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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

82 awesome benefits of knowing Jesus


There are two main things often associated with knowing Jesus. They are,
1. I get to go to heaven
2. I don't have to go into judgment for my sins

Those are two very awesome benefits. And anyone should be content with these. But both of these are in the future. Does God have anything good in store for us now in this life? Absolutely! Some benefits of knowing Jesus will come later. But many are available right now.

I can't tell you that following Jesus is easy, but it's worth doing. Paul wrote in the Bible,

"I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us." (Romans 8:18)


Some of the many benefits that come with knowing Jesus  


I suggest that as you read through this list, stop after every benefit and thank God for that particular benefit.

"But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." (1 Corinthians 15:57)


1. You have fellowship with God's Son, Jesus our Lord--1 Corinthians 1:9
2. You have access to the Father through Jesus--Ephesians 2:18
3. You can access God with confidence--Ephesians 3:12; Hebrews 10:22
4. You have access to God's grace--Romans 5:2
5. You have righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit--Romans 14:17
6. You are justified (declared righteous and innocent) by Jesus' blood--Romans 5:9
7. You have overflowing hope--Romans 15:13
8. God works in you to will and to act to fulfill His good purposes--Philippians 2:13
9. Jesus continually prays for you--Hebrews 7:25
10. The Holy Spirit prays for you when you don't know what to pray--Romans 8:26
11. The privilege of walking in the light--1 John 1:7
12. Christ dwells in you--Colossians 1:27
13. You can store up treasure for yourself in heaven--Matthew 6:19-20
14. You're adopted by God to be a son or daughter--Romans 8:15
15. You're taught by God to love others--1 Thessalonians 4:9
16. Jesus reveals the Father to you so you can know Him--Matthew 11:27
17. God won't leave you--Hebrews 13:5
18. The Father and the Son make Their home in you--John 14:23
19. Your Father strengthens you with power through His Spirit in your inner being--Ephesians 3:16
20. Your Father gives you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in order to know Him better--Ephesians 1:17
21. The opening of the eyes of your understanding--Ephesians 1:18-19
22. You overcome the world--1 John 5:3-5
23. The full assurance of understanding--Colossians 2:2
24. God makes you stand firm in Jesus--2 Corinthians 1:21
25. You're securely in Jesus' hands--Romans 7:4; John 10:28-29
26. You can bear fruit for God--Romans 7:4
27. You're an heir of God --Romans 8:17
28. You're a co-heir with Jesus--Romans 8:17
29. You have an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade, kept in heaven for you--1 Peter 1:4
30. You're united to Jesus--1 Corinthians 6:17
31. Your name is written in heaven--Luke 10:20; Hebrews 12:23
32. You partake of the divine nature--2 Peter 1:4
33. You're shielded by God's power through faith--1 Peter 1:5
34. God is able to keep you from stumbling--Jude 24
35. The peace of God will guard your heart and mind--Philippians 4:7; Colossians 3:15
36. Your guilty conscience will be cleansed (now that's freedom!)--Hebrews 9:14; 10:22
37. You'll be useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work--2 Timothy 2:21
38. You'll receive abundant grace--John 1:16
39. You can understand the depth of Jesus' love--Ephesians 3:18
40. Jesus helps you in your weakness--Romans 8:26
41. You'll be filled with all the fullness of God--Ephesians 3:19
42. You'll have the mind (thoughts) of Christ--1 Corinthians 2:16
43. God gives you faith--Ephesians 2:8-9
44. God gives you His righteousness due to faith, not your works--Romans 4:1-8
45. You can be built up and given an inheritance by God's grace--Acts 20:32
46. You receive powerful spiritual weaponry--2 Corinthians 10:3-5
47. You receive the whole armor of God--Ephesians 6:10-18
48. You're blessed in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ--Ephesians 1:3
49. You receive His divine power to live a godly life--2 Peter 1:3
50. The Spirit of God gives you power, love, and self-control--2 Timothy 1:7
51. You receive everlasting encouragement and good hope--2 Thessalonians 2:16
52. God's Spirit lives in you--1 John 3:24; 4:13
53. Jesus gives you understanding so you can know God--1 John 5:20
54. You receive a kingdom that cannot be shaken--Hebrews 12:28
55. God hears you--2 Corinthians 6:2
56. God helps you--2 Corinthians 6:2
57. You can understand the things God has freely given you--1 Corinthians 2:12
58. You're a container for God's light--2 Corinthians 4:6-7
59. God has prepared you a new body in heaven--2 Corinthians 5:1
60. Jesus Himself is your high priest--Hebrews 8:1
61. You have received the light--Hebrews 10:32
62. You'll experience the heavenly gift--Hebrews 6:4
63. You'll share in the Holy Spirit--Hebrews 6:4
64. You're enlightened--Hebrews 6:4
65. You'll experience the goodness of the word of God--Hebrews 6:5
66. You'll experience the powers of the coming age--Hebrews 6:5
67. You're delivered from the power of darkness--Colossians 1:13
68. You're brought into Jesus' kingdom--Colossians 1:13
69. All things become possible when you believe--Mark 9:23
70. You're served by angels--Hebrews 1:14
71. In all things God works for the good of those who love him--Romans 8:28
72. The Lord is your Helper--Hebrews 13:6
73. God is for you (so it doesn't matter who's against you)--Romans 8:31
74. You have a better kind of hope through Jesus--Hebrews 7:19
75. There is no condemnation for you who are in Christ Jesus--Romans 8:1
76. You have peace with God through Jesus--Romans 5:1
77. God has given you life for the ages, and this life is in his Son--1 John 5:11
78. You have the abundant life--John 10:10
79. You have exceeding great and precious promises from God--2 Peter 1:4
80. You're raised up to sit together with Christ in the heavenly realms--Ephesians 2:6
81. You know the truth--1 John 2:20-21 
82. You will be saved from the coming wrath of God through Jesus--Romans 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 1:10


This isn't a complete list of all the benefits of knowing Jesus. Part of the joy of reading the Bible is discovering the great blessings that come from knowing our Savior. Then you'll be strengthened and encouraged to live your life for Him, knowing that He is with you every step of the way - in good times and bad.


Sincerely,
Wes

P.S. - Reading a list of benefits is nothing compared to experiencing them. If you don't yet know Jesus, you can know Him right now. He's already saved you on the cross. Believe in Him and experience the salvation He's already bought for you.

For more information, see The good news of Jesus and how it benefits you



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