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In this blog, I am documenting my life. I have come full circle, from trying to become a child of God to actually becoming one. It took me many years of self-deception and searching for something I could not describe to finally find Christ.

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I write research articles, have done so since 1994.  I married my best friend in 2012, and we are in it for the long haul.  I have four children and five grandchildren.  My expertise is in teaching Sunday School.  I love listening to them memorize verses, and telling them Bible stories.  You can see my current endeavors at nicenet.org, and on Facebook at Yucaipa Writer's Group.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Since I am in Christ

Since I am in Christ, by the grace of God, I …
Rom. 5:1 have been justified (completely forgiven and made righteous)
Rom. 6:1-6 died with Christ and died to the power of sin and its rule over my life.
Rom.8:1 am free forever from condemnation.
1Cor 1:30 have been placed into Christ by God’s doing.
1Cor 2:12 have received the Spirit of God into my life that I might know the things freely given
to me by God
1Cor 2:16 have been given the mind of Christ.
1Cor 6:19,20 have been bought with a price; I am not my own, I belong to God.
2Cor 1:21 have been established, anointed, and sealed by God in Christ, and have been
Eph 1:13,14 given the Holy Spirit as a pledge (a deposit, downpayment)guaranteeing my
inheritance to come.
2Cor 5:14,15 Since I have died, I no longer livefor myself, but for him (Christ)
2Cor 5:21 have been made righteous.
Gal 2:20 have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me
(the life I am living is Christ’s life)
Eph. 1:3 have been blessed with every spiritual blessing.
Eph. 1:4 have been chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and
without blame before him.
Eph. 1:5 was predestined (determined by God) to be adopted as a son.
Eph 1:7,8 have been redeemed, forgiven, and am a recipient of his lavish grace.
Eph. 2:5 have been made alive together with Christ.
Eph. 2:6 have been raised up and seated with Christ in heaven.
Eph. 2:18 have direct access to God through the Spirit.
Eph. 3:12 may approach god with boldness, freedom, and confidence.
Col.1:13 have been delivered (rescued) from the domain of darkness (Satan’s rule) and
transferred to the Kingdom of Christ.
Col 1:14 have been redeemed, forgiven, and am a recipient of his lavish grace.
Col.1;27 Christ himself is in me.
Col.2:7 have been firmly rooted in Christ and am now being built up in him.
Col. 2:11 have been spiritually circumcised (my old, unregenerate nature has been removed).
Col.2:10 have been made complete in Christ.
Col.2:12,13 have been buried, raised, and made alive with Christ.
Col.3:1-4 have been raised up with Christ, I died with Christ, my life is now hidden with Christ in
God, and Christ is now my life.
2Tim. 1:7 have been given a spirit of power, love, and self-discipline.
2Tim 1:9, Titus 3:5 have been saved and called(set apart) according to God’s doing.
Heb. 2:11 Because I am sanctified and am one with the Sanctifier,(Christ) he is not ashamed to call
me brother.
Heb. 4:16 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.
2Pet1:4 have been given exceedingly great and precious promises by which I am a partaker of
the divine nature.(God’s nature)

Who am I?

Who Am I ?
Matt. 5:13 I am the salt of the earth
Matt. 5:14 I am the light of the world.
John 1:12 I am a child of God (part of His family)
John 15:1,5 I am part of the true vine, a channel (branch) of Christ’s life.
John 15:15 I am Christ’s friend.
John 25:16 I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear his fruit.
Romans 5:18 I am a slave of righteousness
Rom. 6:22 I am enslaved to God.
Rom. 8:14,15 I am a son of God (God is spiritually my father)(see Galatians 3:26 and 4:6)
Rom. 8:17 I am a joint heir with Christ, sharing his inheritance with him.
1 Cor 3:16, 6:19 I am a temple (home) of God. His spirit (his life) dwells in me.
1 Cor 6:17 I am joined (united) with him, and am one in spirit with him.
1 Cor 12:27 I am a member (part) of Christ’s body(see ‘Ephesians 5:30)
2 Cor. 5:17 I am a new creation (new person)
2 Cor. 5:18,19 I am reconciled to God and am a minister of reconciliation.
Gal.3:26,28 I am a son of God and one in Christ.
Gal. 4:6,7 I am an heir of God since I am a son of God.
Eph. 1:1 I am a saint (see 1Cor 1:2, Phil. 1:1, and Col. 1:2)
Eph 2:10 I am God’s workmanship (handiwork) heCor 1:2, Phil. 1:1, and Col. 1:2
Created (born anew) In Christ to do his work that he planned beforehand for me to do.
Eph 2:19 I am a fellow citizen with the rest of God’s people in his family.
Eph 3:1, 4:1 I am a prisoner of Christ.
Eph 4:24 I am righteous and holy.
Phil. 3:20 I am a citizen of heaven and seated in heaven right now. (see Eph 2:6)
Col 3:3 I am hidden with Christ in God
Col 3:4 I am an expression of the life of Christ because he is my life.
Col 3:12 I am chosen of God, holy and dearly loved.
1 thess 1;4 I am chosen and dearly loved by God.
1 thess 5:5 I am a son of light and not of darkness.
Heb. 3:1 I am a holy brother, partaker of a heavenly calling.
Heb. 3:14 I am a partaker of Christ, and I share in his life.
1Pet 2:5 I am one of God’s living stones and am being built up (in Christ) as a spiritual house.
1 pet 2:9,10 I am a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession to
proclaim the excellencies of him.
1 Pet. 2:11 I am an alien and stranger to this world I temporarily live in.
1 oet 5:8 I am an enemy of the devil.
1John 3:1,2 I am now a child of God, I will resemble Christ when he returns.
1John 5:18 I am born of God and the evil one(the devil) cannot touch me.

I am not the great “I Am”(Exodus 3:14, John 8:24,28,58) “but by the grace of God I am what I am.”(1Cor 15:10)