September 2 – Here Are Six But There Are More

“[God] saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began.” –  2 Timothy 1:9 –  (ESV)

Six Promises for those saved and In Christ Jesus. Pause for a moment and think how incredible it is to be united to Christ. Bound to Christ. If you are “in Christ” listen to what it means for you:

  1. In Christ Jesus you were given grace before the world was created. (2 Timothy 1:9)
  2. In Christ Jesus you were chosen by God before creation. (Ephesians 1:4)
  3. In Christ Jesus you are loved by God with an inseparable love. (Romans 8:38–39)
  4. In Christ Jesus you were redeemed and forgiven for all your sins. (Ephesians 1:7)
  5. In Christ Jesus you are justified before God and the righteousness of God in Christ is imputed to you. (2 Corinthians 5:21) 
  6. In Christ Jesus you have become a new creation and a son of God. (2 Corinthians 5:17) 

The unbeliever is not in Christ Jesus but an enemy of God’s truth as revealed in the Bible. Declaring that one believes in Jesus is real does not save. True belief is saving faith, a gift of God. In the next few days we will look a little closer at each of these six promises in God’s Word.