Raise your arms in adoration?
Tell every person you know?
I am CHOSEN (verse 4, 11).
BEFORE God CREATED the world, He chose me! Before He laid the foundations of the world, He knew me and through Christ CHOSE me....and YOU. Doesn't that blow your mind? Before He spoke the waters, before He created all of the beautiful flowers and trees, before He imagined the fish and the birds and the animals.....He CHOSE us.
I am holy and blameless in His sight (verse 4).
Through Christ, I am a new creation. I am spotless. I am blameless. No guilt. No shame.
I am LOVED and I am ADOPTED as His child (verse 5).
I am no accident. I am no second-thought. There is no regret. I am special. Through Christ, I am an adopted child.....
I am REDEEMED through His blood (verse 7).
I was bought back. There was a price paid. I was purchased by the very blood of Jesus Christ.
I am FORGIVEN (verse 7).
No matter WHAT I have done, it is forgiven. The slate is washed clean. I am white as snow. There is nothing, nothing that the BLOOD of Jesus does not cover. Past mistakes. A life of regret. Abortion. Promiscuity. Adultery. Unbelief. Doubt. Hate. Jesus has taken care of ALL of it. There is no shame. Trade your shame and your sorrow for His forgiveness.
I am INCLUDED (verse 13).
Have you ever been "left out"? Felt like you didn't belong? Felt "different"? Not so with Christ....I am INCLUDED in the Beloved!
I am SEALED (verse 13,14).
God has sealed all of these promises with Him very SELF.... the Holy Spirit. I am marked IN HIM with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance.....
Doesn't that just want to make you SING?
But, Beloved, there IS a "catch."
These promises and blessings ONLY come through the blood of Jesus Christ and to those belonging to Him. It is IN CHRIST that I have these promises.
Have you given your heart to Jesus? Have you accepted the forgiveness, and redemption that comes through His sacrifice? He loves YOU so much...
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