Our Glorious Salvation
Sometimes we need to stop and marvel at what happened to us when we gave our lives to the Lord and asked Jesus into our lives as Lord and Savior. Our inner man (our spirit, conscience or spiritual heart) was recreated or born again (2 Cor 5:17; John 3:3-8; Ezek 11:19).
Our sins were forgiven: “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace” (Eph 1:7; KJV). We were redeemed from the curse of the law, (poverty, sickness and death; Gal 3:13-14). We were sanctified (1 Cor 1:30) or set apart for God, justified or made as if we had never sinned (Rom 3:23-24) and made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2 Cor 5:21). Righteousness means to be made in right standing with God.
Christ came to live in us as the Holy Spirit (Gal 2:20; 1 Cor 6:19). We became God’s children (Rom 8:15), joint heirs with Jesus (Rom 8:17), and were taken out of satan’s control and placed in God’s kingdom of light (Col 1:13-14).
The bible tells us that the Holy Spirit in us is greater than any satanic force in the world (1 John 4:4). “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Phil 4:13; KJV). In fact, we are more than conquerors (Rom 8:37). Are you getting the picture? We are family, Jesus our brother (Rom 8:29); we have the same Father as Jesus. The same power (the Holy Spirit) that anointed Jesus for ministry on this earth lives in us.
We can do anything with Jesus. Let’s do it, let’s be salt and light, let’s turn our world right side up.