In Christ

The purpose of this Scriptures study is to help us to see and understand who we are, and what legally belongs to us in Christ Jesus. We as believers many times have knowledge of our legal standing without actually having revealed knowledge of who we are. Revelation knowledge of Godís Word brings true reality into our lives. With that in mind, let us look at how Paul prayed for the Ephesians.

Eph. 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful

in Christ Jesus:

2. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

4. just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,

5. having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,

6. to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved.

7. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace

8. which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,

9. having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,

10. that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth in Him,

11. in whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,

12. that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.

13. In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,

14. who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

15. Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,

17. that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,

18. the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

19. and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power

20. which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,

21. far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.

22. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church,

23. which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

15. from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

16. that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,

17. that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

18. may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height

19. to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

20. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,

21. to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

These prayerís of Paul are Holy Spirit anointed prayers that we can pray for ourselves, and for others as well.

We often pray for God to bless people, or for Gods blessing to be upon us. The truth of the matter is, we are praying for God to do something that He has already accomplished through the completed work of Christ Jesus. What He says in His Word has already taken place. In Godís eyes, we are, already blessed. Weíre not going to be blessed someday, we are blessed now. We wouldnít be praying this way if we had true revelation, and saw ourselves as God sees us.

No, Paul prayed their spiritual eyes would be opened. Why did he pray that way, instead of praying for God to bless them? So that they would receive the revelation of what has already happened. The revelation of their redemption, and it is ours as well , So that they would know who they are, and what blessings already, belong to them! So that they would be able to receive the blessings that already belong to them in Christ Jesus.

You canít receive something if you donít know itís yours, can you?

Paul says in Vs.3, It is already ours. Who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, We have been blessed with EVERY SPIRITUAL BLESSING We canít be blessed with any more. There are no more we can be blessed with. Weíve already got them all. EVERY ONE!! We often miss it believing God is going to bless us someday somewhere in the future if we can just hold on. NO, now!

We are blessed now. Our blessings are now. Our redemption is now. Praise God!

Faith is always now, and will bring Godís promises into the present tense. Always!

Grab a hold of the promises of God and bring them into the present.

Lay hold of the promises of God for yourself!

Hebrews 11:1. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Faith begins where you know and understand the will of God. Not taking a blind leap into the dark. God is light there is no darkness in Him. We can depend on Him. The Word says, Heaven and earth will pass away but My Word will never pass away!

thatís why Paul prayed the way he did.

Having said this, let us take a look at what the Scriptures say, about who and what we are in Christ Jesus. I encourage you to read these Scriptures and make them your own, to meditate in them and confess them. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. The more you confess them the more you hear them, and the more real they will become, and that reality will transform your life. Meditate on these Scriptures and confess these Scriptures over and over, until you become spiritually aware of who you are, and what you have in and through Christ Jesus. Say them in the first person whenever possible, for example:

being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, (Rom:3:24)

Say it like this, I have been justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Praise God, and let the transformation begin!!!!

 

In Christ

Rom:3:24: Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Rom:6:11. Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus

our Lord.

Rom:8:1. There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

2. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

Rom:8:37: Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

38. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,

39. nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Rom:12:5: so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.

1Cor:1:2: To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

1Cor:1:30: But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God and righteousness and sanctification and redemption

1 Cor:4:10. We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong!

You are distinguished, but we are dishonored!

1Cor:15:22: For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.

1Cor:15:31: I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

2Cor:1:21: Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God,

2Cor:2:14: Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

2 Cori:3:14. But their minds were hardened. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ.

2Cor:5:17: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

18. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation

19: that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

20: Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God.

Gal:2:4. But this occurred because of false brethren secretly brought in (who came in by stealth to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage),

Gal:2:16. "knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.

Gal:3:14. that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Gal:3:17. And this I say, that the law, which was four hundred and thirty years later, cannot annul the covenant that was confirmed before by God in Christ, that it should make the promise of no effect.

Gal:3:26: For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

27. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

28: There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female;

for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Gal:5:6. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.

Gal:6:15: For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation.

Eph:1:3: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

Eph:1:10: that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth in Him,

Eph:1:18. the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

19. and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power

20. which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,

Eph:2:4: But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,

5. even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

6. and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

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

Eph:2:13: But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been made near by the blood of Christ.

Eph:3:6: that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel,

7. of which I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effective working of His power.

