Posts Tagged 'positional standing in Christ'

God Gives Us Spiritual Confidence

January 07, 2017

God Gives Us Spiritual Confidence

1 John 2:28 (KJB)   And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

To abide in God is not merely a suggestion, or idea, but is a commandment given to every professing child of God.  It behooves us to always be ready and fully confident in our standing and relationship with God.  There is no reason that any God’s ...

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Take Up Your Cross November 12th 2015

What is your standing with God?

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (Romans 5:1-2 KJV)

It is a great privilege to be a child of God complete with access through His precious grace to boldly approach His throne any time day or night.  God never closes up shop, ...

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Take Up Your Cross October 28th 2015

Does your spiritual life need a health checkup?

Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. (2 Corinthians 7:1 KJV)

Paul is writing to remind his Corinthian brothers and sisters of all the wonderful promises they have in their personal relationship with God.  This hand written letter is a moment of review for them encouraging them to consider their own personal standing in ...

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Take Up Your Cross August 2nd 2015

God’s spiritual family is a work in progress upon this earth.

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 KJV)

Man uses chemicals called preservatives to keep foods fresh and appealing over an extended length of time.  Preservatives are added to keep food ...

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Take Up Your Cross May 11th 2015

Are you on a “spiritual high horse?”

And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. (1 Corinthians 8:2 KJV)

Many are attempting to walk with God while clinging to their own sense of self-importance being filled with puffed up knowledge and Strutting as a spiritual giants.  This high mindedness does not align up with Christlikeness but rather points to prideful characteristics straight from the god of this world.  A ...

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Take Up Your Cross March 8th 2015

Are you wearing the holy garments of “God cleansing” as you sojourn upon this earth or the stink and filth of the sin?

Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. (1 John 4:17 KJV)

Perfection only comes in the eternal realm in the presence of God.  God views mankind as positionally clean, perfect, and clothed in His holiness as man sojourns upon this ...

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Our Standing In Christ

God sees man who is quickened alive spiritually as covered in the blood Jesus Christ shed upon the cross for all sin.  He sees man who has been quickened alive as perfect and pure from His holy viewpoint in the Heavens:

Praise to God who does not see the stain of our sin but only the blood of Christ covering us or atoning for our sin making us as white as snow.  David spoke of this in Psalm fifty one ...

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Take Up Your Cross January 3rd 2015

Spiritual fruit outwardly speaks of a godly heart.

Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:1-2 KJV)

Paul is speaking in these scripture verses to those members of the Corinthian church who had openly declared or professed faith in the work ...

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Take Up Your Cross November 3rd 2014

Have you made the right turn unto His narrow path?

Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. (2 Corinthians 7:9-10 KJV)

Paul was at home plate driving a “spiritual homerun” to those listening to ...

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