ, and a deposit of Christ.
- In resurrection union with Christ something more is given back than what we formerly wanted.
- A true knowledge of Christ and union with Christ, with all that that means, will make us go to work in entirely the opposite way from that in which we have been accustomed to go.
- So Paul says: ...becoming conformed unto His death, which means: to have the ground of death continuously and progressively removed; and that, again, as we have said, is the fruit of living union with Him.
- It is Christ in living union with His own, that wheresoever two or three are gathered together in His name there He is in the midst.
- Believers in living union with the risen Lord constitute the Church.
- Now in union with Christ risen all human limitations are transcended.
- Life and righteousness are imputed, through union with Christ, to all children of God and that life is being transformed into Christ’s likeness – through obedience.
- that the Church might learn more of what it means to be in living union with a risen Christ!
- Through my life-union with Christ in His death and resurrection, I have died to sin.' His death to sin is my death to sin.
- Union with Christ can never ever be stopped, interrupted, or ended, while fellowship is a temporal relationship with God, that may be lost or left, but should be eagerly pursued.
- Union with Christ is the condition of all Christians.
- Every believer has been saved by grace through faith and placed in union with Christ; baptised into Christ’s death and was identified with Him the moment they believed.
- Life in Christ
We can be saved and be in union with Christ without accessing His life within ours. We can be positioned in Christ as a believer without our life being submitted to Him. But when our life is possessed of His, we live and move and have our being in Him, When Christ is given governance of our life, we take possession of what we have. We possess His very presence, His nature, and His life, within ours.
- One translation of this verse says: there is now no condemnation for those who are in UNION with Christ.
- The marriage union is an important one... for we know that nothing can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord, and Christian marriage should be a mirror-image of our intimate union with Christ.
- They would soon discover the astonishing truth of our permanent union with Christ and that His resurrected life would be imputed to all believers so that instead of being influenced by the old Adamic nature, we would receive a new nature - the resurrected life of Christ.
- Although we are eternally saved and in positional union with Christ forever, sin separates us from God, for sin interrupts our fellowship with God and until we confess our sin we are separated from all that makes for life and health and peace in our hearts – but if we confess our sin God is faithful and just to forgive us our sin and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
- It was not his own, limited and inadequate strength that Timothy was to draw upon, but the fathomless and immeasurable strength of God alone – which is poured out in rich abundance on those… that by faith, are in union with Christ, and maintaining close fellowship with the Father.
- How important to remember that the old “me” is dead and that I have been “born from above” into spiritual union with Christ - and my new life is hidden with Christ in God.
- This is a truth that should rejoice our heart every moment of the day. By virtue of our new birth and spiritual resurrection, we have been placed into an eternal, spiritual union with Christ and been made part of His spiritual Body, which is the Church.
- The glory of Christ in His humanity is the glory that is given to those that have come into union with Christ as Saviour, for we are being conformed into His likeness day by day, as we submit to the leading and guiding of the indwelling Holy Spirit – and one day we will be exactly like Him, for we shall see Him as He is – in His glorified body, full of grace and truth.
- But the rich and abundant mercy of God is not only poured out on His people Israel, but embraces all who are members of Christ’s Body, which is the Church, and because of the great love with which He loved us, He has drawn us into permanent union with Christ and seated us together with Him in heavenly places.
- Our union with Christ has brought us into the light of His grace and truth, and the fruit of the Spirit should be manifest in all we say and do.
- and by faith in Him the power of sin has been broken in our lives - and we have been placed in union with Christ and identified with His life.
- We have been declared righteous in His sight and because of our union with Christ, all that we say and do should be in keeping with the heavenly privilege bestowed upon us.
- By faith we are placed in eternal union with Christ - the God-Man Who is our kinsman-Redeemer and the federal Head of God's New Creation.
- And here in this verse we discover another stunning reality - that because of our union with Christ, we not only have a wonderful inheritance, reserved for us in heaven, but are also part of God's own inheritance.
