Often we look at our past with all the ugly sins that peppered our history and wonder how it can be possible that God would erase our sinful record. Actually, it is impossible for our minds and hearts to grasp this truth because it is an act of God’s indescribable love and grace. That is why we are saved by grace “through faith” (Ephesians 2:8). Faith is the only way we even begin to accept the erasing of our sin record. Faith in the work of Jesus for us is the only way we can be saved.
But there is more. To understand more fully who we are in Christ, we must realize that God has sanctified (dedicated to the loyal service of God, consecrated or made holy) a people for Himself and “called to be saints” (God’s people, holy - 1 Corinthians 1:2). That is a proof God fully accepted the sacrificial work of Jesus on the cross.
To be a “saint” is not a title we can earn. It is not gained by education or status through some organizational system. It is part of the gift of grace given by God through faith in Jesus Christ. As we let the Holy Spirit confirm in us this truth and transform our lives through His indwelling work, we then start living according to what we have been called; “saints”! How is this truth affecting your walk with the Lord and how you see yourself “IN CHRIST”?
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