Here are even more great quotes from Joseph Prince's book, Unmerited Favor. I am loving this book! What freedom and release there is in the gospel of grace, the news of His unmerited favor! No wonder it is called the GOOD news!
And now for the quotes:
Christianity is actually an intimate relationship with a loving God.
To the same extent that God is satisfied with Jesus, He is satisfied with you.
The question to ask today is no longer if you are righteous or holy in God's eyes. The questions to ask are, "Is Christ righteous in God's eyes?" and "Is Christ holy in God's eyes?" When you are in Christ, as Christ is, so are you! Is Christ healthy, full of favor and well-pleasing to God today? Then, so are you! [Wow, we can go ahead and declare it: We are righteous! We are holy! He made us that way by putting us in Christ, and AS HE IS, SO ARE WE!]
All the blessing of the righteous that are recorded in God's Word are yours today.
In the New Covenant of grace, God is effectively saying, "I want you to believe you are forgiven. I want you to believe that you are a person enjoying My mercy. I want you to believe that I remember your sins no more."
He cares for you.
No matter where you are, the Lord is with you. Even in the midst of your fears, while you are alone in your room, He is there with you. The moment you being to be aware of His presence and cultivate His presence, all you fears, anxieties and worries will melt like butter on a hot day, or as the psalmist David puts its, "The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord.."
My friend, you are in Christ. Christ has made you righteous. As He is righteous, so are you. Based on God's Word, that means that you can pray and have a confident expectation that your prayers will avail much! God will hear and answer your prayers. The Bible says you have not because you ask not. so be bold and very courageous, and ask God for big things!
Now what does it mean to be in Christ? It means that we are new creations. When we are in Christ, we are blessed with every blessing. When we are in Christ, we are in the secret place of the Most High and we are protected. When we are in Christ, we are the head and not the tail, above only and not beneath.