WE ARE JOINT HEIRS OF GOD
JOINT HEIRS WITH CHRIST
We have been PLANTED TOGETHER with Jesus Christ IN THE LIKENESS OF HIS DEATH also WE ARE TO STAND IN THE LIKENESS OF JESUS CHRIST'S RESURRECTION.
"Know ye not, that SO MANY OF US AS WERE BAPTIZED INTO JESUS CHRIST WERE BAPTIZED (IMMERSED) INTO HIS (JESUS CHRIST) DEATH?
Therefore WE ARE BURIED WITH HIM BY BAPTISM INTO DEATH: that like as CHRIST WAS RAISED UP FROM THE DEAD by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For IF WE HAVE BEEN PLANTED TOGETHER (WITH JESUS CHRIST) IN THE LIKENESS OF HIS (JESUS CHRIST) DEATH, WE SHALL BE ALSO IN THE LIKENESS OF HIS RESURRECTION:"
"For YE HAVE NOT RECEIVED THE SPIRIT OF BONDAGE again to fear; but YE HAVE RECEIVED THE SPIRIT OF ADOPTION, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
THE SPIRIT ITSELF BEARETH WITNESS WITH OUR SPIRIT, THAT WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF GOD: And IF CHILDREN, THEN HEIRS; HEIRS OF GOD, and JOINT-HEIRS WITH CHRIST; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with THE GLORY WHICH SHALL BE REVEALED IN US."
"For IT PLEASED THE FATHER THAT IN HIM (JESUS) SHOULD ALL FULNESS DWELL; And, having MADE PEACE THROUGH THE BLOOD OF HIS CROSS, by him TO RECONCILE ALL THINGS UNTO HIMSELF; by him, I say, WHETHER THEY BE THINGS IN EARTH, or THINGS IN HEAVEN. And YOU, that were sometime ALIENATED AND ENEMIES IN YOUR MIND BY WICKED WORKS, yet now HATH HE RECONCILED IN THE BODY OF HIS (JESUS') FLESH THROUGH DEATH, TO PRESENT YOU HOLY and UNBLAMEABLE and UNREPROVEABLE IN HIS SIGHT (the sight of God, the Father): IF YE CONTINUE IN THE FAITH GROUNDED AND SETTLED, and BE NOT MOVED AWAY FROM THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL, which ye have heard, ."
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YOU HAVE BEEN RECONCILED IN THE BODY OF JESUS' FLESH. IT IS THE RECORD OF JESUS' LIFE IN THE FLESH THAT QUALIFIES YOU TO BE RECONCILED.
not blamed, not liable, not convictable, NO CONDEMNATION, no criticism, no fault, no formal judgment, ABOVE REPROACH.
SACRED, SET APART, DEDICATED TO ...
"There is therefore now NO CONDEMNATION TO THEM WHICH ARE IN CHRIST JESUS, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."
"According as he hath CHOSEN US IN HIM BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD, that we should be HOLY and WITHOUT BLAME before him IN LOVE:"
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What could you do to be HOLY and WITHOUT BLAME BEFORE HIM IN LOVE.
"BE YE THEREFORE PERFECT, EVEN AS YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN IS PERFECT."
"But GOD, who IS RICH IN MERCY, for his GREAT LOVE WHEREWITH HE LOVED US, EVEN WHEN WE WERE DEAD IN SINS, HATH QUICKENED US TOGETHER WITH CHRIST, (BY GRACE YE ARE SAVED;) And HATH RAISED US UP TOGETHER, and MADE US SIT TOGETHER IN HEAVENLY PLACES IN CHRIST JESUS: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in HIS KINDNESS TOWARD US THROUGH CHRIST JESUS. (notation: Col. 1:21-23)"
WE HAVE ALREADY BEEN QUICKENED TOGETHER WITH CHRIST RAISED UP TOGETHER WITH JESUS CHRIST MADE TO SIT TOGETHER IN HEAVENLY PLACES WITH HIM (JESUS CHRIST).
The REASON THE BORN-AGAIN CONVERTED BELIEVER IS ABLE TO EMBRACE THE ONENESS OF THE ABOVE THREE THINGS is because the RECORD OF JESUS CHRIST REGARDING THESE THINGS IS ALREADY COMPLETE. JESUS CHRIST'S RECORD IS YOUR RECORD.
"And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, THESE ARE THEY WHICH CAME OUT OF GREAT TRIBULATION, and HAVE WASHED THEIR ROBES, and MADE THEM WHITE IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB."
"I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, MY SOUL SHALL BE JOYFUL IN MY GOD; for HE HATH CLOTHED ME WITH THE GARMENTS OF SALVATION, HE HATH COVERED ME WITH THE ROBE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels."