The Holy Spirit convicts us of righteousness and not sin!

The Holy Spirit today, convicts us of righteousness, not sin. Sounds heretical right? Well, the church of Jesus Christ has heard all sorts of teachings on the Holy Spirit and this issue is one of the many issues I would like to address. Many believers are still clinging onto the grandfather teaching that the Holy Spirit convicts the believer of sin. However, down through the ages, little by little, God has supplied truths of the gospel and we are still rediscovering the gospel till it becomes a perfect jigsaw puzzle.

”But, this great man of God….”

Hold your horses! Let us quote the scriptures instead of this great man or that great man, deal?

”Okay then. John 16:8-11!”

As you wish.

John 16:8-11

New King James Version (NKJV)

8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

”See, the Holy Spirit will convict the world of sin! See! See! I told you!”

Let me show u another verse. You supplied one verse, so I supply one.

John 15:19

New King James Version (NKJV)

19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.

What Jesus meant in this verse is that we(believers) are in this world and yet not of this world! Let’s go back to John 16.

8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

For a long time, people have been using the same verse over and over again to prove their point.

If we preachers had used magnifying glasses, we would have seen the phrase,”convict the world of sin”.

Suffice to say, the word ”they” refers to the world. Jesus was speaking to His disciples so when He says, ”they”, He definitely wasn’t referring to His disciples. He was referring to people outside which is the ”world(unbelievers)”.

Now, what sin is an unbeliever convicted of? Unbelief! How can a believer, who has accepted Jesus Christ into his life, be included in the unbelief category?

Now, see the words highlighted in red. Jesus was talking to His disciples. Notice Jesus used different words? They, you, ruler of this world(devil)? They(world), you(disciples also known as believers), ruler of the world(devil). Jesus distinguishes us from the world and from the devil. We are in the category of righteousness.

The Holy Spirit fell on Cornelius when Peter proclaimed remission of sins. The Holy Spirit unveils to us our righteousness in Christ and not our sins.

The Holy Spirit is a helper according to Jesus. Can you live with a friend, a helper who always points out your faults? Absolutely not! David never had the Holy Spirit because David was never clean. The Holy Spirit at that time, comes and goes. We having been clean, washed by the blood of Jesus, have the benefit of the Holy Spirit coming into us and abiding with us forever and also reminding us of our righteousness in Christ!

 

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Does cheap grace ever exist in the bible?

Today, I would like to go back to grace. Whenever someone sin in a grace church, people will say,”Watch out, its the grace teaching!” When someone sin in a law church, nobody says,”Watch out, its the law teaching!” The devil has set a veil in people’s hearts! Today, I want to address the issue of people calling grace cheap, greasy and crazy. You see, grace was never cheap, we cheapen grace. Lets see what gift God gave Paul.

Ephesians 3:8

New King James Version (NKJV)

8 To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,

Its amazing how Paul was lesser than the least of all the saints! Its one thing to be the least, its another thing to be lesser than the least! Worst! But did you know that the gospel of grace was given to Paul, someone who never walked nor slept nor ate with Jesus? The gospel should be given to Peter, James or John but it was not. This is one sign of God’s unmerited favor! So Paul, who is lesser than the least of all saints, this cheap grace was given, that he should preach the unsearchable riches of Christ to the Gentiles. This cheap grace theory is stupid. Its stupid because according to this verse, God gave Paul grace so that he can preach the unsearchable riches of Christ. The day we can measure the unsearchable riches of Christ, the day we can fathom it, that is the day we know how priceless grace is! Its an insult to Christ to say grace is cheap because God had to give Paul grace before Paul could preach the unsearchable riches of Christ. How much is the riches? I dont know! It is unsearchable! From here, we can tell grace is not cheap. God is not a cheapo to give something cheap to someone lesser than the least of all the saints.

