Thursday, July 30, 2015

Do you know what happened to you?

Sometimes we have experiences that change our lives but we do not fully grasp what has really happened to us. For example, when I had a my first child and I became a parent, I had no idea all the realities what were now mine. I had a whole series of privileges and responsibilities that I needed to embrace. The same is true with salvation. When you give your life to Christ and invite Him to save you He does an amazing work in your life. But if you are unaware of what He has done you won't enjoy the privileges that are yours. Check out this list of things the Bible says happened to you at salvation. As you read them, invite God to make them real to your heart and ask yourself how your life would be different if you lived as if these things were real and true about you every day.

Thirty-One Things That Happen at Salvation
You are redeemed from slavery to sin (Rom. 3:24; 8:23)
You are reconciled to God (2 Cor. 5:18–20)
You are forgiven for all your sins (Col. 2:13)
You are freed from the law of sin and death (Rom. 6:14; 8:1–4; Gal. 5:1–4)
You are adopted by God (Gal. 3:26–4:7; Eph. 1:4–5)
You become a child of God (John 3:3, 7)
You are accepted by God (Eph. 1:6)
You are justified by Jesus Christ (Romans 4; 5:1)
You are glorified with Jesus (Rom. 4:16–17; 8:30; Col. 3:4)
You are united to Jesus (Col. 2:9–10)
You possess every spiritual blessing (Eph. 1:3)
You are brought close to God (Eph. 2:13)
You are delivered from the power of darkness (2 Cor. 4:3–4; Col. 1:13)
You are transferred from Satan’s domain to the kingdom of God (Col. 1:13; 1 Thess. 2:12)
You are given as a gift (John 17)
You are circumcised in Christ (Col. 2:11)
You join the priesthood of believers (1 Pet. 2:5; Rev. 1:6)
You join the people of God (1 Pet. 2:9)
You receive citizenship in heaven (Eph. 2:19; Phil. 3:20)
You are a member of the family of God (Gal. 6:10; Eph. 2:19)
You take up the fellowship of the saints (John 17:11–23; Eph. 4:1–3)
You are granted access to God (Heb. 4:16; 10:10–20)
You become an inheritance (Eph. 1:6, 18)
You receive an inheritance (Eph. 1:14; Col. 3:24; 1 Pet. 1:4; Heb. 9:15)
You become as light to the world (Eph. 5:8)
You are in God (1 Thess. 1:1)
God the Father is in you (Eph. 4:6)
You are in the Son (Rom. 8:1)
The Son is in you (John 14:20)
You are in the Spirit (Rom. 8:9)
The Spirit is in you (1 Cor. 2:12