What does it mean to be in Christ?

Hi! What does it mean to be in Christ?

It really is a wide topic but to be “in Christ” is one way of describing what it means to be a Christian. Those who are “in Christ” are spiritually united to and identified with Christ such that all the blessings and the benefits obtained by Christ belong to them. The book of Ephesians alone references the believer as being “in Christ” twenty-seven times and expounds on the rich spiritual blessings that belong to such believers. Though the Christian’s union with Christ was predestined by God before the creation of the world (Ephesians 1:4; 2 Timothy 1:9), it is not the state into which we are naturally born.

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Being “in Christ Jesus” is a stupendous reality. It is breathtaking to be united to Christ. Bound to Christ.

If you are “in Christ” listen to what it means for you:

In Christ Jesus you were given grace before the world was created. Second Timothy 1:9, “He gave us grace in Christ Jesus before the ages began.”

In Christ Jesus you were chosen by God before creation. Ephesians 1:4, “[God] chose us in [Christ] before the foundation of the world.”

In Christ Jesus you are loved by God with an inseparable love. Romans 8:38–39, “I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

In Christ Jesus you were redeemed and forgiven for all your sins. Ephesians 1:7, “In [Christ] we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses.”

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Thank you all so much guys! :yellow_heart: :yellow_heart: May God bless you!