AFTER ACCEPTING JESUS AS OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, GOD PLACED US IN CHRIST; IN ESSENCE, NOW OUR NEW IDENTITY IS FOUND IN CHRIST. FOR THIS REASON, THE BIBLE SAYS THAT CHRIST IS OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, OUR HOLINESS AND OUR REDEMPTION.
CHRIST IS THE MEASURE OF OUR ACCEPTANCE BEFORE GOD.
(1Cor. 1:30-31). “It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God–that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: ‘Let him who boasts boast in the Lord’”
KNOWING ALL THESE, WE HAVE CONFIDENCE ON THE DAY OF JUDGMENT FOR THE BIBLE ASSURED US THAT “AS CHRIST IS SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD”
(1Jn 4:17) “Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He(Christ) is, so are we in this world.”
REMEMBER, CHRIST DID NOT REDEEM US FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW SO WE CAN GO BACK TO THE LAW. CHRIST MEDIATED A NEW COVENANT OF GRACE WITH THE FATHER AND PLACED US UNDER IT.
(Heb 8:6) “But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.”
UNDER GRACE (NEW COVENANT) SIN CANNOT EXERCISE DOMINION OVER US.
(Rom 6:14) For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
(Rom 6:15) What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not!
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!