In Christ

by Benjamin Burks on November 16, 2011 · 0 comments

What was the Precious Blood of Christ (1 Peter 1:19) for?
1. for atonement (Romans 5:11)
2. for propitiation – a just and satisfying offering in our stead (Romans 3:25)
3. for our justification from sin (Romans 5:9)
4. for the forgiveness of sins (Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:14, Hebrews 9:7)
5. for the remission of sins. (Matthew 26:28, Romans 3:25, Hebrews 9:22)
6. for the cleansing, washing from all sin (1 John 1:7, Revelation 1:5, Revelation 7:14)
7. for the purging of our consciences (Hebrews 9:14)
8. for peace (Colossians 1:20)
9. for reconciliation unto Christ (Colossians 1:20)
10. for righteousness (Romans 3:22, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Philippians 3:9)
11. for the purpose of saving us from the wrath that will come (Romans 5:9)
12. for the destruction of the devil (Hebrews 2:14)
13. for overcoming the Devil (Revelation 12:11)
14. for redemption, eternal redemption – for the purchase of our very beings (Ephesians 1:7,
Colossians 1:14, Hebrews 9:12, Revelation 5:9, Acts 20:28)
15. for the purpose of giving us life within, eternal life (John 6:53,54)
16. for the bringing back to life (Hebrews 13:20)
17. for sanctification (Hebrews 10:29; Hebrews 13:12)
18. for spiritual and physical healing (Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24)
19. for boldness to enter in to the Holy of Holies, the very presence of God (Hebrews 10:19)
20. for the purpose of enabling us to make our daily, hourly, minute-by-minute home in Christ Jesus (John 6:56)

Off with the Old and On with the New
For in Him dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And you are complete in Him, which is the head of all principality and power: In whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: Buried with him in baptism, wherein also you are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses. Colossians 2:9-13

That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts . . .
Ephesians 4:22

Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds . . . Colossians 3:9

For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. Galatians 3:27

But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof. Romans 13:14

I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness . . . Isaiah 61:10a

46 Outrageous “Wills” of the Christ-Clothing
1. We will bear much fruit (John 15:5)
2. We will be made alive to God (Romans 6:11; 1 Corinthians 15:31)
3. There will be no more condemnation hanging over our lives (Romans 8:1)
4. We will be made free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2)
5. Nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:38-39)
6. We will have access to the Wisdom, the Righteousness, the Sanctification, and the Redemption of God
(1 Corinthians 1:30)
7. All the Promises of God will be “Yes” and “Amen” to us (2 Corinthians 1:20)
8. Our spiritual lives will be established and anointed (2 Corinthians 1:21)
9. We will be led forth in triumph (2 Corinthians 2:14)
10. He will diffuse through our lives the fragrance of His knowledge in every place (2 Corinthians 2:14)
11. The veil that shrouds our spiritual sight will be taken away (2 Corinthians 3:14)
12. We will become new creations, all things will become new (2 Corinthians 5:17)
13. The complexities of life will be made simple (2 Corinthians 11:3)
14. We will from henceforth live by the power of God (2 Corinthians 13:4, Ephesians 1:19-20)
15. We will have an astounding liberty to now do that which is right (Galatians 2:4)
16. We will become sons of God (Galatians 3:26)
17. We will be blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places (Ephesians 1:3)
18. We will be chosen to be holy and without blame (Ephesians 1:4)
19. We will obtain an inheritance (Ephesians 1:11)
20. We will be made to sit with Him in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6)
21. We will be made to know the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us (Ephesians 2:7)
22. We will have works prepared beforehand for us to walk in (Ephesians 2:10)
23. We will be brought intimately near into His very presence, and we will have boldness and confidence in our approach unto His Throne (Ephesians 2:13; 3:12)
24. We will become the very temple of the Lord, the very dwelling place of God (Ephesians 2:21-21)
25. We, the Gentiles, will become fellow heirs and partakers of the promises (Ephesians 3:6)
26. We will have power to rejoice (Philippians 3:3)
27. We will have a prize set before us of the upward call of God (Philippians 3:14)
28. We will have access into all the fulness of God (Colossians 1:19; 2;9)
29. We will be clothed in His Perfection (Colossians 1:28)
30. All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge will made available to us (Colossians 2:3)
31. We will abound in thanksgiving (Colossians 2:7)
32. We will be made complete (Colossians 2:10)
33. We will be circumcised from the sins of the flesh (Colossians 2:11)
34. We will have the promise of Life (2 Timothy 1:1)
35. We will be given a holy calling (2 Timothy 1:9)
36. We will be supplied an empowering grace (2 Timothy 1:9; 2 Timothy 2:1)
37. We will have faith and love (2 Timothy 1:13)
38. We will have salvation (2 Timothy 2:10)
39. There will be no more darkness (1 John 1:5)
40. The Love of God will be perfected in us (1 John 2:5)
41. We will not be ashamed before Him at His coming (1 John 2:28)
42. We will purify ourselves just as He is pure (1 John 3:3)
43. We will not sin (1 John 3:6)
44. Anything we ask according to His will, He will hear us (1 John 5:14)
45. We will know Him (1 John 5:20)
46. We will know His Great Mystery that has been hidden for ages and generations The Mystery Hidden For Ages and Generations Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began but now made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith.

