Series 2 - Lesson 2 - Annotation 16
How do we abide in Christ?
16. We "abide in Christ" when we dwell consciously and continuously in the realization of the one Presence and one Power, God, the good omnipotent, active in and through us. As we carry this consciousness out into our every day human experiences, we shall show forth or demonstrate the "fruits" of the kingdom of God. "He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing" (John 15:5).
When we abide consciously in the Christ, our salvation is complete. We are saved from belief in ignorance and sin, and all their effects. This is the true "atonement," the at-one-ment or redeeming of our entire consciousness that it may function as one complete spiritual unit. Jesus said, "If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love" (John 15:10). In a true sense, if one abides (dwells consciously and continuously) in the living Word of God, Christ Jesus, then all things are already provided lavishly for him.
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