What Happened to You?

If someone you know looked very different, you’d probably notice. For example, if a fellow was at a stadium and got trampled by the football team as they ran onto the field, the bumps and bruises would be unmistakeable! On the other hand, if a lady won a prize and got a total makeover–including hairstyling and a new wardrobe–she would be noticed and admired!

However, when God does miracles in the human spirit, many facets of this “makeover” could be overlooked. Therefore, in His Word God has revealed the many blessings the Spirit-indwelt Christian received when he/she received Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord. Various Grace ministries use a list like this one to explore the manifold grace of God. (If this article is viewed at the GraceNotebook.com site, this list will have active “links” to the online Bible for quick reference.) Read and believe!

What Happened to You as a Believer?

Romans 5:1 You have been justified (completely forgiven and made righteous).
Romans 6:1-6 You died with Christ and died to the power of sin’s rule on your life.
Romans 8:1 You are free forever from condemnation.
I Corinthians 1:30 You have been put into Christ by God’s doing.
I Corinthians 2:12 You have received the Spirit of God into your life that you might know the things freely given to you by God.
I Corinthians 2:16 You have been given the mind of Christ.
I Corinthians 6:19,20 You have been bought with a price. You are not your own; you belong to God.
II Corinthians 1:22 You have been established, anointed, and sealed by God in Christ.
Ephesians 1:13,14 You have been given the Holy Spirit as a pledge (a deposit or down payment) guaranteeing your inheritance and what is to come.
II Corinthians 5:14,15 Since You have died, you no longer live for yourself, but for Christ.
Galatians 2:20 You have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer you who lives, but Christ lives in you.
Ephesians 1:3 You have been blessed with every spiritual blessing.
Ephesians 1:4 You have been chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and without blame before Him.
Ephesians 1:5 You were predestined (determined by God) to be adopted (placed with full rights) as a son/daughter.
Ephesians 1:7,8 You have been redeemed, forgiven, and is a recipient of His lavish grace.
Ephesians 2:5 You have been made alive together with Christ.
Ephesians 2:6 You have been raised up and seated with Christ in Heaven.
Ephesians 2:18 You have direct access to God through the Spirit.
Ephesians 3:12 You may approach God with boldness, freedom, and confidence.
Colossians 1:13 You have been delivered (rescued) from the domain of darkness (Satan’s rule) and transferred to the kingdom of Christ.
Colossians 1:14 You have been redeemed and forgiven of all your sins.
Colossians 2:13,14 The debt against your has been cancelled.
Colossians 1:27 Christ Himself is in You.
Colossians 2:7 You have been firmly rooted in Christ and are being built up in Him.
Colossians 2:10 You have been made complete in Christ.
Colossians 2:11 You have been spiritually circumcised (your old, unregenerate spirit have been replaced).
Colossians 2:12,13 You have been buried, raised, and made alive with Christ.
Colossians 3:1-4 You have been raised up with Christ. You died with Christ. Your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Christ is now your Life.
II Timothy 1:7 You have been given a spirit of power, love, and self-discipline.
II Timothy 1:9 You have been saved and called (set apart) according to God’s doing.
Hebrews 2:11 Because You is sanctified and are one with the Sanctifier (Christ), He is not ashamed to call your “brother/sister.”
Hebrews 4:16 You have a right to come boldly before the throne of God (the throne of grace) to find mercy and find grace in time of need.
II Peter 1:4 You have been given exceedingly great and precious promises by God, by which you are a partaker of the divine nature (God’s nature).

In light of this glorious salvation, be sure not to fall short of it (Hebrews 2:3). And for all who are in Christ, give thanks to the Lord and live out of the fullness of His indwelling!

Some have found it helpful to choose an affirmation for each day, looking up the Scripture and making it a focus for “renewing the mind.”

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