You Are Blessed

If you are a faithful child of God, you are blessed in the greatest ways possible! Here are some of those tremendous blessings:

  • Amazing grace and mercy we all so desperately need, realized in Christ: “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace” (Ephesians 1:7; cf. 1:3; Titus 2:11-12).
  • Having assurance that all past sins were forgiven when you were immersed into Christ: “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water” (Hebrews 10:22; cf. Mark 16:15-16; Acts 2:38; 22:16; Romans 6:3-5; Galatians 3:27; Ephesians 5:25-26; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 3:20, 21).
  • Having forgiveness of sins after baptism through penitent prayer to God through Jesus: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9; cf. 2:12; John 16:23; Romans 1:8).
  • Knowing that your soul is cleansed by the blood of Christ as you walk in the light: “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin” (1 John 1:7; cf. 1:9).
  • Having confidence regarding the Judgment Day instead of fear: “Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love” (1 John 4:17-18; cf. 2:3-6).
  • Knowing that if God is with you, there is no need to fear what men may do: “So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me” (Hebrews 13:6; cf. Romans 8:31).
  • Having the privilege of casting all cares upon your loving Father, who can easily bear them all: “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you” (1 Peter 5:7; Philippians 4:6-7).
  • Having peace that passes understanding in trials or in the face of death itself: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me” (Psalm 23:4; Philippians 4:6-7; James 1:2-3).
  • Having an Advocate/Intercessor/High Priest pleading your case to God when needed: “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:14-16; cf. 7:25; 1 John 2:1-2).
  • Knowing that your loving Father will provide all your physical needs if you put Him first: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33; cf. 6:19-34).
  • Having a worldwide family of brothers and sisters who love you and want to help you: “And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God’s sake, Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting” (Luke 18:29-30; cf. Galatians 6:2, 10).
  • Knowing that God is pleased with your worship: “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:23-24).
  • Knowing your name is in the Book of Life: “And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlaborers, whose names are in the book of life. Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice” (Philippians 4:3-4).
  • Knowing the Lord will give you a glorious crown of life on the Day of Judgment: “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him” (James 1:12; cf. 1 Corinthians 9:25; 2 Timothy 4:8; 1 Peter 5:4; Revelation 2:10).
  • Knowing your body will be changed to be like the body of Christ when He appears: “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:2; cf. 1 Corinthians 15:50-58; Colossians 3:4).
  • Knowing that you will be given a glorious, powerful body that can never become corrupted or die: “So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power” (1 Corinthians 15:42-43).
  • Knowing that when Christ appears in the clouds in His glory, you will be caught up to be with Him: “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
  • Knowing that a special place is prepared for you in Heaven: “In my Father’s house are many mansions [places to live in His house, JPH]: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:2-3).
  • Knowing you will be a joint-heir with Christ, inheriting the wonders of Heaven: “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together” (Romans 8:16-17; cf. Matthew 25:34).
  • Knowing that you will be with God eternally! “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God…” (1 Peter 3:18; cf. John 14:6; Romans 5:10).

Will you be with God eternally? (2 Thessalonians 1:7-9). If you are not a faithful child of God, please allow us to help you learn how to access all these blessings through Christ!

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