” data-hasqtip=”0″>John 14:16
“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;
” data-hasqtip=”1″>John 14:23
Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.
” data-hasqtip=”2″>Psalm 16:7
I will bless the LORD who has counseled me; Indeed, my mind instructs me in the night.
” data-hasqtip=”3″>1 John 1:3
what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.
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God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.
For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion,
1) Eternal Salvation: God’s forgiveness of all our sins, Heaven irrevocably guaranteed, eternal life, eternal security, everlasting connection with a loving God, and a new, holy, loving, righteous self, in Christ and also indwelled by Christ, are the free and loving gifts of Jesus.
We receive this free gift of God’s love in the moment of belief in Jesus, when we believe in the Gospel of Christ. The Gospel message, the Good News, is that Jesus, who is God and man, shed His blood and died on the cross for all of our sins (past, present, and future) according to the Scriptures, was buried, and was resurrected from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures.
2) Practical Sanctification and Communion with God: living daily, in this life, by faith in the perfect and righteous person we have been made in Christ, as children of God our Heavenly Father, indwelled by God’s Holy Spirit, having died with Christ and having been raised to new life with Christ. This perfect, holy, and righteous new self is indwelled by Christ. We do not not believe in ourselves, but in Christ who Himself ~is~ the righteousness of those who believe in Him, by His grace.
In Practical Sanctification, in our present daily life, believers in Jesus, by faith, are ~living by faith in the new holy person we are, in Christ~ which is in union and complete dependence on Christ the Vine. Believers were made into holy persons in Christ by God in the very moment we were saved through faith in Jesus. When we live by this spiritual reality in Christ, we live the Christian life of communion and sanctification, in God.
In the natural sinful nature of the flesh, we are potentially as sinful, evil, and wretched as we ever were.
By God’s grace, we can daily live by faith in this new life in Christ.
I believe that Salvation in Christ and Practical Sanctification/Communion with God are the two most important truths of Christianity that should be focused on and made preeminent in order for people to have eternal salvation; and also for them to have true spiritual growth in the grace of Jesus, who loved us and gave Himself for us, to forgive us our sins and deliver us from our sin and evil and estrangement from God, to His goodness and love.
In one sense (positional justification), believers in Christ already ~are~ what God wants us to be, and we are seated in the heavenly realms with God. In the rest of our earthly lives, we have the opportunity to live out of our status as children of God, following His indwelling Spirit, by our spirits. When we do this, we become sanctified in practical reality, we live in fellowship with God, and we become powerful in doing the will of God, knowing Him deeply.
Believing God’s many promises, and loving God and others and yourself, and obeying God’s will in His Word, and as perceived in the conscience and intuition of your spirit, makes zero difference to the salvation of those who have believed in Christ as Savior.
But these things make a huge difference to your rewards in Heaven, to being practically pleasing to Your heavenly Father who loves you, to living out your holy and resurrected identity in Christ, to being and acting loving to others and to yourself, to experiencing close fellowship and communion and love and joy and peace between God’s Holy Spirit and your spirit, and to practical sanctification by grace through faith in Christ.