Where is our position with the Father and Jesus? Yes, we are forgiven all our sins because Jesus paid for our sins and we accepted the gift of Salvation by belief on Christ. Yet Christ did more than just forgive us!
As a believer on Christ and His once for all sacrifice for the sins of the whole world (Hebrews 10:10, 1 John 2:2) there has been a very big change in our position with God. We are not only forgiven our sins.
BELIEVERS ARE NOW PRESENTLY…
》 SAVED ETERNALLY FROM THE MOMENT WE BELIEVE, IN CHRIST
“15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:15-16 KJV)
Apostle Paul wrote,
“13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also AFTER THAT YE BELIEVED, YE WERE SEALED with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:13-14 KJV)
》 DEEMED BY GOD AS THE CHILDREN OF GOD
“For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:26 KJV)
Those who reject Christ are NOT children of God. Only believers are. We are in the family! Never to not be family.
》 MADE INTO A NEW CREATION CALLED THE SPIRIT.
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” ( 2 Cor. 5:17 KJV)
We are an actual literal new creation of God called ‘The Spirit‘. The Holy Spirit indwells us and is right here with us. From the very moment of belief on Christ we are SEALED by the Holy Spirit from now until Heaven and beyond. (Ephesians 1:13-14 KJV)
》 MADE BY GOD THE VERY RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD, IN CHRIST!
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might BE MADE the righteousness of God in him.” (2 Cor. 5:21 KJV)
Many believers fail to understand how we are deemed righteous BY GOD – not by ourselves or what we do after Salvation! An amazing truth to let sink into our belief!
》 DEEMED COMPLETE IN CHRIST, IN THE PRESENT
“9 For IN HIM dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10 And ye ARE COMPLETE IN HIM, which is the head of all principality and power: 11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 12 Buried WITH HIM in baptism, wherein also ye are risen WITH HIM through the faith of the operation OF GOD, who hath raised him from the dead. 13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together WITH HIM, having forgiven you ALL trespasses; 14 BLOTTING OUT the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;” (Colossians 2: 9-14 KJV)
We need to believe and enter God’s REST in our Salvation!
Does that mean sit back and be lazy, unloving, not helping others come to the knowledge of Salvation or just go and sin all we want? No! These truths of who we now are as believers should drive us to live more for God as we recognize that we have been changed at the core of our being.
In Hebrews we see a comparison being made to the Hebrews being sent to the ‘promised land’. Did they laze around going there? No. It was hard actually. They murmured against God, complaining. They lived by fear, even after seeing the parting of the Red Sea, walking across on dry land, taking Pharaoh’s riches with them, given manna food from heaven to sustain them, etc. Fear! Instead God wants us to live by faith- not fear. Faith that what He says He has deemed you to be..YOU ARE!
Want something to fear? Comparing the Moses Exodus and how the majority of them DID NOT enter the land of promise, the writer of Hebrews wrote what we should fear,
“Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us OF ENTERING INTO HIS REST, any of you should seem to come short of it.” (Hebrews 4:1 KJV)
If we use FAITH and BELIEVE that we are, as redeemed Christians, what God says we are in the Word of God; that is REAL REST. And if you REST in God, just watch God move in our life to help others come to the knowledge of Salvation in Christ!
There is work to be done by God through you because we are ONE with The father IN CHRIST. But we must believe who we now are… IN CHRIST. Jesus prayed for you and me…
“20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.” ( John 17: 20-23 KJV)
Do you think the Father is answering Jesus’ prayer for us?
We better believe He is! Amen!!