Experiencing the New Life

Christian, welcome to the family of God. My heart leaps for joy that you have experienced new life (salvation). Your life with God has begun and as a result you have been given the following promise: “He who began a good work in you will finish it!” {Philippians 1 vs. 6}

Christian, memorize this verse and claim it like a life preserver. Satan will do everything in his power to plant seeds of doubt in your mind and steal your joy.

Knowing who you are in Christ is crucial: There are wonderful promises found in God’s word that identify you as his child and joint heir. The ones in this article list many of them.

  • I am united with God and one spirit with Him. 1 Corinthians 6:17
  • I am a joint heir with Jesus, sharing His inheritance with Him. Romans 8:17
  • I am Jesus’ friend. John 15:14
  • I am a child of God. John 1:12
  • I am accepted. Ephesians 1:6
  • I am loved. 1 John 3:3
  • I am a temple of God. His Spirit and his life lives in me. 1 Corinthians 6:19
  • I am a member of Christ’s body. 1 Corinthians 12:27
  • I am a Saint. Ephesians 1:1
  • I am redeemed and forgiven. Colossians 1:14
  • I am complete in Jesus Christ. Colossians 2:10
  • I am free from condemnation. Romans 8:1
  • I am a new creation because I am in Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • I am chosen of God, holy and dearly loved. Colossians 3:12
  • I am established, anointed, and sealed by God. 2 Corinthians 1:21
  • I do not have a spirit of fear, but of love, power, and a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
  • I am God’s co-worker. 2 Corinthians 6:1
  • I am seated in heavenly places with Christ. Ephesians 2:6
  • I have direct access to God. Ephesians. 2:18
  • I am chosen to bear fruit. John. 15:16
  • I am one of God’s living stones, being built up in Christ as a spiritual house. 1 Peter 2:5

Christian, you are dearly loved and were purchased by the precious blood of Christ. God’s own dear son shed his blood on Calvary as an atonement for your sins. You were purchased by God and given the Holy Spirit to live in you.

You will begin to notice a change in you. The things you used to love, you will begin to hate. Do not expect this change to happen completely from day one. Please do not get discouraged, downhearted or depressed if you find that many of the sins you used to do, you still struggle with. Remember the following verse: “God is working in you and will give you the power and desire to do what pleases him.” {Philippians 2 vs. 13}

You cannot live the victorious christian life apart from God. Christ said, without me you can do nothing {John 15 vs. 5}. If you sin, immediately confess it to God and turn back to him. 1 John 1 vs. 9 gives us the following promise: “If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

God has saved you but it is his desire that you become like his Son. This is called sanctification. It is God’s will that you be Holy as he is Holy. This will be a life long process and will involve God conforming you into the image of his Son. The sanctification process will not be complete until you are finally with him in glory.

Scripture tells us in 2 Timothy 3 vs. 16 that “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,”

Claim this by faith: Every book, every chapter, every verse, and yes!.. every word is from God. There is no error found in God’s word. You can trust his word.

The devil is a liar and the father of lies {John 8 vs. 44}. If he can get you to doubt your salvation, or destroy your christian witness he will try. But, remember the following, God is with you and greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world. {1 John 4 vs. 4}

1 Corinthians 10:13 says, “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”

My prayer for you is that you come to realize quickly who you are in Christ and that you will experience God’s peace and love.

In closing, Christian it is not God’s will that we live this life alone. God desires that we fellowship with other brothers and sisters in Christ. It is vital that you prayerfully seek a Christ centered church to attend. God will lead you!

We need to worship together, encourage each other and serve our Lord.

“The joy of the Lord is our strength.” {Nehemiah 8 vs. 10}

Amen!

God bless you!!

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