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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
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); 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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