PRIVILEGED LIFE OF THE BELIEVER
Privilege has its privileges. Being a true follower of Christ comes with a benefit package that no Fortune 500 company with the highest valued blue-chip stocks can offer. And here are a few of them.
Adoption into God’s Family
First and foremost, the day you come to Christ is the day you become adopted into God’s family; a closely knit family consisting of only those whom God Himself has personally chosen even before the foundation of the world. As a member of God’s elect, the Creator of all things becomes your Father, and you, His child.
Beneficiary of a Living Hope
As a child of God, you become a rightful heir of an imperishable, undefiled, and unfading inheritance reserved for you in Heaven. When you get born again, you become a beneficiary of a living hope that the world longed for but never had.
Also, when you accept Christ, you enjoy the benefit of having your entire life garrisoned, i.e., come under the Divine Protective Services, by God's power through your faith till you fully inherit the final salvation, that blessed glorification of all believers, that is ready to be revealed for you in Jesus’ kingdom.
Partaker of Divine Nature
Furthermore, when you surrender your life to Christ you partake in the one thing the world chases after in all their life’s pursuits but never obtain. You start to experience that which the world runs after, unconsciously, in riches, fame, relationships, hobbies, and habits but never attain.
Peace that Passes all Understanding
When you come to Christ, the peace of God that surpasses all understanding suffused your heart and courses through the veins of your mind. Everything comes into their proper perspective, and an unexplainable fulfillment and contentment fill your soul.
Listen my friend, there’s nothing you lack or suffer in this world that is comparable to the glory reserved for you in the world to come. No eye has seen it, no ear has heard it, and no mind has imagined it, what the LORD has prepared for those who love Him. You may be poor, sick, and rejected now, but the whole creation awaits, with eager expectation and longing, for the revealing of the glory that God has in store for you.
So, roll up your sleeves, folks. Get your head in the game, be totally ready to receive the gift that’s coming when the Lord returns. Don’t lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn’t know any better then; you do now. As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. God said, “I am holy.” Beloved, you’ve got to be holy.
Bible References: 1 Peter, Romans 8, and 1 Corinthians 2.