John 1:16-17

New King James Version (NKJV)

16 And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

In our estimation, the law worths more than grace. Nobody dares to insult the law but everyone insults grace. We have received the fullness of cheap grace for cheap grace. Yo, I hope you are understanding my point. Something is wrong with this teaching of cheap grace! Verse 17, for the law was given through Moses, cheap grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. In the greek, grace and truth are one. Meaning, without grace, there is not truth and without truth, there is no grace. If we call grace cheap then truth is also cheap and Jesus will be stupid to say,”Know the truth and truth will set you free!” How can something cheap set you free. Even your Holy Communion, just one small piece of bread and one small cup of Ribena or grape juice is not cheap. Jesus was the payment! The bible calls Jesus heaven’s best. God had to use heaven’s best to pay for our Holy Communion! Another thing, how can something cheap come through Jesus? Redundant! Are you telling me what was given by Moses is more valuable than what came through Jesus? Stupid!

Romans 6:14

New King James Version (NKJV)

14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.

I can boldly tell you now that the law produces greasy, cheap and lowly lifestyle. Under law, sin has dominion over you, under grace sin does not have dominion over you! Comeon! Its so clear! Sometimes I wonder whether people have eyes to see. That pornography that you have been watching, might have vexed your soul but as long as your mindset is a law mindset, that pornography reign over you. Only grace can truly set you free. But my point is this, grace will never produce cheap lifestyle. If someone is living in sin, he does not fully understand grace. Grace itself is not cheap! The law is also not cheap, the law is holy! But it cannot make you holy. The law is a mirror, you look into it, you see pimples, you dont curse the mirror or break it. The mirror would break by itself! Just kidding. But we dont break the mirror! Grace is the lotion cream. Grace will clean you up and when you look into the mirror, you dont see that ugly looking person you once saw. Amen?

Romans 5:17

New King James Version (NKJV)

17 For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)

Once again, what is the power to reign in life? The abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness! How can grace ever be cheap? Without grace, you cannot reign in life. You cannot reign over drugs, pornography, food, you cannot reign as a king! The word reign here is the greek word for kingly rule. Only with grace can you reign as a king. Also the gift of righteousness. Righteousness is a gift not a wage or a reward. If grace is cheap then those who receive abundance of cheap grace and the gift of righteousness…. Sounds wrong. Grace is never cheap. It might be free for us but it took God to give up His only begotten and beloved son. The book of Revelations was written by John whose name means grace. My friend, grace is never ever cheap. I’m going to bring all this to a close.

2 Peter 1:2

New International Version (NIV)

 2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

According to Peter, the more we know Jesus, the more grace and peace be ours. Now, Peter is an apostle to the Jews. Lets say you are a Jew, if you talk to Peter, you would have spoken hebrew to him and not greek. Peace in hebrew is shalom which means peace, prosperity, health, wholeness to every area of your life. When you know Jesus, when you study Him, when you see Him in all His glory and majesty, grace and shalom be yours in ABUNDANCE! Those who receive abundance of grace…..Its redundant to receive something cheap after knowing Jesus so intimately! Grace is priceless! Grace is the person of Jesus! When you have grace you have shalom! Hallelujah!

Galatians 5:4

King James Version (KJV)

 4Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

Im closing. Many of us, when we were baby christians which was probably years ago or decades ago, we put more value to the law rather than grace. But I submit to you, this wasnt the case for apostle Paul. The moment you come under law, you fall from grace. He never said, ” ye are elevated from grace.” He said that we are fallen from grace and sin cannot stop grace, grace stops sin! But legalism stops, quenches the flow of grace. Legalism pulls you down from grace. Grace is always higher! Hallelujah!
Guys, I believed, I have cleared many of your doubts, I pray in Jesus name you will learn to see grace as a priceless gift from God.

Shalom,

Nicholas Tan Chee Yee

©Nicholas Tan Ministries 2011

Jesus is willing!

Today, I want to to share with you a short story in the bible that brings out God’s heart for you. Now, I’d like to start with this verse.

John 14:9 (New King James Version)

9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

Jesus says here that all who see Him has seen the Father. So it is our vested interest to study His miracles and His heart in the gospels. Jesus acts are always acts of grace. The bible says that He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

Matthew 8:1-3 (New King James Version)

Matthew 8

Jesus Cleanses a Leper

 1 When He had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him. 2 And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”
3 Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

This might be a short story but we can dig out a whole chunk of nuggets concerning God’s heart. Now this was after the sermon on the Mount and this miracle took place after Jesus had finished teaching. This leper came and He knew Jesus had the power to make him clean but He wasnt sure whether Jesus was willing. Many of us, we know God has the power to heal, supply and restore but we wonder whether He is willing. The leper did not doubt Jesus power but He was not sure whether Jesus could cleanse Him. Now, what is Jesus response? The bible says that Jesus touched the leper. In those times, leprosy was so contagious that you cannot go near a leper. Imagine a child sees his father and runs to hug his father but his mom grabs him with tears in her eyes. This leper might not have been touched for decades. It is proven that babies die whenever they dont get touched. The way Jesus responded was to touch the leper. Then He said,” I am willing, be thou cleansed.” This is the heart of God! Jesus says that He is willing to cleanse us! You know what? The leprosy left immediately.

Sometimes you might be sick, depressed, oppressed, pressed with pressure, and you wonder whether Jesus is willing to cleansed you or heal you. Listen my friend, doubt no more! He is more than willing! All the leper wanted was healing but Jesus gave him more. Jesus touched him, Jesus restored back to him the sense of touch.

That leper can also be a picture of a sinner. Often, we want to be free from sin and we want God to heal us but we are not sure whether He is willing. Like I said earlier, He is willing! He will restore back to you more than you ask for.

Zechariah 9:12 (New International Version)

12 Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope;
   even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.

Are you sick? God says that He will restore you with robust robust health. Are you lacking? God says He will supply supply you. You lacking in wisdom? God says He will make you wise wise. He will restore double! He is willing my friend, willing!

I want to show you a contrast here. Under law, whenever a leper touches someone clean, the clean becomes unclean. Under grace, when the clean, Jesus, touch the unclean, the unclean became clean. You disease under grace is not contagious. God’s healing and prosperity is more contagious than your sickness, disease or sin. If you are sick, the healing of God is more contagious. Hallelujah!

Romans 5:20 (King James Version)

 20Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

Grace is greater than your sin. The word abound in the greek is hooperperisneuou which means that grace will superabound! Your sin can abound but grace will superabound. There is hope for the hopeless. Your sin can look big but grace will swallow it up! Are you sick? Let healing superabound! Are you lacking? Let prosperity superabound! Are you lacking in wisdom? Let wisdom superabound! Hallelujah!

Now, have you seen Jesus? Have you seen His acts of grace? This is God’s heart! You see Him, you see the Father! Praise Jesus! God is willing my friend, so willing!

 ©Nicholas Tan Ministries 2011

All your sins have been forgiven!

 Ephesians 1:7

7In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Sometimes when people read this kind of verses, they often skip and jump to the next verse. Did you know that knowing all your sins are forgiven is going to give you victory in life? It is knowing you are forgiven that gives you dunamis power to sin no more.

”Are my sins forgiven entirely? Are you sure they are? I feel so sad and condemned because I sinned yesterday, I had a bad thought! How?”

Let me tell you my friend, your sins of your entire life not only your past sins but your entire life has been put into the body of Jesus and He paid a perfect price for every speck of dirt(sin) in your life. All your junk(sin) was put in the body of Jesus and God punished them all in His body so that you and I can be pronounced holy, clean and righteous. Feel no more condemned! You are not dirty,  at the cross, God bathed you with Jesus blood so clean that you are now as white as snow(Isaiah 1:18).

”Amen! I dont sin because I am covered with a blanket of forgiveness! Yipee!”

Listen my friend, you STILL sin, and you sin like crazy every day, if you dont sin, why is there a need of eternal forgiveness? We still sin but they are all washed away. There was a prostitue who was brought to Jesus by the pharisees, cut the long story short, Jesus said to her,” Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more. It is knowing that there is no condemnation which gives us power to go and sin no more. Amen?

We must have faith in the right things. I believe much more in Jesus blood than in sin, I believe that even when sin increases, His grace will superabound and swallow sin up!(Romans 5:20) Amen? I believe Jesus blood has washed us too too too clean already.

Now, look at Ephesians 1:17 again, God says that our sins are forgiven according to the riches of His grace. Let’s say a boss tells his assistant,”I am going to increase your pay according to the salary you requested.” The word according is not just blessing you out of something but it means that God has forgiven all your sins as much as the riches of His grace. The day you know the riches of God’s grace, that is the day, you know how much you are forgiven! God also promises redemption! Redemption from the curse of the law. The law curses whenever you sin but God declares that the curse will not fall on you because of His son’s death. In Isaiah 54 God swore He will never rebuke you ever again nor will He ever be angry or mad at you. 2000 years ago, Jesus drank the cup of our sins and there God poured out His wrath and anger at Jesus and God condemned, curse, judged and punished all your sins so that you and I can walk free from the path of condemnation into righteousness! Hallelujah!

