“To live is Christ” is to be hope realized. We are what Israel waited 400 years to be – the treasured possession of the Lord. And at the second coming of Christ we will be spared by God because of the Son who served him. And so today may we be the living temple of the Lord God. And through our lives may others see THE Righteous Servant of the Lord. Jesus our Savior.
“To live is Christ” is to fear not. It is to be strong. It is to keep working for the Lord is with you. Because the latter glory will be greater than the former glory.
“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 to rejoicing. This rejoicing is “to live is Christ.” This exultation is our union with Christ. This song is our salvation.
“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. No matter how dark it gets. No matter how hard. We who have been freely given righteousness now able to live each moment by faith in the God of our salvation.
“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. A bondage that brings his freedom. Freedom from the self. Freedom from the Worthless One’s lies. Freedom from the army of darkness surrounding our hearts. And that’s good news!