Christ is seated at the right hand of God for all eternity, above all principalities and powers. No enemy force, including death, can withstand Him and succeed. He goes before us, after us, and in us. So, there is no where we can go where He does not. He is the head of the church, and we are His body. As the head He guides us with where and how we should go. As we then go, we can have full confidence He is right there with us, and He has full victory over the enemy.
Isaiah 52:12, John 14:20, Romans 6:9-10, Romans 16:20, Ephesians 1:20-23
We are no longer distant to Him, but always near. So near that He abides in us, and we in Him. While He in fills us on earth, we too are seated with Him in heavenly places. As we are seated with Him above all principalities and powers, He has given us authority over evil spirits. So much so, He will cause Satan to be crushed under our feet. He also reveals to us hidden wisdom of God, so that we in turn can reveal it to principalities and powers.
John 14:20, John 15:1-8, Acts 16:18, Romans 16:20, Ephesians 2:6-13, Ephesians 3:10
With Christ in us, and us in Christ, we can boldly and confidently access the Father directly. We no longer needing to do things or make sacrifices for Him to draw near, for He is always right there - never hidden. As His children we can daily approach, talk, and walk with Him, one-on-one, just like it was originally designed in the Garden of Eden.
Genesis 3:8, Ephesians 3:12, John 14:20-21
God created all things through His Word, and Jesus is the physical manifestation of His Word. It was by Christ all things were created, and we as new creations are born by His Spirit. As when man was first created, God has blessed His new creation with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places. Nothing is withheld - all spiritual blessings have been given as we simply receive with faith.
Genesis 1:28, John 1:1-14, John 3:5, Ephesians 1:3, Ephesians 3:9-12
No longer rebellious fugitives or slaves, we are His adopted sons. All of us equal before Him and loved with such a love, it surpasses all knowledge and understanding in this finite world. A love so radical it has no peer. It is a love that can never be separated from us, irrespective of what we say, do, or where we go. He has made us citizens of heaven, called into fellowship with His Son. We are called to be partners with Him in what He is doing on earth.
Romans 8:39, 1 Corinthians 1:9, Galatians 3:26, Galatians 4:5-7, Ephesians 1:5, Ephesians 3:19, Philippians 3:20
Starting with our spiritual forefather Abraham, God has given unto us a perpetual agreement that we will always be blessed exceedingly abundantly. So much so, it exceeds what we could ask or think. While it does include physical items like fame, land, and rulership, it also includes so much more. It includes the ultimate blessing of His Holy Spirit. By His Spirit He guides us. He shows us how to show forth His nature. No longer subject to corruption or defeat, by His Spirit we have victory over the enemy and see multiplication, so that we can ultimately bless all nations.
Genesis 12:1-3, Genesis 14:19-20, Genesis 17:1-16, Genesis 22:16-19, John 14:15-18, Ephesians 1:13, Ephesians 3:8-20, Galatians 3:14, Ephesians 2:7, Philippians 1:19, Philippians 4:19
In addition to bestowing so much upon us, He also enables us to be exceedingly filled with the fullness of the Father. No longer distant, He is so close to us that He is the one that fills us. He is within us, bringing us together in unity, and the means by which we can now have His nature - His love, His peace, His grace. He fills us so exceedingly that we can impart Him to others.
Acts 10:36, 1 Corinthians 1:3-4, Galatians 3:28, Ephesians 2:13, Ephesians 3:20
As part of giving far above all we could ever ask or think, He has given us the Holy Spirit. For His Spirit is our seal; our intercessor; our way of pleasing God; our guide. No matter the location, no matter the situation, He is always there guiding us through. As we learn to walk with the Holy Spirit, His grace is ample. For those that walk according to the Spirit never have condemnation or an adverse sentence. There is no wrath, judgement, or punishment. Instead, we can be guided and corrected through a daily personal relationship that is not bound by laws and regulations.
John 14:15-26, Romans 8:1-27, 1 Corinthians 1:22, Galatians 2:4, Galatians 3:14, Ephesians 3:20 , 1 Thessalonians 1:10
Through faith in Jesus we are new creations, brought to life and resurrected through the Holy Spirit. As the new life source for our resurrected body, He is the means through which we now live. He daily gives life to our body, our temporary outer shell, enabling us to die to the flesh and its lusts. Not only this, He also gives life to who we really are, our spirit and soul. This life is for all eternity, as they will not taste death with Him as our life source.
