Sunday, February 26, 2017

Forty Blessings

Compiled by Lewis Sperry Chafer Revised by R. B. Thieme, Jr.

1. The believer resides in the eternal plan of God (shares the destiny of Christ). He is
a. Foreknown: Acts 2:23Click to view Acts 2:23 (NASB)Rom. 8:29Click to view Rom. 8:29 (NASB)1 Pet. 1:2Click to view 1 Pet. 1:2 (NASB);
b. Elected: Rom. 8:33Click to view Rom. 8:33 (NASB)Col. 3:12Click to view Col. 3:12 (NASB)1 Thess. 1:4Click to view 1 Thess. 1:4 (NASB)Titus 1:1Click to view Titus 1:1 (NASB)1 Pet. 1:2Click to view 1 Pet. 1:2 (NASB);
c. Predestined: Rom. 8:29-30Click to view Rom. 8:29-30 (NASB)Eph. 1:5Click to view Eph. 1:5 (NASB)II;
d. Chosen: Matt. 22:14Click to view Matt. 22:14 (NASB)1 Pet. 2:4Click to view 1 Pet. 2:4 (NASB);
e. Called: 1 Thess. 5:24Click to view 1 Thess. 5:24 (NASB).
2. The believer is reconciled (removal of the barrier between man and God)
a. By God: 2 Cor. 5:18-19Click to view 2 Cor. 5:18-19 (NASB)Col. 1:20Click to view Col. 1:20 (NASB);
b. To God: Rom. 5:10Click to view Rom. 5:10 (NASB)2 Cor. 5:20Click to view 2 Cor. 5:20 (NASB)Eph. 2:14-17Click to view Eph. 2:14-17 (NASB).
3. The believer is redeemed (purchased from the slave market of sin): Rom. 3:24Click to view Rom. 3:24 (NASB)Col. 1:14Click to view Col. 1:14 (NASB)1 Pet. 1:18Click to view 1 Pet. 1:18 (NASB).
4. The believer’s condemnation (eternal judgment) is removed: John 3:18Click to view John 3:18 (NASB)5:24Click to view John 5:24 (NASB)Rom. 8:1Click to view Rom. 8:1 (NASB).
5. All sins are judged by the substitutionary spiritual death of Christ on the cross: Rom. 4:25Click to view Rom. 4:25 (NASB)Eph. 1:7Click to view Eph. 1:7 (NASB)1 Pet. 2:24Click to view 1 Pet. 2:24 (NASB).
6. Every believer receives propitiation for sins (God satisfied with the work of His Son): Rom. 3:25-26Click to view Rom. 3:25-26 (NASB)1 John 2:2Click to view 1 John 2:2 (NASB)4:10Click to view 1 John 4:10 (NASB).
7. The believer is dead to old life (old sin nature), but alive to God (retroactive positional truth). He is
a. Crucified with Christ: Rom. 6:6Click to view Rom. 6:6 (NASB)Gal. 2:20Click to view Gal. 2:20 (NASB);
b. Dead with Christ: Rom. 6:8Click to view Rom. 6:8 (NASB)Col. 3:3Click to view Col. 3:3 (NASB)1 Pet. 2:24Click to view 1 Pet. 2:24 (NASB);
c. Buried with Christ: Rom. 6:4Click to view Rom. 6:4 (NASB)Col. 2:12Click to view Col. 2:12 (NASB);
d. Raised with Christ: Rom. 6:4Click to view Rom. 6:4 (NASB)Col. 3:1Click to view Col. 3:1 (NASB).
8. The believer is free from the Mosaic Law. He is
a. Dead: Rom. 7:4Click to view Rom. 7:4 (NASB);
b. Delivered: Rom. 6:14Click to view Rom. 6:14 (NASB)7:6Click to view Rom. 7:6 (NASB); 2 COT. 3:11; Gal. 3:25Click to view Gal. 3:25 (NASB).
