I AM WHAT GOD’S WORD SAYS I AM!
We face many doubts in life... What can we do?
To overcome and have victory in our Christian walk... we first have to have confidence in God’s word as God’s word... Then we must digest, consider, & meditate on that Word and the promises of God.
I AM- A child of God!
So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs- heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
I AM- Forgiven!
Col 1:13-14- Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
God’s word tells about God’s forgiveness of sins... that’s where salvation really begins!
-As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12).
-If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness” (Psalm 130:3-4).
-You have put all my sins behind your back” (Isaiah 38:17).
-I, yes, I alone- am the one who blots out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again” (Isaiah 43:25 NLT).
-You will trample our sins under your feet and throw them into the depths of the ocean!” (Micah 7:19 NLT)
-Everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name” (Acts 10:43).
-In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of his grace” (Ephesians 1:7).
*Do you think that sounds like something we continually need to revisit..!?
I AM- Saved by Grace through Faith!
Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast
Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
1 Cor 6:11- And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
Sanctification is not something our Lord does in me; sanctification is himself in me.
A new Creature...
2 Corinthians 5:17- Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new
Led by the Spirit of God...
Romans 8:14- For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
A partaker of His Divine Nature...
2 Peter 1:4- by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
I AM- Redeemed from the curse of the law!
Galatians 3:13- Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us- for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree” ok, 14 as well... so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith
Delivered from the powers of darkness...
Colossians 1:13- He has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son
I AM- The Righteousness of God in Christ!
2 Corinthians 5:21- For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
An heir of God and a joint heir with Jesus...
Romans 8:17- And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
An heir of eternal life...
1 John 5:11- And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
The light of the world...
Matthew 5:14- You are the light of the world...
I AM- Blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places!
Ephesians 1:3- Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Having all my needs met by Jesus...
1 Peter 2:24- Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
I AM- Strong in the Lord and in the power of His might!
Ephesians 6:11- Put on the whole armor of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
More than a conqueror...
Romans 8:37- No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Daily overcoming the Devil...
1 John 4:4- Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
I AM- Being transformed by the renewing of my mind!
Romans 12:1-2- I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.