Jesus (Yeshua) is Alive!
Jesus is Alive!! Do you believe it? Good, because Satan also believes and trembles. It is no good believing a fact only, you need to act on it. We are called to believe and also to repent and be baptised (See my article above on “What must we do to be saved?”). It is because that Jesus resurrected from the Dead that we know one day we also will be resurrected. Jesus resurrection means that we have access to the Holies of Holies and that we can become new creation in Him. Most of us have heard the phrase “Sinners saved by Grace”, this is a good phrase but I prefer the phrase coined by Neil T Anderson, “Saints who sometimes sin”. Because Jesus is alive we can, if we wish to enter in, become Saints. We do not need some Church authority to decide who can be a saint or not, because we read in the Scriptures that we are part of the Sainthood of all believers because Jesus is Alive.
I want to show you who we are in Christ because of his resurrection (If we repent) by quoting a number of verses. I will leave out where they are from as it flows better that way. It was Neil T Anderson who put these verses together in his book the Bondage Breaker. As you read it just realise this is who we are if we only accept Jesus and repent and be baptised.
I am not the great “I Am”, but by the grace of God, I am what I am. I am the salt of the earth. I am the light of the world. I am a Child of God. I am part of the true vine, a channel of Christ’s life. I am Christ’s friend. I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear His fruit. I am a slave of righteousness. I am enslaved to God. I am a son of God; God is spiritually my Father. I am a joint heir with Christ, sharing His inheritance with Him. I am a temple—a dwelling place—of God. His Spirit and His life dwell in me. I am united to the Lord and am one spirit with Him. I am a member of Christ’s body. I am a new creation. I am reconciled to God and am a minister of reconciliation. I am a son of God and one in Christ. I am an heir of God since I am a son of God. I am a Saint. I am God’s workmanship—His handiwork—born anew in Christ to do His work. I am a fellow citizen with the rest of God’s family. I am a prisoner of Christ. I am righteous and holy. I am a citizen of Heaven, seated in heaven right now. I am hidden with Christ in God. I am an expression of the life of Christ because He is my life. I am chosen of God, holy and dearly loved. I am a son of light and not of darkness. I am a holy partaker of a heavenly calling. I am a partaker of Christ; I share in His life. I am one of God’s living stones, being built in Christ as a spiritual house. I am a member of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of God’s own possession. I am an alien and a stranger to this world in which I temporally live. I am an enemy of the Devil.
This is who we are because Jesus is alive. Do we live like we believe it or do we give victory to Satan every time we are awake. Read it. Meditate on it. And live it.