Know Your Position In Christ

 

1Corinthians 1v30-31

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new “(2 Corinthians 5:17)

 

When we accept  Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we experience  a rebirth in which our old  spiritually dead nature was replaced by a  new nature of spiritual life. We become sons and daughters of the Most High God and is in a position to receive our inheritance from Father God just as Jesus received from Him. We become an heir to everything God says we are, everything God says we have, and everything God says we can do because we are now in Christ Jesus.

 

How do we accept this inheritance?

We receive it by faith, knowing that it already belongs to us, and we act in faith by memorizing and meditating on these scriptures and confessing them with our mouths. There are over 100 Scriptures with phrases such as “in Him”, “in whom” and “in Christ” in The New Testament that we can lay claim to, get into our spirits and make our own. It is up to us to know what our position and inheritance is in Christ Jesus so that we can begin to think, speak, and act in line with that inheritance.

 

The benefits of knowing our position and inheritance in Christ

Once we know and realize who we are in Christ, what we have in Christ, and what we can do because we are in Christ and receive it by faith we accrue tremendous benefits to ourselves and for others – “infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope” (Ephesians 3:20 NLT). It will bring an end to lack in our lives. There will be no more sense of unworthiness about ourselves, no more limitations in our abilities because we “can do all thing in Christ who strengthens us” (Philippians 4:13). There will be no more condemnation, no more anxiety about situations and circumstances round and about us. No more satanic oppression, and it will bring to an end any spiritual inferiority complex we have in our walk with Christ. Fear and worry will cease to control our lives. Aren’t we blessed!

 

Who AM I in Christ?


I  AM…

1.  A child of God.
Romans 8:16 (AMP) “The Spirit Himself [thus] testifies together with our own spirit, [assuring us] that we are children of God.”

2.  Redeemed from the Hand of the Enemy
Psalm 107:2 (AMP) “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has delivered from the hand of the adversary.”

3.  Forgiven
Colossians 1:13-14 (AMP) “[The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, In Whom we have our redemption through His blood, [which means] the forgiveness of our sins.”

4.  Saved by Grace through Faith
Ephesians 2:8 (AMP) “For it is by free grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God.”

5.  Justified
Romans 5:1 (AMP) “THEREFORE, SINCE we are justified (acquitted, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith, let us [grasp the fact that we] have [the peace of reconciliation to hold and to enjoy] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).”

6.  Sanctified
1Corinthians 6:11 (AMP) “And such some of you were [once]. But you were washed clean (purified by a complete atonement for sin and made free from the guilt of sin), and you were consecrated (set apart, hallowed), and you were justified [pronounced righteous, by trusting] in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the [Holy] Spirit of our God.”

7.  A New Creature
2Corinthians 5:17 (AMP) “Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new
creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!”

8.  Partaker of His Divine Nature
2Peter 1:4 (AMP)  By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature.”

9.  Redeemed from the Curse of the Law
Galatians 3:13 (AMP) “Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [in the Scriptures], Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (is crucified).”

10. Delivered from the Powers of Darkness
Colossians 1:13 (AMP) “[The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.”

11. Led by the Spirit of God
Romans 8:14 (AMP) “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.”

12. A Son of God
Romans 8:14 (AMP) “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.”

13. Kept in Safety Wherever I Go
Psalm 91:11(AMP) “For He will give His angels [especial] charge over you to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways [of obedience and service].”

14. Getting all my Needs Met by Jesus
Phiilippians 4:19 (AMP) “And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

15. Casting all my Cares on Jesus
1Peter 5:7 (AMP) “Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.”

16. Strong in the Lord and the Power of His Might
Ephesians 6:10 (AMP) “Be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].”

17. Doing all Things through Christ Who Strengthens me
Philippians 4:13 (AMP) “I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].”

18 An heir of God and a joint-heir with Jesus
Romans 8:17 (AMP) “And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must share His suffering if we are to share His glory.”

19. Heir to the Blessing of Abraham
Galatians 3:14 (AMP) “To the end that through [their receiving] Christ Jesus, the blessing [promised] to Abraham might come upon the Gentiles, so that we through faith might [all] receive [the realization of] the promise of the [Holy] Spirit.”

20. Observing and doing the Lord’s Commandments
Deuteronomy 28:13 (AMP) “And the Lord shall make you the head, and not the tail; and you shall be above only, and you shall not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you this day and are watchful to do them.”

21. Blessed Coming in and Blessed Going out
Deuteronomy 28:6 (AMP) “Blessed shall you be when you come in and blessed shall you be when you go out.”

22. An Heir of Eternal Life
1John 5:11-12 (AMP) “And this is that testimony (that evidence): God gave us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who possesses the Son has that life; he who does not possess the Son of God does not have that life.”

