He is risen, and desiring above all things to intimately become your reigning Savior, “Christ within you.” For He knows that is the only way to truly reign within these limited bodies of ours, separated from our Creator. Bodies, which He greatly desires to actually have them become His living temple. Choosing Jesus first among every tiny aspect of your life begins the process, which is nurtured each time we freely turn to Him. Hardships surround us, and begin to pressure us in various ways, and sometimes it is as if our immediate world around us is getting worse, but that is not always true. What is happening is that the Holy Spirit is making us more sensitive to things we encounter, and we are able to more clearly see the hopelessness in things not of God, making us fully realize that there is no hope without Jesus, there is no strength without Jesus, there is no cleansing, nor setting to right without Jesus, there is no security without Jesus, there is nothing without Jesus, and anything of value in this world is only because of Jesus. We begin to realize that He isn’t in Heaven waiting on us, He is intimately within waiting for us to individually, privately open up to Him, by calling to Him. The Mystery of the Gospel, “Christ within us.” Each struggle, each problem, each blessing, each victory is an opportunity to do just that, and that then nurtures the existence of “Christ within us,” allowing Him to actively nourish us now, in ways we could never imagine, because we are allowing Him to continuously cleanse us of all sins, all things “not of God,” which allows the Holy Spirit to fine-tune our spiritual ears so that we will begin to become more sensitive to His utterances. We must hear, and be aware of our Shepherd guiding us, because with Jesus there is everything and where He is guiding us to… Well, that is beyond treasures untold, a complete freedom now, to the very core of the Riches of His Glory, having our Abba to be able to actually shine down on us, individually, feeding us His love specifically for us, coming to us and intimately dwelling with us, fulfilling John 14:23, ‘Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.’ Yes, we lay a hold of Jesus from here unto eternity, declaring… “He is mine and I am His!” Because only with Jesus, do we have everything that speaks of true victory! Our Abba turned His back on Jesus so that we may never have to experience Him turning away from us… Hallelujah, what a Savior!