Believers are in Jesus, and He is in them

Scripture reference

John 15:1–17 (ASV 1901)

I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh it away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he cleanseth it, that it may bear more fruit. 3Already ye are clean because of the word which I have spoken unto you. 4Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; so neither can ye, except ye abide in me. 5I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much f...


Hudson Taylor wrote to his sister about abundant joy and peace that had replaced great distress and restlessness that had burdened him for months because of a growing consciousness of sin and his powerlessness against it. When he found that Jesus had promised to never leave him and that he was literally a member of Christ's body, he was able to conclude, “Can Christ be rich and I poor?”