9. The believer is regenerated: John 13:10Click to view John 13:10 (NASB)1 Cor. 6:11Click to view 1 Cor. 6:11 (NASB)Titus 3:5Click to view Titus 3:5 (NASB). He is
a. Born again: John 3:7Click to view John 3:7 (NASB)1 Pet. 1:23Click to view 1 Pet. 1:23 (NASB);
b. A child of God: Gal. 3:26Click to view Gal. 3:26 (NASB);
c. A son of God: John 1:12Click to view John 1:12 (NASB)2 Cor. 6:18Click to view 2 Cor. 6:18 (NASB)1 John 3:2Click to view 1 John 3:2 (NASB);
d. A new creation: 2 Cor. 5:17Click to view 2 Cor. 5:17 (NASB)Gal. 6:15Click to view Gal. 6:15 (NASB)Eph. 2:10Click to view Eph. 2:10 (NASB).
10. The believer is adopted by God (placed as adult sons because of positional truth): Rom. 8:15Click to view Rom. 8:15 (NASB)8:23Click to view Rom. 8:23 (NASB) (future); Eph. 1:5Click to view Eph. 1:5 (NASB).
11. The believer is made acceptable to God: Eph. 1:6Click to view Eph. 1:6 (NASB)1 Pet. 2:5Click to view 1 Pet. 2:5 (NASB). He is
a. Made righteous (imputation): Rom. 3:22Click to view Rom. 3:22 (NASB)1 Cor. 1:30Click to view 1 Cor. 1:30 (NASB)2 Cor. 5:21Click to view 2 Cor. 5:21 (NASB)Phil. 3:9Click to view Phil. 3:9 (NASB);
b. Sanctified positionally: 1 Cor. 1:30Click to view 1 Cor. 1:30 (NASB)6:11Click to view 1 Cor. 6:11 (NASB);
c. Perfected forever: Heb. 10:14Click to view Heb. 10:14 (NASB);
d. Qualified for inheritance: Col. 1:12Click to view Col. 1:12 (NASB).
12. The believer is justified (declared righteous): Rom. 3:24Click to view Rom. 3:24 (NASB)5:1, 9Click to view Rom. 5:19 (NASB)8:30Click to view Rom. 8:30 (NASB)1 Cor. 6:11Click to view 1 Cor. 6:11 (NASB)Titus 3:7Click to view Titus 3:7 (NASB).
13. The believer receives the unique availability of divine power: 2 Pet. 1:3Click to view 2 Pet. 1:3 (NASB).
14. The believer is guaranteed a heavenly citizenship based on reconciliation: Luke 10:20Click to view Luke 10:20 (NASB)Eph. 2:13, 19Click to view Eph. 2:1319 (NASB)Phil. 3:20Click to view Phil. 3:20 (NASB).
15. The believer is delivered from the kingdom of Satan: Col. 1:13Click to view Col. 1:13 (NASB)a; 2:15Click to view Col. 2:15 (NASB).
16. The believer is transferred into God’s kingdom: Col. 1:13Click to view Col. 1:13 (NASB)b.
17. The believer is now on a secure foundation: 1 Cor. 3:11Click to view 1 Cor. 3:11 (NASB)10:4Click to view 1 Cor. 10:4 (NASB)Eph. 2:20Click to view Eph. 2:20 (NASB).
18. Every believer is a gift from God the Father to Christ: John 10:29Click to view John 10:29 (NASB)17:2, 6, 9, 11-12, 24Click to view John 17:26911-1224 (NASB).
19. The believer is delivered from the power of the sin nature: Rom. 2:29Click to view Rom. 2:29 (NASB)Phil. 3:3Click to view Phil. 3:3 (NASB)Col. 2:11Click to view Col. 2:11 (NASB).
20. Every believer is appointed a priest unto God. We are
a. A holy priesthood: 1 Pet. 2:5Click to view 1 Pet. 2:5 (NASB);
b. A royal priesthood: 1 Pet. 2:9Click to view 1 Pet. 2:9 (NASB)Rev. 1:6Click to view Rev. 1:6 (NASB).
21. The believer receives eternal security: Rom. 8:32, 38-39Click to view Rom. 8:3238-39 (NASB)Gal. 3:26Click to view Gal. 3:26 (NASB)2 Tim. 2:13Click to view 2 Tim. 2:13 (NASB).
22. The believer is given access to God: Rom. 5:2Click to view Rom. 5:2 (NASB)Eph. 2:18Click to view Eph. 2:18 (NASB)Heb. 4:14,16Click to view Heb. 4:14,16 (NASB)10:19-20Click to view Heb. 10:19-20 (NASB).
