But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him.
1 Corinthians 6:17
Ever since Adam and Eve sinned against God there has been a separation from mankind and God. After Adam sinned he was afraid. Genesis 3:10 says, “And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.”” Adam was afraid because he realized he was naked. On that day Adam, due to his sin, was stripped of his identity in God. Thankfully we can have the identity again with God through Jesus and His accomplishment on the cross.
Paul reveals in 1 Corinthians 6:17 that believers are joined so closely to Christ that we become “one spirit with Him.” Paul is comparing our oneness with Christ to the oneness that takes place in marriage between a man and a woman. Even in marriage we keep our individual identities while at the same time two people become one flesh. A similar thing happens when we place our faith in Jesus Christ. However our oneness with Jesus goes far deeper than human marriage as it produces eternal results.
We all inherit the sinfulness of Adam. We are all born lost and separated from God. But we can do something about it by placing our faith in Jesus and become one with Him. As a believer you are adopted into the family of God to never be separated again. Paul says in Galatians 3:29, “and if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.” If you are in Christ and Christ is in you, you are saved and redeemed. No longer do you need to be afraid.
Lord, thank you for making me a new creation in Christ Jesus. I know that I am in Him and He is in me.