All That Comes With Salvation In Christ
We Are Saved.
Salvation is the general term that the Bible uses to describe the miracle of grace God performs for us. It is the greatest event in our life.
The Holy Spirit Indwells Us.
The Spirit enters the believer at the moment of regeneration and never leaves. He enters our whole being, even our body.
The Christian Knows God.
Every person knows that God exists (Rom. 1), but only the Christian knows God personally. This is true knowledge. It is a heart-to-heart personal relationship. It is part of having eternal life (John 17:3).
We are United to Christ.
This is similar to the union of the Holy Spirit. We are put into Christ's Body (I Cor. 12), with the result that we are "in Christ". At the same moment, Christ is put into us and is in us.
We are Adopted into God's Family.
Once we were children of the Devil. God took us out of that family and made us His own children. Now God is our Father, other believers are our brothers and sisters, and Christ is our elder brother.
We Are Reconciled to God.
This is a great benefit of salvation that we often overlook. 2 Cor. 5 is the great chapter on it. We were once God's enemies; now we are His friends. We are reconciled. It is more than a truce; it is the end of hostilities. The war is over. We have peace with God.
We Are No Longer Under Wrath.
We were once sinners under the wrath of God - condemned, doomed, facing judgement. All that has changed. We will never be judged.
We Are Cleansed From Sin
Our sins were filthy and disgusting. Even our religious acts were filthy rags. But God changed all that. He cleansed us (I Cor. 6:11). He washed away the black guilt by the blood of Christ.
We Are Transferred From Satan's Kingdom.
Col. 1:13 says that God transferred us from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. Christ, not Satan, is now our King. If God is for us, who can be against us?
We Cannot Lose Our Salvation.
One of the great glories of salvation is that it is permanent. It has a ratchet-effect. Once saved, always saved. It is not because of our own selves, or even our own faith. It is ultimately dependent on God, for it was He that saved us in the first place.
For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened.
-JESUS ALWAYS PERFORMED EACH ABUNDANT MIRACLE IN THE PRESENT MOMENT-