1. The true Christian keeps God's commandments.
I John 5:2-3 "By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God we keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandment and his commandments are not grievous.
I John 2:3-5 "And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth not in him. But whosoever keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him."
2. The true Christian practices righteousness & does not practice sin
I John 2:29 "If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him."
I John 3:6-10 "Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him. Little children, let no one deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning, for this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doeth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother."
3. The true Christian actually fulfills the law.
Romans 8:4 "That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit."
Romans 10:8-10 “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.”
4. True faith does not remove the law but establishes it.
Romans 3:31 "Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: Yea, we establish the law."
5. He overcomes the world, the flesh and the devil.
I John 5:4 "For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith."
6. God has provided everything we will ever need to be like Him and escape worldly lust.
II Peter 1:3-4 "His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust."
7. He will have much fruit.
John 15:4-6 "Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can you, except you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned."
Christ expects the Christian to show the fruit of the Spirit that the Bible says is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and self-control. (Gal. 5:22-23). Abiding in Christ and bearing fruit is a command of Christ. Either you abide in Christ or you do not. Either you bear true fruit or you do not. It is obvious that if you do not bear fruit then you do not abide in Christ.
Luke 6:44-46 "For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. And why call you me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?"
You are not a Christian if you call Christ your Lord but do not keep his sayings.
9. He is really and actually free from the power and the domain of sin.
Romans 6:6-7 "Knowing this that our old self was crucified with Christ that our body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin; For he who died is freed from sin."
Romans 6:11-12 "Reckon yourselves to be dead to sin, once for all; but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof." Romans 6:14" For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law but under grace."
10. God not only expects every Christian to live in a state of moral perfection, he demands it.
Matt. 5:48 "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."
I Peter 1:16 "Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy."
If you confess your sins, you will not only be forgiven but also cleansed form all your unrighteousness. If you say or think that you have never sinned you are lost.
I John 1:8-10 "If we say that we have never sinned, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have never sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us."
1 John 2:1 "My little children, these things write I unto you that you may not sin. And if any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous."
Psalms 119:9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to your word.
John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Ezek. 11:19-20 "And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh: That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God."
2 Cor. 5:17 "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come."