The Life Within

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He who has the Son has the Life (1 John 5:12).


Which Life?

The Life which became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:14).


He who has the Son has the Life.


What Life?


The Bread of Life, The Light of Life, the Word of Life — Who was seen, touched and heard (John 8:12; 1 John 1:1).


He who has the Son has the Life.


Whose Life?


Not merely my life, cleaned up and dressed in its Sunday best. This Life is not me, turned around and walking in a better direction. No, this Life is new to me – the new self, the Life of the Son that has replaced my own (Colossians 3:4; Ephesians 4:24; Galatians 2:20).


He who has the Son has the Life.


Where is this Life?


This Life resides within my body, housed in frailty, weakness and imperfection. On the outside, bare and earthen — on the inside full of glory (2 Timothy 2:20-21; Zechariah 2:5). In the place that once had a heart of stone, I now have a heart for the throne. A new Spirit for the old; a warm heart for the cold (Ezekiel 36:25-27).


This Life is holy, demanding the most sacred residence hall for His dwelling. It can’t be a habitation I’ve created by perception or posture.This Life doesn’t dwell in houses made by human hands nor can He be served by the way I stand (Acts 7:48; 17:24). This dwell is of His doing. A Holy of Holies. An inner room within me, where the Shekinah Presence abides and everything cries “glory!” (2 Chronicles 7:1-2; Psalm 29:9). A place of brilliance, of fire, of burning. The all-powerful Life encased within an all-fallible body.


The breath of the Almighty has given me this Life (Job 33:4). Not just for my lungs. Not just for my mind. Not just for my energy. But for my life.


Why this Life?


He who has the Son has the Life because the Life of the Son now is my Life, too (Colossians 3:4). May I live thus, O Lord. May I live You well.