“To live is Christ” is to swallow evil. No more running. No more hiding. No more revenge. Because death, evil, and suffering can no longer defeat us, we can now face them with the resurrection power of Christ. Transforming them into his life and love, his goodness and service.
“To live is Christ” makes you a living apocalypse. We are God’s walking and talking future. Judged. Resurrected. New. The indwelling Spirit is our internal proof that God has already won. Christ reigns in our spirits and is enthroned in our hearts. And the day is coming when we will reign eternally with Jesus at the right hand of God. To God be the glory!
“To live is Christ” is not only a union with Christ’s spiritual existence forever (which it is). It is a union with Christ’s bodily, physical existence forever.
“To live is Christ” means no more fear of dying and no more fear of living. Why? Because my life is no longer being measured. It is no longer the standard by which I will be judged.
“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.
“To live is Christ” makes our life an everlasting journey toward greater and greater glory. A journey we will experience both spiritually and physically in God’s presence. This is the imperishable life that God had planned for us since the beginning. In Christ, it is our once again.