Romans 16:25-26 . . . by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ), which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets . . .

Ephesians 3:4-5 . . . I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God, the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ
in you, the hope of glory.

Colossians 1:26-27 God’s After Your Body It’s not just you “in Christ” but “Christ in you” Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

1 Corinthians 3:16 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 For you are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

2 Corinthians 6:16b Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together grows unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom you also are
builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
Ephesians 2:11-22 In Order to Reveal His Person . . . Whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to
the image of His Son . . .

Romans 8:29 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive . . . And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.

1 Corinthians 15:22,49 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 3:18 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.

Colossians 3:9-10 Cherishing the Clothing of Life 66 Reasons to Give up our Lives and to Enter into Christ
1. All our sin will be atoned for (Romans 5:11)
2. His Blood will prove a propitiation – a just and satisfying offering in our stead (Romans 3:25)
3. We will be justified (Romans 5:9)
4. We will be forgiven our every sin (Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:14, Hebrews 9:7)
5. Our sins will be removed from us (Matthew 26:28, Romans 3:25, Hebrews 9:22)
6. We will be cleansed and washed from all our sin (1 John 1:7, Revelation 1:5, Revelation 7:14)
7. Our consciences will be purged (Hebrews 9:14)
8. We will have peace with God (Colossians 1:20)
9. We will be reconciled unto Christ (Colossians 1:20)
10. He will be our righteousness (Romans 3:22, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Philippians 3:9)
11. We will be saved from the wrath to come (Romans 5:9)
12. The Devil will be destroyed and rendered impotent against us (Hebrews 2:14)
13. We will overcome the Devil (Revelation 12:11)
14. We will be redeemed, eternally redeemed – our very beings purchased by God
(Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:14, Hebrews 9:12, Revelation 5:9, Acts 20:28) 15. We will receive Life within, eternal life (John 6:53,54)
16. We will be brought to back to life from the dead (Hebrews 13:20)
17. We will be sanctified and made holy (Hebrews 10:29; Hebrews 13:12)
18. We will be spiritually and physically healed (Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24)
19. We will have boldness to enter in to the Holy of Holies, the very presence of God (Hebrews 10:19)
20. We will be enabled to make our daily, hourly, minute-by-minute home in Christ Jesus (John 6:56)
21. We will bear much fruit (John 15:5)
22. We will be made alive to God (Romans 6:11; 1 Corinthians 15:31)
23. There will be no more condemnation hanging over our lives (Romans 8:1)
24. We will be made free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2)
25. Nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:38-39)
26. We will have access to the Wisdom, the Righteousness, the Sanctification, and the Redemption of God
(1 Corinthians 1:30)
27. All the Promises of God will be “Yes” and “Amen” to us (2 Corinthians 1:20)
28. Our spiritual lives will be established and anointed (2 Corinthians 1:21)
29. We will be led forth in triumph (2 Corinthians 2:14)
30. He will diffuse through our lives the fragrance of His knowledge in every place (2 Corinthians 2:14)
31. The veil that shrouds our spiritual sight will be taken away (2 Corinthians 3:14)
32. We will become new creations, all things will become new (2 Corinthians 5:17)
33. The complexities of life will be made simple (2 Corinthians 11:3)
34. We will from henceforth live by the power of God (2 Corinthians 13:4, Ephesians 1:19-20)
35. We will have an astounding liberty to now do that which is right (Galatians 2:4)
36. We will become sons of God (Galatians 3:26)
37. We will be blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places (Ephesians 1:3)
38. We will be chosen to be holy and without blame (Ephesians 1:4)
39. We will obtain an inheritance (Ephesians 1:11)
40. We will be made to sit with Him in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6)
41. We will be made to know the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us (Ephesians 2:7)
42. We will have works prepared beforehand for us to walk in (Ephesians 2:10)
43. We will be brought intimately near into His very presence, and we will have boldness
and confidence in our approach unto His Throne (Ephesians 2:13; 3:12)
44. We will become the very temple of the Lord, the very dwelling place of God (Ephesians 2:21-21)
45. We, the Gentiles, will become fellow heirs and partakers of the promises (Ephesians 3:6)
46. We will have power to rejoice (Philippians 3:3)
47. We will have a prize set before us of the upward call of God (Philippians 3:14)
48. We will have access into all the fulness of God (Colossians 1:19; 2;9)
49. We will be clothed in His Perfection (Colossians 1:28)
50. All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge will made available to us (Colossians 2:3)
51. We will abound in thanksgiving (Colossians 2:7)
52. We will be made complete (Colossians 2:10)
53. We will be circumcised from the sins of the flesh (Colossians 2:11)
54. We will have the promise of Life (2 Timothy 1:1)
55. We will be given a holy calling (2 Timothy 1:9)
56. We will be supplied an empowering grace (2 Timothy 1:9; 2 Timothy 2:1)
57. We will have faith and love (2 Timothy 1:13)
58. We will have salvation (2 Timothy 2:10)
59. There will be no more darkness (1 John 1:5)
60. The Love of God will be perfected in us (1 John 2:5)
61. We will not be ashamed before Him at His coming (1 John 2:28)
62. We will purify ourselves just as He is pure (1 John 3:3)
63. We will not sin (1 John 3:6)
64. Anything we ask according to His will, He will hear us (1 John 5:14)
65. We will know Him (1 John 5:20)
66. We will know His Great Mystery that has been hidden for ages and generations

