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I was born in 1965, and raised without religion. However in the summer of 2012, in the midst of my spiritual death and rebellion against God, He called me. God’s call was both unexpected and powerful. So powerful in fact, that the only response that I could give to God was to repeatedly put my face to the ground and beg God to forgive me of my sins, and to please don’t throw me away. (That went on for months). And thankfully in God’s perfect timing, He formed Christ in me. Giving me the faith of Christ, and causing me to rest in His finished work, (the Lord Jesus Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection). [I was also baptized by immersion in the early days of God having made me born again by His Spirit]. God did it all; I was merely the recipient of His love & grace.
Therefore there’s one message in particular that defines what God has made me to be. That message being: I deserve to be thrown into hell. But God… has made me to be a fully forgiven, fully sanctified saint, who has been made the righteousness of God. I rest in the finished work of Christ. I’m dead to the law, and alive in Christ. my temporal, unregenerate flesh is only sin, but my spirit which is born again of God is perfect, & heaven-ready. All of which is entirely a free gift to me from my heavenly Father, accomplished entirely by the obedience of one, (the risen Lord Jesus Christ).
Which is equally true for all of God’s elect, everyone whom Christ is formed in. The bible clearly teaches that, and I believe it heartily. Therefore I don’t hesitate to proclaim this marvellous message with zeal. It excites me. So please do as I do, own God’s treasure for yourself.
Reference scripture to test what I say about these magnificent gifts from God, (KJV):
Humanity’s spiritually-dead, condemned state apart from justification in Christ: John 3.18-36, John 8.24, Romans 3.10-12.
[Benefits of justification in Christ].
Forgiveness: Ephesians 4.32, Colossians 2.13, Revelation 1.5.
Sanctification/holiness, perfection in Christ: 1 Corinthians 6.11, Hebrews 10.10 & 10.14, Jude 1.1.
Righteousness: Romans 3.22, Romans 5.17-19, Philippians 3.9.
Justification by grace through faith not of our works: Romans chapters 3-5, & Ephesians 2.8-10.
1 Corinthians 1.26-31: “For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence. 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.”
All glory to the risen Lord Jesus Christ, and no glory to us whatsoever
(The following pictures are representations of the joy that God gave me when He saved me)