In 1928, a religious order called the Outer Court of the Order of the Living Christ decided to build Jesus a place from which to reign here on earth. For thirty years, no one lived in the house, but members of the order kept the house clean and dusted, ever ready for Jesus’ return. Eventually, they abandoned the house and the surrounding property; now it’s privately owned and available for rent.
I share something with those misguided believers from the 1920s… I’m also doing my best to prepare a place for Jesus to live. Where we differ is that I don’t think that Jesus plans to come live in a mansion. In fact, I know where he wants to live: in my heart. What’s more, he’s living there now.
The apostle Paul wrote to Christians in Rome:
You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness (Romans 8:9-10).
Do you want to know more about Jesus, more of how he lived here on earth, and more about what he expects of us? Then sign-up for the “Discovering Jesus” course. It will guide you through what the Bible teaches us about Jesus. Learn about him, become his disciple, and he will come to live in you, as well.
If you’d like to talk more about Jesus living in us, write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.