"For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh." (2 Corinthians 4:11)
Christianity is the manifestation of the Christ-life in you. Christ is alive in you-- working in and through you-- touching and changing lives through you. This is the essence of the Christian life: Christ taking up His abode in your spirit, making you His living temple.
This is the reason why whatever God wants to do on earth today is only made possible through His children. We're His operational center! He lives, talks, moves, touches, and blesses through us.
"...He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand."
We are that seed. Hallelujah! You're His beauty, His trophy, and His outstretched arm.
"I am the vine, you are the branches..."
The branches are the part of the vine that produce fruit. So, you reveal the glory and beauty of Christ. That glory is in your spirit, where Christ lives. Christ dwelling in you is what produces the glory that's seen on the outside. Look inside, into your spirit, and see the glory within; reveal the same to your world.
True spiritual growth is determined by the extent to which Christ is revealed through you-- the manifestation of His person and character through you. This is why you must consciously allow His Word to dwell in you richly. Keep studying and meditating on the Word, because the Lord and His Word are one. The more you know Him through fellowship, the more He's revealed in and through you.
Christ has taken up His abode in my spirit, and I've become His living tabernacle and operational center, living the Christ-life and unveiling His character, glory, wisdom, grace, and righteousness. Through me, His beauty and perfection are revealed in my world, in an ever-increasing measure through the ability of the Holy Spirit at work in me, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Further Study: 2 Corinthians 4:10-11; Colossians 3:3-4; 1 Peter 2:9