More Than Conquerors

Romans 8:37

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

Through our relationship in Christ Jesus and what He has done for us we are more than conquerors through His shed blood. How do we walk in this victorious life Christ has provided for us? We overcome by the blood of the Lamb, the Word of our testimony, and we love not our own lives. We must understand, and have revelation of what the blood of Jesus has done for us. We have to believe in our hearts that when Jesus shed His blood, we were provided a new covenant we are to walk in.

You must then know what your new covenant rights are according to the Word of God. When you know what your rights are, you must declare those rights as already done with your own words to take possession of what is now yours. Like the children of Israel these promises have already been given to us, but we must take possession of what Christ has provided through a faith filled confession. We must also chose to walk in God’s will for our life and not our own will as shown to us through His Word.

For example, faith works through love. If we know what belongs to us and have a faith filled confession but choose to not walk in love, our faith will not work. We must lay our life down and choose this new way of life He has planned for us. The payment has been made, and the new covenant promises await. Now take possession of what is yours, for you are more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus who loves you!

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Eternal Life

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Death refers to being separated from God who is life itself. It was sin that separated man from his relationship with God. Most think eternal life refers to the future when we go to heaven. It includes the future, but Jesus said in John 17:3 that eternal life was to know God the Father and Jesus Christ His Son. Because of the blood Jesus shed all who receive this life have had their sin washed away, and can now develop an intimate relationship with the Father and His Son, and this is the very reason He came.

You should not wait until you get to heaven to know your heavenly Father. In the book of James we are told that if we draw near to God He will draw near to us. He has every answer you will ever need. We can draw near by fellowship through His Word. The Word of God is God speaking to us. Go to His Word just as if you were going to sit down and spend time with a friend.

Also take time to pray and develop your relationship with God. Don’t do all the talking, take time to get quite and listen. God’s door is always open to us for we can come boldly to Him. When you spend time with God He rubs off on you. You will know true peace and contentment if you will just make it a priority to spend time with Him. Get to know God, not just know about Him, and you will experience the gift of eternal life.

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WE ARE SON NOT SERVANTS – PART 8

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-z7mzy-1061383

Under the New Covenant we are considered sons of God, not servants. We serve the Lord, but we need to fully understand the difference in how we relate to God. Understanding the difference will change how you live, and release what you have already been given by God in and through your life.

WE ARE SONS NOT SERVANTS – PART 7

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-tqb2b-1061375

Under the New Covenant we are considered sons of God, not servants. We serve the Lord, but we need to fully understand the difference in how we relate to God. Understanding the difference will change how you live, and release what you have already been given by God in and through your life.

Pursuing Jesus

Philippians 3:10

That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

In the above verse Paul describes four things that he was in pursuit of with his life. The reason these four things were so important to him is because he knew how gracious God had been to him, forgiving him of having lived a life that even led him to persecute the body of Christ. These four things should be the same for every believer. Let’s take a quick look at them.

1. That I may know Him. Every believer should daily be pursuing an intimate relationship with God. Those who are not will live fearful of the things we will see in the last days.

2. To experience the power of His resurrection. We should also desire to see His power working in and through our lives. Many sad to say do not because they don’t pursue to get under leadership that teaches them the full gospel.

3. To know the fellowship of His sufferings. We should want to live a life like God, which means you won’t be liked by everyone. In 2 Tim. 3:12 we are told all who desire to live a godly life will suffer persecution. When you truly walk as Jesus walked you will be persecuted.

4. To be conformed to His death. In John 10:18 Jesus said no one took His life from Him, He willingly laid it down. We should conform to His death, choosing to daily lay our lives down to live for Him.

Every believer who is grateful for what God has done for them just as Paul was should be pursuing these in their life every day.

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Do Not Worry

Matthew 6:25

Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life…

One of the most detrimental things in life is worry. Think about these questions for a moment. Has there ever been a time in your life where worrying helped you? Did worrying about anything ever bring resolve to the problem? The answer of course would have to be no. Then why do believers worry, especially when Jesus told us not to worry. Doing so means we are not obeying our Lord who told us not to worry.

The devil loves for believers to worry. Where worry is present faith cannot work. The reason people worry is because they have not taken the time to master their thought life as taught in scripture. The battle ground for every person is in the mind. The devil knows if he can get you to take the wrong thoughts he can get you to worry. One translation of the above verse even says take no thought for your life. Worry means you have taken the wrong thought.

