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Abiding in God’s Word

When we confess Jesus as the Lord of our lives and truly believe it, we inherit all of the promises we read about in the Bible. Living in God’s Word brings us under the umbrella of His protection, so that we lack for nothing. When we begin to live in Him, it is no ordinary life, but a life infused with His power and strength that helps us accomplish what the world says is impossible. Abiding in His Word makes us one with Him in the same way that branches are one with the vine.
When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, our old self disappears and a new self is born. Jesus is God’s Word in human form, and when we invite Him into our life, He comes to live inside us. As we begin a new life in, and through, Him, we begin to change from the inside out. The more we abide in Jesus, the more we realize that we are justified and perfected through Him.

Living in Christ gives us access to everything God declared in the Bible.
When we confess Jesus is Lord, and that God raised Him from the dead, we are saved. Believing with our heart makes us righteous, and confessing it verbally gives us salvation (Romans 10:9, 10).
All the promises are made available to us when we become born again.
Jesus becomes our Good Shepherd, and we want for nothing.
Living and moving in Him makes us His children (Acts 17:28).
When we abide in Him, He becomes the vine that gives life to us, and we become His branches. It is because of Him that we bear fruit. Letting Him live in us means He will grant our requests (John 15:5, 7).
The Word lives in us according to the measure in which we practice it and apply it to our lives.
Anyone in Christ is a new creature in every way. The old things are gone (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Although the external body perishes, the inner person is renewed daily. Knowing this gives us courage and strength (2 Corinthians 4:16).
We must confess who we really are in Him.
On a spiritual level, Jesus pulls it all together for us.
He is our High Priest in heaven. Profess this, and hold fast to it (Hebrews 4:14, AMP).
This is our confession of faith.
Through Jesus, we are God’s handiwork. Jesus’ good works should dictate how we behave in our Christian walk (Ephesians 2:10).
Jesus was made to take our sins and actually become sin itself, although He was sinless, so that we could be the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21).
There is no condemnation of those who walk in the Spirit and who are in Christ. It is only when we are in Him do we get out of the flesh (Romans 8:1).
Being in Christ gives us the same gifts that He has, which include wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30).
One man’s sin brought death, but another Man’s grace and righteousness brought life. That Man was Jesus (Romans 5:17, AMP).
Through Him, we rule in life and receive God’s overflowing, unmerited favor.

Jesus brings positive changes into our life, reveals wonderful things previously unknown to us, and represents us to God.
Anyone in Christ is a new creation. The old creature has passed away (2 Corinthians 5:17, AMP).
When we become engrafted into Him, our previous spiritual and moral condition is gone. This happens when we are born again.
God makes known to us the riches of His glory, which is Christ in us (Colossians 1:27).
We have the right to expect manifestations of Christ in us.
Jesus is our High Priest Who has passed into heaven. We must profess this and hold fast to it (Hebrews 4:14, AMP).
Our profession, specifically how we make a living, is our confession of faith in Him.
Our faith is strengthened every time we confess Him.
The Father has delivered us from evil. The blood of the Son has given us the gifts of redemption and forgiveness (Colossians 1:13, 14).
These gifts were made possible through Christ and His grace. In Him, we do not have to work for them because we already have them (Ephesians 1:7).
God’s grace has always been present, even under the Law.
Grace was at work even with Abraham, who was declared righteous by his faith, not by his works (Romans 4:1-9, AMP).
Faith justifies the ungodly and makes them righteous. Abraham was acquitted of his guilt by his belief in what God said.
God credits righteousness apart from works.
He blesses those who believe, and He does not impute sin to them. They are happy and to be envied.
Christ has already redeemed us from the curse of the Law. He took our curse upon Himself when He was crucified, according to the prophecy (Galatians 3:13).
Jesus bore our sins on His body. He healed us by His stripes (1 Peter 2:24).

Scripture References
Romans 10:9, 10
Acts 17:28
John 15:5, 7
2 Corinthians 5:17, 21
2 Corinthians 4:16
Hebrews 4:14, AMP
Ephesians 2:10
Romans 8:1
1 Corinthians 1:30
Romans 5:17, AMP
2 Corinthians 5:17, AMP
Colossians 1:13, 14, 27
Hebrews 4:14, AMP
Ephesians 1:7
Romans 4:1-9, AMP
Galatians 3:13
1 Peter 2:24


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