1 John 2:2

2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.

Here in 1John 2:2, John by the Holy Spirit declared that Jesus Himself, is the propitiation for our sins. His blood has washed us clean. The reason why we are forgiven the moment we were saved was because we believed in the person of our forgiveness. His redemptive work was so that before God, He is our person of forgiveness. He is our mediator. When God sees us, He looks at us as pure people. Thats why the Holy Spirit can dwell in us! Paul always reminded people of who they are in Christ to counter sin in the church.  

Hebrews 1:3 

3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

The bible says that because Jesus has purged our sins, He sat down forever at God’s right hand. It was not because Jesus is God that He sat down, although He could sit down anytime. It was because of His perfect work at the cross, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. Denying your sins are purged, forgiven and remitted is denying Jesus rights to sit on the right hand of God. It is denying Him to sit down! Believe you are righteous now! Believe you are forgiven now!

Now, I want to conclude this, how much are your sins forgiven? According to God’s grace. It is our vested interest to study His grace in the bible. See how Jesus blessed people and healed people, thats how much you know that your sins are forgiven!

©Nicholas Tan Ministries 2011

Some of my favourite quotes-Charles Spurgeon.

Of the seven days God gave to us in a week, He said to take six, and use them for our business. Yet we think that we must have the seventh as well. It is like someone who, while traveling, comes upon a poor man in distress. Having but seven shillings, the generous person gives the poor man six, but when the wretch scrambles to his feet, he follows his benefactor to knock him down and steal the seventh shilling from him.”
— Charles H. Spurgeon
“He bequeaths us His manger, from which to learn how God came down to man, and His cross to teach us how man may go up to God. ”
— Charles H. Spurgeon
“He cannot be a glorious God unless His people ultimately are a glorified people.”
— Charles H. Spurgeon
“[“All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant.”] The original Hebrew word that has been translated “paths” means “well-worn roads’ or “wheel tracks,” such ruts as wagons make when they go down our green roads in wet weather and sink in up to the axles. God’s ways are at times like heavy wagon tracks that cut deep into our souls, yet all of them are merciful.”
— Charles H. Spurgeon (Grace: Gods Unmerited Favor)
“You will never glory in God till first of all God has killed your glorying in yourself.”
— Charles H. Spurgeon
“The day we find the perfect church, it becomes imperfect the moment we join it.”
— Charles H. Spurgeon

“When we reach the hilltops of heaven, and look back upon all the way whereby the Lord our God hath led us, how shall we praise Him who, before the eternal throne, undid the mischief which Satan was doing upon earth. How shall we thank Him because He never held His peace, but day and night pointed to the wounds upon His hands, and carried our names upon His breastplate!”
— Charles H. Spurgeon (Morning and Evening)
 “God helps those who cannot help themselves.”
— Charles H. Spurgeon
“A little faith will bring your soul to heaven; a great faith will bring heaven to your soul.”
— Charles H. Spurgeon
“If Christ is not all to you He is nothing to you. He will never go into partnership as a part Saviour of men. If He be something He must be everything, and if He be not everything He is nothing to you.”
— Charles H. Spurgeon
“God has set apart His people from before the foundation of the world to be His chosen and peculiar inheritance. We are sanctified in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit when he subdues our corruptions, imparts to us grace, and leads us onward in the divine walk and life of faith. Christian men are not to be used for anything but God. They are a set-apart people; they are vessels of mercy, they are not for the devil’s use, not for their own use, not for the world’s use, but for their Master’s use. He has made them on purpose to be used entirely, solely and wholly for Him. O Christian people, be holy, for Christ is holy. Do not pollute that holy Name wherewith you are named. Let your family life, your personal life, your business life, be as holy as Christ your Lord would have it to be. Shall saints be shams when sinners are so real?”
— Charles H. Spurgeon
“Is not the gospel its own sign and wonder? Is not this a miracle of miracles, that ‘God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish’? Surely that precious word, ‘Whosoever will, let him come and take the water of life freely’ and that solemn promise, ‘Him that cometh unto Me, I will in no wise cast out,’ are better than signs and wonders! A truthful Saviour ought to be believed. He is truth itself. Why will you ask proof of the veracity of One who cannot lie?”
— Charles H. Spurgeon

