God Calls You His Own (Isaiah 43:1)

But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

Isaiah 43:1 (KJV)

God has redeemed us, and He calls each of us His own. As Believers we are now called to walk boldly as who God says we are in Christ: blessed and victorious children of the Most High God! When things come against us, let us remember that the victory has already been won, and as a result we can be expectant for God to move in our lives in powerful ways.

Identity In Christ (Ephesians 4:23-24)

And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Ephesians 4:23-24 (KJV)

Putting on the new man is a shifting in identity. We no longer look at who we were in the flesh, we look to who Jesus has made us to be. The more that this becomes our meditation, the more will we begin to live according to our identity in Christ. And that’s when we bear much fruit in His name.

He Made You Righteous (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.

2 Corinthians 5:21 (KJV)

On the cross the great exchange took place. Jesus took all of our sin, and in exchange we received His righteousness. As a result we have been made one hundred percent righteous in the eyes of God. Receiving our identity as the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus is key for us living the victorious life.

Set Your Mind On Heavenly Realities (Colossians 3:2-3)

Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Colossians 3:2-3 (NKJV)

We set our minds on heavenly realities through the Word of God. It is the daily renewing of the mind in the Word that makes us open, receptive and available for everything that has become true about us in Christ to manifest as our day to day life.

Listen To The Holy Spirit (Romans 8:16)

The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,

Romans 8:16 (NKJV)

The Holy Spirit bears witness of our identity in Christ. He continually whispers into our hearts that we are children of God, that we have His favor and blessing. The more we listen to the Holy Spirit who will confirm the Word of God, the less receptive will we be to the voices of fear, doubt, confusion or condemnation. Let us spend some time every day with the Holy Spirit as He guides us into all truth.

You Are Light In The Lord (Ephesians 5:8-9)

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth),

Ephesians 5:8-9 (NKJV)

We have been set free from darkness, and we have been made light in the Lord. Remembering our identity in Christ becomes the foundation for strong and mature faith. As we simply trust in who Jesus has made us to be, we will see the fruits of the Spirit manifesting in our life.

Walk According To Who You Are In Christ (Galatians 5:16)

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Galatians 5:16 (KJV)

To walk in the Spirit is ultimately a mindset. It is to identify with who we are in Christ rather than with who we used to be in the flesh. When we remember who we are in Him—redeemed, healed, blessed, forgiven and righteous—we gain victory over the fleshly mindset and walk in the good that Jesus has already made available.

Weekly Grace: Unshakable Confidence In God

We have been called as Believers to have unshakable confidence in God. When we have unshakable confidence in God, we know that we can approach God with boldness and assurance no matter what. We know that we can trust, rely and depend on God no matter what. We know God will always be true to His Word.

Confidence in God means confidence in the finished works of Jesus. In other words, our confidence does not come as a result of our own performance or law keeping; our confidence comes out of our faith in Jesus. Jesus has become our righteousness, our wisdom, our sanctification, our redemption—He has become our strength, our confidence and our ability! When we no longer look to self but to Jesus, boldness  will come alive on the inside of us. When our attention is more on Jesus than on our own ability, we will step into who we have been called to be in Christ.

When we have unshakable confidence in the finished works of Jesus, we will rejoice because we know that we can approach the throne of grace with boldness, always obtaining mercy and grace to help in a time of need. We can come boldly the throne of grace independent of how well we have been performing. We know that when we have missed it and fallen short, God’s attitude towards us does not change. We rest in our assurance that God is not dealing with us based on our performance, but that God is dealing with us based on the perfect performance of Jesus on our behalf. When God looks at us, He no longer sees us in ourselves; He sees us in Christ, He sees the perfection of Jesus in you and me.

Friend, this week I invite you to purpose in your heart that you will have unshakable confidence towards your Heavenly Father. When we walk in this confidence, the accusing voices of the enemy will no longer be able to move us off track. The moment we replace self-righteousness with Christ-righteousness and accept that we have been made righteous in Him, the voices of condemnation can no longer hold us back. We now rest in the finished works of Jesus. And this is the place from which victory flows  in the life of a Believer.

PRAYER:

Father, I thank You for sending Jesus and making Him unto me wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption. Lord, today I rest in who You have made me to be. I will not allow the voices of fear, doubt and condemnation to deceive me. I will let Your Word of Grace abide in me, and I receive everything You have already made available. Thank you that I can come boldly to Your throne of grace, with a confident expectation of finding mercy and grace to help in a time of need. In Jesus’ name, amen.

SCRIPTURES:

1 John 3:21-23

Hebrews 4:16

1 John 4:17

2 Corinthians 5:21

1 Corinthians 1:30

Romans 5:17