We Believers have generally been too focused on and conscious of the imperfections of our lives. Dealing with our sins head on is important and vital, but there is a whole other glorious side to our relationship with God that goes beyond the forgiveness of our sins, as marvelous and essential as this is.
WE ARE CO-HEIRS CONFESSING CHRIST
When we catch a glimpse of this new identity we have in Jesus Christ, we see sin to be the boring, useless, and stupid thing it really is and we turn more easily away from it. This other side has to do with the rich inheritance that we share in with Jesus Christ as co-heirs (see Romans 8:17; Ephesians 1:7, 11). We need to spend much more time confessing, not our sins, but who we are in Christ according to the teachings of the apostles. "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful" (Hebrews 10:23).
We must not allow our past but rather our new identity and our DESTINY to define us! We are sons and daughters of a great King and His Blood is flowing in our veins. Unless we enter into our eternal identities, we will not become instruments for noble purposes. We will not enter into a holiness from Heaven. We will not be useful to God.
WE ARE COMPLETE IN HIM
Our outlook on life is changed as we comtemplate: "And you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power." (Colossians 2:10)
"You are complete," which means we lack nothing at all, as we abide in Him. Abiding in Christ and allowing Him to flow freely out of us enables us to function with the greatest degree of success, thus discovering God's CALLING upon our life.
Luke 6:7-8 "And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him. 8But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, 'Rise up, and stand forth in the midst.' And he arose and stood forth."
Jesus says “rise up”. Rise up is the root word for RESURRECTION. We need to get up higher than our current perception. We need to come to a place where we are looking at things from a more inspired view point. Resurrection is a life on a brand new dimension. It does not matter what my current reality is. It simply becomes the occasion for God’s power to be manifested in the midst of impossibility. Jesus tells me to rise up! We hear His voice and the promises He gives us in scriptures.
Ephesians 5:14-17 -- "Wake up, sleeper, and rise from the dead! And Christ will shine on you. So pay close attention to how you live. Don't live like ignorant men, but like wise men. Make the most of the time....try to find out what the Lord wants you to do."
Our heavenly Father will respond and answer us as we seek to move from hopelessness to hope. We don't deny the problems of our past, but we simply come to see how good and great He is and how great is our salvation! New avenues of intimacy with the Trinity will open to us and God will empower us to see what He is doing, hear what He is saying, and effectively pray by the Holy Spirit: "As in Heaven, so on earth!"
A BRAND NEW THING
Isaiah 43:19 - "Nothing compares to what I'm going to do with you says the Lord! Behold, I am going to do a brand new thing with you personally. See, I've already begun to do it. Don't you see it?"
In the land of New Beginnings, we must remove the masks and veils that have formed in the past season so we can now form our “true” identity for the future. Isaiah 41:15 ("Behold, I will make you to be a new, sharp, threshing instrument which has teeth; you shall thresh the mountains and beat them small, and shall make the hills like chaff) has become a key word for us. There is a new identity and authority for us in the invisible world. This will allow us to display the wisdom of God to the powers and principalities that have blocked you in past seasons.
Jeremiah 15:19 - "If you return, then I will restore you - Before Me you will stand; and if you extract the precious from the worthless, you will become My spokesman."
If we allow the Holy Spirit to move through us, we will be constantly searching for those whose lives are formless and void. We will become a bridge for them into the glorious, creative purposes of God.
OUR INDIVIDUAL DESTINY
Our unique inheritance in Christ includes many facets, such as our individual DESTINES, or that which God is longing to accomplish through each life for His glory. God offers us supernatural ability and power to fulfill our DESTINIES and His plans for us with limitless resources.
"Before you were born, I set you apart for a special work," says the Lord. - Jeremiah 1:5
We must constantly seek to understand what God wants us to become (our DESTINY) - Matthew 7:7.
We are called to succeed in advancing the Kingdom of God on earth -- to walk in overcoming victory: "...because as He is, so are we in this world" (1 John 4:17). The awe of God is returning to believers (to fulfill God's PURPOSE for their life), filling their hearts with great expectation (Isaiah 64:1). Expect to behold great and mighty things accomplished for the advancing of the Kingdom of God (Jeremiah 33:3).
Matthew 7:8 -- "For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on on knocking, the door will be opened." AMP
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