100-Day Identity Makeover: Day 50
You Are Holy and Blameless (Ephesians 1:4)
God chose you in Christ “before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight” (Ephesians 1:4). Holy… blameless… How can it be?
Your everlasting Father in heaven has always known you and has always had a perfect (complete) vision of you. Long before you were born… long before you sinned… and long before you repented. He sees you through the lens of the blood of His Son, and you know that the blood of Jesus purifies the soul of man. Having believed, you were justified, as though you have never sinned against God.
So, God knows that you are holy and blameless, but do you know? Do you know it in your head alone, or do you also believe upon this truth in your heart? Here’s the litmus test: if memories of your past sin bring you into a place of self-hate, guilt and condemnation, then the truth of God’s definition of you is only head knowledge.
You see, God chooses to forget your past record of falling short of His glory. He remembers your sins no more. Don’t ask me how the God of infinite wisdom can forget your wrongdoings. He’s God, and His ways are higher than your ways; His thoughts are not your thoughts. Which brings me to the next point: Your memory easily revisits the ugly past. You have no problem recalling your failures, and the enemy delights in your rehearsing them. He pounces on those thoughts with accusations and threats of no hope for change.
But, God. He speaks truth to you- do you hear Him? Child of God, you are holy and blameless. Your best defense against the devil’s mental assault is to actually speak those words aloud. In times of walking through life’s valleys, it will be a struggle to say, “I am holy and blameless in God’s sight,” but say it you must! Apply truth to every conflict sourced in lies.
The renewing of your mind is the plan of God in bringing transformation to your life. The more you meditate on the truth of your status in His sight, the more you heart will believe it. In Christ Jesus you are free of all condemnation, so embrace the truth that God declares you to be “holy and dearly loved” (Colossians 3:12).
Walk It Out Hear God’s Word and put it into practice (Luke 8:21).
Ask the Father in heaven to give you fresh revelation of your holy and blameless status in Christ.