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Read Introduction to 1 John

 

“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.”
 
and he in God
Those who meet the condition for abiding will abide in God and God in Him.  That one condition is the confession of personal trust in the Son of God and His finished work on the cross.  God only lives inside saved people.  He does not fellowship with those without Christ. 
PRINCIPLE: 
God exclusively fellowships with saved people. 
APPLICATION: 
We need to remind ourselves that we are children of the King.  We dwell in God.  We have right and prerogative with God.  We sit in the heavenlies with Christ.  We hold the same position as Jesus holds with the Father. 
Ep 1: 6 “…to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved.
God does not punish me for my sins.  He does not get even with me.  Jesus took the punishment for my sin so God does not condemn me (Ro 8:1).  I do not deserve this.  Jesus provided eternal credit for me before God.  Jesus took my eternal punishment for my sins. 
Since God abides in the believer, the believer is never alone.  This is great encouragement in time of sorrow.  He never forgets us or leaves us alone. 
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