Your new life in Christ
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
When you are born-again . . . you have a new identity!
Excerpted from the "Salvation Experience"
In truth, the understanding of the shedding of Jesus’ precious Blood can open up for you a whole new realm of relationship with your Heavenly Father. Two wonderful things will happen during your salvation experience. Not only will the “state” of your condition change, but your “status” will change. First, Christ’s death changes your “state” from a sinner with a death sentence in need of a Savior to one who is redeemed with a Savior. Second, your “status” will change from a child whose father was Satan to a son or daughter whose Father is God the Most High. Christ’s death and the shedding of His precious Blood changes your “state”. His resurrection changes your “status”. The Biblical terms for your state and status being changed are "justification" and "sanctification". The change of your state is justification, which is where the whole saving process begins. The change of your status is sanctification, which is where the saving process goes on and on. This is where the miracle of transformation takes place. During your transformation process, you need to every day ask the Lord to refresh you with the power that lies behind His precious Blood and His precious Holy Spirit. This will increase your ability to serve Him. By Jesus bearing the punishment of your sin even unto death, Jesus conquered the power of sin and has given you the ability to do so also. He robbed the enemy of victory and made it possible for anyone to experience “The Power of God through the Blood of the Cross." Faith in Christ’s Blood and His name will give you a spirit led, faith filled life so you can triumph over sin in your daily walk. God has a specific purpose for you, and He wants you to continue to remove anything and everything that would prevent that purpose from being fulfilled. If you choose Christ, it is imperative that you remember that you are now called to be a consecrated and set apart priest, ready to serve Him. You will then be responsible for spreading His message. As a new believer, you are to take your relationship with God and the responsibilities that He has called you to very seriously. Read More
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new.
(2 Corinthians 5:17)
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
For you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light.
For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
(1 Peter 2:9)
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
(1 John 3:1-2)
But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.
(1 Corinthians 6:17)
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
(1 Corinthians 12:27)
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
(1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
For we are God’s masterpiece, created to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do.
And to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
(Ephesians 4:24 )
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
(John 3:16 )
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us.
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority.
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.
Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My words, he shall never see death.
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish and no one shall snatch them out of My hand.
I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you, and will be in you. I wll not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
In that day you shall know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. He who has My commandments and keeps them he is is who loves Me; and he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him, and will disclose Myself to him."
Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins.
And such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.
(1 Corinthians 6:11)
See how great a love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God.
(1 John 3:1)
For if we died with Him, we shall also live with Him; if we endure, we shall also reign with Him.
(2 Timothy 2:12)