- It is by faith that we are placed in union with Christ.
- As Christians we have a been brought into a family relationship with God through our union with Christ - by faith.
- It is the united Godhead, Who are calling us into blessed union with Christ and sweet communion with our Father in heaven.
- The seal of God on each believer confirms our union with Christ and our identity as God's purchased possession, for we were bought with a price - the precious blood of Jesus Christ our God and Saviour.
- How we praise our heavenly Father for Calvary, that our sins are forgiven; that there is no more condemnation for those that are in Christ Jesus; that we have been placed in union with Christ and accepted forever in the Beloved.
- Our union with Christ is perhaps one of the most astonishing privileges of the Christian.
- As God’s blood-bought children we are called into union with Christ, identified with His righteousness, seated with Him in heavenly places and exhorted to live and walk in a manner that is worthy of the divine calling, with which we have all been called.
- And because of this glorious spiritual union with Christ, Paul exhorts us to be heavenly-minded, by mortifying all earthly lusts and leanings, and by putting on the new-man – knowing that we are now seated with Christ, in heavenly places.Let up make up our minds to really understand what Paul means in his oft repeated references to begin baptised into Christ, buried with Christ, risen with Christ and in union with Christ.
- When we trusted Jesus as Saviour we became children of God, entering into eternal union with Christ, a relationship that can never be broken.
- Once we are in union with Christ, we can also commune with the Father and enjoy sweet fellowship with Him.
- A vital aspect of the Christian life is recognising that we are all sinners and acknowledging that we fall short of the glory of God - that we all need forgiveness of our sin for the salvation of our soul and union with Christ, but we also need to ask for forgiveness when we fall short in our Christian life - for if we confess our sin He is faithful and just to forgive us our sin and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
- Let us rejoice that the life-giving power of the Spirit through union with Christ Jesus, has set us free from the power of sin and death.
- As believers we have been placed in union with Christ and imputed with His own righteousness and Paul sketches out a brief outline of the main characteristics and distinctive features.
- His divine power is only ours on account of our union with Christ - by grace through faith in His finished work at Calvary..
- We are baptised spiritually into the Body of Christ and brought into a living union with the lovely Lord Jesus.
- Having outlined the frailty of man's flesh and the mysterious glory of Christ's cross, Paul reaches his climactic conclusion, that anyone, who is in union with Christ, by believing His finished work on Calvary paid the price for their sins, has been made a new creation.
- In the same way, the new life of a believer, which is in union with Christ, is to live out this earthly life in Christ and for Christ - only saying and doing those things that we hear from HIM - daily delighting to do HIS will.
- And we have freedom of access into the very chamber of the Godhead, for we are in union with Christ and can share sweet fellowship with the Father – Let us live our lives in a manner that is pleasing to Him, for we have the freedom to approach our God in confidence, knowing that He hears and answers all our needs and intercessions - through faith in Christ Jesus.
- The church comprises of a body of believers who have become citizens of heaven by virtue of our eternal union with Christ, Who is our heavenly God and glorious King of kings.
- it is justification; sanctification; glorification and eternal union with Christ Jesus our Lord.
- and placed into a totally new and eternal union with Christ - for by the power of the Spirit and to the glory of God the Father, we are made dead to sin and alive to Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Every Christian is put into union with Christ, by the Holy Spirit, the instance they believe on Him as Saviour.
- We are placed in union with Christ by the Spirit - we are baptised, by the Spirit, into the Body of Christ, by faith.
- And Scripture repeatedly states elsewhere that this union with Christ can never be broken.
- We are already clothed in the righteousness of God; forever accepted by the Father in the Beloved, because we are in union with Christ.
- we came into a living union with Him - a spiritual union, which joins all believers to Christ our Saviour, Who is the Head of the body.
- Union with Christ is the most wonderful truth of our salvation, that staggers the imagination..
- at the point of salvation, but from that moment on... through time and into eternity, believers will never be out of union with Christ.
