What is true of Christ is True of You!
You Need to see yourself the way God sees you. If God says you are a certain way, that’s the way you are, no matter what you feel like, look like, or how others see you. From God’s perspective, you are good news going somewhere to happen. You might as well agree with Him, and cheer yourself up in His word.
What is true of Christ is True of You
I have simply listed a couple of Scriptures, and I ask you, to say, out loud, the truth of each one. It will make your day!
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.(Matt. 5:13)
I am the salt of the earth.
“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. (Matt. 5:14)
I am the light of the world.
Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—(John 1:12)
I am a child of God!
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15:1,5)
I am part of the true vine, a channel of Christ’s life.
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit–fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.(John 15:16)
I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear His fruit.
You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness. (Romans 6:18)
I am a slave of righteousness.
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.(Romans 6:22)
I am God’s slave.
Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” 6 Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” 6 Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.”(Rom. 8:14,15; Gal. 3:26; 4:6)
I am a son of God: God is spiritually my Father.
Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. (Romans 8:17)
I am a joint heir with Christ, sharing His inheritance with Him.
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received you are not your own;from God? (I Cor.3:16; 6:19)
I am a temple – a dwelling place—of God. His Spirit and His life dwells in me.
But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit. (I Cor. 6:17)
I am united to the Lord and am one spirit with Him
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! ( 2 Cor 5:17)
I am a new creation.
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:
that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. (2 Cor. 5:18, 19)
I am reconciled to God and am a minister of reconciliation
There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Gal 3:26, 28)
I am a son of God and one in Christ.
Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.”
So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir. (Gal. 4:6, 7)
I am an heir of God since I am a son of God.
To the holy and faithful brothers in Christ at Colosse: Grace and peace to you from God our Father. 2 To the holy and faithful brothers in Christ at Colosse: Grace and peace to you from God our Father. 2 To the holy and faithful brothers in Christ at Colosse: Grace and peace to you from God our Father. (Eph. 1:1; 1 Cor. 1:2; Phil. 1:1; Col. 1:2)
I am a saint.
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Eph. 2:10)
Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, (Eph. 2:19)
I am a fellow citizen with the rest of God’s family.
4:1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 4:1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
I am a prisoner of Christ.
and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. (Eph 4:24)
I am righteous and holy.
And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, (Phil. 3:20; Eph. 2:6)
I am a citizen of heaven, seated in leaven right now.
For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. (Col. 3:3)
I am hidden with Christ in God.
When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. (Col. 3:4)
I am an expression of the life of Christ because He is my life.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 4 For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, (Col. 3:12; Thess. 1:4)
You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. (I Thess 5:5)
I am a son of light and not of darkness.
Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts onJesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess. (Heb. 3:1)
I am a holy partaker of a heavenly calling.
We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first. (Heb. 3:14)
I am a partaker of Christ; I share in His life.
You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
(I Peter 2:5)
I am one of God’s living stones, being built up in Christ as a spiritual house.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. (I Peter 2:9,10)
I am a member of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession.
Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. ( I Peter 2:11)
I am an alien and stranger to this world in which I temporarily live.
Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (I Peter 5:8)
I am an enemy of the devil.
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. (I John 3:1,2)
I am a child of God and I will resemble Christ when He returns.
We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him. (I John 5:18)
I am born of God, and the evil one—the devil—cannot touch me.
“I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!”
God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.'”
So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am the one I claim to be and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me.
“I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!”
(Ex. 3:14; John 8:24,28,58)
I am not the great “I am”
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them–yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.
(I Cor. 15:10)
I am good-looking, God says I am beautiful!
You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you
Ps 84:1 How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty!
Ps 84:1 NLV
For the worship leader. A song of the sons of Korah accompanied by the harp.
How lovely is Your temple, Your dwelling place on earth,
O Eternal One, Commander of heaven’s armies.
You are a temple of the Holy Spirit, God Himself lives in You!
You are Beautiful. Loved, Lovely, that makes you Good Looking!
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Give in faith!
1 Corinthians 9:11 If we have sown [the seed of] spiritual good among you, [is it too] much if we reap from your material benefits?
1 Corinthians 9:14 [On the same principle] the Lord directed that those who publish the good news (the Gospel) should live (get their maintenance) by the Gospel.
Paul goes on to say, that he did not use his position as a minister of the gospel to take up offerings, rather he worked, making tents, to support himself. You might notice here, that Paul was not married, nor did he have children. Family responsibilities take time, and just as you bust a move on your job to provide for your family, I work every bit as hard, doing this, faithful to the Lord in prayer and the ministry of His Word, to you.
I will never charge for this: it my responsibility to God, my calling. Freely I have been given, now, I freely give…
As you give, hear Holy Spirit what to give, and honestly expect God to reward you for your giving.
Matt 10: 41 He who receives and welcomes and accepts a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward, and he who receives and welcomes and accepts a righteous man because he is a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 And whoever gives to one of these little ones [in rank or influence] even a cup of cold water because he is My disciple, surely I declare to you, he shall not lose his reward.
I am a five-fold ministry gift and office – this is my life – I pray, I hear, I write, and wonderful things happen. You have your job description, I have mine – this is mine….
I have ‘see through’ faith for you, in this: Gal 3: 9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
I believe I have a responsibility before God to be like Jesus, in every offering I receive. I receive it with thanksgiving, just like Jesus did the little boys lunch.
Then, because I walk and live by faith according to the blessing of Abraham, I believe that God will take your seed sown, and multiply it, according to what the blessing of Abraham promises:
Genesis 22:17 In blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants like the stars of the heavens and like the sand on the seashore. And your Seed (Heir) will possess the gate of His enemies
It has been a joy to me, to see the hand of the living God act in the lives of those of you who have supported us this year!
Many have seen tremendous blessing come into your households, and for this we give thanks, and give Jesus all the glory!