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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

78 awesome benefits of believing in Jesus now

There are two main things often associated with believing in Jesus. They are,
1. I get to go to heaven
2. I don't have to go through judgment

Those are two awesome benefits. And anyone should be content with these. But both of these are in the futurea very bright future, indeed.

Does God have anything good in store for us now in this life? Absolutely! Many benefits of believing in Jesus will come later. But many are available right now.
 
God told the straying Israelites that they were going after gods that do not benefit (Jeremiah 2:8–11). The true God and His Son are, by contrast, fat with benefits, and worthy to be believed, known and loved.
 
Hear this clearly: the good news is, my salvation, and your salvation, and the word's salvation is not dependent upon us following Jesus, as in keeping the law like He did perfectly as the only truly faithful Israelite. That would be trying to earn salvation by works. And that doesn't work. We were all saved (yes, that's in the past tense) only by the work of Jesus and His Father through Jesus' death and resurrection. Jesus makes it clear in John 3:17 why He was sent,

For God does not dispatch His Son into the world that He should be judging the world, but that the world may be saved through Him.

 
AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HE DID—SAVE THE WORLD, ALL OF IT. 
 
Most don't believe this. Do you? Whether you believe it or not, it's still true. But believing it now will open the door to benefitting from this truth now.
 
When God chooses to grant you belief in His work through His Son, then you realize, and can then enjoy, the salvation that He accomplished for you long ago. Philippians 1:29,
for to you it is graciously granted, for Christ's sake, not only to be believing on Him, but to be suffering for His sake also
 
Some will say, "If all are saved, I don't need to bother with knowing God and Jesus now." OK. I hear you. But I suggest checking out these benefits before you go your merry way. There is great advantage in believing Him now.

If I told you there was unclaimed money (a lot of it) in your name, and you were completely unaware of it, would you postpone the enjoyment of your money? No way. Believing in God and Christ, and the benefits that accompany Them, are far more valuable that any amount of money. You know what I'm telling you is true.

Some of the many benefits that come with believing Jesus now  

 
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 will be saved from the coming wrath of God through Jesus—Romans 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 1:10
7. You have overflowing hope—Romans 15:13
8. A righteousness of God, through Jesus Christ's faith, will be on you—Romans 3:22
9. You're raised up to sit together with Christ in the heavenly realms—Ephesians 2:6
10. The Holy Spirit prays for you when you don't know what to pray—Romans 8:26
11. God justifies you freely—Romans 3:24–30
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. You have exceeding great and precious promises from God—2 Peter 1:4
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 have the abundant life—John 10:10
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—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 access 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 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. God has given you life for the eons, and this life is in his Son—1 John 5:11
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 eon—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—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. You know the truth—1 John 2:20–21
78. The privilege of walking in the light—1 John 1:7
 
This isn't a complete list of all the benefits of knowing Jesus. Part of the joy of reading the Scriptures 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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