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Freedom in Christ

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:33 am
by mikeedwards
Do you know who we are in Christ?

I am accepted...

John 1:12

I am God's child.

John 15:15

As a disciple, I am a friend of Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:1

I have been justified.

1 Corinthians 6:17

I am united with the Lord, and I am one with Him in spirit.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

I have been bought with a price and I belong to God.

1 Corinthians 12:27

I am a member of Christ's body.

Ephesians 1:3-8

I have been chosen by God and adopted as His child.

Colossians 1:13-14

I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins.

Colossians 2:9-10

I am complete in Christ.

Hebrews 4:14-16

I have direct access to the throne of grace through Jesus Christ.

I am secure...

Romans 8:1-2

I am free from condemnation.

Romans 8:28

I am assured that God works for my good in all circumstances.

Romans 8:31-39

I am free from any condemnation brought against me and I cannot be separated from the love of God.

2 Corinthians 1:21-22

I have been established, anointed and sealed by God.

Colossians 3:1-4

I am hidden with Christ in God.

Philippians 1:6

I am confident that God will complete the good work He started in me.

Philippians 3:20

I am a citizen of heaven.

2 Timothy 1:7

I have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind.

1 John 5:18

I am born of God and the evil one cannot touch me.

I am significant...

John 15:5

I am a branch of Jesus Christ, the true vine, and a channel of His life.

John 15:16

I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit.

1 Corinthians 3:16

I am God's temple.

2 Corinthians 5:17-21

I am a minister of reconciliation for God.

Ephesians 2:6

I am seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenly realm.

Ephesians 2:10

I am God's workmanship.

Ephesians 3:12

I may approach God with freedom and confidence.

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. ... miinchrist

Re: Freedom in Christ

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:17 pm
by deejay
My church has a video of church members--myself not among them--making similar statments, including "I am the devil's enemy", "I'm loved", "I am justified", 'I am a chosen generation", etc.. It concludes with "I AM SOUND", because our church's name is Sound Chapel.

Re: Freedom in Christ

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:10 pm
by tomoral
Freedom indeed, to be who I am in Christ, thank you Mike.

Re: Freedom in Christ

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:55 am
by Sparrow
Beautiful truths.

Re: Freedom in Christ

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:10 am
by Laurie
I have a link to that same page on my website. I appreciate Neil Anderson's books and teachings.

Re: Freedom in Christ

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:37 pm
by C D
Beautifully said...Amen.

We are everything ONLY because of Christ!

I love Him...Thank you Jesus~

Wonderful post - thanks!!!

Re: Freedom in Christ

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:04 pm
by eaglelion
Hi -

Thank you for putting more fuel in our spiritual tanks. Driving forward in Jesus. VRoommm.

Re: Freedom in Christ

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:25 am
by tomoral
thank you eagle for the smile you just put on my face...vrroom!

Re: Freedom in Christ

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:32 pm
by Fullheart
Praise God, all wonderful truths! So many times we need to be reminded of our new identity in Christ, and of His power available to us because of our position in Him. What an awesome Savior we have in Jesus!

Re: Freedom in Christ

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:07 pm
by eaglelion
Hi MIke -

Loving that - I am a citizen of heaven. Yes, loving that.

Re: Freedom in Christ

Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:56 pm
by grandmalovesbabies
Today I was finally able to purchase the Joseph Prince book you recommended. I've been receiving his daily devotionals via email and they have been encouraging. For the past several weeks I've also been studying this list of scriptures declaring who I am in Christ. I do believe God is working miraculously in my life through all of this. (You may not remember...I'm the one who responded to some Freedom in Christ info you sent out to everyone in a message. You were reading an message from me about how grateful I was at the same time your wife was editing one of my stories. Totally cool.) God is Good.

:coolsign :thankssign

Re: Freedom in Christ

Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:11 pm
by mikeedwards
Hi Lollie,

I remember, thanks for the update. That is a great book.

I have been doing much more studying myself. The Bible says we are to worship God in spirit and truth. "God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:24

I believe we are worshipping in spirit and truth by walking in our identity in Christ. The true identity that the Bible tells us we have and not the lies satan wants us to believe. We need to take God at his word and believe we are righteous (right with God) in Christ just like God says. The entire list at the beginning of this forum topic applies.

I have added a few things to the freedom in Christ page on our Jesus page. ... iever.html
We have also had some great feedback from believers who have taken up the challenge too.

One in particular you may not have seen is from Andrew Womack. Listen to these five free teachings on Hebrews.

Most believers would agree we are no longer under the old covenant. But most of us have been living as though we are not.

Living out the words in bold below is walking in spirit and truth. Walking in spirit and truth is believing God, the highest form of worship. John 4:16-18 …16We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 17By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world. 18There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.…

Thanks again for the great news update.

Blessings, Mike

Re: Freedom in Christ

Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:11 am
by grandmalovesbabies
Thanks! I'll be sure and check out the updates on the Jesus page later on today when I have a few extra minutes. And check out the audio on Hebrews.

Re: Freedom in Christ

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:00 am
by Joanney
I am a princess in the Kingdom of the King of Kings (but I often forget this and struggle with issues of self-esteem.)

This is how I introduce myself in Celebrate Recovery.

I love lists like this on who we are in Christ. When I struggle with self-esteem, I will post statements like these with their verses written out as my FB status for about 2 weeks at a time. Best counseling ever -- the Word of God.

Re: Freedom in Christ

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:59 am
by doug blair
Second Corinthians Five tells us that we have been made the righteousness of God in Christ. Ridiculous? I know the things I am capable of saying, of doing. And the Accuser slaps me across the back of the head. But I also read that in this unbelievable exchange of redemption Jesus Christ who knew no sin was made to be sin at Calvary. Equally ridiculous. I cling to this assertion and start to notice in small increments that things have changed; that I can see in increasing measure the bondage of the ways of the world and its advertised standard. People are hooked and saying ridiculous things that deny consequence or selfless compassion or eternal consequence. Recently I attended a funeral involving in-laws with a message from the pulpit that lacked any roadmap to eternal hope. It was pathetic and such a grievous lost opportunity. People shuffled out of that old building in a daze and still hopeless. Thank God that I have been GIVEN Gospel eyes and ears. The sometimes loneliness and persecution are mere hiccups. Hallelujah!