Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Favorite Grace Quote

Here's a favorite grace quote on what God has already done within us by Christ's wonderful work:

By faith we rest in what God has ALREADY done in the unseen and eternal realm within us.  He has made us His holy, blameless, irreproachable children.  He has made us the righteousness of God in Christ.  Our old man died with Christ.  We have been raised with Christ as completely new creations, born of God's Spirit.  He has made us perfect in His sight.  there is no condemnation.  He has become one with our spirit, through which He manifest His life to the world.

How many times have we said, "I'd like to be.  I wish I were.  Maybe someday."  And God was on His throne saying, "You are!  You are!"

Every one of us who has believed into Christ is complete in Christ (Col. 2:10).  We are already holy (Col. 3:12)  We are already perfect (Heb. 10:14)  We are His righteousness (2 Corin. 5:21)  There's nothing else to be done.  

There's nothing left for you to do to get close to God.  You and God are one.  There is no more separation.  [He who is joined to the Lord is ONE SPIRIT with Him!]

We live out of what is already true.

                                                               from The Rest of the Gospel
                                                                          by Dan Stone

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May the amazing grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, and the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you. 2 Co. 13:14