ABCs of you in Christ-By Lori Walters

Who We Are
by Lori Walters on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 1:44pm
Are we just, “old sinners saved by grace?”
“As a man thinks within himself so is he.” Proverbs 23:7
The ABC’s of Who God says I am!
Abiding in Him 1 John 3:6, John 15
Abraham’s Seed Gal. 3:29
Accepted Acts 10:35, Eph. 1:6
Adopted by God Rom. 8:15
Alive from the dead Rom. 6:11,13, 1 Cor. 15:22
Alive together with Christ Col. 2:13
Already Full 1 Cor. 4:8
Already Rich 1 Cor. 4:8
Ambassadors for Christ 2 Cor. 5:20
Anxious For Nothing Phil. 4:6
Apple of His eye. Zec. 2:8
Appointed to obtain salvation 1 Thess. 5:9
Aroma of Life 2 Cor. 2:16
Baptized into Christ & Put on Christ Gal. 3:27
Being Transformed 2 Cor. 3:18
Believers Acts 5:14
Beloved of God Rom. 1:7
Blameless in His Sight Col. 1:22
Blessed of the Father Matt. 25:34
Blessed of the Lord Gen 24:31, Gen. 26:29
Body of Christ Rom. 12:5
Born of God 1 John 5:4
Branches of the True Vine John 15:5
Brethren Rom. 10:1
Called of Jesus Christ Rom. 9:24, Col. 3:15
Called to Preach the Gospel Mk 16:15
Called to be Saints 1 Cor 1:2
Children of Abraham Gal. 3:7
Children of the Father Matt. 5:45
Children of the Free Woman Gal. 4:31
Children of God John 1:12, 11:52, Gal. 3:26, Phil 2:15, 1 John 3:1,2,10
Children of the Kingdom Matt. 13:38
Children of the Living God Rom. 9:26, Gal.4:6
Children of the Lord Dt. 14:1
Children of the Light Eph.5:8
Children of the Light, Children of the Day 1 Thess. 5:5
Children of the Resurrection Luke 20:36
Children of Promise Rom. 9:8, Gal. 4:28
Chosen Instruments Acts 9:15
Chosen of God Col. 3:15, Titus 1:1
Christ’s Gal. 3:29, 2 Cor.10:7
Christians Acts 11:26
Citizen of Heaven Phil. 3:20
City Not Forsaken Isa. 62:12
City Set on a Hill Matt. 5:14
Complete in Him Col. 2:10
Confident Phil. 1:6
Crucified with Christ Gal. 2:20
Crucified Unto the World Gal. 6:14
Daughters of Sarah 1 Pet. 3:6
Dead to the Law Rom. 7:4
Dead to Sin Rom. 6:2
Dear Child Eph. 5:1
Dearly Beloved 2 Cor. 7:1
Delivered From the Law Rom 7:6
Disciples of Christ John 8:31, 15:8
Doers of the Word James 1:22
Elect of God Col. 3:12
Enriched in Everything 2 Cor. 9:11
Established & Guarded from the evil one 2 Thess 3:3
Faithful Brethren in Christ Col. 1:12
Fellow Citizens with the Saints Eph. 2:19
Fellow Heirs Eph. 3:6
Fellow Heirs with Christ Rom. 8:17
Fellow Servants Rev. 6:11
Fragrance of Christ 2 Cor. 2:15
Friends of Christ John 15:15
Friends of God 2 Chron. 20:7, James 2:23
Follower of God Eph. 5:1
Fools For Christ’ Sake 1 Cor. 4:10
Forgiven Col. 3:13
Found in Him Phil. 3:9
Free Indeed John 8:36
Freed From Condemnation Rom. 8: 1
Godly Ps. 4:3, 2 Pet. 2:9
God’s Fellow Worker’s, Field & Building 1 Cor. 3:9
God’s Own Possession Ex. 19:5, Ps. 135:4
God’s Workmanship Eph. 2:10
Good Seed, Child of the Kingdom Matt. 13:38
Good Soldier of Jesus Christ 2 Tim 2:3
Great Exploiter for God Dan. 11:32
Heirs of God Rom. 8:17, Gal. 4:7
Heirs of the Grace of Life 1 Pet. 3:7
Heirs of the Kingdom James 2:5
