“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost” Titus 3:5
LIGHT FOR NOW: Your nature changed at new birth.
We have seen in the course of these studies that the life of God (that is eternal life) is imparted into the life of a man that has believed the gospel. This is only a function of the Holy Spirit living in the heart of the born again man. The Holy Spirit taking up residence in us is what makes regeneration possible or a reality. What therefore will be the reality of regeneration? The reality of regeneration is the Holy Ghost in us. Recall, we saw in our last study as we began examining Ephesians 2, that the born again man is filled to completion by Jesus upon salvation (hence, Paul’s use of the words “pleroma” and “pleroo” as examined in the previous study). Now, if the believer was filled by Jesus to completion upon salvation, then it therefore means that the believer cannot be deficient of what Jesus accomplished in salvation. The accomplishment of Jesus’ finished work became accredited to the believers’ account by faith in Christ; thus, faith in Christ means all Jesus has accomplished is yours. You have been completely filled with His accomplishment. When you believed in Christ, He came inside of you or He took up residence in you; and by Him taking up residence in you, whatever He achieved in His accomplishment took up residence in you or was accredited to your account. In other words, His accomplishment became your accomplishment by your identification with His accomplishment. You have what Jesus has; His life is your life; what He does, you can do; what He cannot do, you cannot do. Jesus has filled us to completion; we are not empty of Him neither are we empty of His accomplishment in us.
Therefore, in our words and songs, we no longer ask Him to fill us with His person or His accomplishment. Whatever He accomplished for us is our reality in Him; hence, we don’t ask Him to come and do what He has already done. For instance, a believer still singing, “Lord prepare me a sanctuary, pure and holy…” is contradicting his reality with such a song. First, when is He going to prepare you a sanctuary? Are you not aware that you are God’s sanctuary; you are God’s temple and you are pure and holy? The day you received Christ, you became God’s sanctuary; you are the temple where God dwells (1Corinthians 3:16, 6:19). Thus, instead of saying or uttering “Lord prepare me a sanctuary…” you should sing “you have made me your sanctuary, I’m pure and holy…” This is your reality. Hallelujah!!!
INSTRUCTION: You are complete in Christ. Acknowledge this.
PRAYER: Thank you Lord for your word that has unveiled that you have filled me to completion upon salvation. I declare that I am complete in you who is the head of principalities and powers, Amen.
QUOTE: The believer in Christ is complete.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: 2PETER CHAPTER 1; EVENING: 1PETER CHAPTER 1