Because Jesus Triumphed, I Am…

April 8, 2012 by Paul Chappell

Christ’s Resurrection provides so much more than a future home in Heaven. His victory and salvation through His blood puts me in a spiritual position—“in Christ.”

Galatians 2:20 declares, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

But what does “in Christ” mean? Both Romans 8 and the book of Ephesians provide a wealth of answers to that question. I hope the lists below are encouraging to you as you rejoice in the impact of the Resurrection in your own life!

My Position in Christ—Romans 8

  • No condemnation in Christ Jesus – 8:1
  • We are freed from the law of sin and death – 8:2
  • We have the Spirit dwelling in us – 8:9–10
  • Our mortal bodies will be quickened – 8:11
  • We are joint heirs with Christ – 8:17
  • We know all things work together for us – 8:28
  • We know His purpose is for us to be conformed to Christ – 8:29
  • God is for us who are in Christ – 8:31
  • We are freely given all things through Christ – 8:32
  • We are justified – 3:24–25; 8:33
  • We have an intercessor – 8:34
  • We cannot be separated from His love – 8:35–39

My Position in Christ—Ephesians

  • We are blessed with all spiritual blessings – 1:3
  • We are positioned in the heavenly places – 1:3
  • We are chosen to be without blame before Him – 1:4
  • We are adopted as children – 1:5
  • We are accepted – 1:6
  • We are redeemed through His blood – 1:7
  • We are forgiven of our sins – 1:7
  • We abound toward God in wisdom and prudence – 1:8
  • We are revealed His will as He purposed in Himself – 1:9–10
  • We have obtained an inheritance – 1:11
  • We are the praise of His glory – 1:12
  • We are sealed by His Spirit – 1:13
  • We are given security of our inheritance – 1:14
  • We are His workmanship – 2:10
  • We are made nigh by His blood and we have peace – 2:13–14


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