Heirs of the Promise Heb. 6:17, Gal. 3:29
Heirs of Salvation Heb. 1:14
Hidden with Christ in God Col. 3:3
Holy Brethren Heb. 3:1
Holy People Isa. 62:12
Holy Priesthood 1 Pet. 2:5
In Christ Jesus Eph. 2:13
Joint Heirs with Christ Rom. 8:17
Judges of the World 1 Cor. 6:2
Judges of Angels 1 Cor. 6:3
Justified Rom. 5:9, 8:30,1 Cor. 6:11
Judges of the World 1 Cor. 6:2
Judges of Angels 1 Cor. 6:3
Kingdom of Priest Ex. 19:6
Kept from stumbling Jn. 16:1
Kept by the Power of God 1 Peter 1:3-5
Known by God Gal. 4:9
Lambs Isa. 40:11, John 21:15
Led by Christ in Triumph 2 Cor. 2:14
Led by the Spirit Rom. 8:14
Letters of Christ 2 Cor. 3:3
Light in the Lord Eph 5:8
Lights of the World Matt. 5:14
Little Children John 13:33, 1 John 2:1
Living Stones 1 Pet. 2:5
Lord’s Delight Ps. 16:3
Lord’s Freedmen 1 Cor. 7:22
Loved Jn. 3:16
Made Rich through His Poverty 2 Cor. 8:9
Majestic Ones Ps. 16:3
Members of Christ 1 Cor. 6:15, Eph. 5:30, 1 Cor 12:27
Members of One Another Eph. 4:25
Men of God 1 Tim 6:11, 2 Tim 3:17
Ministers of God 2 Cor 6:4
Ministers of the New Covenant 2 Cor 3:6
Ministers of Reconciliation 2 Cor 5:18
More than Conquerors through Him Rom. 8:37
New Creation in Christ Jesus 2 Cor 5:17
New Man Created in Righteousness Eph. 4:24
Not of this World 1 John 4:5
Not Under the Law, but Under Grace Rom 6:15
Oaks of righteousness Isa. 61:3
Obedient Children 1 Pet 1:14
Of God 1 John 4:4
One Spirit With the Lord 1 Cor. 6:17
Overcomers of the World 1 John 5:5
Partakers of the Divine Nature 2 Pet 1:4
Partakers of the heavenly Calling Heb 3:1
Partakers of His Promise Eph. 3:6
People of God Heb 4:9, 1 Pet 2:10
Perfected Forever while being Sanctified Heb. 10:14
Petitioners of Peace Jere. 29:7
Planting of the Lord Isa. 61:3
Precious Isa. 43:4
Preserved Blameless 1 Thess. 5:23
Priest to God Rev 1:6
Quickened Together with Christ Eph 2:5
Ransomed of the Lord Isa. 51:11
Reconciled to God Rom. 5:10
Redeemed Gal. 3:13, Isa. 62:12
Reigning in Life by the one, Jesus Christ Rom. 5:17
Righteous Hab. 2:4
Righteousness of God in Christ 2 Cor. 5:21
Royal Priesthood 1 Pet. 2:9
Saints Eph 1:1
Sanctified 1 Cor. 6:11
Saved Romans 10:9-10
Salt of the Earth Matt. 5:13
Sealed With the Holy Spirit of Promise Eph 1:13
Seated with Christ in Heavenly Places Eph. 2:6
Servants of Christ 1 Cor. 7:22, Eph 6:6
Set Free from Sin Rom. 6:18
Slave of Righteousness Rom. 6:18
Sons and Daughters of the Lord Almighty 2 Cor 6:18
Sought Out by God Isa. 62;12
Temple of the Holy Spirit 1 Cor.3:16, 6:19
Thoroughly Equipped 2 Tim 3:17
Triumphant in Christ 2 Cor. 2:14
Unsnatchable Jn. 10:29
United with the Lord 1 Cor. 6:17
Victorious through Our Lord 1 Cor. 15:57
Vessels of Honor 2 Tim 2:21
Vessels of Mercy Rom 9:23
Washed 1 Cor. 6:11
Wise in Christ 1 Cor. 4:10
Witnesses of God Isa. 44:8
Witnesses of Christ Act:1:8
Workers Together With Him 2 Cor 6:1
Worshippers in Spirit & Truth Jn. 4:23-24
Yeilded unto God Rom. 6:13
Yoked With the Lord’s Yoke Matt 11:29
Yours (His) Ps. 119:94
Zealous 2 Cor 7:11