8. To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,

9. and to make all people see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ;

10. to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places,

11: according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord,

Eph:4:32: And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God

in Christ also forgave you. .

Phil:2:5: Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,

Phil:3:3: For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

Phil:3:8: Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

9. and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith;

Phil:3:14: I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Col:1:28: Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

Col:2:5. For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

1Thes:2:14. For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God which are in Judea in Christ Jesus. For you also suffered the same things from your own countrymen, just as they did from the Jews,

1Thes:4:16: For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.

1Thes:5:18: in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

2Tm:1:9: who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works,

but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,

1 Tm:1:14. And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.

1 Tm.3:13. For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

2 Tm:1:1. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,

2 Tm:1:9. who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,

2Tm:1:13: Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are

in Christ Jesus.

2Tm:2:1: You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

2Tm:2:10: Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

2Tm:3:12: Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

2Tm:3:15: and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Phlm:1:6: that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

1Pe:5:14. Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to you all who are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

 

 

 

In whom

2Cor:1:10: who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us,

Eph:1:11: in whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,

12. that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.

13. In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,

Eph:2:21: in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,

22. in whom you also are being built together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.

Eph:3:12: in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.

Col:1:14: in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

Col:2:3: in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

1Pt:1:8: whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,

 

 

In Him

John 1:4. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

John 3:14. "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,

15. "that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

16. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

17. "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

18. "He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

John 5:24. "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.

John 6:29. Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.

John 6:40. "And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.''

Acts:10:43: "To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.''

Acts:17:28: "for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, `For we are also His offspring.

Ro:4:24. but also for us. It shall be imputed to us who believe in Him who raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead,

2Cor:1:19: For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us by me, Silvanus, and Timothy was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes.

20: For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

2Cor:5:21: For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

2Cor:13:4: For though He was crucified in weakness, yet He lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God toward you.

Eph:1:4: just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,

Eph:1:7. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according

to the riches of His grace

8. which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,

9: having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed

in Himself,

10: that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth in Him,

in whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,

12. that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.

13. In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,

14. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of division between us,

15: having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace,

Eph:2:7: that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

Eph:3:12. in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.

Phil:1:29. For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,

Phil:3:9: and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith;

Col:1:17: And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

18. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

19. For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell,

Col:2:6. As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,

7. rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

8. Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.

9. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;

10. and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

11. In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,

2Thes:1:12. that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1Jn:1:5: This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

1Jn:2:4. He who says, "I know Him,'' and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

5. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

6. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

7. Brethren, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard from the beginning.

8. Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.

1Jn:2:27. But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.

28. And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.

1Jn:3:3: And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

4. Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.

5. And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.

6. Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.

7. Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.

8. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

9. Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.

1Jn:3:24: Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.

1Jn:4:13: By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.

14. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world.

15. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

16. And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

 

1Jn:5:14: 14. Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

1Jn:5:20: And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

 

Through Him

John 1:3. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

Jn:1:7: This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through Him might believe.

Jn:1:10: He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.

Jn:3:17: "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

Acts 2:22. "Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know

Acts 3:16. "And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

Rom:5:9: Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.

Rom:8:37. Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

38. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,

39. nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Rom:11:36: For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

Eph:2:18: For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

Colossians 1:16. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.

Colossians 3:17. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Heb:7:25: Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He ever lives to make intercession for them.

1Pt:1:21: who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

1Jn:4:9: In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.

 

Through Whom

Rom:1:5: through whom we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name,

Rom:5:2: through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Rom:5:11: And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

1 Corinthians 8:6. yet for us there is only one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live..

Hebrews 1:2. has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;

 

By whom

Romans 8:15. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father.''

Galatians 6:14. But God forbid that I should glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world

Ephesians 4:30. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

1Cor:1:9: God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Gal:6:14: But God forbid that I should glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,

by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Heb:2:10: For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

 

 

By Him

Acts 10:35. "But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.

Acts:13:39: "and by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.

Acts:4:10: "let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole.

1Cor:1:5: that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge,

1 Cor:8:3: But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him.

Eph:4:21: if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus:

Col:1:16: For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.

17. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

18. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

19. For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell,

20. and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

Heb:1:3: who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

Heb:6:13: For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself,

Heb:7:21. (for they have become priests without an oath, but He with an oath by Him who said to Him: "The Lord has sworn and will not relent, `You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek' ''),

Heb:13:15: Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.

