quietness of spirit and an unshakable confidence." ~ Herbert Lockyer

"It is the blood of Christ that
makes us safe; it is the Word of God that makes
us sure.
" ~ R.A. Torrey

Satan can in no way injure or diminish the riches of grace which are
in Christ
as they have been bestowed eternally upon all who believe, he seeks to
rob the saved ones, first of any knowledge of these riches, and second, of the
dynamic this knowledge provides for a God-honoring life.
~Lewis Sperry Chafer

God...gives the believer,
in Christ, a new heart altogether, which means a new
will, purpose, motive, spirit, nature -- in short, a new life. His own Holy Spirit
becomes the possession of the believer, and in the measure in which the latter
yields and surrenders himself to God's Holy Spirit is he enabled to live a life of
victory over sin of every kind, every day. It will be helpful to read 2 Corinthians
5:17 and Galatians 5:16, 17.
~ James M. Gray

"If one is
in Christ, he must have regeneration; for how can the Head be alive,
and the members dead? If one is in Christ, he must be justified; for how can
God approve the Head, and condemn the members? If one is in Christ, he must
have sanctification; for how can the spotlessly Holy remain in vital connection
with one that is unholy?  If one is in Christ, he must have redemption; for how
can the Son of God be in glory, while that which He has made a part of his
body lies abandoned in the grave of eternal death? And thus, through these
two words, we get a profound insight into the divine method of salvation. God
does not work upon the soul by itself; bringing to bear upon it, while yet in its
alienation and isolation from Him, such discipline as shall gradually render it fit
to be reunited to Him.
He begins rather by reuniting it to Himself, that
through this union He may communicate to it that divine life and energy,
without which all discipline were utterly futile. The method of grace is precisely
the reverse of the method of legalism. The latter is holiness in order to union
with God; the former, union with God in order to holiness."
~A.J. Gordon

"The wisdom of this world" provides no righteousness for the guilty, no holiness
for the unholy, no salvation for the lost. Christless, they are hopeless. To those
who are
in Christ Jesus, He, "the wisdom of God" is made righteousness,
sanctification, redemption.  As our righteousness He settles the past; as our
sanctification He secured the present; as our redemption He seals the future.
Can we, beloved brethren, do better than "consider Him" in these His glorious
character? ~
Our Hope Magazine, January 1919.

In Christ Jesus ..."those three words are a very small key, which loosens a very
complex lock, and opens a very large door, which leads into a very great building
filled with very precious stores of spiritual wealth and beauty."
~ A.T. Pierson

"It is not repentance that saves me; repentance is the sign that I realize what
God has done in Christ Jesus. The danger is to put the emphasis on the effect
instead of on the cause. Is it my obedience that puts me right with God? Never!
I am put right with God because prior to all else, Christ died. When I turn to
God and by belief accept what God reveals, instantly the stupendous atonement
of Jesus Christ rushes me into a right relationship with God. By the miracle of
God's grace I stand justified, not because of anything I have done, but because
of what Jesus has done. The salvation of God does not stand on human logic; it
stands on the sacrificial death of Jesus. Sinful men and women can be changed
into new creatures by the marvelous work of God
in Christ Jesus, which is
prior to all experience."
~Oswald Chambers

Abiding in Christ means to walk in communion with Him and in utter
dependence on Himself."
~A.C. Gaebelein

in Christ the twofold want of the soul is met. It is emptied of self, and it is
filled with his fullness "who filleth all in all." Can anything be so blessed for the
believer to "realize, as this gracious interchange of life, and character, and works,
between himself and his Lord? Oh, wondrous mystery! Christ became the
"Son of man," that we might become the "sons of God." He took upon
Himself our human nature, that we might be made "partakers of the divine
nature." He was made sin for us, that we might be made the "righteousness of
God in Him."
~ A.J. Gordon

"Some people boast of their birth, their culture, their breeding, and their
refinement. In fact, one would suppose they had selected their parents and
station in life. How proud the flesh can be; yet the Bible says all flesh is as
grass, and that which is born of the flesh is flesh. But whether we have had a
low or a high birth, if we have not had a new birth
in Christ, we do not know
what it is to be well-born. If we have been born again in Christ, we will not glory
in our fleshly birth; we will glory in our spiritual birth. Such is the mark of a true
~ Erling C. Olsen