- Our union with Christ the moment that we were born again can never be lost - and Paul calls this being baptised into Christ.
- Our sin nature and the sins we commit have to be punished and Jesus took the full and final punishment that we deserve - but it is only and exclusively and unalterably by faith in the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus that we can be fully and forever forgiven of our sins and placed in eternal union with Christ - by which we are brought back into a right relationship with our heavenly Father.
- Once we are placed in union with Christ by faith, the power of sin was broken, because from that moment forward we became identified with His death - which broke the power of sin in the lives of all who would believe.
- Having detailed our unity in the Spirit; our union with Christ and the unsearchable riches of God that have been freely bestowed on us, by grace.
- These are beautiful qualities that are exhibited in a life that is living in spirit and truth, under the guidance of the Spirit; in union with Christ and in fellowship with the Father.
- Because we are in union with Christ and identified with Him, we are exhorted to follow Him in our attitudes and actions and even the motives of our hearts, that are known only to God.
- There is not even the slightest, tiny crumb of condemnation at all those who are in Christ Jesus - those in UNION with Christ – those that have been placed IN Christ at rebirth – those who have been born-again – those that have been sealed by the Spirit - those that have trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour.
- whoever is in UNION with Christ – whoever has been placed IN Christ at rebirth – whoever has been born-again – whoever has been sealed by the Spirit - whoever has trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour) are NOT condemned.
- We are declared righteous because of our union with Christ Jesus our Lord.
- This beautiful verse is in a section of scripture where Paul deals with one of the basic aspects of the Christian life - believers are in union with Christ – we are one with Him.
- NOW, the wonderful thing is, that we not only live in the security of being in union with CHRIST and are hidden in HIM, but we have a double security - for we are ALSO hidden WITH Christ IN GOD.
- Being in union with Christ means that the past, present and future aspect of our life is now and forever tied up and remains in union with Christ - and it began at the cross when we died with Him.
- The condition of our lives may appear to contradict this truth, when difficulties rain down upon us…but no matter what life throws at us – our union with Christ is 100% secure
- As far as God is concerned our new life is already eternal because we are in union with Christ – for you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
- For two wonderful chapters Paul outlines the gospel of God, where believers have been placed in union with Christ..
- who by grace through faith have been placed in union with Christ Jesus our Lord...
- There is none good, no not one and the only good that we can perform is when we are in Christ – when we are in union with Christ through faith in Him and when we live and move and have our being in submission to the Spirit, and when we are in sweet communion with the Father.
- We have been placed in union with Christ and clothed in His righteousness - which gives us the status of a fully fledged son.
- We are all in union with Christ and we are all members of His Mystical Body who have been born into the family of God by faith.
- He gave us an understanding of the difference between union and communion - between our permanent union with Christ, which can never be broken, and our fellowship with Him, which can be broken by sin and renewed through the confession of our faults.
- and those who have been placed in union with Christ by faith..
- Every believer is placed in union with Christ, (positionally sanctified) the moment they place their trust in the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins.
- We came into our positional union with Christ at salvation when we received His new life within, and we are to continue living for Him by reckoning God's Word to be true and by acting upon it in our individual lives.
- By faith we have been brought into eternal union with Christ and there is nothing more important than to live our lives as unto the Lord - so that in Him we will rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory - not only in this world but throughout eternity.
- We who are members of the Church and living in this dispensation of grace are truly blessed, for we have been placed in union with Christ..
- Following his severe warning to beware of false teaching traditions and the spiritual dangers enwrapped in the hollow deceptive philosophies of occultic mysticism, Paul reminds us that the entire fullness of God's nature dwells bodily in Christ and that our union with Him has made us complete, and has brought us into the fullness of God - for through our union with Christ we lack nothing, for He has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Jesus Christ, Who called us to His own glory and excellence.
- We are members of His body, and have been brought into an unbreakable union with Christ Himself.