Our Identity is IN CHRIST
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Because of Jesus’ finished work, our identity HAS BEEN FULLY RESTORED. This refers to the entire world. The Bible declares that everyone is clean, everyone is made righteous, and everyone has been sanctified - EVERYONE. We only have to receive this truth by faith to be SAVED.
We are being TRANSFORMED into the Image and Likeness of GOD
The School of KINGDOM Living is about allowing Jesus, our TEACHER, to transform us by Grace as a FREE Gift of the Father's LOVE, MERCY, WISDOM, and FAVOR. Followers of Christ know that once we are BORN AGAIN, we are new creations, the old is gone FOREVER, and WE ARE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST. We are eternally one with the Father and the Son through the Spirit.
Ephesians 2:4-10 "But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them."
To be saved means to be FULLY restored back to God’s original holiness for all of eternity. We have returned to the reason He created us, to fulfill it. The Bible teaches TRUTH. Over and over again the Bible declares we are SAVED. That means we are ALREADY fully healed, delivered, and made whole in GOD’S SIGHT.
Romans 8:28-32 "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?"
We are The KINGDOM of HIS LOVE
There is an ultimate plan, which is clear if you seek it. Jesus DID IT ALL FOR US, and that by Grace, a free gift. Our job is to RECEIVE IT AS ABSOLUTE TRUTH. It is the Father's good pleasure to dwell within us.
Colossians 1:22 "yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach."
Grace is the Absolute Goodness of God, and it empowers us and transforms us to be like Christ, pure love. Jesus did the work, and He does the work and will always do the work. It is HIS FINISHED WORK. We receive it by Grace through faith. Basically, we believe and receive and abide in this truth. When we do, we glorify the Father and the Son.
Philippians 2:15 "so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world."
Jesus HEALED THEM ALL!
Consider yourself a loving Father, like God, for just a minute. Place yourself in the Father’s shoes and consider ALL your children and how much you love them. Keep in mind our Heavenly Father is absolutely good. He only has goodness and love and mercy in Him. He made us in His image and likeness, which is LOVE. If this is true, and it is, as God the Father of all, how would you see your creation, your children if you were God?
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