“To live is Christ” means you are never too far gone. Even when you were dead in your trespasses and sins God made you alive in Christ. And that same life is still quickening you today and every day. Your dry bones are becoming flesh. God is using you wherever you are. His love and grace are ready to flow through you, as you hear and believe his word spoken over you.
This is true Christianity. This is “to live is Christ.” Knowing that God has done it all. It’s all of his grace. And now, our only job is to believe.
“To live is Christ” means that now this mercy, this life, this hope, lives in us. Christ’s life in us is the great faithfulness of God. Christ’s indwelling love is the mercy we receive afresh each day.
“To live is Christ” is to live within each of these amazing New Covenant promises. Promises fulfilled fully by the self-giving love of Jesus Christ. God’s great I will has been accomplished in us. Now, there is nothing left for you to do but to enjoy your new reality.
“To live is Christ” is possible because we are graciously granted entrance into God’s New Covenant with mankind through the man Christ Jesus. A covenant of unconditional love. A covenant of unbreakable hope.
“To live is Christ” means that exile is God’s plan for us. But it is not his final plan. Living in the presence of Christ in his eternal city is our future and our hope. Christ in us the hope of glory, living in us as we live in exile.