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December 26, 2012

The Forty Things Received at Salvation



1.
Imputed Righteousness
21.
Unseen Assets
2.
Justification
22.
Judgement of Sins
3.
Regeneration
23.
Royal Adoption
4. A
Human Spirit
24. Eternal Relationship to God
5. Imputed Everlasting Life 25. We are on the Rock Jesus Christ
6. Baptism of the Holy Spirit 26.
We are a Gift to Christ
7.
Propitiation
27.
Royal Priesthood
8.
Reconciliation
28. We are a Chosen Generation
9.
Redemption
29.
Access to God
10.
Forgiveness
30. We Are Under God’s Care
11.
Removal of Condemnation
31.
We are His Inheritance
12. Removal of Domination of the
Old Sin Nature
32. We Inherit Christ’s Eternal
Future
13. Removal of Satan’s Power 33. We have a Heavenly
Partnership and Association
14. Freedom From the Penalty of the
Mosaic Law
34. We Become Heavenly Citizens
15. Identification with Jesus Christ 35. We Become Members of the Royal
Family of God
16. Indwelling of God the Father 36. We are Light in the Lord
17. Indwelling of Jesus Christ 37. We are United to the Trinity
18. Indwelling of the Holy Spirit 38.
We are Glorified
19. Sealing of Your Salvation 39.
We are Complete in Him
20. Circumcision of the Soul 40. We Receive a Guardian Angel

At the moment of salvation, every believer in Jesus Christ receives 40
things from God. Of the 40 things, 39 of them are permanent and can never be removed from
the believer – even by God himself! The only temporary thing is the Filling of the Holy
Spirit which we lose due to our own free will to act against God. We can repeatedly gain
the Filling of the Spirit following confession of our known sins to the Father.

1. Imputed
Righteousness

Divine righteousness is imputed from God the Father to our souls at the
same time we share the righteousness of Christ through Positional Truth. Through this
“double Portion” of righteousness, we are made righteous. Romans 4:3-5, 2
Corinthians 5:21 Romans 3:25-26

What does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was
credited to him as righteousness.” Now when a man works, his wages are not credited
to him as a gift, but as an obligation. However, to the man who does not work but trusts
God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness. (Romans 4:3-5)

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might
become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21)

God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his
blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the
sins committed beforehand unpunished he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present
time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus. (Romans
3:25-26)

2. Justification

As a result of this imputed righteousness, we are “declared
righteous” or justified by God the Father. We are vindicated as believers because the
justice of God the Father was satisfied by the substitutionary spiritual death of Jesus
Christ on the cross who paid the sin penalty for all of our sins. He was our substitute
and was found righteous in this payment. Romans 3:24-30.

And are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that
came by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his
blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the
sins committed beforehand unpunished–he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present
time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus. Where,
then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of observing the law? No,
but on that of faith. For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from
observing the law. Is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of
Gentiles too, since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and
the uncircumcised through that same faith. (Romans 3:24-30)

3. Regeneration

We are “regenerated” or “born again” through the
agency of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit creates a human spirit for the new believer. so
that the new believer is “born again.” John 3:1-12, Titus 3:5, Romans 8:16, 1
Corinthians 2:14

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the
Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know you are a
teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing
if God were not with him.” In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no
one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” “How can a man be born
when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely he cannot enter a second time into his
mother’s womb to be born!” Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can
enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to
flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying,
‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you
cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the
Spirit.” “How can this be?” Nicodemus asked. “You are Israel’s
teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? I tell you the
truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people
do not accept our testimony. I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not
believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? (John 3:1-12)

He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because
of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,
(Titus 3:5)

The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s
children. (Romans 8:16)

The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from
the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because
they are spiritually discerned. (1 Corinthians 2:14)

4. A Human Spirit

We receive a “regenerative” human spirit The human spirit is
created by the Holy Spirit as part of His regeneration ministry. Romans 8:16; 1
Corinthians 2:14

The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s
children. (Romans 8:16)

The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from
the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because
they are spiritually discerned. (1 Corinthians 2:14)

5. Imputed
Everlasting Life

We receive the imputation of everlasting life from God the Father to our
regenerative human spirit. And at the same instant, we share the eternal life Christ
through positional truth. This is our double portion of eternal life. 1 John 5:11-12

And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this
life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does
not have life. (1 John 5:11-12)

