"In Christ!"

October 31, 2016

 

What happened when we accepted Christ as Savior and Lord? Listen to what we are and what we have in Christ!

 

† We are reconciled to God and by God (Colossians 1:19-21).

† We are redeemed (1 Peter 1:18-20).

† We are children (sons) of God (John 1:12).

† All of our sins are forgiven (Colossians 3:13,14; 1 John 1:9).

† We are joined to Christ (1 Corinthians 6:17).

† We have been crucified with Christ (Galatians 2:20).

† We have been raised with Christ (Colossians 3:1).

† We have newness of life (Romans 6:4).

† We are free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).

† We have been made alive (Ephesians 2:1).

† We are a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).

† We are perfected forever (Hebrews 10:14).

† We have become the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21).

† We can know the mystery of His will (Ephesians 1:9).

† We have been adopted (Ephesians 1:5).

† We are accepted (Ephesians 1:6).

† We are justified, I have been pronounced, not guilty (Romans 5:1).

† We have been brought near by the blood of Christ (Ephesians 2:13).

† We have been delivered from the powers of darkness (Colossians 1:13).

† We have been translated into God’s kingdom (Colossians 1:13).

† We are part of a holy and royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9).

† We are part of a chosen generation (1 Peter 2:9).

† We are part of a holy nation (1 Peter 2:9).

† We are called His own special people (1 Peter 2:9).

† We have access to God (Ephesians 3:12).

† We can come boldly to God’s throne (Hebrews 4:16; 10:19).

† We are an object of God’s great love (1 John 4:10).

† We are an object of God’s grace (Ephesians 4:7).

† We have an inheritance (1 Peter 1:3-5).

† We have a heavenly citizenship, now (Ephesians 2:5,6).

† We are light in the Lord (Ephesians 5:8).

† We are born of the Holy Spirit (John 3:6).

† We are indwelt by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16).

† We are sealed by the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13; 4:30).

† We will be glorified (Romans 8:18).

† We are complete in Him (Colossians 2:9,10).

† In Him, we possess all spiritual blessings (Ephesians 1:3).

 

“How blessed is God! And what a blessing He is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in Him. Long before He laid down earth’s foundations, He had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of His love, to be made whole and holy by His love. Long, long ago He decided to adopt us into His family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure He took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of His lavish gift-giving by the hand of His beloved Son” (Ephesians 1:3-6, The Message)

 

Hallelujah, what a Savior!

Man of Sorrows! what a name for the Son of God, who came

Ruined sinners to reclaim. Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Bearing shame and scoffing rude, in my place condemned He stood;

Sealed my pardon with His blood. Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Guilty, vile, and helpless we; spotless Lamb of God was He;

Full atonement! can it be? Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Lifted up was He to die; “It is finished!” was His cry;

Now in Heav’n exalted high. Hallelujah! What a Savior!

When He comes, our glorious king, all His ransomed home to bring,

Then anew His song we’ll sing:

Hallelujah! What a Savior!

 

(Philip P. Bliss (1838-1876))

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