YOU ARE INSTANTLY GOD'S ACCEPTED - ADOPTED CHILD, IF YOU ARE IN CHRIST JESUS
By: Norm Rasmussen
Having a right relationship with God begins with settling once and
for all the issue that God is your loving Father and you are His
accepted, adopted child, in Christ. That's the foundational truth of your
spiritual heritage. You are a child of God, you are created in His
image, you have been declared righteous by Him
because you trust
that what Christ accomplished in His death and resurrection is
applicable to you. As long as you believe that and walk accordingly,
your daily experience of practical Christianity will result in
growth. But when you forget who you are (your
inherited position) in Christ, and try to produce in your
daily experience the acceptance God has already extended to you,
We don't serve God to gain His acceptance; we are
accepted in Christ when we make Him our Savior and Lord ... so we
serve God with great privilege - not out of any obligation.
We don't follow Him in order to be loved;
we are already loved because of
our identity in Christ ... so we follow Him and make every effort to
please Him even when we fall short, for His Spirit helps us to put
our shortcomings behind us and press forward to meeting Him face to
face one day.
That's why you are called to live by
(Romans 1:16, 17). The essence of the victorious Christian life is
believing what is already true about you. Do you have a choice? Of
course! Satan will try to convince you that you are an unworthy,
unacceptable, sin-sick person who will never amount to anything in
God's eyes. Is that who you are? No, you are not! You are a saint
whom God has declared righteous. Believing Satan's lie will lock you
into a defeated, fruitless life. But believing God's truth about
your identity will set you free.
Your perception of your identity makes such a big difference in your
success at dealing with the challenges and conflicts of your life.
It is imperative to your growth and maturity that you believe God's
truth about who you are.
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Dear Reader - are you at peace with God? If not, you can
be. Do you know what awaits you when you die? You can have the assurance
from God that heaven will be your home, if you would like to be certain. Either
Jesus Christ died for your sins, or He didn't (He
did!). Are you prepared to stand before God on the
Judgment Day and tell
Him that you didn't need
the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross to have your sins forgiven and
get in right-standing with God? We plead with you...please don't make such a
To get to know God, to be at
peace with God, to have your sins forgiven, to make certain heaven will
be your home for eternity, to make certain that you are in right-standing with
God right now ... please
to help you understand the importance of being reconciled to God.
What you do about being reconciled to God will determine where you will
spend eternity, precious one. Your decision to be reconciled to God is the most
important decision you'll ever make in this life, because in Christ, it is
impossible to put a value on the worth of your soul in light of eternity.
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YOU ARE INSTANTLY GOD'S ACCEPTED - ADOPTED CHILD, IF YOU ARE
IN CHRIST JESUS