We, though reconciled to God by the death of Christ, are nevertheless in
ourselves, poor, feeble, helpless, erring creatures. We are prone to wander,
ever liable to failure and sin, totally unable to get on for a single moment, if not
kept by our great High Priest, our blessed Advocate, our Comforter. He keeps
us day and night. He never slumbers nor sleeps.
He maintains us continually
before God in all the integrity of the position in which His death has placed
It is impossible that our cause can ever fail in such hands. His intercession is
all prevailing. We have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
The One who bore our sins in His own body on the tree, now bears our sorrows
on His heart upon the throne. And He will come again to bear the government
upon His shoulder.
~ C.H. Mackintosh

The work of saving men by making known to them the gospel of Jesus Christ,
is committed to the church of Christ, to the "company of believers"
in Christ,
men to whom Christ has " showed the Father," who have "received of His
Spirit," and who "cannot but testify the things which they have seen and heard;"
men who, once without God, "going astray," are " now returned unto the
Shepherd and Bishop of their souls;" and with whose new spiritual nature it is
spontaneous to think and speak of God, to look to Him, to pray to and praise
and glorify Him, as it was with their
earthly nature to turn from Him.
The Baptist Missionary Magazine, January, year 1848.

Forgiveness of sin is not something the believer
in Christ is to look for in the
future, it is something he already has. "We have," says Paul, "the forgiveness
of our trespasses." The forgiveness of sin is not something we are to do
something to secure. It is something which the blood of Christ has already
secured, and which our faith simply appropriates and enjoys. Forgiveness has
already been secured for every believer in Christ by the power of the blood.
~ R.A. Torrey

The Spirit...He is waiting for us to yield to Him that His power, already provided
by His indwelling presence, may be unhindered through us.

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above. (Col. 3:1)
There can be no question but what the present low ideals for spiritual living
which are so general among believers are to due to the fact that they have no
adequate knowledge of their eternal standing and
security in Christ.
~Lewis Sperry Chafer

Believers are already
spiritually alive in Christ. He "hath raised" us up. In the
mind and purpose of God, believers are already physically raised from the dead...
The point is that in God's mind and purpose it is true, and with Him time is not
counted. He hath "made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus." In
other words, we who believe, are already exalted with Him. "Heavenly places,"
literally translated, is "the heavenlies," and means "that which is heavenly in
contradistinction to that which is earthly." We are already in the "heavenlies" in
Christ in the sense that (1), we are partakers of His heavenly nature (4 Pet. 1:4),
and life (Col. 3:4; 1 Jno. 5 : 12) ; (2), we enjoy the same heavenly fellowship
(Jno. 2o:17; CoL 1:24; Phil.3.-ÑŽ; Heb. 2:11; 1 Jno. 1 : 3j ; and (3), we have a
heavenly inheritance (Rom. 8:18-21; 1 Pet. 2:0; Rev. 1 : 5, etc.).
~James M. Gray

"As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you" (John xx:22). As Christians
saved by grace and
in Christ we are sent by Him as He was sent by the Father.
As we realize this and walk under Him, as we set the Lord always before our
eyes and our life's aim is to do His will and not our own, to please Him and not
ourselves, to serve Him and not man, to let Him plan and not we ourselves, to
be nothing instead of something, to be in the dust instead of exalted, then shall
we enjoy His legacy "His own peace." He wants us to have it. He wants us to be
kept in perfect peace. Are we willing to have it? And what else honors our absent
Lord more than a life which manifests His peace. What pleases the Father more
than to behold His children reminding Him by their lives of dependence and
peace, the result of the rest of faith, of His own blessed Son. And the Holy
Spirit, who produces all this in us will ever lead us on in the fuller enjoyment of
the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
~A.C. Gaebelein


The "law of the Spirit" is "
life in Christ Jesus": and life in Christ Jesus,
apprehended by faith and lived in the power of the indwelling Spirit, sets us free
from the law of sin and death, and works out in us the righteousness that the law
requires. This is the believer's relation to law: the differentiation of grace and
~Ford C. Ottman


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Bible Word Study: Believers "Made In" Christ Jesus
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