ALIVE IN CHRIST (3)

“We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe and therefore speak.” – 2 Corinthians 4:13

LIGHT FOR NOW: Our true identity is unveiled in Christ

Many believers are afraid to say that they are in Christ and that they are righteous; they are afraid to act as though it is not true. But God has declared in His word what we are in Christ, though we still find believers seeking to obtain what the Father has already given them. The problem is that, most believers are not taught, hence, they are missing out of the reality of Christianity. We ought to be taught to know who we are and what we have in Him. Who we are, what we have and what we can do in Christ is a result of Christ’s finished work; and when Christ arose from the dead and presented His own blood before the supreme court of the universe, it was accepted as eternal appeasement for sin, our redemption and dominion became a settled thing. Then He sat down at the right hand of the majesty on High; and when He sat down, Satan had been defeated; everything that justice had demanded had been accomplished. Now God had a legal right to give man eternal life, but He hadn’t the right until there had been a perfect redemption. “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:24). You must understand that we are justified freely by His grace, through the redemption God wrought in Christ, whom he set forth to be the sin substitution on the ground of faith and His blood. Until you know who Jesus really is and what He has achieved for us in His death, burial and resurrection, you cannot have faith in Him and you wouldn’t know yourself because our true identity is unveiled in Christ. No wonder the Bible says, “… as he is, so are we in this world” (I John 4:17).

All of divinity was found in Christ; He was God alive, walking and talking in a human body. That’s the same fullness found in you today. “For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in Him, which is the head of all principality and power” (Colossians 2:9-10). It is very important to know that in the entire epistles, there’s no place the believer is asked to fight the devil, this is because he has been defeated. The believer is only asked to acknowledge and enforce his rights and privileges in Christ. This is the only way he can live daily, reflecting the full character of the Father. In recognizing and endorsing our God-given potentials, we are able to live out the Christ life in us. The Christ life is a clean break from the past; we were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God (John 1:13). So telling a believer that he or she is affected by generational curses or possessed by evil spirits is untrue and inconsistent with the provisions of our salvation in Christ. Beloved, stop looking at your present physical condition because that doesn’t describe who you really are in Christ; be bold to only say what the word of God says about you.

INSTRUCTION: Be bold to say what the Word of God says about you.

PRAYER: I affirm that I am established firmly in the revelation of Christ where I am fully unveiled. I am glued to my identity in Christ Jesus. Glory

QUOTE: You cannot have faith in Him and not know yourself.

DAILY READING: MORNING: ROMANS CHAPTER 7; EVENING: ROMANS CHAPTER 8

Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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