Putting on Christ

Galatians 3:26-27. ‘For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.”

We become joint-heir with Jesus Christ as children of God when we put our faith in His death and resurrection as our only hope of salvation.  The baptism in verse 27 is not water baptism.  Rather, it is that function of the Holy Spirit by which we are baptized into Christ and into His body when we receive Him by grace through faith. When we do so, it is as if we had taken off the old, tattered garment of sin and replaced it with the pure white robe of Jesus Christ. We become new in Him.

There is a change.

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4 thoughts on “Putting on Christ

    1. Thanks, Margie. I’m very excited. Leaving tomorrow evening from Newark. Landing in Budapest, then driving from there to Michalovce near the eastern border. Great opportunity, and I appreciate your prayers.

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  1. Anne

    “We become new in Him. There is a change.”
    Truths to hold on to even as the world (and the “church”) shuns Biblical truth and celebrates their own “truth”.

    And beautiful thoughts knowing the grace, the salvation, the faith–all are gifts from Him.
    “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

    This all brought Isaiah 61:10 to mind, “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness…” HE, in His omnipotent power, has done this, and it cannot be undone. Security and joy.

    And finally…excited and praying for your trip 🙂

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    1. Anne, I love that passage in Isaiah. Thanks for reminding me of it, and it is a perfect complement to the passage today. And thanks for your prayers for the trip. SO excited!

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