LET GOD CHANGE YOUR IDENTITY
Jesus did not go through the agony of Gethsemane and the cruel crucifixion just to help us a little bit. What happened in the death, burial and resurrection of Christ has changed everything. 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). Everything becomes new In Christ. Jesus changes everything. Nothing is the same. Everything is different. You are such a “new” person In Christ that you will have to let God introduce you to your new self. We are not the same person. We have a new identity. In Christ, we are not just a forgiven sinner, but a new creature. We must have a God-given change of identity to reach our God-planned destiny. Abraham, Sarah, Jacob, Gideon, Peter and Paul are a few people who experienced that change. However, God is still changing people and fulfilling destinies today.
In his book, The Life of Paul, James Stalker states: “Paul’s letters contain the thoughts that Jesus carried away from this world unuttered. They are the advanced teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ.” That must mean that Ephesians, Colossians and Romans also contain “red letters.” Paul’s letters are the post-resurrection teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. The successful Christian must spend the majority of their time studying the epistles where we find the revelation of who we are and what we have In Christ. From here, we go on to further revelation concerning the four gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
P.C. Nelson declared that “No great preacher has arisen to bless the people of God who has not lighted his torch at the flame kindled by Paul,” (The Letters of Paul). As true as that statement is, we do not have to be a preacher to light our torch at the flame kindled by Paul. Paul was writing to believers. Every believer can be on fire with the revelation of Christ. The Holy Spirit today is faithful to teach us the things of Christ (John 16:12-15). The Holy Spirit takes all that Christ has done for us and makes it a reality in us. He will show us the picture of us In Christ and paint that picture on the canvas of our mind. The Holy Spirit takes what Jesus Christ has done for us and translates it into personal victory.
HOLD FAST TO YOUR CONFESSION
As a believer, it is now your responsibility to hold fast to your confession of who you are In Christ. DON’T LET IT SLIP! Your faith confession creates realities. God sees you In Christ. The Holy Spirit will help you to see how God sees you. Remember, you look a lot better In Christ than you do outside of Him. Check out these scriptures: 2 Cor. 5:21, 2 Cor. 2:14, Col. 1:12-14, Col. 2:9, 10, Eph.1:3, Eph.2:10, Romans 3:24, and Romans 8:2. You are looking better already!
DON’T MISS THIS
SUPERNATURAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 2020 will be life-changing for pastors, leaders, ministry of helps, youth, and children ministers. You will go to a new level in your church and fulfill God’s plan for you this year. We are offering sessions with seasoned and experienced ministers that cover both the practical and the supernatural sides of ministry and will help your ministry to explode in 2020 or more.
We want to offer you our brand-new cd set called “Redemption Realities” from a series we recently taught at Kenneth Copeland Ministries Bible College. Along with this, we want include the cd set “What Happened In Christ” and the book, Paul’s System of Truth. We will send this powerful package for a gift of $25.
Thank you to all our MHM partners! You are helping to publish the powerful gospel message in many languages and nations around the world. We declare this blessing to you, “Our God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
Mark and Trina