I am Accepted…
I am God’s Child (Jn. 1:12)
I am Christ’s Friend (Jn. 15:15)
I have been justified (Rom. 5:1)
I am united with the Lord (1 Cor. 6:17)
I am bought with a price; I belong to God (1 Cor. 6:19-20)
I am a member of Christ’s Body (1 Cor. 12:27)
I am a saint (Eph. 1:1)
I have been adopted as God’s child (Eph. 1:5)
I have access to God thru the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:18)
I have been redeemed and forgiven (Col. 1:14)
I am complete in Christ (Col. 2:10)
I am Secure…
I am free forever from condemnation (Rom. 8:1-2)
I am assured all works together for good (Rom. 8:28)
I am free from any charge against me (Rom. 8:31-34)
I cannot be separated from the love of God (Rom. 8:35-39)
I am established, anointed, sealed by God (2 Cor. 1:21-22)
I am hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3)
I am confident that the good work God has begun in me will be perfected (Phil. 1:6)
I am a citizen of heaven (Phil. 3:20)
I have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind (2 Tim. 1:7)
I can find grace and mercy in the time of need (Heb. 4:16)
I am born of God; the evil one cannot touch me (1 Jn. 5:18)
I am Significant…
I am the salt and light of the earth (Matt. 5:13-14)
I am a branch of the true vine, a channel of His life (Jn. 15:1,5)
I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit (Jn. 15:16)
I am a personal witness of Christ’s (Acts 1:8)
I am God’s temple (1 Cor. 3:16)
I am a minister of reconciliation for God (2 Cor. 5:17-21)
I am God’s co-worker (1 Cor. 3:9, 2 Cor. 6:1)
I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realm (Eph. 2:6)
I am God’s workmanship (Eph. 2:10)
I may approach God with freedom and confidence (Eph. 3:12)
I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13)
~Neil T. Anderson, Freedom in Christ Ministries
The Overcomers Covenant in Christ
I place all my trust and confidence in the Lord, I put no confidence in the flesh, and I declare myself to be totally dependant upon God.
I deliberately choose to submit to God and resist the devil by denying myself, picking up my cross daily and following Jesus.
I choose to humble myself before the mighty hand of God in order that He may exalt me at the proper time.
I declare the truth that I am dead to sin, freed from it, and alive to God in Christ Jesus, since I have died with Christ and have been raised with Him.
I gladly embrace the truth that I am now a child of God who is unconditionally loved and accepted.
I declare that sin shall no longer be master over me because I am not under the law, but under grace, and there is no more guilt or condemnation because I am spiritually alive in Christ Jesus.
I renounce every unrighteous use of my body and I commit myself to no longer be conformed to this world, but rather to be transformed by the renewing of my mind, and I choose to believe the truth and walk in it regardless of my feelings or circumstances.
I commit myself to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ; I choose to think upon that which is true, honorable, right, pure and lovely.
I commit myself to God’s great goal for my life which is to conform to His image.
I choose to adopt the attitude of Christ, to do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit; with humility of mind I will regard others as more important than myself, not merely looking out for my own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
~From Freedom from Addiction by Dr. Neil Anderson and Mike & Julia Quarles
I think the shift in the christian cuhcrh stems from the way they look at necessity and experiences. I think the west determines the value of any given action based on it’s end result (moral-utilitarian ends justifying the means type stuff). I think this causes the cuhcrh to take a more hard-liner counter stance (because a lie told in good faith is still a lie and god commands his subjects not to lie) and makes the value of any given action the experience itself of doing that individual thing, even if no one is harmed or even effected and the end result is good. for example: so while one would say it’s ok to lie to your fat spouse when they ask you if they look fat in that dress. the other would encourage you to find an alternative way to compliment your spouses appearance. at times the cuhcrh tacitly supports ends-means-justify’n and all that good stuff, I think primarily their ethos places the good in individual experiences. the obsession with experience I think would heighten scrutiny on what would be the ultimate human experiences like sex, drugs and rock and roll. all the pleasurables become the focus of the cuhcrh’s energy as opposed to one’s devotions to one god over another or others. the focus on the pleasure seaking experiences creates this cuhcrh vs culture dichotomy we all hear about so much in which the cuhcrh sort of sees the experiences of the world as one packaged group of a way to live; then it see’s itself as THE way to live and lumps in everything it sees in that picture of the world’s version of living and runs counter to it. I think this is why there is an alternative christian consumer brand of everything the world has right down to christian toothpaste.maybe I’m just extrapolating too much. but if I’m right then this could explain why they’re sometimes more concerned with the fact that madonna kissed brittany at the VMA’s rather than the fact that there is a homeless dude they see every day on their way to work. I think the emergent movement is changing these habituations and reclaiming at least a part of a generation of youth who is slowly rejecting even the non-denom’s because they simply don’t see how their choice of experiences is relevant to their moral code.
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Love these verses! Great reminders! I shared a link to this in a recent post of mine http://delanasworld.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/finding-an-oasis/
Well I can’t take credit, this is from Neil Anderson, of whom I a huge fan. 🙂
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