1st REDEMPTION SCRIPTURES
Jesus died for our sins. Ephesians
1:7, ‘In WHOM we have REDEMPTION through His BLOOD, the FORGIVENESS of sins, according to the riches of HIS GRACE.’
Colossians 1:14, ‘In WHOM we have REDEMPTION through HIS BLOOD, even the FORGIVENESS of sins.’
John 14:15 Jesus says, "If ye love Me, KEEP my commandments."
EVIDENCE THAT WE HAVE CHRIST
I John 2:3-6 'And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth
not His commandments, is a liar, and the TRUTH is not in him. But whoso keepeth His Word, in him verily is the LOVE OF GOD
perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him. He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to WALK, even as HE WALKED.'
MEASURE OF FAITH
Our FAITH is in Christ, who will keep us from falling from the GRACE
The Apostle Paul says in the New Living Translation in II Timothy 1:12, 'For I know the ONE in whom I
trust, and I am sure that He is able to GUARD what I have entrusted to Him until the day of His return.'
to VICTORY IN CHRIST is FAITH. Every attack of the Devil that the BORN AGAIN experiences is an attack against his FAITH in
Christ. Even the Devil understands, if he can cause the BORN AGAIN to lose FAITH in God's Plan, then he has the battle won.
The BORN AGAIN must keep his FAITH, no matter how small it may appear to him.
'Without FAITH, it is impossible
to please Him: For he that cometh to God must BELIEVE that HE IS, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.'
WHAT A CHANGE!
God gave us the KINGDOM OF GOD in His Son, Jesus Christ, and
has sent HIS HOLY SPIRIT to live in our spirit and to completely CHANGE us by bringing about a NEW BIRTH in us.
God said in Ezekiel 36:26, 27, 'A NEW HEART also will I give you, and a NEW SPIRIT will I put within you: and I will take
away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. AND, I will put MY SPIRIT within you, and CAUSE
YOU to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.' KJV
This is the promise to those who accept God's
Sacrifice. He will LIVE within his spirit (SOUL) and change his heart and mind (BODY), so that he may live a righteous life
Romans 6:22 says, 'But now being made FREE FROM SIN, and become servants to God, ye have your FRUIT
unto holiness, and the end EVERLASTING LIFE.'
CHAPTER 5-1 Love Essential in Christ