Colossians 1:27 (NLT)
27 For it has pleased God to tell his people that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. For this is the secret: Christ lives in you, and this is your assurance that you will share in his glory.
Just as God has shared everything of this world with all people, He also shared His son Jesus Christ with all people. The Bible says it pleases God to tell you the riches and glories of Christ are for YOU. The Greek word musterion, pronounced moos-tay’-ree-on, means religious secret, hidden thing, mystery, something hidden from ungodly and wicked men. We find the next part of verse 27 saying, “for this is the secret: Christ lives in you”. So Christ is hidden from ungodly and wicked men and they lack assurance of Christ’s salvation. But since Christ is hidden away inside of those who trust Him, He gives them assurance that they will be with Him.
In Luke 17:20-21 it says, “And when the Pharisees had demanded of Him when the Kingdom of God should come, He answered them and said, "The Kingdom of God cometh not with outward show. Neither shall they say, `Lo, it is here!' or `Lo, it is there!' For behold, the Kingdom of God is within you." Jesus was letting them know the Kingdom of God would start with a change from the inside out, with Christ living in them. We must confess our sins and pour them out. We must empty our own will and give ourselves to Christ and let Him be in control. A pair of empty gloves does nothing, but once filled they are controlled by the person who placed their hands inside. Once we allow Christ inside and give Him control then He controls the actions in our life. Are you ready to empty yourself and let Christ fill your life? Jesus wants to make your life abundant and full. Jesus said, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” Pray that Jesus would give you an abundant life. Pray that your sins may be emptied and you would turn control over to Him. Thank Christ for His presence dwelling inside of you.