6. Baptism of
the Holy Spirit

We are placed into union with Jesus Christ through the baptism of the
Holy Spirit. Romans 8:1-2; Romans 8:38-39; 1 Corinthians 15:22, 1 Corinthians 12:13; 1
John 5:11-12

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ
Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law
of sin and death. (Romans 8:1-2)

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor
demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor
anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in
Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)

For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. (1
Corinthians 15:22)

For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body–whether Jews or
Greeks, slave or free–and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. (1 Corinthians
12:13)

And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this
life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does
not have life. (1 John 5:11-12)

7. Propitiation

We are guaranteed mercy, or “more grace.” This is because the
just demands of the Holiness of God the Father were satisfied (propitiated) by the person
and work of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross and we enjoy the benefits of that
propitiation.

The doctrine of Propitiation informs us that sin must be dealt with
before mercy (grace in action) can be manifested. In your life as a Christian, the Lord
can only be satisfied with your service and good works if they are produced from the
filling of the Holy Spirit and the application of Bible teachings. Exodus 25:17-22,
Hebrews 9:4, 1 John 2:2

“Make an atonement cover of pure gold–two and a half cubits
long and a cubit and a half wide. And make two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends
of the cover. Make one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; make the
cherubim of one piece with the cover, at the two ends. The cherubim are to have their
wings spread upward, overshadowing the cover with them. The cherubim are to face each
other, looking toward the cover. Place the cover on top of the ark and put in the ark the
Testimony, which I will give you. There, above the cover between the two cherubim that are
over the ark of the Testimony, I will meet with you and give you all my commands for the
Israelites. (Exodus 25:17-22)

Which had the golden altar of incense and the gold-covered ark of the
covenant. This ark contained the gold jar of manna, Aaron’s staff that had budded, and the
stone tablets of the covenant. (Hebrews 9:4)

He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but
also for the sins of the whole world. (1 John 2:2)

8. Reconciliation

We are reconciled by God the Father because of the removal of the sin
barrier between man and God by the cross. This work of Christ guarantees our eternal
access to God. This “spanning of the great gap” between man and God by the
person and work of Christ on the cross provides the basis of our eternal relationship with
God. Romans 5:10; 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

For if, when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through
the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his
life! (Romans 5:10)

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and
gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in
Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of
reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:18-19)

9. Redemption

Faith in Christ as Savior means personal deliverance or redemption from
the “slave market of sin.” 1 Peter 1:18-19

For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or
gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your
forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. (1
Peter 1:18-19)

10. Forgiveness

At the moment of salvation we are granted total forgiveness of the past
by god the Father. This means that all “soul cauterization” or “scar
tissue” is removed. The soul is clean and ready to learn and utilize the assets of
the Christian life through the intake of Bible doctrine. Isaiah 43:25; Isaiah 44:22;
Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14

“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own
sake, and remembers your sins no more. (Isaiah 43:25)

I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the
morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.” (Isaiah 44:22)

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins,
in accordance with the riches of God’s grace (Ephesians 1:7)

In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians
1:14)

11. Removal of
Condemnation

At the moment of salvation, the sentence of condemnation is removed by
God the Father. Our salvation provides freedom from the condemnation and wrath of the
Justice of God. The sharing of the final destiny of Satan and all the fallen angels is
therefore eliminated. John 3:18; Romans 8:1-3

Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not
believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and
only Son. (John 3:18)

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ
Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law
of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the
sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin
offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, (Romans 8:1-3)

12.
Removal of Domination of the Old Sin Nature

At the moment of salvation, we are “dead” to the domination of
the Old Sin Nature. The Old Sin Nature should be a “toothless tiger” in the life
of the Christian. It has only the power we allow it to have. At salvation, the indwelling
of the Holy Spirit becomes the new “ruler” of the body where He creates a temple
for the indwelling of our Lord Jesus Christ as the “Shekinah Glory.” This is the
guarantee that we can be under divine blessing as we advance in the spiritual life.

This is also known as PAST Positional Truth, where we are identified
with Christ on the cross. We are identified with His spiritual death, physical death, and
burial. This is accomplished by the Baptism (identification) of the Holy Spirit.

