Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.
2 Timothy 3:17
that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
We must not be deceived in Christ we are COMPLETE.
We are throughly equipped for every good work He has called us to do. In and of ourselves we can do nothing good only through the shed blood of Christ are we complete.
in whom we have redemption through His blood,[a] the forgiveness of sins.
A highway shall be there, and a road,
And it shall be called the Highway of Holiness.
The unclean shall not pass over it,
But it shall be for others.
Whoever walks the road, although a fool,
Shall not go astray. No lion shall be there,
Nor shall any ravenous beast go up on it;
It shall not be found there.
But the redeemed shall walk there,
And the ransomed of the Lord shall return,
And come to Zion with singing,
With everlasting joy on their heads.
They shall obtain joy and gladness,
And sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
I have been redeemed and all my sins forgiven. The redeemed shall walk on the highway of Holiness! Have you accepted Christ? If yes you too have been redeemed!
For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.
“Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy.
Father, Son and Holy Spirit! Yes we have direst access to God through Holy Spirit. Three in one. This is who I am in Christ! #whoIaminChrist
having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,
For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”
It is great to know the Word tells us we are adopted as a child of God. We were predestined into that adoption. We did NOT receive the spirit of bondage but the Spirit of "adoption"! Hallelujah He is our daddy. "Abba Father"!
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God,
To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus:
Psalm 16:3 As for the saints who are on the earth,
“They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.”
1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:
Who I am in Christ? The Word tells us we are a saint. Like Paul if we are an apostle of Christ; As a saint on earth the Lord delights in us. Oh to be a saint through the Lord Jesus Christ. You too can be a saint today trust in Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:27
Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.
We are individuals but also members of His body. How amazing to realize we are one of many. all unique, all special, all a part of Him! Hallelujah!
1 Corinthians 6:18-20
Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Are you the Lord's? Will you receive the gift He paid for you? Then price of His life. If you have then your body belongs to the Lord. YOU ARE HIS GLORIFY HIM IN YOUR BODY!
1 Corinthians 6:15-17
Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.” But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.
The Bible tells us as a born again believer we are united with Him and one spirit with Him! Do we realize what that means? Just like your spouse we are unted with Him. We have the Holy Spirit in us! Wow we can walk with Him and talk with Him. We can hear Him and He hear us. He knows us intimately. How amazing is that to realize He is in us! Who are you in Christ? #WhoIaminChrist
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have[a] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
It tells us we are justified by faith in God. God asked Job
Job 40:8 “Would you indeed annul My judgment?
Would you condemn Me that you may be justified?
Do we justify ourselves like Job by condemning God? Are we the judge and seat on the judgement seat of others? OR are we justified through faith in God and have peace with God and others? I choose to be justified by God how about you?
No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another.
We can be Christ's friend if we know Him and know His Father. Once we know, believe, repent of our sins, we want to serve Him. But when serving Him He calls us Friend. What a privilege and honor be called friend of Jesus. If you are His you are His friend! Trust Christ today.
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