These things have been given to believers in Christ – Pastor Chukwuemeka Charles Asiegbu

Promise Of God:

promise of GodPromise of God– The promises of God in Christ are yea and yea and not yea and nay. This is to say that the whole promises of God are fulfilled in Christ. The intention of God is that man should receive every promise from Him in Christ. In other words, once anyone comes into Christ, he or she is entitled to receive the promise of God. It implies that anyone who is outside Christ, the promise of God will definitely elude him or her.

On this note it is important to state that a believer who is in Christ lacks nothing, this is because in Christ God has made everything available to him or her. Therefore, the believer’s needs have been freely provided in Christ. The only thing required of the believer is that he or she should by faith take that which has been made available for him or her in Christ.

Let’s see how Apostle Paul puts it in one of his letter to the Corinthians below:

Receive in the Bright:

“But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which god hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his spirit: for the spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.”

1 Corinthians 2:2-12

The Revealed Knowledge:

In the quotations above it is stated that “But God hath revealed them unto us by his spirit: for the spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” The implication here is that whatever that has been given is known by revelation and not by assumption. The revelation knowledge is made possible because God doesn’t want those that believe in Him to operate by guessing. It is the right of the believer in Christ to understand and grasp all that God has provided to him or her.

These things God has given to the believer are called “things that are freely given to us of God.” They are the gift of God and not the reward of God; this is because the believers did nothing to merit them. Below are the some of the things that God has given to believers in Christ.

Freedom Or Liberty:

A believer in Christ is in Freedom or liberty. It is only in Christ that freedom or liberty is guaranteed. This has to be established or rooted in the mindset of every believer that he or she has received freedom or liberty in Christ. Therefore, a believer should not allow anyone to entangle him or her in bondage. Apostle Paul puts it better this way in the verses below:

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”

Galatians 5:1

“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”

2 Corinthians 3:17

“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.”

Colossians 1:14

The above verses rights indicated the fact that believers are in freedom or liberty in Christ.

Eternal Life:

The believer in Christ is not looking for eternal life. Also the believer in Christ will not receive eternal this is because in Christ the promise of eternal life is fulfilled. This implies that coming into Christ is coming into eternal life. Anyone who is not in Christ has no eternal life and will not have eternal if he or she refuses to accept Christ into him or her. Apparently, eternal life is not a prayer point but a promised God has fulfilled in Christ.

Apostle John puts it better as stated below –

“He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”

1 John 5;12-13

Also See 1 John 5:20

Forgiveness Of Sin:

The believers in Christ have received the forgiveness of their sins. They do not have to receive it by asking for it. Forgiveness of sin is one of the promises of God that has fulfilled in Christ. It is automatically established firmly in the spirit of the believer. Once someone accepts Christ in his or her life, his or her sins are forgiven. Let’s see verses that alludes this facts in the bible below –

“And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”

1John 2:2

“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”

Ephesians 4:32

Blessed In Christ:

The believers in Christ have been blessed in Him. The result of this statement is that believers are not supposed to ask God to bless them because the blessings of God is encapsulated in Christ.

Let’s see how Apostle Paul and Peter puts it in the verses below.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ”.

Ephesians 1:3

“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.”

2 Peter 1:3

Peace With God:

The believers in Christ have through faith in Christ made peace with God. So a believer should not ask God for peace, the peace of God is revealed in Christ. Let’s see the verses below.

“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Romans 5:1

“Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord.”

2 Peter 1:2

Redemption Is Found In Christ:

It is only in Christ that man’s redemption is guaranteed. Therefore, redemption is a not a prayer point but a gift the believer in Christ have received.

“And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.”

Ephesians 1:7, 14

Also see 1 Corinthians 1:30

 

In Christ A believer has been made Holy:

The believer in Christ has been made holy in Him. What defines the holiness of any believer is not his attitude but the environment he found himself. There is no rotten behvaiour in Christ.

“But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of god is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.”

1 Corinthians 1:30

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