To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Pastor Chris in you, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27).
There’re those who argue that Christianity is the imitation of Christ, but they’re wrong. Christianity isn’t the imitation of Christ. Those who are trying to imitate Christ are working from the outside.
In Colossians 1:26-27, the Bible tells us, “Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Christianity is the revelation of Christ in you. That’s God’s dream; that’s His plan and desire: Christ revealed in you!
Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”; this was due to Adam’s transgression. Now that salvation has been consummated, we’re no longer short of the glory; we’ve been given the glory of the Second Adam, Christ Jesus. Christ in you is the hope of glory.
The life of Jesus Christ is made manifest in our physical bodies (2 Corinthians 4:10); what an awesome reality! When He died, you died in Him, and when He was raised from the dead, you were raised up together with Him, unto the transcendent life.
This is Christianity! You’re in Christ; He’s in you. You’re the revelation of His righteousness, glory, and grace. No wonder the Word says His intent is to unveil His manifold wisdom to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, through the Church (Ephesians 3:10). True spiritual growth is determined by the extent to which Christ is revealed or manifested through you.
The revelation of Chris Oyakhilome in us is much more than the imitation of Christ; it’s the understanding and expression of His character; His life and glory through us.