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Transformation #6—Beneficial Transformation

To each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the benefit of all. 1 Corinthians 12:7 First, creation; then, recreation. When God first assigned human beings the task of exercising authority over creation as his representatives, he intended for us to continue subduing chaos so that he, and we, could label the end … Continue reading

Benefit #8 — Worship

Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Eternal; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation. Isaiah 25:9 Hallelujah! Salvation belongs to you, O God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb! As true worshipers we … Continue reading

Benefit #7 — Resurrection

Christ has been raised from the dead. … As in Adam all die, so also all in Christ will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at his coming. 1 Corinthians 15:20-23 Resurrection makes eternal life really living! We have eternal life now … Continue reading

Benefit #6 — Answered Prayer

Until now you have asked for nothing in my name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be full. John 16:24 There is no other name, under heaven, given among men, to which our salvation properly belongs. So there is no other name than Jesus’ that will gain us access to the … Continue reading

Benefit #5 — Holiness

If anyone cleanses himself from wickedness, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work. 2 Timothy 2:21 We call the Bible holy not just because it is about God or because it is different from all other books. We call it holy because it is so … Continue reading

Benefit #4 — Fellowship

What we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. 1 John 1:3 We are not alone if we are being saved by following Jesus in the obedience of faith. When … Continue reading

Benefit #3 — Eternal Life

This is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on me with respect, and believes in me, will have eternal life, and I myself will raise him up on the last day. John 6:40 Life is more than living isn’t it? We can exist but not be alive. We can breathe and eat … Continue reading

Benefit #2 — New Heart

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; …. I will put my Spirit within you and cause you to walk in my statutes. Ezekiel 36:26-27 Jesus saves us not just from the punishment that sinners deserve, he also saves us from ourselves. This is good news! Before God … Continue reading

Benefit #1 — Forgiveness

All the prophets testify that everyone who is trusting in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name. Acts 10:43 Among all the benefits we receive when Jesus saves us, forgiveness is both preeminent and prominent. It is like running away from the edge of the cliff as the walls collapse behind us. It is … Continue reading