The application of this PAST Positional Truth is the Christian in
fellowship with God, possessing a continual attitude of rejecting, separating from, and
being dead to personal sin and the production of human good and evil! Romans 6:6-12

For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body
of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin because anyone
who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will
also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die
again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for
all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin
but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so
that you obey its evil desires. (Romans 6:6-12)

13.
Removal of Satan’s Power

At salvation, we have freedom from Satan’s kingdom of evil. Satan
has sovereignty over the unsaved and authority over all those who choose to live their
lives in his cosmic (worldly) system of sin and evil. Satan’s influence of mankind is
through man’s Old Sin Nature. However, Satan’s influence is “held in
check” by God’s grace manifested in His laws of Divine Establishment. Colossians
1:12-13; 1 John 5:19; Ephesians 6:11-12; Ephesians 2:1-2; Galatians 5:1

Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the
inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion
of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, (Colossians 1:12-13)

We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is
under the control of the evil one. (1 John 5:19)

Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against
the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the
rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the
spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 6:11-12)

As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which
you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom
of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. (Ephesians 2:1-2)

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and
do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1)

14.
Freedom From the Penalty of the Mosaic Law

At the moment of salvation, the believer is delivered from the curse of
the law. At that moment, God the Father graciously imparts freedom from bondage to all
clauses of the Mosaic Law. This means that the Law, as a unit, can never curse any
Christian for failing to obey it, because our Lord Jesus Christ has perfectly obeyed it
and that obedience is transferred to us. The law of God is perfect in its content and
purpose. It instructed the Jew on the reality of disobedience of spiritual law. It
revealed the answer to the sin problem. It also revealed the Laws of Divine Establishment
for the entire human race. This Christian freedom does not mean freedom from the doctrine
in the law, but rather the actual responsibility to it as a member of a Theocracy, which
we are not!

Personal love toward the Triune God by the spiritually mature believer,
plus our being “in Christ,” who fulfilled the law is our fulfillment. Romans
13:8; Romans 8:2; Galatians 3:10-13

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love
one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. (Romans 13:8)

Because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me
free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:2)

All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is
written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the
Book of the Law.” Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because,
“The righteous will live by faith.” The law is not based on faith; on the
contrary, “The man who does these things will live by them.” Christ redeemed us
from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is
everyone who is hung on a tree.” (Galatians 3:10-13)

15.
Identification with Jesus Christ

At the moment of salvation, the believer is permanently identified with
Christ’s work on the cross by God the Father. The Christian is forever after
identified with Christ in His death, burial, resurrection, ascension, and present session
at the Father’s right hand. This is synonymous with “Past” and
“Present” Positional Truth. Romans 6:3-12; Galatians 2:20

Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus
were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death
in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we
too may live a new life. If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will
certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. For we know that our old self was
crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no
longer be slaves to sin because anyone who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we
died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since
Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over
him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to
God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.
(Romans 6:3-12)

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ
lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me
and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)

16.
Indwelling of God the Father

The believer is indwelt by God the Father at the moment of salvation.
The reason why the Christian is indwelt by the Father at that moment is to provide a
guarantee of unseen, yet extremely powerful assets and provisions for living the Christian
life. In eternity past, the first person of the Trinity authored all of these invisible
assets and provisions. He also granted all blessing in time and rewards for eternity
“in Christ.” This indwelling is also for the glorification of His plan for the
Church Age. John 14:23; Ephesians 4:6

Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My
Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. (John 14:23)

One God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in
all. (Ephesians 4:6)

17.
Indwelling of Jesus Christ

The indwelling of Jesus Christ is the guarantee of our membership in the
Royal family of God that results in instant transportation to heaven at death by our lord
Jesus Christ Himself! Christ also imparts encouragement to us as we grow spiritually
through the Word of God. John 14:20; Romans 8:10, 2 Corinthians 3:5; Colossians 1:27

On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in
me, and I am in you. (John 14:20)

But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your
spirit is alive because of righteousness. (Romans 8:10)

Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for
ourselves, but our competence comes from God. (2 Corinthians 3:5)

To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious
riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:27)

18.
Indwelling of the Holy Spirit

The third person of the Holy Trinity unconditionally and permanently
indwells all Christians at the moment of salvation. This makes their bodies temples for
the indwelling of our Lord Jesus Christ as the “Shekinah Glory” of God. Listen!
God has “first rights” to the use of your body – not the Old Sin Nature! 1
Corinthians 6:19-20; Matthew 3:11; John 14:17; Romans 5:5; Romans 8:9; Galatians 3:2

