Do you understand Gods perspective upon the salvation of your soul? If you have been a Christian for any amount of time you probably do. Lets look at God’s perspective on our life after he redeemed us from sin. Remember this pertains to a person who has already turned from their sin in repentance (yes, I said it) and trusted in the sacrifice of Jesus as the only way to God. Also keep in mind that if you are a Christian struggling with your old nature, remembering these truth will help you change biblically.
God’s Perspective and our Assurance
As a believer you have been declared righteous in the site of God. He no longer sees you as a sinner but as one who has Christ’s righteousness. We are no longer under God’s wrath.
even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; (Romans 3:22)
Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. (Romans 5:9)
We now have peace with God because he has justified us through Christ
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, (Romans 5:1)
You have been adopted into God’s family and are no longer separated from him or a stranger. We are joint-heirs with Christ.
Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, (Ephesians 1:4-5; 19)
We have been given the gift of eternal life with God himself. God will continue to work in us until we have been united with him in his presence.
And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand (John 10:28)
being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; (Philippians 1:6)
Christ being a sacrifice for us, can now help us through any situation because he experienced what we experience on this fallen earth.
We are now a new creation! We don’t have to live enslaved to sin. We live unto God and have been freed from our past identity.
But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. (Romans 6:22)
God has enabled us to handle any problem that comes into our life. Defeat is not our result anymore!
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
We have the understanding from scripture that God uses problems as a means to grow us into maturity.
Finally God is ever-present with us plus he has given us a helper that lives within us.
As we have looked through these scriptures together I want you to let them sink deep into your soul. I challenge you to memorize your favorite ones and allow those to transform your mind. Don’t get stuck in the mindset that our identity is found in our failures. Don’t allow your soul to become anxious and worrisome over your sin. Remember we are aliens here on earth and our true home is with our father in heaven. Don’t focus on commands and forget the promises God has clearly revealed to the adopted. Most importantly remember God understands and he is ever-present to help in time of need.
Christians are to look more and more like Christ every day. We are to cultivate and build our relationship with God through love and obedience to his word. Our obedience comes through understanding God’s perspective on our lives and committing our minds to be changed into that image.
With Great Love and Truth,