Messiah (Christ) our life has spiritual and temporal blessing in our walk in Him “in the kingdom of Messiah and of God (Eph 5:5)” and “When Messiah, our life, is revealed, then you will also be revealed with him in glory.”
Our new life in Messiah is hidden with our risen Messiah in God. We can’t see Him or God, but we know them by the Holy Spirit.
1 If then you were raised together with Messiah, seek the things that are above, where Messiah is, seated on the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Messiah in God. 4 When Messiah, our life, is revealed, then you will also be revealed with him in glory. Colossians 3 WMB
Paul wrote that to the Colossians and to us in context of Colossians 1 where he shows us that Messiah is the Mediator of the creation, the Redeemer of the world, and the Head of His body of believers. In Colossians 2, he follows this up with a warning against what carnal teachers offering deception.
In the remainder of Colossians, Paul shows us how to spiritually and temporally walk in Messiah.
Paul frequently uses the expression “in Messiah/Christ.” “In Christ” occurs 87 times in the NASB. It is a very edifying list to read. Click here to see it.
Here’s a taste from Ephesians and Phillipians:
Eph 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are at Ephesus and who are faithful in Christ Jesus:
Eph 1:3 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 1:10 with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him
Eph 1:12 to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory.
Eph 1:20 which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,
Eph 2:6-7 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
Eph 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
Eph 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
Eph 3:6 to be specific, that the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel,
Eph 3:11 This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord,
Eph 3:21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.
Eph 4:32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
Php 1:1 Paul and Timothy, bond-servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, including the overseers and deacons:
Php 1:26 so that your proud confidence in me may abound in Christ Jesus through my coming to you again.
Php 2:1 Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion,
Php 2:5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,
Php 3:3 for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh,
Php 3:9 and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,
Php 3:14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Phl 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Php 4:19 And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Php 4:21Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me greet you.
Col 1:2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father.
Col 1:4 since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have for all the saints;
Col 1:28 We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.
Col 2:5 For even though I am absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ.
1 6As therefore you received Messiah Yeshua, the Lord, walk in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, even as you were taught, abounding in it in thanksgiving. Colossians 2