How did I get in Christ? God put me there! I could never do this myself, but God did it for me. By His mighty power, God took me out of Adam’s sinful family and put me in Christ. The Bible says, “Now He who establishes…you in Christ… is God” (2 Corinthians 1:21).
What does it mean to be in Christ? It means that you share in all that Christ did and all that He is today. Where is Christ today? He is in Heaven, seated at the right hand of God. He has all power in Heaven and in the earth.
IN CHRIST I AM FORGIVEN Because I am in Christ, God has forgiven me of every sin. The Bible says, “…the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses me from all sin” (1 John 1:7). God says, “You are my forever–forgiven child!”
IN CHRIST I AM LOVED God loves me with all His heart. He will always love me with all His heart. What does God want me to do? He wants me to love Him with all my heart. The Lord Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart…”
IN CHRIST I AM ACCEPTED Because I am in Christ, I am accepted by God. We all like to be accepted by others, but being accepted by God is the most important acceptance of all. The Bible says, “…He has made us accepted in the Beloved [in Christ]” (Ephesians 1:6). God always loves me and accepts me in Christ. He delights in me now.
I am the person God says I am. I am a new person in Christ! Regardless of what I was before God saved me, regardless of what I think about myself, regardless of what others think about me, I am now the person God says I am.
I am God’s forever–forgiven child. God has forgiven me of all my sins forever.
I am a new person in Christ. My old life ended with my “death” with Christ. When Christ rose from the dead, I rose with Him as a new person in Christ. God loves me and delights in me the same way He loves and delights in His own Son.
I am a person in whom Christ lives. The apostle Paul said, “Christ lives in me.” This is true of every believer.
My enemy, Satan, is a liar and he likes to put lies in my mind— thoughts like these:
God is not pleased when I believe Satan’s lies. He is pleased when I believe His truth.