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The truth will set you free-if you believe it!

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:47 pm
by michael
Hello again. I am posting the following in light of questions I have read under this topic. God has been very gracious to me by showing me the difference between our "perfect" heavenly position IN CHRIST as believers and our condition (how God calls us to live practically each day)
My basis for living practically righteous stems from my heavenly position IN CHRIST. As I exercise faith in the FACTS of Christ's finished work the Holy Spirit conforms my behavior to that end. I hope the following memory system is helpful for all who are confused about this matter. Not I, but the grace of God in me. The first three sections (Position before God), (Riches of Grace) and (Riches of Glory) are ALL true for you NOW spiritually if you are truly born again IN CHRIST. All of these, including the A, B & C of (Reckon by Faith) are things Jesus accomplished in His death, resurrection and ascension. The others are practical and deal with our attitudes and responsibilities before God BASED UPON THE PRIOR BIBLICAL FACTS. I know, it seems to good to be true. Nonetheless, it is, and now we must claim them by faith. Our Father is truly awesome!

Christ’s mind in me

1) Position before God

A. Righteous (Romans 3:21,22) (Philippians 3:9)
B. Justified (Romans 5:1) (Galatians 2:16)
C. Redeemed (Galatians 4:4,5) (Colossians 1:13,14)
D. Reconciled (Romans 5:10) (Colossians 1:21,22)
E. Sanctified (Hebrews 2:11) (Hebrews 10:10)
F. Perfect (Hebrews 10:14) (1 John 4:17)

2) Riches of Grace

A. Chosen (Ephesians 1:3,4) (2 Thessalonians 2:13)
B. Adopted (Romans 8:15) (Ephesians 1:5)
C. Forgiven (Ephesians 4:31,32) (Colossians 2:13,14)
D. Inheritance (2 Corinthians 5:1) (1 Peter 1:3,4)
E. Complete (Colossians 2:9,10) (2 Peter 1:2,3)
F. Secure (John 6:37,39) (John 10:27,28)

3) Riches of Glory

A. Citizenship (Ephesians 2:19) (Philippians 3:20)
B. Circumcised (Romans 2:28,29) (Colossians 2:11,12)
C. Baptized (Romans 6:3,4) (Galatians 3:27)
D. Gifted (Ephesians 4:11,12) (1 Peter 4:10)
E. United (1 Corinthians 12:13) (Ephesians 4:4,5)
F. Free (Galatians 5:1) (Galatians 5:13)
4) Reckon by Faith

A. Crucified with Christ (Galatians 2:20) (Galatians 6:14)
B. Dead to sin (Romans 6:10,11) (Colossians 3:1-3)
C. Freed from the law (Romans 8:12) (Romans 10:4)
D. Claim Christ’s victory (2 Corinthians 2:14) (Hebrews 2:14,15)
E. His work (Ephesians 2:10) (Philippians 1:6)
F. Our desire (2 Corinthians 5:9) (Philippians 3:7,8)

5) Faith in Action

A. Abide in Christ (John 15:4,5) (Colossians 2:6)
B. Filled with the Spirit (Galatians 5:16) (Ephesians 5:15-18)
C. Embrace the cross (Matthew 10:37,38) (Luke 9:23,24)
D. Embrace suffering (James 1:2,3) (1 Peter 4:12,13)
E. Know God’s Word (2 Timothy 2:15) (2 Peter 3:17,18)
F. Know God’s Will (Romans 12:1,2) (Ephesians 4:1)

*Overcoming by the word of our testimony*

Love in Jesus, Michael
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