Colossians 3:2-3 (ESV) 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
Over the years I’ve always wondered what hidden in Christ meant , this morning while driving I got an answer I got a vision on what it looks like for me. This vision really simplified it for me and now if somebody asks me what it means, I can tell them From the heart instead of what somebody else has told me what it means.
The vision goes like this. I’m standing there and Christ is like this Filter Or shield around me where God sees me through him and all my bad stuff gets filtered out and God only sees the good in me.
This scripture from Psalms has a whole new meaning for me.
Psalms 3:3 3 But you, O LORD, are a shield about me,
my glory, and the lifter of my head. ESV
Colossions 3.3 Your union with his death broke the association with that world; see yourselves located in a fortress where your life is hidden with Christ in God! The Mirror version In that day you will know that I am in my father, and you in me and I in you.” [Jn 14:20] Occupy your mind with this new order of life; you died when Jesus died; whatever defined you before defines you no more. Christ, in whom the fullness of deity dwells, defines you now! The word, “hidden” can also be translated, secret; the secret of your life is your union with Christ in God! [See Col 2:9, 10] “Risen, then, with Christ you must lift your thoughts above where Christ now sits at the right hand of God, you must be heavenly minded; not earthly minded, you have undergone death, and your life is hidden away now with Christ in God. Christ is your life, when he is made manifest you are made manifest in his glory.” — Knox Translation)