Who are the people of God? Who belongs to God? And are you one of them? This is a simple yet extraordinary question…
Going along with this in mind, have you ever heard of the word ‘saint’? Well, this is what also first came to mind when I think of the people of God. What is a saint? Unfortunately, what Catholics project a saint as is not biblical or correct. The word saint in the New Testament in Greek is (ἅγιος) meaning “holy one”. Essentially a saint is a holy person, and therefore a collection of holy people are saints, and the saints are what God’s people are. What makes a common person different from a holy person?
A saint, is a person who has (not by self-repentance) by the Holy Spirit’s conviction— their sins repented of at the cross and cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, and made blameless, righteous, and pure—and have their dead human spirit resurrected to life by His literal bodily resurrection, and are continuously being made wholly holy and blameless by God alone. This is simply who God’s people are now, the ones drawing near to the Father in Heaven through His Son, since only through Christ is true holiness now…
“For through Him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In Him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.” (Ephesians 2:19-22)
God is the Person who appears, makes, forms, and chooses His people, it’s been that way since Abraham the father of faith and to us at the end of times. God is always seen appearing to man with mercy, to make him a saint, and bring him into His peoplehood, or family. Since man cannot do the work in order to gain approval from God or be justified; the job is entirely God’s establishment, timing, and power that achieves such an acceptance, and change unto a man. As the Lord said, “I will show mercy on whom I show mercy.”
To conclude, have you asked yourself if you a saint? Do you consider yourself part of God’s people? What do you think, or who do you think God’s people are?
If you have questions about salvation, or question your born again experience; contact Pam Sheppard of Pam Sheppard Ministries who is an expert with deliverance counseling, she can help you make sure you are one of God’s people in truth. Call 888-818-1117, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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