Precious Testimonies Ministry Encourager

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE "IN CHRIST?" 

 

The phrase, “in Christ” or “in Him” is found many times in the New Testament. My favorite verse of all is Colossians 2:10, which reads, “And you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.” That idea of completeness should be comforting to  us, because it speaks of lacking nothing, not in want, or needing no thing to be added to us. Even though we may have times of physical need, we know from this verse that our times of spiritual need are behind us when we are in Christ. Another section of scripture that is equally as comforting is found in the first chapter of Ephesians. Listen to these comforting words:

 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved.  - Ephesians 1:3-6

 

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth - in Him.  - Ephesians 1:7-10

 

In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.  - Ephesians 1: 11-12

 

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

 

Look at all that is true of you who believe in this one section of God’s Word! If you believe in Jesus, that He died for your sin, trusting in the promises of God, then all of this is true about you right now.

  • You are blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ

  • You are chosen before the foundation of the world 

  • You are holy and without blame 

  • You have been adopted 

  • You are accepted 

  • You are redeemed 

  • You have forgiveness of sins 

  • You know the mystery of His will 

  • You have obtained an inheritance 

  • You are His glory 

  • You are sealed with the Holy Spirit 

  • Your inheritance is guaranteed

  • As we study scriptures , Paul is speaking to the church in Ephesus and he letting them know who they are in Christ.

  • Out of Christ or Christianity you are lost , living in the kingdom of darkness. 

  • But in Christ we have all things that pertain to life and Godliness .

  • Now live and follow the principles of the word of God daily and reap the benefits.