'In Christ' in the Bible
PAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
and to the faithful in Christ Jesus, Grace be to you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
May blessing (praise, laudation, and eulogy) be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual (given by the Holy Spirit) blessing in the heavenly realm!
Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love.
he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,
unto a dispensation of the fulness of the times, to sum up all things in Christ, the things in the heavens, and the things upon the earth; in him, I say,
In Christ we too have been claimed as God's own possession, since we were predestined according to the one purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of his will
that we who had first put our hope in Christ might praise His glory.
And when you heard the word of truth (the gospel of your salvation) -- when you believed in Christ -- you were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit,
Which he wrought in Christ, raising him from the dead; and he hath made him sit at his own right-hand in heavenly places,
even when we were dead by sin, hath quickened us together in Christ - for by grace are ye saved -
So that we came back from death with him, and are seated with him in the heavens, in Christ Jesus;
to display throughout ages to come his surpassing wealth of grace and goodness toward us in Christ Jesus.
For we are His creation-created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.
and ye were at that time without Christ, aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: but now in Christ Jesus,
But now in Christ Jesus, you who were far away have been brought near by the blood of the Messiah.
In Christ you are assembled together as a place for God's Spirit to dwell.
And, by reading what I have written, you will be able to judge how far I understand this hidden purpose of God in Christ.
For the nations to be co-heirs, and united in one body, and, participators of his solemn promise in Christ by the good news:
in terms of the eternal purpose which he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord,
For this reason [ seeing the greatness of this plan by which you are built together in Christ], I bow my knees before the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
so that your souls may be possess'd with faith in Christ.
to him be glory in the church, in Christ Jesus, unto all generations for ever and ever. Amen.
But each one of us has been given mercy in Christ's generous measure.
till we all of us arrive at oneness in faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, and at mature manhood and the stature of full-grown men in Christ.
(for it is Christ whom you have been taught, it is in Christ that you have been instructed ??the real Christ who is in Jesus);
and be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ has forgiven you.