Promises. . .
Blessings. . .
The Good Gifts from God . . .
You are beyond condemnation:
There is therefore now no condemnation
for those who are in Christ Jesus.
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.
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!”
You have access to God at any moment:
For through Him we both have our access
in one Spirit to the Father.
You will never be abandoned:
He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU,
NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU”
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