What are some things that happen to the believer when he trusts Christ? I.e. what are the benefits of salvation?


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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
These are the benefits that occur most readily to me, in no particular order, and although far from being a complete list (if such a list is even possible):

spiritual rebirth / being born again

forgiveness of sin / being declared righteous / justification

deliverance from sin / breaking of sin's grip or control

possession of eternal life

indwelling by the Holy Spirit

reconciliation to God

access to God

freedom from the Law as a means of justification

adoption as God's children and co-heirs with Christ

ability to please God through righteous actions, in contrast to those actions being "filthy rags" in God's sight

becoming a citizen of heaven

both spiritual and temporal blessings

being under grace instead of continuing judgment

having enduring inner peace

strength/comfort/consolation in the face of earthly trials, both through God's activity in this life, and as a result of having an eternal perspective (that is, that this life is not "all there is")

intercession on our behalf by the Holy Spirit

gifts of the Holy Spirit

October 23 2019 3 responses Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
1.	The Believer Is in the Eternal Plan of God.

Rom 8:29, 30 

2.	Redeemed

Rom 3:24; 8:23 

3.	Reconciled

II Cor. 5:18-20 

4.	Related to God Through Propitiation

Rom 3:24; 1 John 2:2 

5.	Forgiven All Trespasses

Col. 2:13 

6.	Sin Capacity Co-crucified with Christ

Rom. 6:1-10; Gal. 2:20 

7.	Free from the Law

Rom. 6:14; 8:1-4; Gal. 5:1-4 

8.	Children of God

John 3:3, 7. 

9.	Adopted as a “Son”

Gal. 3:26-4:7; Eph 1:4, 5 

10.	Acceptable to God by Jesus Christ

The Christian is joined to Christ. He, therefore, partakes of all that Christ is. There is:

imparted to him eternal life (John 20:31); 

imputed righteousness (II Cor. 5:21--"For God caused Christ, who himself knew nothing of sin, actually to be sin for our sakes, so that in Christ we might be made good with the goodness of God." PHILLIPS); 

positional sanctification (I Cor. 1:30); 

perfected forever (Heb. 10:4); 

made accepted in the beloved one (Eph. 1:6), and made meet (fit) (Col. 1:12). 

11.	Justified 
Rom. 4; 5:1. 

12.	Made Nigh. Eph. 2:13 

13.	Delivered from the Power of Darkness

Col. 1:13; II Cor. 4:3, 4 

14.	Translated into the Kingdom of the Son of His Love

Col. 1:13; I Thess. 2:12. 

15.	On the Rock, Christ Jesus

I Cor. 3:9-15; Matt. 7:24-27. 

16.	Circumcised in Christ

Eph. 2:17; Col. 2:11. 

17.	Partakers of a Holy and Royal Priesthood

I Pet. 2:5, 9; Rev. 1:6 

18.	A Chosen Generation, A Holy Nation, A Peculiar People

I Pet. 2:9 

19.	Heavenly Citizens

Phil. 3:20; Eph. 2:19 

20.	Of the Family and Household of God

Eph. 2:19; Gal. 6:10 

21.	In the Fellowship of the Saints

Eph. 4:1-3; John 17:11-23. 

22. A Heavenly Association 

The phrase, “the heavenly places”, is the believer’s inherent right of association with Christ. We are partners with Christ in: 
1) Life – Col. 1:27 
2) Position – Col. 3:1
3) Service – I Cor. 15:58
4) Suffering – I Pet. 4:12, 13; Phil. 1:29
5) Prayer – John 14:12-14
6) Marriage – Eph. 5:24-57
7) Expectation – Tit. 2:13; Heb. 10:13 

22.	Having Access to God

We have access:
1) Into His grace. The believer is not only saved by Grace, but he stands in grace, Rom 5:2
2) Unto the Father. Eph. 2:18 
3) In reassuring. The believer is urged to come with confidence. Heb. 4:16; 10:10-20 

23.	Within the Much More Care of God

Rom 5:8-10; Eph. 2:7-9 

24.	His Inheritance

Eph. 1:6, 18 

25.	The Inheritance of the Saints

Eph. 1:14; Col. 3:24; I Pet. 1:4; Heb. 9:15. 

26.	Light in the Lord. Eph. 5:8. 

27.	Vitally United to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit

It is said that
1) The believer is in God, the Father. I Thess. 1:1
2) God, the Father, is in the believer. Eph. 4:6
3) The believer is in the Son. Rom 8:1
4) The Son is in the believer. John 14:20
5) The believer is in the Spirit. Rom. 8:9
6) The Spirit is in the believer. I Cor. 2:12 Note the word “in” in each case. 

28.	Blessed with the Earnest or First-Fruits of the Spirit

The child of God has some down payments which bind with certainty the larger gifts of heavenly glory. Eph. 1:14; Rom. 8:23. There are five:
1) Born of the Spirit. John 3:6
2) Baptism by the Spirit. I Cor. 12:13
3) Indwelt by the Spirit. Rom. 5:5; 8:9
4) Sealed by the Spirit. Eph. 4:30
5) Filled with the Spirit. Eph. 5:18 

29.	Glorified

Rom. 4:17; 8:18; Col. 3:4; Rom. 8:30. 

30.	Complete in Him

Col. 2:9-10. 

31.	Possessing Every Spiritual Blessing

All of the preceding 31 points are to be included in the sweeping term, “all spiritual blessing”, Eph. 1:3.

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