© Package Deal

What I am saying is that you and each truly “Born Again” Christian in our “ONENESS” in and with God is a “PACKAGE DEAL” with God! Can you see and comprehend this? To have a package deal in the physical world is defined as, “An agreement in which the buyer pays a stipulated price for a group of related products.” (1) To spiritually define our “PACKAGE DEAL” in Christ is to have, “An agreement (a covenant) in which the buyer (God) pays a stipulated price (the shed blood of His Son) for a group of related products (all human sinners).” (2)
(1) Random House Webster’s College Dictionary
(2) COVENANT – An agreement between two people or two groups that involves promises on the part of each to the other. There are some 37,000 promises in the Bible and they are ALL “YES” in Jesus Christ. The concept of covenant between God and His people is one of the most important theological truths of the Bible.
(2a) For as many as are the promises of God, they all find their Yes [answer] in Him [Christ]. For this reason we also utter the Amen (so be it) to God through Him [in His Person and by His agency] to the glory of God. (2 Corinthians 1:20) AMP
(2b) “Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. (Acts 20:28-29) NASU

Most Christians do not know the intricacy and complexity of being a “PACKAGE DEAL” in Christ. God Himself has said, “Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]  [Josh 1:5.]  (Hebrews 13:5) AMP

This “PACKAGE DEAL” is sealed with the guarantee of God the Holy Spirit. (3) As long as the elect Christian regularly and continuously repents of their sins, this “ONENESS”/ “PACKAGE DEAL” is inviolable {/unbreakable} and irrevocable{/absolutely binding} and we will be with Him for all of eternity. (4)
(3) In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. (Ephesians 1:13-14) NKJV
(4) I {Jesus} have not come to arouse and invite and call the righteous, but the erring ones (those not free from sin) to repentance [to change their minds for the better and heartily to amend their ways, with abhorrence of their past sins]. (Luke 5:32) AMP
(4a) I {Jesus} tell you, No; but unless you repent (change your mind for the better and heartily amend your ways, with abhorrence of your past sins), you will all likewise perish and be lost eternally. (Luke 13:3) AMP
(4b) For God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable. [He never withdraws them when once they are given, and He does not change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call.] (Romans 11:29) AMP

The following text reveals the intricacy of our faith as it reveals and supports God and His adopted children as having this “ONENESS”/“PACKAGE DEAL”. It contains four references for God living in us (x) and three references for us living in Him (y). Seeing God Through Love. “No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us(x), and His love has been perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him(y), and He in us(x), because He has given us of His Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him(x), and he in God(y). And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God(y), and God in him(x).” (1 John 4:12-16) NKJV

Other texts also illustrate this “ONENESS”/“PACKAGE DEAL” /principle through our faith in Jesus Christ: (5)
(5) Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. This is the bread which came down from heaven — not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever.” (John 6:54-58) NKJV
(5a) At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?” Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. {via God the Holy spirit –1 Corinthians 6:19-20} (John 14:20-23) NKJV
(5b) “As for you, keep in your hearts what you have heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the first dwells and remains in you, then you will dwell in the Son and in the Father [always]. And this is what He Himself has promised us — the life, the eternal [life].
“I write this to you with reference to those who would deceive you [seduce and lead you astray]. But as for you, the anointing (the sacred appointment, the unction) which you received from Him abides [permanently] in you; [so] then you have no need that anyone should instruct you. But just as His anointing teaches you concerning everything and is true and is no falsehood, so you must abide in (live in, never depart from) Him [being rooted in Him, knit to Him], just as [His anointing] has taught you [to do]. And now, little children, abide (live, remain permanently) in Him, so that when He is made visible, we may have and enjoy perfect confidence (boldness, assurance) and not be ashamed and shrink from Him at His coming.” (1 John 2:24-28) AMP
(5c) All who keep His commandments [who obey His orders and follow His plan, live and continue to live, to stay and] abide in Him, and He in them. [They let Christ be a home to them and they are the home of Christ.] And by this we know and understand and have the proof that He [really] lives and makes His home in us: by the [Holy] Spirit Whom He has given us. (1 John 3:24) AMP

The fundamental beliefs of our faith reveal this oneness in our lives as found in the above texts include that we love one another and our love is brought to completion by obeying Christ’s commandments. (6) Other texts also include we must confess Jesus Christ as God the Son – Second Person of the Trinity and the Son of Man, and God in His truth and in His love will abide in us and we will abide in Him. (7)
(6) And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment. (1 John 3:23) NKJV
(6a) If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine. I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in His love with Me]. If you keep My commandments [if you continue to obey My instructions], you will abide in My love and live on in it, just as I have obeyed My Father’s commandments and live on in His love. (John 15:7-10) AMP
(6b) And we receive from Him whatever we ask, because we [watchfully] obey His orders [observe His suggestions and injunctions, follow His plan for us] and [habitually] practice what is pleasing to Him. And this is His order (His command, His injunction): that we should believe in (put our faith and trust in and adhere to and rely on) the name of His Son Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and that we should love one another, just as He has commanded us. (1 John 3:22-23) AMP
(7) And He {Jesus Christ} said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.”              (John 8:23-24) NKJV
(7a) By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. (1 John 4:2-3) NKJV
(7b) Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
Let Truth Abide in You. Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. (1 John 2:22-24) NKJV

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