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CHRIST IN YOU


 Leader: Pastor McKinnon
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CHRIST IN YOU

 

This term is linked with the principle of the Kingdom being within us as taught by Jesus.  The word “Christ” means “the anointed one.”  Thus the Kingdom is in you.  Christ, the Anointed One, is in you.  There are three kinds of persons anointed in the Bible: the prophet, the priest, and the king.  The anointed one in you will produce a Kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy.  The prophetic anointing will speak and declare God unto men, producing righteousness.  Then the priestly anointing will speak and bring men unto God, and produce peace.  Thirdly, the kingly anointing will speak and rule with authority, producing joy.  Christ in you will bring forth and produce the Kingdom, thus revealing the “mystery Christ” 

 
Passage Colossians 1:26-29: 

  
   26Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 
  
   27To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: 
  
   28Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: 
   29Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily. 
 

Passage Luke 17:20-21: 

  
   20And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 
   21Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. 

 
Passage Romans 14:17: 

  
   17For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. 
 

God has always wanted in His people a Kingdom of Priests .  A ministry backed by authority.  We are to be such a ministry.  Jesus the High Priest, and us a company of priest in His image.  This formation will be seen in the overcomers as they do press beyond the veil into the Holy of Holies (the realm of no limitations), and roar out of this Zion of God to deliver the creation. 

  
Passage Isaiah 61:6: 

   6But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves. 

Passage 1 Peter 2:1-10: 
   1Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, all evil speakings, 
   2As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 
   3If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. 
   4To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, 
   5Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. 
   6Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. 
   7Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 
   8And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. 
   9But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; 

   10Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. 
 

Passage 2 Corinthians 5:17-21: 
   17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 
   18And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 
   19To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 
   20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. 

  21For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 

Passage Hebrews 7:1-28: 
   1For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; 
   2To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; 
   3Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. 
   4Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils. 
   5And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham: 
   6But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises. 
   7And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better. 
   8And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth. 
   9And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham. 
   10For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him. 
   11If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron? 
   12For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. 
   13For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar. 
   14For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood. 
   15And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, 
   16Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life. 
   17For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. 
   18For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof. 
   19For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God. 
   20And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest: 
   21(For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:) 
   22By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament. 
   23And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death: 
   24But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. 
   25Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. 
   26For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; 
   27Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself. 

   28For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.

 

Passage Revelation 1:6: 

   6And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Passage Revelation 5:10: 
   10And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

 

Zion

 

Zion was the hill in Jerusalem from where the kings ruled.  It was also the place of the tombs of the kings. (death to self)  It was upon Mt. Zion that David brought back the Ark of the Covenant, which represented God’s government and presence.  This term is used in two ways.

 

  1. In a general sense, to represent the whole Church.  The Church is new Jerusalem, and a city which is set upon a hill.  That hill is Zion

 Passage Hebrews 12:22-24: 

  
   22But ye are come unto mount Sion , and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem , and to an innumerable company of angels,

   23To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

24And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. 

 
Passage Matthew 5:14: 

  
  14Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 

 
Passage Revelation 21:9-10: 
  9And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. 
  10And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem , descending out of heaven from God, 


         b.       In a more specific sense, to represent the highest order in the Church, even those overcomers who attain

                 to the high calling of God and who sit with Christ in the throne, sharing His government.  There are three

                 levels of Jerusalem , the Church:

(1)     OPHEL – The word means “hill” and speaks of the 30-fold.  It is not as prominent as Moriah or Zion , but it speaks of that which is lifted above the lowlands. (Ps. 40:2; 2 Chr. 27:3)  At its foot lay the pool where we begin to receive our sight. (John 9:7)

(2)     MORIAH – The word means, “Jehovah provides” and speaks of the 60-fold .  Abraham sacrificed Isaac there.  King Solomon built his temple there.  (Gen. 22:2; II Chr. 3:1; I Pet. 2:5; Heb. 13:15; Rev. 3:12; 11:1)

(3)     Zion – The Word means, “ the mountain of light” and speaks of the 100-fold.  (Ps. 24:3-6; 48:1-3; Rev. 14:1-5; Obad. 21; II Tim. 2:12; Mic. 4:1-2; Ps. 102:16)

 


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