Truth #66

66. We will be given the Spirit, we will receive the promise of the Spirit through faith, and will be sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise (1 John 4:13, Galatians 3:14, Ephesians 1:13) We will know His Great Mystery that has been hidden for ages and generations We will know His Great Mystery that has been hidden for ages and generations. By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.

1 John 4:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree” ), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Galatians 3:13-14 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.

Ephesians 1:13 Baptism
Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so
we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 6:3-11 In Christ – Appendix

A New Testament Scriptural Overview of being “In Christ”

The Gospel of John
I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. John 15:5

The Book of Acts
. . . For in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’
Acts 17:28

The Epistle to the Romans
being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus . . . Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord . . . For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord . . .There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh,
but according to the Spirit . . . For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death . . . For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 3:24; 6:11,23; 8:1-2,38-39

The First Epistle the Corinthians To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours . . . But of Him
you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption . . . For this reason I have sent Timothy to you, who is my beloved and faithful son in the Lord, who will remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach everywhere in every church . . . For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive . . . I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
1 Corinthians 1:2,30; 4:17; 15:22,31

The Second Epistle to the Corinthians
For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me, Silvanus, and Timothy–was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes . . . For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us . . . Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God . . . Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place . . . But their minds (the unbelieving Jews) were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ . . .Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new . . . For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him . . . But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds
may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ . . . For though He was crucified in weakness, yet He lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God toward you.
2 Corinthians 1:19-21; 2:14; 3:14; 5:17,21; 11:3; 13:4

The Epistle to the Galatians
Yet not even Titus who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised . . . And this occurred because of false brethren secretly brought in (who came in by stealth to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage) . . . knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified . . . that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith . . . And this I say, that the law, which was four hundred and thirty years later, cannot annul the covenant that was confirmed before by God in Christ, that it should make the promise of no effect . . . For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus . . . There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus . . . For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love . . . For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation.
Galatians 2:3-4,16; 3:14,17,26,28; 5:6; 6:15

The Epistle to the Ephesians
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ . . . just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love . . . In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace . . . that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which
are in heaven and which are on earth–in Him . . . In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will . . . In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise . . . (the exceeding greatness of his power toward us) which He (God) worked in Christ when He raised Him
from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places . . . and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus . . . that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus . . . For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them . . . But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have
been brought near by the blood of Christ . . . in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord . . . in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit . . . that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel . . . in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him . . . And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
Ephesians 1:3-4,7,10-11,13,20; 2:6-7,10,13,21-22; 3:6,12; 4:32

The Epistle to the Philippians
For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh . . .Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by
faith . . . I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:3,8-9,14

The Epistle to the Colossians
To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are in Colosse: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ . . . in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins . . . And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist . . . For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell . . .Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus . . . in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge . . . For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in
spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ. As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power. In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,
Colossians 1:2,14,17,19,28; 2:3,5-11

The Apostle Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus . . . who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according toHis own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began . . . Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus . . .You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus . . . Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory . . . Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution . . . and that from childhood you
have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 1:1,9,13; 2:1,10,12,15

The First Epistle of John
This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all . . . But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him, He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked . . . And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming . . . And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure . . . And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no
sin . . .Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him . . . Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God . . . Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom
He has given us . . . By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit . . . Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God . . . And we have
known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him . . . Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us . . . And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.
1 John 1:5; 2:5-6,28; 3:3,5-6,9,24; 4:13,15-16; 5:14,2

Credits: I am thankful for the work of Steve Curington, A.W. Tozer, Eric Ludy, Johnny VanGeldren and others who have made these truths clearer in my heart.

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