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What does it mean to be “in Christ Jesus”?

Being “in Christ” is everything for the Christian.  When we learn to simply Trust Jesus with our lives, and accept Him as our Lord and Savior, we will then gladly choose to allow Jesus to make us “just like Him”!  Period!  Through the Holy Spirit, He will then come and abide “inside us” giving us His complete victory.  He alone will transform us into His image.  He alone will make us just like Jesus.  He alone is the victor!  And He alone will work  His triumph— “in Christ Jesus.”  Colossians 1:27.  1 John 3:1-2.  So the result is “there is now no condemnation” for those that have an intimate, personal relationship with Jesus.  This is being “in Christ Jesus”!  Romans 5:1-5, Romans 8:1-4, 11

 

Our Fantastic Assurance of Being “in Christ Jesus”!

Assurance of Salvation.  Here is how Dr. Timothy Jennings puts it:  “In my model we have the “assurance” of salvation when we “trust” Jesus with our lives and that’s it.  Once we trust Jesus, He, our great Heavenly Physician, will perfectly heal and restore us, thus our assurance is in Jesus, not in ourselves or our future.   “This is life eternal that they might know you the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.”  John 17:3.  When we “know” God as Jesus revealed Him to be and trust Him, then we have confidence, faith, or trust in Jesus’ ability to “save”  (salvage) us!   Our assurance or confidence is in our Savior (just like the thief on the Cross) not in a legal payment.”  All I can add is, Praise God!

 

God will perfectly heal us if we will simply let Him!  The only struggle will be to decide if you want Christ to give you His victory over a particular sin. (Sin is defined as “not believing in Jesus” John 16:8-9)  You still have a free will.  Once that decision is made through Faith In Jesus, then victory will be gained through Christ living out His righteousness in your life. Romans 8:3-4

 

Assurance of sins forgiven.

When we trust Jesus with our lives, then we are assured of sins forgiven.  Only through Jesus can we be brought into unity with God.  But thanks be to God, Jesus will draw us to Him!  It’s only by the goodness of God that Jesus leads us to Him.   When I choose Jesus then, Jesus alone, will cleanse me from all sin!  John 12:32, Romans 2:4,  Ephesians 1:7,  1 John 1:9.

 

Assurance that we have Peace with God.

Jesus has freed us from our guilt!  “Therefore, have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”; believers can come boldly to the throne of Grace with full assurance of salvation.  By faith, we have direct access to Jesus Christ!  This is true because we come on the basis of what Christ has done for us and not on our own personal performance.  Praise God.   Romans 5:1-2.

 

Assurance that “In Him” we are sealed” with The Holy Spirit.

“In Him” you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; ‘in whom’ also, having believed, you were ‘sealed’ with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.”  Ephesians 1:13-14,  Revelation 7: 1-4,  Revelation 9:4-6.

 

Taj Mahal

This Post Will Be Continued With Part 2!

 

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