You Can Effectuate Change in a Dark World
Yesterday’s post, “Hope in the Darkness,” concluded with Max Lucado’s “A Christmas Prayer” and a final plea that Jesus be born anew in us. You can read that post here.
We desperately need Jesus. When we are in Christ, we are unstoppable in bringing the realities of heaven to earth. We are effective in pushing back the darkness. “Your kingdom come, your will be done,” happens not because we have become aware of our being a new creation in Christ, but because we are sold-out on our new identity.
Ready to own your identity? If you are in Christ, you are more than you know! Through the cross, death and resurrection of Christ, this is yours. So, let your eyes view all 100 (there are MANY more recorded in Scripture), and live out your faith like you believe it! It’s time for the body of Christ to walk in our identity and to barricade the thief’s access to our lives. We need to champion these truths and trample his lies. No more deception allowed, because in Christ, you are:
the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13).
the light of the world (Matthew 5:14).
a mountain-mover (Matthew 21:21).
given authority to overcome all the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19).
provided for (Luke 12:30).
the bearer of the kingdom of God (Luke 17:21).
a worshiper of the Father (John 4:24).
the possessor of eternal life (John 5:24).
Spirit-anointed (John 7:38-39).
loved by the Father (John 14:21).
a disciple-maker (John 15:15).
a friend of Jesus (John 15:15).
chosen (John 15:9).
truly sanctified (John 17:19).
endued with power (Acts 1:8).
Jesus’ witness to the world (Acts 1:8).
declared righteous (Romans 2:13-15).
justified by His grace (Romans 3:24).
granted peace with God through Jesus (Romans 5:1).
reconciled to God (Romans 5:11).
freed from sin (Romans 6:7).
dead to sin (Romans 6:11).
alive to God in Jesus (Romans 6:11).
free from condemnation (Romans 8:1).
led by the Spirit of God (Romans 8:14).
a son/daughter of God (Romans 8:14).
an heir of God (Romans 8:17).
a co-heir with Christ (Romans 8:17).
called according to God’s purpose (Romans 8:28).
more than a conqueror (Romans 8:27).
united with God’s love (Romans 8:39).
saved (Romans 10:9,13).
a member of Christ’s body (Romans 12:5).
gifted by God (Romans 12:6).
clothed with the Lord Jesus (Romans 13:14).
strong (1 Corinthians 1:8).
spiritually enlightened (1 Corinthians 2:10-13).
God’s temple (1 Corinthians 3:16).
the aroma of Christ (2 Corinthians 2:15).
a reflection of the Lord’s glory (2 Corinthians 3:18).
transformed into the Lord’s likeness with ever-increasing glory (2 Corinthians 3:18).
a container of all-surpassing power from God (2 Corinthians 4:7).
renewed day by day (2 Corinthians 4:16).
compelled by Christ’s love (2 Corinthians 5:14).
a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17).
empowered by God to serve (2 Corinthians 13:4).
known by God (Galatians 4:9).
in step with the Spirit (Galatians 5:24).
blessed in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3).
holy and blameless (Ephesians 1:4).
given grace freely in Jesus (Ephesians 1:6).
forgiven of sin (Ephesians 1:7).
marked with a seal, the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13).
raised up with Christ and seated with Him in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 2:6).
God’s workmanship (Ephesians 2:10).
created to do good works (Ephesians 2:10).
brought near to God through the blood of Christ (Ephesians 2:13).
granted access to the Father (Ephesians 2:18).
a fellow citizen with God’s people (Ephesians 2:19).
a member of God’s household (Ephesians 2:20).
rooted and established in love (Ephesians 3:17).
filled to the measure of all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:19).
made new in the attitude of your mind (Ephesians 4:23).
created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness (Galatians 4:24).
forgiven (Ephesians 4:32).
an imitator of God (Ephesians 5:1).
filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18).
fully armored for spiritual battle (Ephesians 6:11).
able to discern what is best (Philippians 1:10).
pure and blameless (Philippians 1:10).
filled with righteousness (Philippians 1:11).
humble like Christ (Philippians 2:2-5).
free from anxiety when bound to prayer (Philippians 4:6).
filled with knowledge of God’s will (Colossians 1:9).
brought into the kingdom of the Son (Colossians 1:13).
overflowing with thankfulness (Colossians 2:7).
given fullness in Christ (Colossians 2:10).
holy and dearly loved (Colossians 3:12).
clothed with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience (Colossians 3:12).
devoted to prayer (Colossians 4:2).
sanctified by God (1 Thessalonians 5:23).
increasing in love (2 Thessalonians 1:3).
worthy of His calling (2 Thessalonians 1:11).
godly (1 Timothy 4:7).
an example (1 Timothy 4:11).
rich in good deeds (1 Timothy 6:18).
enduring hardship like a good soldier in Christ (2 Timothy 2:3).
approved (2 Timothy 2:15).
an instrument for noble purposes (2 Timothy 2:21).
useful to the Master (2 Timothy 2:21).
prepared to do any good work (2 Timothy 2:21).
God’s elect (Titus 1:1).
peaceable and considerate (Titus 3:2).
humble (Titus 3:2).
a participant in the heavenly calling (Hebrews 3:1).
with a cleansed conscience (Hebrews 9:14).
a recipient of an unshakeable kingdom (Hebrews 12:28).
a doer of God’s Word (James 1:22).
cared for (1 Peter 5:7).
born of God (1 John 5:1).