Colossians 3:4 – When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
“Christ, who is our life!” Wow! What a convicting verse that speaks of the exaltation of Jesus, and the total surrender to Jesus by those who claim Him as Savior and Lord! Jesus is our everything, and it’s all or nothing if we are to be in His kingdom. Several years ago a Christian sister with great faith said, “Jesus is not part of my life – He is my life!”
Jesus Christ is our life because God has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of His beloved Son (Col. 1:13). We were dead in our sins, and we had no life relationship with God; however, when we put our faith in Jesus and His death, burial, and resurrection, God made us alive together with Christ (Eph. 2:5). The reality is: Jesus is our life because when we put our faith in Him He gives us eternal life. This eternal life begins the day we are born again (Jn. 3:16,36; 17:3), and comes into full bloom when we get to heaven and then receive that eternal body on the last day (I Cor. 15:42-58).
Jesus Christ is our life because we serve/live only for Him as Lord. In Col. 3:1-4:6 Paul gives instructions to those who have been born again. In chapters one and two Paul speaks of the supremacy of Christ; in chapters three and four he speaks of submission to Christ. Jesus deserves our total allegiance. Our lives no longer belong to ourselves – we deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him (Mark 8:34).
Jesus Christ is our life because when He is revealed we will have life in heaven throughout eternity. There is a day coming when the Lord will descend from heaven with a shout… we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord (I Thes. 4:16-17). Jesus died so that we might live. He came that we might have life, and have it abundantly (John.10:10).
Christ IS our life!!!