Ephesians 3:17

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
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AD 400
Paul prays that believers be made more steadfast, not doubting but believing increasingly that Christ dwells in them even when they do not see him with their physical eyes. He prays that the Spirit which has been given them might infuse into them a certainty that Christ lives and is the Son of God, so that he lives by faith in their hearts. Thus when we have faith in him we behold him in our hearts. The benefit of this is that we grow more sure of his blessing. He does not desert us. He is always present through that faith in him which he guards in us. The gift of the Spirit, which is also the gift of God the Father, is given to us that he may keep us safe, to his glory. –.

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Christ dwelleth in us by his gifts, and we are just by those his gifts remaining in us; and not by Christ's proper justice only, as some modern innovators will have it. (Bristow) And this not by faith only, but by faith rooted and founded in charity, which accomplishes all virtues. (Bristow)

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
Thus when, writing to the Ephesians, he spoke of "Christ dwelling in their inner man "he meant, no doubt, that the Lord ought to be admitted into their senses.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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