23. Blessed with all Spiritual Blessings
Ephesians 1:3 (AMP) “May blessing (praise, laudation, and eulogy) be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual (given by the Holy Spirit) blessing in the heavenly realm!”

24. Healed by His Stripes
1Peter 2:24 (AMP) “He personally bore our sins in His [own] body on the tree [as on an altar and offered Himself on it], that we might die (cease to exist) to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed.”

25. Exercising My Authority over the Enemy
Luke 10:19 (AMP) “Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.”

26. Above only and not Beneath
Deuteronomy 28:13 (AMP) “And the Lord shall make you the head, and not the tail; and you shall be above only, and you shall not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you this day and are watchful to do them.”

27. More than a Conqueror
Romans 8:37 (AMP) “Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us.”

28. Establishing God’s Word here on earth
Matthew 16:19 (AMP) “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind (declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth must be what is already bound in heaven; and whatever you loose (declare lawful) on earth must be what is already loosed in heaven.”

29. An Overcomer  by the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony
Revelations 12:11 (AMP) “And they have overcome (conquered) him by means of the blood of the Lamb and by the utterance of their testimony, for they did not love and cling to life even when faced with death [holding their lives cheap till they had to die for their witnessing].”

30. Daily overcoming the Devil
1John 4:4 (AMP) “Little children, you are of God [you belong to Him] and have [already] defeated and overcome them [the agents of the antichrist], because He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world.”

31. Not Moved by what I See
2Corinthians 4:18 (AMP) “Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting.”

32. Walking by Faith and not by sight
2Corinthians 5:7 (AMP) “For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.”

33. Casting down Vain Imaginations
2Corinthians 10:4-5 (AMP) “For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds,  [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).”

34. Bringing Every thought into Captivity
2Corinthians 10:5 (AMP) “[Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).”

35. Being Transformed by Renewing my Mind
Romans 12:2 (AMP) ”  I Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].”

A Laborer Together with Jesus
1Corinthians 3:9 (AMP) “For we are fellow workmen (joint promoters, laborers together) with and for God; you are God’s garden and vineyard and field under cultivation, [you are] God’s building.”

The Righteousness of God in Christ
2Corinthians 5:21 (AMP) “For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness]. “

An Imitator of Jesus
Ephesians 5:1 (AMP) “THEREFORE BE  imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father].”

The Salt and Light of the World
Mattthew 5:13-14 (AMP) “You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men.  You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.”

Complete in Christ
Colossians 2:10 (AMP) ” And you are in Him, made full and having come to fullness of life [in Christ you too are filled with the Godhead-Father, Son and Holy Spirit- and reach full spiritual stature]. And He is the Head of all rule and authority [of every angelic principality and power].”

Free from condemnation
Romans 8:1-2 (AMP) ” THEREFORE, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has freed me from the law of sin and death.”

A citizen of Heaven
Phillipians 3:20 (AMP) “But we are citizens of the state (commonwealth, homeland) which is in heaven, and from it also we earnestly and patiently await [the coming of] the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) [as] Savior.”

Seated with Christ in The Heavenly Realm
Ephesians 2:6 (AMP) “And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One).”

Chosen and appointed to bear fruit
John 15:16 (AMP) “You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you should go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My name [as presenting all that I AM], He may give it to you.”

God’s workmanship
Ephesians 2:10 (AMP) “For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus,  [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].”

God’s Temple
1Corinthians 3:16 (AMP) “Do you not discern and understand that you [the whole church at Corinth] are God’s temple (His sanctuary), and that God’s Spirit has His permanent dwelling in you [to be at home in you, collectively as a church and also individually]?”

Born of God and the evil one cannot touch me
1John 5:18 (AMP) “We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over and protects Him [Christ’s divine presence within him preserves him against evil], and the wicked one does not lay hold (get a grip) on him or touch [him].”

Established, anointed and sealed by God
2Corinthians 1:21-22 (AMP) “But it is God Who confirms and makes us steadfast and establishes us [in joint fellowship] with you in Christ, and has consecrated and anointed us [enduing us with the gifts of the Holy Spirit]; [He has also appropriated and acknowledged us as His by] putting His seal upon us and giving us His [Holy] Spirit in our hearts as the security deposit and guarantee [of the fulfillment of His Promise].”

Have the mind of Christ
1Corinthians 2:16 (AMP) “For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord, so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart.”

It is time we claim our birthright as THE KING’s kids! It’s time we walk in the fulness of all that God has so freely given us through Jesus Christ our Lord! God sacrificed His Only Begotten Son so that we could fulfil His plan and accomplish His purpose for our lives. It’s now up to us. Go for it in Jesus’ Name. Hallelujah!

 

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“I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth”(Psalm 34:1)
He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places” Psalm 18:33)

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