Salvation Creates Identity
Jesus has won absolute victory! We are forgiven and freed from the enemy’s power of sin, sickness, lies and torment, so now we operate in the power of righteousness, healing, truth and joy!(Rom. 6:4; Rom. 8:1-4; Rom. 8:14-16; 2 Cor. 5:17; Gal. 2:20)
We are adopted as royalty into God’s family and commanded to help others be reconciled to God and come “home.”(John 1:12; Rom. 8:14-16; 2 Cor. 5:18-21)
We are simultaneously servants, children, and trusted friends of our Lord.(Matt. 23:10-12; John 15:15; John 1:12)
We are new creations, not merely “sinners saved by grace,” but saints who have been given His righteousness.(2 Cor. 5:17; 2 Cor. 5:21; Rom. 1:17; Rom. 3:28; Rom. 8:29-30)
What does it look like?
We are saints, not sinners, and we are sanctified. We no longer live under shame or condemnation.(Rom. 8:1-4; Rom. 8:34; 1 Cor. 1:30; Gal. 2:20; Rom. 3:24; 1 John 4:17; Rom. 8:29-30)
Freedom, blessing and an abundant life are available to us NOW.(John 10:10; Matt. 6:33; Mark 10:29-30; Prov. 3:9-10; I John 4:18; 2 Tim. 1:7; Phil. 4:8)
God doesn’t remember our sins or hold them against us. We are not who our past says we are.(Rom 8:1-2; Heb. 9:26; Ps. 103:12; Mic. 7:19; 1 John 1:9; Acts 3:19; Rom. 6:4; 2 Cor. 5:17; Gal. 3:13-14)
We have been given authority and access to God’s resources for the sake of the world.(2 Cor. 5:17; Eph. 1:5-14; Matt. 28:18-19)
We are transported into another Kingdom, and we live from heaven towards earth.(Eph. 2:5-7; 1 John 4:17; Col. 1:13; Col. 3:2; Ps. 121:1-2)
Our new norm is to hunger and thirst for His righteousness to be revealed in the earth.(Ps. 1:1, Matt. 5:6, 2 Cor. 5:17)
God has given us joy greater than any circumstances we face.(Is. 54:1; Neh. 8:10; Heb. 12:2)
We renew our minds continually with God by believing and declaring His promises. We receive “grace” into our lives through “impartations” from other believers.(Rom. 12:2; 2 Cor. 1:20; Joel 3:10; Matt. 10:41; Acts 13:3; 1 Tim. 4:14; 2 Tim. 1:6)
We are not saying…
…we are too “royal” to serve.(Matt. 20:28; Mark 9:35, 10:42-45)
…there is no process, renewing of our mind, seeking after God or going from glory to glory.(Matt. 6:32-33; Rom. 12:2; Phil. 3:12-14)
…”sin is not that big a deal”, and we don’t have to repent if we sin.(James 5:16; 1 John 1:8-9; Acts 5:1-11; Heb. 10:26-31; Luke 11:4; 1 John 2:1; James 5:16)
…we can have and do whatever we want because our actions have no effect on our relationship with God or His will in this world.(Prov. 15:9; Prov. 8:13; Rom. 6:1-2; 1 Cor. 8:9; Eph. 5:15-21; Gal. 5:13-25)
…we are Jesus.(Matt. 24:4-5; Col. 2:6-12; John 5:21; Rom 8:10-11)
…we don’t feel godly conviction, and we don’t have consequences or messes to clean up when we sin.(2 Cor. 7:9-10; Rom. 6:1; Luke 19:8-9)
…our past is completely evil and has no evidence of God’s goodness.(Ps. 16:6; Rom. 11:29; Rom. 8:28)
…we have already attained perfection, and there is no room for us to grow.(Phil. 3:12-15; 1 Cor. 13:12)
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