Thursday | 01 June 2023
Hidden with Christ

A son of man can be born of God when they receive the ministry of the gospel of God from those who are part of lampstand churches. Importantly, when a person is born again, they are made alive from the death of sin. They are then directed by Christ to join the fellowship of His offering and sufferings, through baptism. Rom 6:3-4. We see that, through baptism, a new creation son of God dies with Christ. Conformed to His death and resurrection, they are raised, and are seated with Him in heavenly places. Eph 2:4-6. This is the context of Yahweh’s offering, before, through which the Son of Man was glorified as He authored the pathway of salvation. Joh 13:31.

Highlighting that it is the new creation that dies with Christ in baptism, Paul said, ‘For you died, and your life [zoe] is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life [zoe] appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.’ Col 3:3‑4. When a son of God dies with Christ, their zoe life from the Father, which belongs to their name as a son of God, is hidden with Christ in God. As they continue to live as a member of Christ’s body, they will progressively obtain the sonship that He finished for them through His offering, and they will appear with Him in glory at His second coming. 1Jn 3:2. However, their preoccupation is not with the revelation of their name but, rather, to reveal Christ, as a member of His body.

Through daily fellowship in the offering and sufferings of Christ, as we are being led by the Spirit, we are being delivered from sin and from the other law that Satan fathered within us. Yet, this is not the primary reason for our fellowship in the offering and sufferings of Christ. Rather, as we journey with Christ, we are learning from Him, and are being made adequate for our priestly service, as part of a kingdom of priests to His God and Father. Rev 1:6.

Further Study:
Daily Proverb:

Rom 6:3-4
Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptised into Christ Jesus were baptised into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Eph 2:4-6
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

Joh 13:31
So, when he had gone out, Jesus said, ‘Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him.’

Col 3:3-4
For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

1Jn 3:2
Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.

Rev 1:6
And has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
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