John 3:5, Romans 7:13-25, Romans 8:2-11, 1 Corinthians 8:6, 1 Corinthians 15:31, 2 Corinthians 4:11-14, Galatians 2:4
We are the vessels in which He dwells. A perfect God in a cleansed and sanctified (yet still imperfect) individual - we are His ongoing workmanship. Vessels He is continually making into a dwelling place for God. Through a daily crucifixion of the world within us, He continually destroys the things of the world and strengthens our inner man. He daily improves the very means by which we communicate with His Spirit and receive from Him, so that we can simply have a closer relationship with Him.
1 Corinthians 6:11, 2 Corinthians 13:5, Galatians 5:22-26, Galatians 6:14, Ephesians 2:22, Ephesians 3:16-17, Philippians 3:12, Colossians 1:28, 1 Thessalonians 4:2-3
He has called us into His kingdom and glory with a personal plan and purpose for us for all eternity. Although we may not realise it, this plan has already started, and was even predetermined before we were conceived. It is only through what He has already freely given to us that we can walk in it. The plan and purpose is not for us to accomplish alone, but instead, together with Him as partners. It is through a close relationship with Him and Him working through us. Hence all we can ever do is always give thanks unto Him for everything.
Jeremiah 1:5, Romans 1:6, 1 Corinthians 1:1-2, 1 Corinthians 6:11, 2 Corinthians 13:5, Galatians 1:1, Galatians 5:22-26, Ephesians 1:1-13, Ephesians 3:20, 1 Thessalonians 2:12, 1 Thessalonians 5:18
He has supplied us with everything that we need to grow in our knowledge of Him. This doesn't hinge on having a great intellect, but instead, simple obedience. By obeying the simple command of doing good works unto Him, He promises that He will shine forth through us, and we will know Him. Doing so, however, does not require us to have great ability. Instead, He promises to make the way by covering our weaknesses, fears, and trembling. He is our boldness. As we simply submit to Him, His power moves through us. Hence, He provides all that we need to know Him, and if we are ever anxious, He encourages us to bring it to Him in prayer, and His Peace will guard our heart and mind.
John 17:2-3, Acts 4:29-31, Acts 9:34, Acts 20:24, Romans 15:13, 1 Corinthians 2:3, 2 Corinthians 4:5, 2 Corinthians 11:31, Galatians 5:22, Galatians 6:8-9, Ephesians 2:10, Philippians 1:1-11, Philippians 3:3, Philippians 3:14 Philippians 4:6-7, Philippians 12:5-8, Colossians 3:17, 1 Thessalonians 1:3
For absolutely everyone person, the full one time price of every past, present, and future sin has been paid. No conditions. No exemptions. Everyone has been completely reconciled with God. In return, all God asks of us is to accept this free gift of salvation from death, by simply believing in Him. In doing so, we receive an open invitation of forgiveness; to daily see and experience His love for all eternity. No wrath. To intimately experience His love and peace so we can rejoice in Him.
Acts 5:29-32, Acts 15:11, Romans 3:24, Romans 5:1-18, 1 Corinthians 1:30, Galatians 4:5, Ephesians 2:3, 1 Thessalonians 5:9, 1 Thessalonians 1:10
No matter how dirty we are with sin when we come to Him, by faith and through the Cross we have been washed so that we are spotless. Body, soul, and spirit - we have been cleansed completely. We are now holy and justified before him. Cleansed and purified from the inside out, we are no longer bound by rules of what physical things can and cannot make us clean. We are instead free in Him.
Romans 3:24, Romans 14:14, Romans 5:15-18, 1 Corinthians 1:2-30, 1 Corinthians 6:11, Galatians 2:16, 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Washed, cleansed, and holy, we are blameless before Him. There is no hint or remembrance of our past in His eyes for He finds no fault in us or cause for blame. We have the righteousness of God, not because of what we say or do, but simply because He gives it to us for free through faith. It is by His gift we can put on Christ, our righteousness, so that He encapsulates us. By Him we reign in life. Abounding in grace and righteousness, no way is made for the lusts of the flesh to work in us, but instead we know the Father and Jesus all the more - we have eternal life.
John 17:2-3, Romans 3:21-22, Romans 4:24, Romans 5:17-21, Romans 13:14, 1 Corinthians 1:30, Ephesians 1:4, Philippians 3:8-9
Having miraculously transformed us from death to life, He does not leave us alone to sort things out. Instead, He continues to develop and guide us as He teaches us and enlightens our finite knowledge with aspects of His infinite wisdom. He provides us with His promised Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation and gives us understanding of the personal plan and calling He has for us, from now through till all eternity. He shows us glimpses of the indescribable greatness of His power towards us, how Christ encapsulates us, and by His righteousness we overcome.
Romans 5:10-11, Romans 13:14, 1 Corinthians 1:30, 2 Corinthians 4:6, Galatians 1:12, Ephesians 1:17-19, Ephesians 4:21