“To live is Christ” means your filth is gone. Your garments are pure. The stain of sin is removed forever. Christ’s turban of our shared holiness is on his head. Satan is silenced. And all because of our union with Christ on that single day.
Jesus has turned the day of the Lord, and therefore every day of our lives, from reeling into rejoicing. This rejoicing is “to live is Christ.”
“To live is Christ” means we are the righteous who are alive by faith in Christ, and are now living out that faithfulness of Christ. No matter what.
“To live is Christ” means that every yoke is broken and ever shackle is burst open. And now we gladly wear the easy yoke of Christ.
“To live is Christ” is to have the One who IS our peace. This is not a peace you must earn or achieve, for that would bring no peace at all. It is a peace that is freely given as the life of Jesus the gracious Shepherd King of our hearts.
“To live is Christ” means that now Christ’s loving anger is fueling our love for others. His selfless anger aimed at all that would destroy this world, and enslave others in sin. His selfless love that would make us angry enough to die, even for Nineveh.