"May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality]. May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts..." (Eph. 3:16-17 AMP).
How does Christ actually dwell, settle down, and make His permanent home in your heart? Through your faith.
That's what God wants to do: Make His permanent home in your heart! But that's what Christians haven't allowed Him to do! (Remember: This scripture was written to born-again, Spirit-filled Christians.)
Christians sing, "Come by here, Lord, come by here," implying that the Lord's not here - but if we could just get Him to come by, He might do something for us. And we sing, "Reach out and touch Jesus as He passes by."
All of these sentiments are based on physical sense knowledge. I don't have to reach out and touch the Lord, because He lives in me! And we sing, "Just to have a touch, O Lord, from You." What do I want with touches when I've got the Holy Spirit living inside me?
Trust God who already dwells within you! Learn to become "God-inside-minded!"
Confession: I am strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in my inner man by the Holy Spirit indwelling my innermost being. Christ actually dwells, settles down, abides, and makes His permanent home in my heart!
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )