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July 5th, 2007

Riches

At conversion, you get Jesus and He gets you. You become a saint, blessed, chosen, adopted, redeemed, forgiven, included, sealed, and secure. When you become a follower of Jesus Christ, you get all of Him. He permanently indwells you by His Spirit.

“You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.” Romans 8:9 (NIV)

As a believer, you have the royal treasure of the Holy Spirit living in you. You become the walking tabernacle of the Presence of God. He lives in you and expresses Himself through you.

“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,” Eph 1:18 (NIV)

Those who have been adopted into God’s family are the riches of Jesus’ glorious inheritance. We get Jesus and He gets those of us who have placed our faith in Him alone for salvation. Jesus sees us as His treasured possession. We are His glorious inheritance. The beauty of this reality is seen in the persistence of Christ to form us into His image. This process of sanctification is ongoing. We are still in process. We are perpetually on the Potter’s wheel to be molded and shaped by the Master’s hand.

Think of where you are now in your relationship to God in Christ. Imagine where you will be in your relationship with God as you continue to walk with Him daily and consistently yield to His Lordship and leadership in your life.

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Pastor of Leadership and Pastoral Care

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Thursday, July 5th, 2007 at 2:00 am
Category Riches.
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