2 Corinthians 1:20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.
Have you ever wondered what it means to be “In Him”? You have heard in church sermons and teachings that there are incomparable great rewards of being in Him. “If you only believe, the flood of the glorious riches from the Lord will gush out to you,” the preacher exhorts. And you thought to yourself, “What are these glorious riches of being in Him? I want to experience it.” Amazingly apostle Paul, through the insights from the Holy Spirit, understood our need. As he penned the book of Ephesians, he focused much on the power and great riches of being in Christ. Below is a short list of verses about the glorious riches of Christ’s promises to us from this powerful book of the Bible:
- In Him – we are chosen to be holy and blameless in His sight.
1:4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.
- In Him – we have redemption and forgiveness of sins.
1:7-8 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding
- In Him – we are chosen to be His.
1:11-12 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.
- In Him – we are marked with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit.
1:13-14 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession–to the praise of his glory.
- In Him – we receive power, the incomparable great power of the resurrection.
1:18-20 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,
- In Him – we become the body of Christ, the holy temple in the Lord.
2:21-22 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
- In Him – we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
3:12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
- In Him – we will do immeasurably more
3:20-21 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
- In Him – we are taught the truth.
4:21 Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus.
17 April 2018