“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.
“To live is Christ” means that Jesus has replaced your broken cistern of deadly water with his indwelling river of living water. Jesus, the spring of water welling up to eternal life (John 4:14), is IN YOU. No more digging holes to satisfy your desires. No more searching for satisfaction. Just drinking from his ever present stream of thirst quenching love.
“To live is Christ” means you can live fearlessly. You can love recklessly. You can give all of yourself away today. Knowing that all the earth is yours in Christ and all will be restored in his presence.