Affirm The Good Things In You – Pastor Chris
Friday, April 7, 2017
That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus (Philemon 1:6).
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For the communication or demonstration of your faith to be effectual, you have to acknowledge every good thing that’s in you, in Christ Jesus. Some Christians only look for and acknowledge negative things in their lives. They’d say, “I’m so impatient. My life is so full of fear. I’m so frustrated; I don’t know what is happening to me….” Talking yourself down like that will make your faith defective and ineffective. Instead, look and see the perfections of Christ in you. Acknowledge every good thing in you in Christ Jesus.
Never voice your seeming inabilities, disabilities, or frustrations; rather, affirm the Word and the good things in you. There’re good things in you. If you don’t know what they are, then look into the Word to find out. For example, Galatians 5:22 enumerates some of the good things in you: love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness and faith. These are features of your recreated human spirit. Acknowledge that you’re loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, gentle, good and meek; otherwise, even though these virtues are in you, they’ll not work.
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Psalm 82:5-7 says, “They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men….” It’s not to be desired what happens to those who don’t acknowledge who they are and what they have in Christ Jesus; they walk on in darkness, living like ordinary men even though God has declared them to be gods. Isn’t that sad?
Christ is in you. The Bible says greater is He that’s in you, than he that’s in the world. You have the life of God in you. The righteousness of God is in your spirit. You’re an associate of the God-kind. You’re sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency. The excellence of the Spirit is in you. Acknowledge and affirm these and other blessings of Christ that are in you, always.
Of Christ’s fullness, I’ve received grace heaped upon grace. He’s been made unto me wisdom; therefore, I’m wise, and I have extraordinary amplitude of comprehension. I’m the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus; He’s my right-wiseness. The prince of this world comes, and he has nothing in me, because I’m full of God. I’m full of love and the glory of God. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 1:30 Matthew 12:35 Galatians 5:22-23
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Luke 11:14-36 Judges 3-4
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Matthew 27:55-66 Leviticus 7
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