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February 15, 2008

Forty Blessings

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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. 5:1, 9 (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. 2:13, 19 (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 17:2, 6, 9, 11-12, 24 (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. 8:32, 38-39 (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. 1:14, 18 (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. 19:6-8, 21:9 (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. 12:11, 27-31 (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. 5:14-15, 19 (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. 4:1, 10-11 (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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