Are You In Christ?
By James A. Brown
Consider these blessings that are yours, if you are in Christ.
“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. 1:3
“In whom (Christ) we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.” Col. 1:14
“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.” 2 Tim. 2:10
Yes, these blessings are yours but only if you are in Christ.
How do you get into Christ? You cannot get into Christ without faith, Heb. 11:6. You cannot get into Christ without repenting of your sins, Acts 17:30. You cannot get into Christ without confessing Christ, Rom. 10:9-10. You cannot get into Christ without baptism, Acts 2:38; because baptism is the dividing line between being out of Christ and being in Christ. Paul said, “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” (Gal. 3:26-27)
So you see, in order to enjoy the blessing of salvation in Christ (2 Tim. 2:10) you must be baptized into Christ (Gal. 3:27). Are you in Christ?