Philemon 1:6 “that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.”
When you became born again you took the nature of God as a replacement of the spiritually dead nature that was on the inside of you (Ezek.36:26). This was a perfection of the redemptive work in Christ Jesus. Jesus became the substitute, taking upon Himself the sins of humanity, and for all who believe in this, and confess this as their reality (Him as Lord and substitute) then the New Birth experience becomes vitally real (Rom. 10:9-13).
However your Christian experience doesn’t just stop here, but it just begins. There are a wealth of realities and benefits that you have as a result of what Christ did in His redemptive work. These are called “in Christ” realities. They are the privileges you have as we identify yourself with the work of redemption. You have a responsibility to acknowledge these good things which you have in Christ, as they make the sharing of your faith much more effective. These realities are what makes the New Birth experience more attractive to the world out there.
In your devotion, spend time in the New Testament epistles, as they unveil these realities to you. Highlight every place you find statements such as “in Christ”, “in Him”, “through whom” and the likes. Make these your daily confession, as you acknowledge them, they become your realities, because they represent what Christ died for to make real to you.
You are a son of God in Him: “For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith.” Gal 3:26
You have every blessing in Him: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.” Eph 1:3
You exist in Him: “for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring. Acts 17:28
You are righteous in Him: “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Cor. 5:21
Scriptures to Meditate: In Him/In Christ Realities