Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at The Reality of The Resurrection P14 (12-15-21)
When You Are In Christ Jesus, You Are A New Creation! A Saint!
Grab a hold of your identity in Christ Jesus. When Jesus makes you a new creation, He makes you a saint. You can never be a sinner again. As Bob tells it, you are a new butterfly, quit believing you are a worm.
5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
So now, we abide in Christ Jesus. If you have Christ living in you, you are now a brand new person. You are a SAINT. You are no longer a sinner. Understand that you are no longer a sinner. God sees you as a saint. He sees you as a child of God. We need to see ourselves as He sees us!
1 John 4:10 (KJV)
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Jesus took away the wrath of God for our sins. He did not atone for sins, He took them away. Propitiation means it was satisfied for the sins of the whole world. It is finished. He loved us so much that He did this for us! He took away ALL OUR SINS! Once we grab a hold of this Truth then we rest in His Love for us. This is what it means to obey Him. Rest in His Love for you today.
So many times we fail to understand that God loved us first. He forgave all of your sins on the cross. When you believe that, you start thanking Him for the forgiveness that He already gave you. Then we start understanding the love Jesus had for us and we start sharing that love with others. When the love of Jesus flows through a person, His love starts manifesting itself in sharing the truth of forgiveness with others. We start loving one another because God loved us.
1 John 4:12
12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
We can not produce fruit by ourselves. He produces the fruit in and through us. It’s not that we love others but that He loves in and through us. Only when a person is in Christ Jesus can we be abiding in the Love of God. No one can love in the energy of their flesh.
Scripture tells us directly how we can know we are in Christ Jesus. Because he has given us His Spirit. And His Spirit communicates with our spirit and confirms truth.
1 John 4:13
13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit.
And this testifies that Jesus is the Savior of the world.
1 John 4:14-16
14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
Yet, so many people are not resting in the love of God. They keep going back in fear. Fear that their sins have not been forgiven. In fact, many people that are afraid of dying are fearful because they do not have Jesus living in them. So today, put that fear to rest and thank God for His forgiveness on the cross for your sins personally and for giving you eternal life the very moment you place faith in Him. If you are unsure if you have ever accepted Jesus life for you, then clear that up right now. Mark this date down and say to God, “thank you for forgiving me on the cross for all of my sins and for giving me your eternal life in me!” Be Born Free!
3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”