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And He (God) said to me (the apostle Paul), "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness. "Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong" (2 Cor. 12:9,10).
"I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me"(Gal. 2:20).
[The Lord Jesus said], "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing" (John 15:5).
The editorial perspective could be described as "Exchanged Life" (Col 3:3,4), "Spirit-filled Life" (Eph 5:18), and "Abundant Life" (John 10:10).
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"A Startling Message" - John Woodward
... I’ve noticed that people are often startled when they perceive new insights about abundant life in Christ. The Corinthians were probably amazed to first read, “But of Him [God the Father] you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God–and righteousness and sanctification and redemption.” (1 Cor. 1:30). Writing on this text, Andrew Murray highlighted God’s gracious work of spiritually uniting believers with Christ: “The whole Christian life depends on the clear consciousness of our position in Christ … Most essential to the abiding in Christ is the daily renewal of our faith’s assurance, ‘I am in Christ.’… Nothing will exalt free grace, and make man bow very low before it, than the knowledge of the mystery, ‘Of God in Christ.'”
Sample Classic: "Jesus Christ: the Last Adam" - Charles Spurgeon
"And so it is written, 'The first man Adam became a living being.' The last Adam [Christ] became a life-giving spirit'" (1 Corinthians 15:45).
Jesus is the federal head of his elect [His people]. As in Adam, every heir of flesh and blood has a personal interest, because he is the covenant head and representative of the race as considered under the law of works; so under the law of grace, every redeemed soul is one with the Lord from heaven, since he is the Second Adam, the Sponsor and Substitute of the elect in the new covenant of love.