Updated: Sep 3
From the fall of man in the Garden of Eden to thousands of years after that, we have been struggling to live as God made us to be – His image and likeness.
When Jesus Christ was born, He became the way for us to be that. He spoke the truth about who we are, our purpose, and our destiny. Finally, the life He gave on the cross allowed us to have eternal life. By trusting in Jesus Christ, we step into a secure relationship with God our Father. You are now His son or daughter and not just His creation. That relationship carries with it multiple promises that are ours to enjoy. The fact is, however, many of us are not aware of these promises and therefore do not lay claim to them.
Hidden in the cracks
Have you ever heard of this story? For 35 years a single mother lovingly took care of her son with autism. She held more than one job in order to provide for her son’s special care and save for his future needs when she is no longer able to. Everyone who knew them were witness to this family’s struggle and love for each other. The mother eventually passed and care had to be arranged for his son. Friends were worried because the money she left was not enough to take care of her son’s needs. When their friends came to help the son pack up the house, they noticed that there were bits of paper stuffed in various cracks in the walls. They took the papers out and were surprised to discover that they were social security checks! The total amount of uncashed checks in the house were enough to put the son in a good care facility for the rest of his life.
Especially for you
Can you imagine how many “uncashed checks” you have?
You may have been missing out on God’s promises for a long time now. In this last blog on Identity, I am only listing a smidgen out of thousands of God’s powerful promises.* They are true and given for you and me. Believe them and be encouraged as you live your life as God’s own child.
• God will never abandon me.
Be free from the love of money, content with such things as you have, for he has said, “I will in no way leave you, neither will I in any way forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)
• God supplies all my needs.
My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)
• I can do all things in Christ.
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)
• I am God’s workmanship created for good works.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before that we would walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)
• I will be successful.
This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it; for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success. (Joshua 1:8)
• God gave me the ability to produce wealth.
But you shall remember Yahweh your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth; that he may establish his covenant which he swore to your fathers, as it is today. (Deuteronomy 8:18)
• Wealth from God is trouble free.
Yahweh’s blessing brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it. (Proverbs 10:22)
• God saves me from troubles.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but Yahweh delivers him out of them all. (Psalm 34:19)
• God is the one fighting for me.
You shall not fear them; for Yahweh your God himself fights for you. (Deuteronomy 3:22)
• God answers my prayers.
If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it will be done for you. (John 15:7)
• I am chosen by God to bear fruit.
You didn’t choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever you will ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you. (John 15:16)
• I am loved by God and nothing can separate me from Him.
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)
• I am God's child.
But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God’s children, to those who believe in his name: (John 1:12)
• I am a new creation in Christ.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away. Behold, all things have become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
• I am no longer a slave to sin.
knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be in bondage to sin. (Romans 6:6)
• The Holy Spirit lives in me and my body is His temple.
Or don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have from God? You are not your own, (1 Corinthians 6:19)
• I have peace with God through my Lord Jesus Christ.
Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; (Romans 5:1)
• I am not condemned by God.
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who don’t walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:1)
• I am saved because of God.
for by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, (Ephesians 2:8)
• I have a bountiful life in Christ.
The thief only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly. (John 10:10)
• God leads me in the triumph and knowledge of Christ.
Now thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and reveals through us the sweet aroma of his knowledge in every place. (2 Corinthians 2:14)
• I am blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ; (Ephesians 1:3)
Click here for a more comprehensive list of God’s promises.
*All Bible verses are from the World English Bible (WEB).
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