Knowing Who We Are in Christ Sets Us Free
Praise God that before He laid down the foundation for the world He planned for us (Psalm 139:13-16) to be made holy by His love.
This free gift was given to us through the precious blood of Christ. It is in Christ we find out who and what we are living for. He has a plan and a purpose for each one of us that no one else can fill. In Him we experience true freedom through our relationship with Him and getting into His Word. 1 John 4:17 AMP says, "In this (union and communion with Him) love is brought to completionů" Ephesians 1 talks about who we are in Him. We have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in the Heavenly place in Christ. v.3
Chosen before the foundation of the world having predestined us to be adopted as His Sons through Christ. v.4,5 Predestined suggests an appointed plan, guaranteed destiny. Phil. 1:6 "being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ."
Holy and blameless to the praise and glory of His grace which made us accepted in Christ.v.4.6. Accepted - Graced with grace - a sphere in which all salvation is realized and the realm in which God's kingdom purposes are fulfilled.
Redemption through His blood and forgiveness of sins to the riches of His grace. His grace is sufficient for all our needs. v.7. We're free and not just barely free - abundantly free! He provided for us everything we could possibly need, letting us in on plans He delighted in making - long range plans in which everything would be brought together.
Inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will. v. 11. Counsel of His will - signifies God's eternal and unchangeable plan.. This repeated reference to God's will (1,5,9,11) establishes the confidence of strong purpose and solid ground for living. He will complete it!Sealed with His Spirit of promise, the guarantee of our inheritance. V. 13.14.
Trusted after hearing the word of Truth v.13
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