Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Who Am I? {Created} In Christ {Part 2 ~ Day 17} #31Days

"For we are his workmanship, 
created in Christ Jesus for good works, 
which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10

"In this world of Grace, wherever we live, we are a creation. Our new life is as truly created out of nothing as were the first heavens and the first earth. This ought to be particularly noticed, for there are some who think that the Grace of God improves the old nature into the new. It does nothing of the sort! That which we possess since the Fall is corrupt and dead and to be buried . . . That which is of God within us is a new birth, a Divine principle, a living seed, a quickening Spirit! In fact, it is a creation—we are new creatures in Christ Jesus. What a sweeping statement! . . . When we were nothing, God, in the greatness of His Grace, created us in Christ Jesus!"
"The Gospel does not call upon you to save yourselves . . . The Lord does not even ask for your help in your own salvation. When He has worked in you, you may work it out, but that is all. Be ready to be as clay in the hands of the Potter, plastic to the touch of the All-Creating God, and you shall find that He is the God of salvation and to Him belong the issues from death! Out of black sinners He can make bright saints! Hearts of stone He can take away and give hearts of flesh. He can take the infidel and create in him a mighty faith; the harlot and make her a pattern of purity; the lowest of the low and the vilest of the vile—and put them among the princes—even the princes of His people!"
"This is what the Lord does when He new-creates each Believer—He creates him in Christ Jesus . . . —his hope is hidden in Him. We are thus put under a new economy and are dealt with under a new system and order of things. I could tell you something more that I believe, namely, that when the glorious Jehovah created the Christ, as the Man, Christ Jesus—and when the Godhead came into union with this human Nature of our blessed Lord, all of us were viewed as in Him. What says the Lord? “In Your book all My members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.” That God saw you and me and all the redeemed in Christ from all eternity is a matter of faith to me."
"And we were in Christ when He died, in Him when He rose and we are in Him even now that He sits at the right hand of God, the Father. Who can separate the Head from the members, or the members from the Head? We are regarded as one in the thought and acts of Jehovah! Beloved, there is a mystic unity between Christ and the twice-born, into which I will not further go. I point to a case which, just now, I will not unlock. But to return to the text, here is the glory of it— first, we are God’s workmanship—and the peculiar manner in which we have been created is that we have been created 'in Christ Jesus.'"
~ Charles Spurgeon [emphasis added]


This is Day 17 for the series: 31 Days: Who am I? {In Christ} Who is the I AM. 

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