2 Corinthians 5:21 - For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
John 17:23 - I in them and you in me, so that they may be completely one, in order that the world may know that you sent me and that you love them as you love me.
Jesus went to the cross to give us what he already possessed. He rose again so we could be re-created in His image.
We are the victory of almighty God! We are more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus. We are everything to the Father that Jesus is.
I was born again -- I wasn't half re-born.
I wasn't made half-righteous or a quarter-righteous -- I was made the righteousness of God in Christ!
I am a joint Heir with Him.
In reality the Bible is a closed book. Anything I can get from the Word without God will not change my life. It is closed to insure that I remain dependent on the Holy Spirit.
When I treat the Bible as a road map I live as though I can find my way through my own understanding of His book.
Under grace I don't get a road map....I get a tour guide -- the Holy Spirit. He directs, reveals, and empowers me to be and do what the Word says.