This is why we have the Word of God, which contains the knowledge of God (our weapons). You must learn to take every thought that comes that is contrary to what God’s Word says, and cast it down by speaking God’s Word. If you do not learn to do so you will lose the battle of the mind, and can therefore be defeated by the devil. Stop taking thoughts contrary to God’s Word. Declare what His Word says every time such thoughts come, and you can live worry free and win the battle of the mind.

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Consider What Jesus Has Done

Romans 6:11

Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Christ took our sin on the cross and freed us from sin and all that came as a result of sin; sickness, disease, poverty, lack, fear, worry, stress, etc. Consider yourself dead to all that came through sin and alive to all that we now have through Christ. Stop thinking about and magnifying what you see in the natural, instead meditate on and magnify what Christ has done for you. Scripture teaches us that as a man thinks, so is he.

If you see yourself sick, lacking what you need, or defeated, you are going to continue to allow the very things that Christ has freed you from to overtake you. You need to renew your mind to what God says about you. Consider instead all that Christ has done for you instead of what you may be facing in the natural. We walk by faith (what God’s Word says), not by sight.

To do so you must consider the Word above everything else. Stay in the Word of God and focus your thoughts on what it says by thanking Him for what He said is already yours. The Word is truth, and even though it may be true that you are facing something in the natural, the truth will change what may be currently true in your life. Scripture teaches us that what you see is subject to change. What are you considering?

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Saved From Wrath

Romans 5:9

Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.

By receiving Jesus Christ, we will not face the wrath of God to come (His punishment for sin), because Jesus not only bore our sin, but also the punishment our sin deserved. This is known as the work of propitiation, which means God’s wrath was satisfied. Sin deserved the just punishment of God, but Jesus taking our place satisfied God’s wrath toward man for all who receive Him.

One who is born again no longer has a desire within their spirit man for sin. That old nature within is gone. We still have an outward sin nature within the flesh to deal with, and our gratitude for what Christ has done for us should lead us to now present our bodies as a living sacrifice unto God. Whenever we do get in the flesh and sin, we should immediately confess our sin as 1 John 1:9 tells us to do so, but we should also do something else as well.

1 John 2:1-2 tells us we should also remind ourselves we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, who has satisfied God’s wrath for us. Simply put, we should then not punish ourselves for sin we have repented for. God is not punishing us, so we should not do so. The devil wants us to punish ourselves to make us feel far from God. God never leaves us nor forsakes us. So don’t punish yourself, just repent and turn to God who is there to help you overcome all sin.

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Peace With God

Romans 5:1

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,…

Through Jesus we have been given peace with God. The word peace means to be one with, a state of harmony. Once born again we become one spirit with the Lord. There is no battle between you and God, because you are one with Him. The devil does all he can to convince believers that God is mad at them so that they won’t draw near to God. But when Jesus bore our sin He also bore the punishment our sin deserved.

The Word of God tells us we will not face the wrath of God to come, so we can rest in God’s peace. Scripture also teaches us that those who keep their minds fixed on God and not on the things around them, God will keep them in perfect peace for they trust in Him. You do this by getting a picture of God’s truths established in your heart. When you do peace will be the result.

When we know that we have peace with God and we walk in that peace by focusing our thoughts on Him, peace will surround you. You won’t be depressed, full of fear, and doubt God. Peace will be present and therefore your faith will work for you, leading you into a victorious life. So don’t run from God, run to Him and focus your thoughts upon Him, because as believers we have been given peace with God.

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We Are Saved

John 3:17

For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

Through Jesus Christ we have been saved. The word saved is defined as rescued, preserved, healed, restored, delivered, made well. All of this is a part of God’s salvation package. To receive what we have available to us we must by faith see these things as already done, for in the eyes of God they are.

For example when someone today receives new life by accepting Jesus into their heart they become born again. But the moment they did so is not when salvation was provided by God, it was already available, for 2,000 years ago Jesus gave His life for us. They just chose to receive what God said was already done. So it is with all we have in this salvation package. We must see it as already done and not something God is going to do, and take it by faith.

Take time to meditate on the promises you have been given in Christ Jesus until that Word get’s in you. Continually speak God’s Word over your life thanking God that you are healed, blessed, and delivered, because His Word says you already are, not going to be. Once the Word comes alive in you, faith becomes active and you can have the manifestation of what Christ has already provided for you.

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