Side Note from Lori,
I would like to share this wonderful list of scriptures with you that have been a blessing to me. I tell brothers and sisters in Christ, that it is just a list, but if you will study the verses and begin to confess your new identity in Christ; by the grace of God, over time, some miracle happens. Belief in the heart and confession with the mouth changes things!  You begin to see yourself the way that God sees you, triumphant, victorious, an overcomer and more than a conqueror! I had the revelation several years ago that “As a man thinks within himself, so is he.” as well as “A man’s belly shall be satisfied by the fruit of his lips.” I also began to understand that I needed to renew my mind daily with God’s word, but especially about who I am in Christ. This list is marked in my bible, and is a great study with the Holy Spirit. I still study it 5 years later and continue to find more than I can contain. The list hangs on my refrigerator so that I see it everyday, meditate on it regularly and confess them as much as I can.  Confessing them doesn’t make you become, it reminds you of what truly has transpired, who you really are in Christ. Right believing truly produces right behavior. Teachings that only teach right behavior can be taught to the tares as well, but it doesn’t produce the righteousness that comes by faith in Christ Jesus. “What takes more faith,” to say that you are just an old sinner saved by grace, or to boldly confess that you are the righteousness of God in Christ?” These truths have the power to set us free, so that we can walk the victorious walk that Christ’s redeemed are called to and meant to walk in.  Therefore if the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.

So next time the world, the devil, your enemies, your boss, your co-workers, your class mates, your teachers or professors, your friends your family, or even a condemning conscious tries to tell you who you are, tell them you know your ABC’s!
© 2005 Lori Walters

Lori Walters is a great friend of mine. She is a great woman of God and I thank God for her.

Nicholas Tan

Welcome Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

Hello beloved child of God!

My main purpose of starting this blog is to spread the good news of grace to the body of Christ and I sincerely hope you will make yourself comfortable and enjoy what we have for you down here.

My believers today are still under the Old Covenant that condemns rather than placing themselves under the New Covenant which supplies every blessing you can ever need! The old covenant focuses you on yourself, it’s all about self, self and more self. However, the New Covenant focuses you on Christ and nothing more than Christ! Your fulfillment and joy can only be found in the person of Jesus. I submit to you child of God, your richest blessings are all in Jesus! It’s not a matter of whether you are obedient or not. It’s not our job to major on it. Now, what matters is whether you are born again and whether you are setting yourself under the right covenant.

”I think I clicked the wrong link! How can somebody say that obedience is not a major matter today!”

My friend, the scriptures tell us that it is the goodness of God that leadeth men to repentance. Repentance will come when the goodness of God is preached. What we have preached today is a hard message that sucks out all the life and joy out of people.

We have ministers standing on the pulpit, bible opened, eyebrows pointing downwards, fiery eyes staring at people, finger pointing and screaming at people,”YOU BETTER REPENT!”

What would people think about God? A God slow to anger, rich in mercy? No way! People will see a compassionate Jesus? No way! For years, ministers have portraited an angry God who wakes up to point out your faults and goes to bed because He doesn’t want to see your face. This is crazy!

If only we had preachers who would stand tall and say,” Your sins are forgiven! God is no longer angry with you! Your Heavenly Father loves you deeply and passionately that He gave His Son as a propitiation for your sins!” If only! If only we had! So my friend, I am not going to write a blog to point out your mistakes and failures. It’s worthless! Let your momma do that! I am going to bring glad tidings of great joy! You and I are going to go onto a ship and we will journey through the scriptures to find out what a good God we have. Is it okay with you?

If you agree with me, lets go!