2 Peter 3:14. Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless;

Rev:10:6: and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and the things that are in it, the earth and the things that are in it, and the sea and the things that are in it, that there should be delay no longer,

 

By Christ

1 Corinthians 1:4. I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you

by Christ Jesus,

Galatians 2:17. "But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is Christ therefore a minister of sin? Certainly not!

Ephesians 3:21. to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Phil:4:19: And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

1Pt:5:10: But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

Eph:3:21: to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

 

 

Through Christ

2Cor:1:5: For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.

2Cor:3:4: And we have such trust through Christ toward God.

Gal:4:7: Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Phil:4:7: and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Phil:4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

 

With Him

Acts 10:38. "how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

Romans 6:4. Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

5. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection,

6. knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.

7. For he who has died has been freed from sin.

8. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,

9. knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him.

10. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.

11. Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:17. and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

Romans 8:32. He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

1 Corinthians 6:17. But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.

2 Corinthians 6:1. We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain.

2 Corinthians 13:4. For though He was crucified in weakness, yet He lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God toward you.

Ephesians 6:9. And you, masters, do the same things to them, giving up threatening, knowing that your own Master also is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him.

Col..2:12. buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.

13: And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,

Colossians 3:4. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

1 Thes:4:14. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.

1Thes:5:10: who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.

2 Timothy 2:11. This is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, we shall also live with Him.

12. If we endure, we shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us.

1 John 1:6. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

 

With Christ

Rom:6:8: Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,

Rom:8:17: and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

Gal:2:20: "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Eph:2:5: even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

Ph.1:23. For I am hard pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.

Col:2:20: Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why,

as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations

Col:3:1: If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.

2. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

3. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Rv:20:4: And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

For Christ

Rom:10:4: For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

1Cor:4:10: We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, but we are dishonored!

2Cor:5:20: Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God.

2Cor:12:10: Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Phil:3:7: But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ.

Heb:9:24: For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us; :

1Pt:3:18: For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit,

 

On Him

Romans 4:5. But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,

Jn:6:27: "Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.''

Acts 19:4. Then Paul said, "John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.'

Ro.4:5. But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,

Ro.9:33. As it is written: "Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense, and whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.

Ro.10:11. For the Scripture says, "Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.''

12. For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him.

13. For "whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.''

14. How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?

1 Timothy 1:16. However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life.

1 Peter 2:6. Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious, and he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.''

1 Peter 5:6. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,

7. casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

 

Of Christ

Ro.1:16. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.

Ro.7:4. Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another, even to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God.

Ro.8:9. But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.

Ro.8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Ro:10. But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

Ro.15:19. in mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and round about to Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

Ro.15:29. But I know that when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.

1 Co.2:16. For "Who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?'' But we have the mind

of Christ.

1 Co.6:15. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not!

1 Co.10:16. The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

1 Co.12:27. Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.

2 Co.2:15. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.

2 Co.3:3. you are manifestly an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.

2 Co.5:10. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

2 Co.5:14. For the love of Christ constrains us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died;

2 Co.9:13. while, through the proof of this ministry, they glorify God for the obedience of your confession to the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal sharing with them and all men,

2 Co.10:1. Now I, Paul, myself am pleading with you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ who in presence am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you.

2 Co.10:5. casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,

2 Co.11:10. As the truth of Christ is in me, no one shall stop me from this boasting in the regions of Achaia.

2 Co.12:9. And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.'' Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Gal.6:2. Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Eph.2:13. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been made near by the blood of Christ.

Eph.3:4. by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ),

Eph.3:8. To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,

Ephesians 3:19. to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Ephesians 4:7. But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift.

Ephesians 4:12. for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,

Ephesians 4:13. till we all come to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;

Ephesians 6:6. not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,

Philippians 1:10. that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ,

Philippians 1:29. For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,

Philippians 2:16. holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.

Philippians 3:8. But indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ

Colossians 2:2. that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ,

Colossians 2:11. In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,

Colossians 2:17. which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.

Colossians 3:16. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Colossians 4:3. meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains,

2Thes:3:5: Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.

2 Timothy 2:19. Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: "The Lord knows those who are His,'' and, "Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.''

Hebrews 3:14. For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end,

Hebrews 9:14. how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Hebrews 11:26. esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.

1 Peter 1:11. searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.

1 Peter 1:19. but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

1 Peter 4:13. but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.

1 Peter 4:14. If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.

2 John 1:9. Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.

Revelation 20:6. Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.