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Salvation Creates Joyful Identity

Jesus has won absolute victory! We are forgiven and freed from the enemy's power of sin, sickness, lies, and torment. Now we live in the power of righteousness, healing, truth, and joy!

Romans 8:1-4; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 6:4; Galatians 2:20; Hebrews 2:14-15; Galatians 5:22-24; 1 Corinthians 15:56-57; Revelation 1:12-18.

We are adopted as royalty into God’s family and commanded to help others be reconciled with Father and come home.

Romans 8:14-17; John 1:12; 2 Corinthians 5:18-21; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 John 3:1; Luke 15:11-32.

We are simultaneously joyful servants, trusted friends, and beloved children of our Lord.

John 15:12-15; Psalm 16:11; Hebrews 1:9; Hebrews 12:2; Matthew 25:23; Psalm 100:2; Galatians 1:10; Matthew 23:11-12; John 1:12; 1 John 3:1; Matthew 25:14-30.

We are new creations, not merely sinners saved by grace but saints who have been given His righteousness so we can partner with our Father God.

2 Corinthians 5:17-21; 1 Corinthians 1:30; Romans 3:21-26; Romans 8:1, 30; Galatians 2:19-20; Acts 26.

 

What Does This Mean?

We become new creations when we are born again in Christ. When we resist sin, we are not fighting against our old nature but instead are cooperating with our new selves in Him. We are both sanctified and embracing sanctification. We are not working for victory, but rather from His victory.

Ephesians 2:4-6; Romans 3:24; Romans 8:1-4; Romans 8:29-30; Romans 8:33-34; Galatians 2:20; 1 John 4:17.

We no longer live under shame or condemnation because it has been lifted off of us by His grace. Romans 8:1; John 3:17.

Freedom, blessing, and abundant life are available to us now.

John 10:10; 3 John 2; 2 Corinthians 9:8-11; Matthew 6:33; Mark 10:29-30; Proverbs 3:9-10; Philippians 4:19.

God doesn’t remember our sins nor hold them against us, therefore we are not defined by our past.

Isaiah 43:25; Psalm 103:12; Micah 7:19; Romans 6:4; Romans 8:1-2; Hebrews 9:26; 1 John 1:9; Acts 3:19; 2 Corinthians 5:17.

We have been given authority and access to God’s resources for the sake of the world.

Matthew 18:18-19; Luke 9:1-2; Luke 10:1, 19; Matthew 28:18-19; John 14:12-14; Ephesians 2:10; Acts 10:37-38; Luke 15:31.

We are citizens of another Kingdom and live from heaven towards earth.

Philippians 3:20; Ephesians 2:4-7, 19; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 John 4:17; Colossians 1:13; Colossians 3:1-3.

Our new normal is to hunger and thirst for His righteousness to be revealed in the earth.

Matthew 5:6; Matthew 6:33; Acts 2:42-47; Philippians 4:8.

One way to renew our minds and establish new habits of the heart and mind is by believing and declaring His truth and promises.

Romans 12:2; 2 Corinthians 1:20-22; Ephesians 4:21-24; John 8:31-32; Job 22:28.

We can grow in our ministry and gifts through the laying on of hands and receiving impartation from other believers.

Matthew 10:41; Acts 13:2-3; 1 Timothy 4:14; 2 Timothy 1:6; Romans 1:11-12.

Don’t Misunderstand…

Even though we are royalty in Christ, we still serve wholeheartedly because we follow the Servant-King!

John 13:13-17; Matthew 20:28; Mark 9:35, 10:42-45.

Although each of us is made holy in Christ, we are all still in the process of growing into His fullness as we seek after Him. Philippians 3:12-15; Matthew 6:32-33; Romans 12:2; 2 Corinthians 3: 17-18.

Sin has consequences. We take it seriously because God takes it seriously. We take responsibility for our sin and are quick to repent and reconcile with those that our sin has affected.

James 5:16; 1 John 1:7-9; 1 John 2:1-2; Acts 5:1-11.

We may not always do whatever we want because our actions affect our relationship with God and His plans in this world. Galatians 5:13-26; 1 Corinthians 6:18-20; Ephesians 5:15-21; Romans 6:1-2; 1 Corinthians 8:9.

We feel godly conviction when we sin.

2 Corinthians 7:9-10; Romans 6:1-2; Luke 19:8-10; Psalm 51.

We are not Jesus; Jesus is God the Son, distinct from creation. Hebrews 1:1-3; Colossians 1:15-20; Colossians 2:9-12; John 5:19-27; Matthew 24:4-5.

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