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The Believer in Jesus Christ

John 11:26"And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?"

1 Thessalonians 2:13 "For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe."

All About The True Believer In Jesus ChristThe Believer

Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2011 Richard St.James

A true Christian is one who is “seated in heavenly places in Christ” and once he is “seated” … he is now ABLE to WALK.

Partakers Of The Divine Nature

It is by the divine power of God through faith that we become the partakers of the divine nature.

We became partakers the moment we receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.

"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the Sons of God, even to them that believe on his name" [John 1:12].

Faith is first, and it is by the grace of God that we get saved from the wrath of God, which is to come. "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God" [Ephesians 2:8].

 This faith will be the type of faith where we put our whole trust in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise" [Ephesians 1:13].

At the moment we trusted Jesus Christ "through faith unto salvation" [1 Peter 1:5], God "sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts"[Galatians 4:6] to dwell and we "were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise."

We must put on the ARMOUR of God. “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” [Ephesians 6:11]

Beware of the WILES of the Devil! If we are to successfully STAND against the wiles of the Devil, we must become wise to what these wiles.

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The True Believer In Jesus Christ Primer

All About  The Seven Mysteries The Seven Mysteries

At the moment we trusted Jesus Christ "through faith unto salvation" [1 Peter 1:5], God "sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts" [Galatians 4:6] to dwell and we "were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise."

This is the new birth termed "born again" in John 3.

There is more.

All About  The True Christian The Believer

The paradox is concerning the perseverance of the Christian.

What makes him tick?

What keeps him in the narrow way with the passing of time, and through the trials of his faith?

Can human reasoning provide the answer?

All About  Spiritual Warfare The Spiritual Warfare

Now about this war, it is a war that is far beyond the ability of the flesh to see … or ever comprehend.

Marvel not at this, my friend, … for the word of God very clearly states the lost people of this world are BLIND to spiritual things ... the invisible things, which are just as real as the physical things we see all around us.

All About The Wiles Of The Devil The Spiritual Warfare

What is the meaning of this so-called archaic King James Bible word: WILES?

It is not an ARCHAIC word, my friend! It actually is a very precision up-to-date term used by the Spirit of God!

These wiles are tricks performed for some stratagem.

All About The Fighting Armour The Spiritual Warfare

We must WRESTLE against spiritual wickedness. (Verse 12) Wrestling implies there is STRIFE or a STRUGGLE is at hand.

When two men go at it with their arms extended, they move in … looking for the opening.

All About Walk The Christian Walk

A true Christian has two natures inside him.

The first nature is the flesh, which is the old self, or the old nature.

This is the “you” and “I” before we were born again or QUICKENED.