Unfortunately to many Christians can be labeled as, “In-betweeners.” What is an
in-betweener? A good example is the time between when Israel was delivered from slavery in Egypt, and their arrival in the Promised Land. The Israelites were saved from slavery in Egypt, but along the way to the Promised Land they were never satisfied or trusted God. They kvetched all the way to the Promise Land, and because of their complaining and lack of trust they lost many blessings. They lived in between the promises of God.
An in-betweener Christian lives between Christmas and Easter. As someone at Bible study humorously pointed out on Tuesday, they are not Christians but Chreasters. An
in-betweener believes in Jesus birth, and they believe in His death, but they are never
convicted to the point of trusting God completely. They never enter into the real power and glory of the resurrection. Sadly this is an unfulfilled Christian life, for many blessing from God are missed.
Rom 6:5 indicates our union with Christ assures our future resurrection when we die. But Romans 6:4 teaches us that we share His resurrection power today. I like what Paul wrote to the Colossians, “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above … For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God” (Col. 3:1, 3). If you have been raised with Christ stop being an in-betweener, and set your heart on things above.