“To live is Christ” means present and complete transformation into the image of God because we are in Christ. And because Christ is in us, it means we are slowly and progressively being changed from one degree of Christ’s glory to the next by grace through faith and into his same self-sacrificing love.
Luke 11:19. 19 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Luke 11:21-22. 21 When a strong man, fully armed, guards
Let’s start where “to live is Christ” demands that we must – simple faith. Simple beholding. Simple worship. Simply being loved and simply loving.
You see, your transfiguration into Christ-likeness is not simply about you becoming more morally upright or pious. And it’s not about acceptable “Christian” behaviors or rule keeping. It’s about glowing with the love of Christ.
“To live is Christ” offers us the power of true change. The power of the Stronger Man, Jesus Christ, making his home in our hearts, transforming us by his true love and real grace. Change that comes from a pure heart of dependence, rather than from demonic self-righteous pride.