Being in Christ means we have been rescued from the dominion of darkness and brought into the the Kingdom of the son He loves. He has qualified us to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light (2Peter 1:13). God has called us to be partakers of his kingdom. He brought us redemption, the forgiveness of our sins. The least thing God can do for us is to forgive us. 1John 1:9, just confess our sins and let it go because God has forgiving you.
Now as we are in Christ, God requires us to:
- Live a life worthy of the Lord and
- Please him everyday
- Bear fruit in every good work
- grow in the knowledge of God
- Be strengthened will all powers according to his glorious night so that you may have great endurance and patience and joyful thanks to the father.
Who are you:
You have been rescued, delivered from satan's control and permission. You have been brought into God's kingdom-not just freed-but given new rights and made a citizen of God's Kingdom. It's more than independence. You're no longer under satan's control, you are in Christ kingdom. You're qualified-declared and made fit to share in God's inheritance. You are there a partaker of the divine nature. You share in God.
You are a joint-heir with christ-an heir for God. You're redeemed, your sins are forgiven. You do not stand accused with God because He's passed his verdict, NOT GUILTY AND DISCHARGED.
Here is the key - be filled with the knowledge of His will through all the wisdom and understanding that the spirit gives.
God has recused you, your sins have been forgiven we have been rescued and qualified, redeemed by the blood of Jesus, the dominion of darkness is no more.