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The Truth of Who We Are In Jesus
8/6/2015

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV)

One of the greatest tools Satan will use upon every human being is the lie — and that is because he is a liar and the father of all lies (John 8:44).  If Satan can get us to believe his lies we will think and act in destructive ways.  One of the greatest lies we will deal with is our identity.  Even as Christians we can be tempted to believe things that are not true about whom we are once we have committed our lives to Jesus Christ. 

God’s Word is chock-full of Scriptures telling us who we are and what we have been given in Christ Jesus. It is so important for us to know these truths very well, because only then can we take captive every lie coming against them (2 Cor. 10:5).  With this in mind, I wanted to provide a list of biblical truths along with their corresponding Scriptures. When you find yourself in Spiritual warfare (Eph. 6:10-18; 2 Cor. 10:3-5), just take a look at these Scriptural truths contained within your Bible and meditate upon them.

·      I am God’s child (John 1:12)

·      I am a saint (Eph. 1:18)

·      I am a disciple of Jesus (John 13:15)

·      I have been chosen to be His child before the creation of the world (Eph. 1:4, 11; Rom. 8:29)

·      I am Christ’s friend (John 15:15)

·      I have been redeemed through the blood of Jesus (Eph. 1:7-8)

·      I have been forgiven (Eph. 1:8; Col. 1:14)

·      I have been justified—declared righteous by God (Rom. 3:23-24; 5:1)

·      I Belong to God (1 Cor. 6:20)

·      I am sealed with the promised Holy Spirit (Eph. 1:13)

·      I am alive with Christ (Eph. 2:5)

·      I have access to the Father (Eph. 2:18)

·      I can approach God with freedom and confidence (Eph. 3:12)

·      I have been given hope (Heb. 10:23)

·      I am promised eternal life (John 6:47)

·      I am safe (John 10:28)

·      I am not alone (Heb. 13:5)

·      My body is a holy temple and a dwelling place of the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:21-22; 1 Cor. 6:19)

·      I am prayed for by Jesus (John 17:20-23)

·      I am confident God will perfect His work in me (Phil. 1:6)

·      I can do all things through Christ Jesus (Phil. 4:13)

·      I can have a new attitude and lifestyle (Eph. 4:21-32)

·      I am more than a conqueror (Rom. 8:37)

·      I will overcome this world (1 John 5:4)

·      I am the righteousness of God (2 Cor. 5:21)

·      I am a light in the world (Matt. 5:14)

Even though we may feel defeated or worry in our Christian walk at times it is important for us to know how much God loves us.  He has chosen each of us before the foundations of the world and He is doing a work in our hearts and lives.  Knowing this should give us great hope and a renewed commitment to seek our Lord’s will for each situation we face. 

I want to encourage you to think and pray upon these Scriptures continually.  Choose to learn God’s truth so you can be ready to defend the lies of the enemy and never forget who you are in Christ Jesus.   

STUDY QUESTION: According to 2 Timothy 3:16-17, what should we be using our Bibles for?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Are you arming yourself with God’s truth continuously so you can detect and defend against the lies of Satan and his emissaries?

PRACTICAL APPLICATION: Keep your mind fixed upon Jesus and His Word so you can know His absolute truth.

MAKE THIS YOUR PRAYER TODAY: Father, thank You for giving me Your Word to light my path.  Help me to understand and remember what I have read, and empower me today to walk according to what I know to be right.  In Jesus’ precious name, amen…

Be Blessed, Pastor Scott


Copyright ©2017 by Pastor Scott Wright.
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