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is
in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price.
Therefore honor God with your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

“I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come
one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you
with the Holy Spirit and with fire. (Matthew 3:11)

The Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither
sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. (John
14:17)

And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love
into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. (Romans 5:5)

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)

I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the
Spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard? (Galatians 3:2)

19. Sealing of
Your Salvation

At the moment of salvation, the sealing ministry of the Holy Spirit
occurs. This “sealing” is God the Father’s stamp of ownership and the Holy
Spirit’s signature of guarantee of eternal security, protection, and preservation of
our souls from certain angelic (demonic) activity, such as demon possession. Ephesians
4:30; 2 Timothy 2:19; Ephesians 1:13

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed
for the day of redemption. (Ephesians 4:30)

Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this
inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who
confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.” (2 Timothy 2:19)

And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of
truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal,
the promised Holy Spirit, (Ephesians 1:13)

20.
Circumcision of the Soul

Removal of all Pre-salvation “soul cauterization” occurs at
the moment of salvation. This is a “circumcision of the soul” which renders null
and void the issue of our past lives as unsaved persons. God the Father places no value on
the unsaved past of the new convert, so the emphasis of his new life must not be on the
successes or failures of his past. He has been removed form the justification of
Satan’s world-system of evil.

Moses taught that a “circumcised soul” was a mind free of the
hindrances to capacity for life. Fear and worry emanating from arrogance hinder capacity
for life. To “circumcise” means to cut it off from the soul. We must not, as
Christians, try to base our spirituality on assets possessed before salvation such as
talent, ability, etc. Our past as unbelievers is cut away as having any significance on
God’s purpose for us right now. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24; Jeremiah 4:4; Romans 2:29;
Deuteronomy 10:16-17

Nevertheless, each one should retain the place in life that the Lord
assigned to him and to which God has called him. This is the rule I lay down in all the
churches. Was a man already circumcised when he was called? He should not become
uncircumcised. Was a man uncircumcised when he was called? He should not be circumcised.
Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God’s commands is what
counts. Each one should remain in the situation which he was in when God called him. Were
you a slave when you were called? Don’t let it trouble you–although if you can gain your
freedom, do so. For he who was a slave when he was called by the Lord is the Lord’s
freedman; similarly, he who was a free man when he was called is Christ’s slave. You were
bought at a price; do not become slaves of men. Brothers, each man, as responsible to God,
should remain in the situation God called him to. (1 Corinthians 7:17-24)

Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, circumcise your hearts, you men of
Judah and people of Jerusalem, or my wrath will break out and burn like fire because of
the evil you have done–burn with no one to quench it. (Jeremiah 4:4)

No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is
circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man’s praise is
not from men, but from God. (Romans 2:29)

Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and do not be stiff-necked any
longer. For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and
awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. (Deuteronomy 10:16-17)

21. Unseen Assets

At the moment of salvation, we receive all of the unseen assets of the
Christian life. Our recognition, utilization, and possession of these assets requires our
daily spiritual growth which is necessary to receive blessing because of our election to
privilege and opportunity and predestination. It is also necessary to function under our
priesthood and to fulfill our ambassadorship.

Spiritual growth also enables us to “live out of our own
souls” and to realize that all assets, provision, and blessing for time and eternity
are guaranteed by the Triune God! All of this demands maximum Bible truth living in our
souls as Spirit-filled Christians. Ephesians 1:2-6

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the
heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the
creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to
be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will to
the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.
(Ephesians 1:2-6)

22. Judgement of Sins

All of our sins were judged under the spiritual death of our Lord Jesus
Christ. The application of this truth to our lives as Christians is of the utmost
importance because all of our personal sins were judged at the cross. Whenever we confess
all of our known sins to God the Father, He forgives those known sins and he also forgives
all of the unknown sins.

This “forgiveness and cleansing” is a reality in our lives
because Christ was judged for all sins in His spiritual death on the cross. also, our
confession of sins is the basis for the frustration of the Old Sin Nature controlling our
lives and our restoration to fellowship with God. 1 Pet 2:24; Romans 4:25; 1 John 1:9

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might
die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. (1 Peter 2:24)

He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life
for our justification. (Romans 4:25)

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us
our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

23. Royal Adoption

We are adopted into the Royal Family of God at the moment of salvation.
We are placed as adult sons. although we all begin the Christian life as “babes in
Christ,” we are all viewed by God as “full grown sons” in union with
Christ. This is our complete and perfect relationship with God in Christ. Romans 8:15,
Romans 8:23

For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to
fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
(Romans 8:15)

Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the
Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our
bodies. (Romans 8:23)

24. Eternal
Relationship to God

We are eternally related to God because of our Lord’s present
session at the Father’s right hand. Knowledge and application of this great truth
should produce a corresponding experiential sanctification (i.e., walking in fellowship
with the Lord through the filling of the Holy Spirit). Ephesians 2:13; James 4:8; Hebrews
10:25

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought
near through the blood of Christ. (Ephesians 2:13)

Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you
sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. (James 4:8)

Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of
doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
(Hebrews 10:25)

25. We
are on the Rock Jesus Christ

We have an eternally secure relationship with God from the point of
salvation onward. 2 Corinthians 1:21; 2 Corinthians 3:11; Ephesians 2:20

Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He
anointed us, (2 Corinthians 1:21)

And if what was fading away came with glory, how much greater is the
glory of that which lasts! (2 Corinthians 3:11)

Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ
Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. (Ephesians 2:20)

26. We are a
Gift to Christ

We are given to Jesus Christ as a gift from God the Father. As with all
things that God does, it is permanent and can never be given back. John 17:5; John
17:11-12; John 17:20; John 10:29

And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had
with you before the world began. (John 17:5)

I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the
world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name–the
name you gave me–so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I
protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the
one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled. (John 17:11-12)

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will
believe in me through their message, (John 17:20)

My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can
snatch them out of my Father’s hand. (John 10:29)

27. Royal Priesthood

We become partakers of a royal and holy priesthood. As Christian priests
(every one of us), we represent ourselves to god through confession of sin, the daily
intake of the Scriptures, daily prayer, praise and giving, etc. 1 Peter 2:5; 1 Peter 2:9;
Revelation 1:6

You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house
to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus
Christ. (1 Peter 2:5)

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a
people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of
darkness into his wonderful light. (1 Peter 2:9)

And has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and
Father–to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen. (Revelation 1:6)

28. We are a
Chosen Generation

We are a chosen generation and a peculiar (unique) people. The word
“generation” from the original Greek use in the New Testament is GENEA. Although
sometimes it refers to a literal generation (about 40 years), here it refers to a new
spiritual species, stock, or kind.

The word “chosen” means chosen for privilege and opportunity.
All Christians have equal privilege of the universal, royal and holy (set apart)
priesthood for their spiritual growth under the study of God’s Word. Equal privilege
is further seen in the Christian fulfilling his ambassadorship for Christ, as a result of
spiritual growth under his priesthood.

Also, we all possess equal opportunity for daily spiritual advance
because God provides daily for all of our needs. He keeps us alive in the Devil’s
world and gives us the time necessary to grow up spiritually to become a mature believer.
This results in blessing from God’s “grace-giving” which honors our Lord
Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:9; Titus 2:14

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a
people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of
darkness into his wonderful light. (1 Peter 2:9)

Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to
purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. (Titus 2:14)

29. Access to God

At the moment of salvation, we obtain access to God. This eternal entree
or access is ours because our Lord Jesus Christ, at the Father’s right hand, is our
great High Priest. He is also our Intercessor, our Advocate, our Representative and our
Surety that we will one day live with God forever! This is our Lord’s present session
at the Father’s right hand. Ephesians 2:18; Romans 5:2; Hebrews 4:14; Hebrews 4:16;
Hebrews 10:19-20

For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
(Ephesians 2:18)

Through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which
we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. (Romans 5:2)

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the
heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. (Hebrews 4:14)

Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we
may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy
Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain,
that is, his body, (Hebrews 10:19-20)

30. We Are
Under God’s Care

We are within the “much more” care of God. We are objects of
His love. Ephesians 2:4; Ephesians 5:2. We are objects of His grace; 1) For salvation
Ephesians 2:8-9, 2) For keeping Romans 5:2, 3) For service Ephesians 4:7, and 4) For
instruction Titus 2:12-13.

We are objects of His power. Ephesians 1:9; Philippians 2:13. We are
objects of His faithfulness. Hebrews 13:5; Philippians 1:6. We are objects of His peace.
Colossians 3:15. We are objects of His consolation. 2 Thessalonians 2:16. We are objects
of His intercession. Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 9:24; Romans 8:34.

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,
(Ephesians 2:4)

And live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up
for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Ephesians 5:2)

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not
from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians
2:8-9)

Through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which
we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. (Romans 5:2)

But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.
(Ephesians 4:7)

It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly
passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while
we wait for the blessed hope–the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus
Christ, (Titus 2:12-13

And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good
pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, (Ephesians 1:9)

for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his
good purpose. (Philippians 2:13)

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what
you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake
you.” (Hebrews 13:5)

being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will
carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:6)

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one
body you were called to peace. And be thankful. (Colossians 3:15)

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us
and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, (2 Thessalonians 2:16)

Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through
him, because he always lives to intercede for them. (Hebrews 7:25)

For Christ did not enter a man-made sanctuary that was only a copy of
the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence. (Hebrews
9:24)

Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died–more than that, who
was raised to life–is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. (Romans
8:34)

31. We are His
Inheritance

Not only does the Lord provide an inheritance for every Christian in the
eternal future, but every believer of the Church Age is and inheritance provided by the
Father for the Son. Ephesians 1:18

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, (Ephesians 1:18)

32.
We Inherit Christ’s Eternal Future

The Lord provides us an inheritance in the eternal future. 1 Peter 1:4;
Ephesians 4:14; Colossians 3:24; Hebrews 9:15

And into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade–kept in
heaven for you, (1 Peter 1:4)

Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the
waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and
craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. (Ephesians 4:14)

Since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as
a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. (Colossians 3:24)

For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those
who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance–now that he has died as a
ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant. (Hebrews 9:15)

33. We have a Heavenly Partnership and Association

We are partners with Christ in life. We see the quality of life
emphasized in Colossians 3:4. As maturing Christians, we have the capacity to enjoy life
and we have an abundant life as seen in 1 John 5:11-12.

When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear
with him in glory. (Colossians 3:4)

And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this
life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does
not have life. (1 John 5:11-12)

We are partners with Christ in position (Ephesians 2:6). We are partners
in service and production (1 Corinthians 1:9). The Greek word KONONIA means a sharing in
common, not only in social life with other believers, but also fellowship with the Father
and the Son. We have a partnership with the Trinity that indwells us. We have social life
with other believers as a result of true fellowship with the Father and the Son. Christian
fellowship is one side of the coin and involves outreach, intake of Bible doctrine,
spiritual growth, and missionary action. The other side of the coin is our partnership
with the triune God. 1 Corinthians 3:9, 2 Corinthians 3:3; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 2
Corinthians 5:20; 2 Corinthians 6:4.

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the
heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, (Ephesians 2:6)

God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our
Lord, is faithful. (1 Corinthians 1:9)

For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.
(1 Corinthians 3:9)

You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our
ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of
stone but on tablets of human hearts. (2 Corinthians 3:3)

He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant–not of the
letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. (2 Corinthians
3:6)

We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his
appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians
5:20)

Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in
great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; (2 Corinthians 6:4)

We are partners with Christ in suffering. This suffering for blessing in
time can either be undeserved or deserved and is designed for blessing. Blessing in time
becomes rewards in eternity. We will suffer in Christ in time and reign with Him in
eternity. 2 Timothy 2:12; Philippians 1:29; 1 Peter 2:20; 1 Thessalonians 3:3; Romans
8:18; Colossians 1:24; 1 Peter 4:12-13

if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will
also disown us; (2 Timothy 2:12)

For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to
believe on him, but also to suffer for him, (Philippians 1:29)

But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong
and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable
before God. (1 Peter 2:20)

so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. You know quite
well that we were destined for them. (1 Thessalonians 3:3)

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with
the glory that will be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18)

Now I rejoice in what was suffered for you, and I fill up in my flesh
what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which
is the church. (Colossians 1:24)

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are
suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you
participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is
revealed. (1 Peter 4:12-13)

34. We
Become Heavenly Citizens

We are members of the Royal Family of God and our seat of citizenship is
in heaven. This principle is found in Philippians 3:20-21 and is referred to as the
Politeuma privileges. We are made heavenly citizens at the moment of salvation. The Greek
word for citizenship is POLITEUMA and is used only once in the New Testament. It refers to
all the fantastic privileges and provisions the Father has made for believers to live the
Christian way of life. This is unique to the Church Age believer. It refers to a place of
citizenship and for the Church Age believer his or her citizenship is in heaven. Ephesians
2:19

But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from
there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under
his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
(Philippians 3:20-21)

Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow
citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, (Ephesians 2:19)

35. We Become Members of the Royal Family of God

At the moment of salvation, we become members of the Royal Family of
God. Jesus Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords over His body , the Church. We are
forever members of His body. Therefore, it is a dynasty and we are forever members of the
Royal Family of God. Ephesians 2:19; Ephesians 3:5; Galatians 6:10

Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow
citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, (Ephesians 2:19)

Which was not made known to men in other generations as it has now
been revealed by the Spirit to God’s holy apostles and prophets. (Ephesians 3:5)

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people,
especially to those who belong to the family of believers. (Galatians 6:10)

36. We are
Light in the Lord

This has to do with our position in Christ. In union with Christ, we are
in the light. Although temporary, as far as our relationship with Christ in time, we can
be in fellowship (walking in the light) or out of fellowship (walking in darkness).
However, at the moment of salvation, we are eternally delivered from Satan’s cosmic
system of darkness and we are eternally “in the light.” Light is used as an
analogy to the essence of God. We are in God, in union with Christ and we have a divine
relationship, NOT a divine essence. Ephesians 5:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:4

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live
as children of light (Ephesians 5:8)

But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should
surprise you like a thief. (1 Thessalonians 5:4)

37. We are
United to the Trinity

We are in God (1 Thessalonians 1:1). God is in you (Ephesians 4:6). We
are indwelt by God the Father. We are in Christ (Ephesians 4:20). Christ is in you
(Colossians 1:27). We are indwelt by the Son. We are in the Spirit (Romans 8:9). The
Spirit is in you (1 Corinthians 2:12). We are indwelt by the Holy Spirit. We are vitally
united to the Trinity. Only the Church age believers receive this fantastic blessing. 1
Corinthians 12:13; John 15:5; Ephesians 2:19; Ephesians 2:22; John 10:27-29; Ephesians
5:25-27; 1 Peter 2:5-9

Paul, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God
the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you. (1 Thessalonians 1:1)

one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in
all. (Ephesians 4:6)

You, however, did not come to know Christ that way. (Ephesians 4:20)

To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious
riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:27)

We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is
from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. For we were all baptized by
one Spirit into one body–whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free–and we were all given the
one Spirit to drink. (1 Corinthians 2:12-13)

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and
I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15:5)

Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow
citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, (Ephesians 2:19)

And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in
which God lives by his Spirit. (Ephesians 2:22)

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give
them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My
Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my
Father’s hand. (John 10:27-29)

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave
himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the
word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any
other blemish, but holy and blameless. (Ephesians 5:25-27)

You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house
to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus
Christ. For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious
cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” Now to you
who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, “The stone the
builders rejected has become the capstone,” and, “A stone that causes men to
stumble and a rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they disobey the
message–which is also what they were destined for. But you are a chosen people, a royal
priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of
him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. (1 Peter 2:5-9)

38. We are Glorified

From divine viewpoint, God sees us as we will be in heaven.
Positionally, we are in union with Christ. Positionally, we are glorified. At the moment
of salvation, God sees us glorified in heaven. Romans 8:30

And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also
justified; those he justified, he also glorified. (Romans 8:30)

39. We are
Complete in Him

In Christ, we share a strategic victory in the Angelic Conflict. We are
complete in Him who is the head of all angelic powers and principalities. We share this
strategic victory in union with Christ. The person and work of Jesus Christ on the Cross
broke Satan’s back and the back of the Old Sin Nature through His spiritual death on
the cross. Positionally, we are higher than Satan himself and the angels. Colossians 2:10

And you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over
every power and authority. (Colossians 2:10)

40. We
Receive a Guardian Angel

According to Hebrews 1:14, we all receive a guardian angel at the moment
of salvation.

Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will
inherit salvation? (Hebrews 1:14)

Do you know for certain that these “Forty Things” are yours?
Have you received Jesus Christ as your personal Savior? If you have, they comprise your
eternal relationship with God! You receive these “Forty Things” at the moment of
salvation. If you have not received Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, then the issue
for you is to “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved!” Acts
16:31

They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved
– you and your household.” (Acts 16:31)