Believers Hope

ALL BELIEVERS ARE POSITIONALLY NOW IN HEAVEN

“(God)…hath RAISED us up together, and made us sit together IN HEAVENLY PLACES in Christ Jesus” (Eph. 2:6).

ALL BELIEVERS ARE MEMBERS OF THE BODY OF CHRIST

“For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones” (Eph. 5:30).

“But now hath God set the members every one of them IN THE BODY, AS IT HATH PLEASED HIM.. .Now ye are the BODY OF CHRIST…” (I Cor.12:18,27).

Will Christ be in heaven missing a foot or a hand? How absurd! A young girl was asked, “Aren’t you afraid you might slip through the Lord’s fingers?” “No Sir, I AM ONE OF HIS FINGERS,” she replied.

ALL BELIEVERS ARE COMPLETE IN HIM

“And ye are COMPLETE IN HIM, which is the head of all principality and power” (Col. 2:10).

If we could lose our salvation we would not be complete in Him.

ALL BELIEVERS ARE ACCEPTED IN THE BELOVED

Paul wrote that God “…hath made us accepted in the beloved” (Eph. 1:6).

“The sinner can not make himself acceptable to God. Our acceptance by God, therefore is not based upon our practice, but rather upon our position in Christ.”

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that NOT OF YOURSELVES; it is the gift of God: NOT OF WORKS, lest any man should boast” (Eph. 2:8, 9).

“Now to him that worketh is the reward NOT RECKONED OF GRACE, but of debt” (Rom. 4:4).

“And if by grace, then is it NO MORE OF WORKS; otherwise grace is NO MORE GRACE” (Rom. 11:6).

GRACE AND WORKS CANNOT MIX FOR SALVATION. Note also: Rom. 3:24; II Tim. 1:9; Titus 3:5.

ALL BELIEVERS ARE CONFIRMED BLAMELESS UNTO THE END

“Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be BLAMELESS in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ” (ICor.1:8).

ALL BELIEVERS WILL APPEAR AT THE JUDGEMENT SEAT OF CHRIST

“For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s WORK shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s WORK of what sort it is. If any man’s WORK abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s WORK shall be BURNED, he shall suffer loss: BUT HE HIMSELF SHALL BE SAVED: yet so as by fire”2 (I Cor. 3:11-15).

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