Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The New You

What does God say about you as a believer?

You are not condemned!
'There is therefore no condemnation for those 
who are in Christ Jesus.' (Rom 8:1)

You are free from the law of sin and death
'For the law of the Spirit of Life has set you 
free from the law of sin and death.' 
(Rom 8:2)

You are Sanctified (holy and set apart)
'To the church that is in Corinth, to those 
sanctified in Christ, called to be saints...'
(1Cor 1:2)
(Notice that Paul is addressing a church whose
performance left much to be desired.)

You are the righteousness of God
'For our sake he made him to be sin who 
knew no sin so that in him we might become 
the righteousness of God.' (2Cor 5:21)

You were created for good performance (and I
can let Christ live in me to perform it.)
'For we are his workmanship, created in 
Christ Jesus for good works, which God 
prepared beforehand, that we should walk 
in them.' (Eph 2:10

You are complete (perfect)
'For in Him the whole fullness of deity dwells 
bodily, and you have been filled in him.'
(Col 2:9,10)

You are raised up with Him
'If then you have been raised up with Christ, 
seek the things above...'(Col 3:1)

Your life is hidden with Christ in God
'For you have died, and your life is hidden with
Christ in God. (Col 3:3)

Reader, by now you must be jumping with joy! I
am. And these verses are only a small taste of what
we have IN Christ. You see, dear one, everything
we are and everything we have is rooted IN Christ,
NOW, in the present.

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