23. Every believer is within the “much more” grace care of God: Rom. 5:9-10Click to view Rom. 5:9-10 (NASB). We are
a. Objects of His love: Eph. 2:4Click to view Eph. 2:4 (NASB)5:2Click to view Eph. 5:2 (NASB);
b. Objects of His grace (1) For salvation: Eph. 2:8-9Click to view Eph. 2:8-9 (NASB); (2) For keeping: Rom. 5:2Click to view Rom. 5:2 (NASB)1 Pet. 1:5Click to view 1 Pet. 1:5 (NASB); (3) For service: John 17:18Click to view John 17:18 (NASB)Eph. 4:7Click to view Eph. 4:7 (NASB); (4) For instruction: Titus 2:12Click to view Titus 2:12 (NASB);
c. Objects of His power: Eph. 1:19Click to view Eph. 1:19 (NASB)Phil. 2:13Click to view Phil. 2:13 (NASB);
d. Objects of His faithfulness: Phil. 1:6Click to view Phil. 1:6 (NASB)Heb. 13:5Click to view Heb. 13:5 (NASB)b
e. Objects of His peace: John 14:27Click to view John 14:27 (NASB);
f. Objects of His consolation: 2 Thess. 2:16Click to view 2 Thess. 2:16 (NASB);
g. Objects of His intercession: Rom. 8:34Click to view Rom. 8:34 (NASB)Heb. 7:25Click to view Heb. 7:25 (NASB)9:24Click to view Heb. 9:24 (NASB).
24. The believer is beneficiary of an inheritance as heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ: Rom. 8:17Click to view Rom. 8:17 (NASB)Eph. 1:14, 18Click to view Eph. 1:1418 (NASB)Col. 3:24Click to view Col. 3:24 (NASB)Heb. 9:15Click to view Heb. 9:15 (NASB)1 Pet. 1:4Click to view 1 Pet. 1:4 (NASB).
25. Every believer has a new position in Christ: Eph. 2:6Click to view Eph. 2:6 (NASB). We are
a. Partners with Christ in life: Col. 3:4Click to view Col. 3:4 (NASB);
b. Partners with Christ in service: 1 Cor. 1:9Click to view 1 Cor. 1:9 (NASB) (1) Workers together with God: 1 Cor. 3:9Click to view 1 Cor. 3:9 (NASB)2 Cor. 6:1Click to view 2 Cor. 6:1 (NASB); (2) Ministers of the New Covenant: 2 Cor. 3:6Click to view 2 Cor. 3:6 (NASB); (3) Ambassadors: 2 Cor. 5:20Click to view 2 Cor. 5:20 (NASB); (4) Living epistles: 2 Cor. 3:3Click to view 2 Cor. 3:3 (NASB); (5) Ministers of God: 2 Cor. 6:4Click to view 2 Cor. 6:4 (NASB).
26. Believers are recipients of eternal life: John 3:15Click to view John 3:15 (NASB)10:28Click to view John 10:28 (NASB)20:31Click to view John 20:31 (NASB)1 John 5:11-12Click to view 1 John 5:11-12 (NASB).
27. The believer is created a new spiritual species: 2 Cor. 5:17Click to view 2 Cor. 5:17 (NASB).
28. The believer is a light in the Lord (part of the angelic conflict): Eph. 5:8Click to view Eph. 5:8 (NASB)1 Thess. 5:4Click to view 1 Thess. 5:4 (NASB).
29. The believer is united with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We are
a. In God: 1 Thess. 1:1Click to view 1 Thess. 1:1 (NASB); cf., “God in you,” Eph. 4:6Click to view Eph. 4:6 (NASB);
b. In Christ: John 14:20Click to view John 14:20 (NASB); cf., “Christ in you,” Col. 1:27Click to view Col. 1:27 (NASB) (1) A member in His Body: 1 Cor. 12:13Click to view 1 Cor. 12:13 (NASB); (2) A branch in the Vine: John 15:5Click to view John 15:5 (NASB); (3) A stone in the Building: Eph. 2:21-22Click to view Eph. 2:21-22 (NASB)1 Pet. 2:5Click to view 1 Pet. 2:5 (NASB); (4) A sheep in the Flock: John 10:27-29Click to view John 10:27-29 (NASB); (5) A portion of His Bride: Eph. 5:25-27Click to view Eph. 5:25-27 (NASB)Rev. 19:6-8, 21:9Click to view Rev. 19:6-821:9 (NASB):
(6) A priest of the kingdom of priests: 1 Pet. 2:9Click to view 1 Pet. 2:9 (NASB); (7) A saint of the “new species:” 2 Cor. 5:17Click to view 2 Cor. 5:17 (NASB); c. In the Holy Spirit: Rom. 8:9Click to view Rom. 8:9 (NASB); “the Spirit in you.”
