“Empowering the abused woman to recover with God's truth"
As I said before, it’s the grace, love, mercy, and forgiveness from God, through Jesus (Colossians 2:13-15 AMP), for us, that we all have not been consumed – Father DID NOT give us what we deserved!! Our lives could have really been messed up to THIS day if Jesus would not have saved us from wrath – from the punishment of the sin debt (Romans 3:21-31 NLT)!!!
But I thank God for Jesus!!! Jesus paid the penalty for sin, on our behalf (please read Romans 3:21-31) – HE became sin and gave us HIS righteousness!!! When Holy Spirit raised Jesus from the dead, He raised us too, and gave us a NEW IDENTITY IN CHRIST!! Ephesians 1:5-7 AMPC says this:
“5 He predestined and lovingly planned for us to be adopted to Himself as [His own] children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the kind intention and good pleasure of His will— 6 to the praise of His glorious grace and favor, which He so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved [His Son, Jesus Christ]. 7 In Him we have redemption [that is, our deliverance and salvation] through His blood, [which paid the penalty for our sin and resulted in] the forgiveness and complete pardon of our sin, in accordance with the riches of His grace…” (Complete Chapter of Ephesians 1)
I LOVE these verses of scripture!! Look at verse 7, “In Him we have redemption [that is, our deliverance and salvation] through His blood, [which paid the penalty for our sin and resulted in] the forgiveness and complete pardon of our sin, in accordance with the riches of His grace…”
This verse clearly shows us that we are redeemed through JESUS’ blood – HE paid the penalty for our sin, which resulted in the forgiveness and COMPLETE pardon of our sin, in accordance with the riches of Father’s grace.
Here are more scriptures, that will help you understand your NEW IDENTITY IN CHRIST:
Romans 5:17 AMP – “For if by the trespass of the one (Adam), death reigned through the one (Adam), much more surely will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in [eternal] life through the One, Jesus Christ.”
1 Corinthians 1:2-3 AMP – “2 To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified (set apart, made holy) in Christ Jesus, who are selected and called as saints (God’s people), together with all those who in every place call on and honor the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours: 3 Grace to you and peace [inner calm and spiritual well-being] from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:17 AMP – “Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life].”
Galatians 6:15 AMP – “For neither is circumcision anything [of any importance], nor uncircumcision, but [only] a new creation [which is the result of a new birth—a spiritual transformation—a new nature in Christ Jesus].
Ephesians 2:10 AMP – “For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].”
If you don’t know Jesus as your personal Lord AND Savior, I invite you to get to know Him!! You can accept Jesus, right where you are. Romans 10:9-10 ESV, tells you exactly how to be born again: “9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.”
Click here for more scriptures on being born again.
Click here for a free discipleship course, from Dr. Jim Richards, Impact Ministries, and taught by Pastor Clint Byars, Forward Church, titled, “Discipleship 101.” This course will give you the foundation that you need, so you can grow in God!!
God’s BLESSINGS to you all and your families!!
Rev. Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks
***NOTE: This is the end of the second part of this message. There are a total of three parts to this message. Since there are a lot of scriptures in the message, I wanted to give you all time to be able to study each scripture, before you go on to the rest of the scriptures. At the end, I will put the parts together, and have one document of the message. But still make the parts available to you all.***