A Pledge of Inheritance

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Promises. . .

Blessings. . .  

The Good Gifts from God . . .

You are beyond condemnation:
There is therefore now no condemnation
for those who are in Christ Jesus.
 

~Romans 8:1

You are a member of His kingdom:
For He rescued us from the domain of darkness,
and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son.

~Colossians 1:13

You have been adopted:
For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again,
but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons
by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!”

~Romans 8:15

You have access to God at any moment:
For through Him we both have our access
in one Spirit to the Father.

~Ephesians 2:18

You will never be abandoned:
He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU,
NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU”

~Hebrews 13:5

You have an imperishable inheritance:
For God has reserved a priceless inheritance for His children.
It is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled,
beyond the reach of change and decay.

~1 Peter 1:4

Promises given to all who are in Christ . . .

He is so rich in kindness that He purchased our freedom through the blood of His Son, and our sins are forgiven.  He has showered His kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.  God’s secret plan has now been revealed to us; it is a plan centered on Christ, designed long ago according to His good pleasure.  And this is His plan: At the right time He will bring everything together under the authority of Christ––everything in heaven and on earth.  Furthermore, because of Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for He chose us from the beginning, and all things happen just as He decided long ago.  God’s purpose was that we who were the first to trust in Christ should praise our glorious God.  And now you also have heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, He identified you as His own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom He promised long ago.  The Spirit is God’s guarantee that He will give us everything He promised and that He has purchased us to be His own people. This is just one more reason for us to praise our glorious God. ~Ephesians 1:7-14

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7 responses »

  1. This is so good to meditate on… A little birdie told me it was your special day! Hope it was fantastic!!:)

  2. These are my favorite verses, and I keep them on index cards,bc i quickly forget who I am in the chaos of this world.

    Hope you had a good Birthday!

  3. Hey, Ladies! Good news…promises I need to be reminded of daily…wonderful to meditate upon…necessary for living above the chaos of my mind.

    Thanks for the birthday wishes. It was good, but I’m SO OLD!!!!!

  4. Good stuff. But I have to admit, that last excerpt from Ephesians confuses me-especially: “He chose us from the beginning, and all things happen just as He decided long ago.”

    Is the “us” referring to the believers in Ephesius, whom God chose to establish a church using Paul? Or does it refer to all believers today? I kind of get the part about predestination, but I confess I really don’t understand how “all things happen just as He decided long ago.”

    Or should it read “all [good] things”, referring to Christ? With an indirect reference to Paul’s letter to the Romans?

    I just don’t get this predestination stuff.

    Then again, I don’t even know how aspirin works. 😉

    Happy [Belated] Birthday! 😳

    And Happy Mother’s Day, too! 😀

  5. You got me, Nor!

    Yes, I believe God chose us before the foundation of the world to be found in Him.

    How? I have no clue.

    I know this passage is written to the saints and the faithful in Christ Jesus. In the earliest manuscripts “in Ephesus” is omitted. But, we do know for certain, that the saints and the faithful have been addressed…those who are in Christ Jesus…

    Those who have come to God through the blood of Christ Jesus have redemption…the forgiveness of sins. I know that is the only claim to inheritance I have. I have nothing on my own to give. I’m trusting completely in the shed blood of Christ for my redemption.

    When did that happen? Even before the foundation of the world His plan through Christ was in place. (v.4) Again, how? No clue.

    But…I believe it.

    Sorry, that’s all I can do for ‘ya. I don’t know how aspirin works either.

    And thanks for the well wishes. Love you! 😉

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