30. Every believer is the recipient of the ministries of the Holy Spirit. He is
a. Born of the Spirit: John 3:36Click to view John 3:36 (NASB);
b. Baptized with the Spirit: Acts 1:5Click to view Acts 1:5 (NASB)1 Cor. 12:13Click to view 1 Cor. 12:13 (NASB);
c. Indwelt by the Spirit: John 7:39Click to view John 7:39 (NASB)Rom. 5:5Click to view Rom. 5:5 (NASB)8:9Click to view Rom. 8:9 (NASB)1 Cor. 3:16Click to view 1 Cor. 3:16 (NASB)6:19Click to view 1 Cor. 6:19 (NASB)Gal. 4:6Click to view Gal. 4:6 (NASB)1 John 3:24Click to view 1 John 3:24 (NASB);
d. Sealed by the Spirit: 2 Cor. 1:22Click to view 2 Cor. 1:22 (NASB)Eph. 4:30Click to view Eph. 4:30 (NASB);
e. Given spiritual gifts: 1 Cor. 12:11, 27-31Click to view 1 Cor. 12:1127-31 (NASB)13:1-2Click to view 1 Cor. 13:1-2 (NASB).
31. The believer is glorified: Rom. 8:30Click to view Rom. 8:30 (NASB).
32. The believer is complete in Christ: Col. 2:10Click to view Col. 2:10 (NASB).
33. The believer is possessor of every spiritual blessing granted in eternity past: Eph. 1:3Click to view Eph. 1:3 (NASB).
34. The believer receives a human spirit (the basis of the grace apparatus for perception, along with the Holy Spirit): Rom. 8:16Click to view Rom. 8:16 (NASB)1 Cor. 2:12Click to view 1 Cor. 2:12 (NASB)2 Cor. 7:13Click to view 2 Cor. 7:13 (NASB)1 Thess. 5:23Click to view 1 Thess. 5:23 (NASB).
35. The believer has all scar tissue removed from the soul: Isa. 43:25Click to view Isa. 43:25 (NASB)44:22Click to view Isa. 44:22 (NASB).
36. The believer is the recipient of efficacious grace: Eph. 1:13Click to view Eph. 1:13 (NASB).
37. The believer is guaranteed a resurrection body forever: John 11:25Click to view John 11:25 (NASB).
38. The believer is the beneficiary of unlimited atonement: 2 Cor. 5:14-15, 19Click to view 2 Cor. 5:14-1519 (NASB)1 Tim. 2:6Click to view 1 Tim. 2:6 (NASB)4:10Click to view 1 Tim. 4:10 (NASB)Titus 2:11Click to view Titus 2:11 (NASB)Heb. 2:9Click to view Heb. 2:9 (NASB)2 Pet. 2:1Click to view 2 Pet. 2:1 (NASB)1 John 2:2Click to view 1 John 2:2 (NASB).
39. The believer has equal privilege and equal opportunity under election and predestination.
40. Problem-solving devices are available to every believer. They are
a. Rebound: 1 John 1:9Click to view 1 John 1:9 (NASB);
b. Filling of the Holy Spirit: Eph. 5:18Click to view Eph. 5:18 (NASB);
c. Faith-rest drill: Heb. 4:1, 10-11Click to view Heb. 4:110-11 (NASB);
d. Grace orientation: James 4:6Click to view James 4:6 (NASB);
e. Doctrinal orientation: Rom. 12:2Click to view Rom. 12:2 (NASB);
f. Personal sense of destiny: Phil. 1:21Click to view Phil. 1:21 (NASB);
g. Personal love for God: Deut. 6:5Click to view Deut. 6:5 (NASB)1 Pet. 1:8Click to view 1 Pet. 1:8 (NASB);
h. Impersonal love for all mankind: James 2:8Click to view James 2:8 (NASB);
1. Sharing the happiness of God, +H: John 15:11Click to view John 15:11 (NASB);

j. Occupation with Christ: Eph. 3:19Click to view Eph. 3:19 (NASB).

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