What we think and believe dictates what we do, what we say, how we behave. What we feed our minds with is important!
Ephesians 5 says,” …Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word…” To be holy is to be set apart. When we were saved, we were set apart from the world and our minds were washed by the word that was preached to us – the truth on which we believed. But “washing” is an ongoing process – we don’t only wash once in our lives! If we do not wash, we do not remain clean, so washing our minds is an ongoing process that must be done regularly and often, or we will easily succumb to deception and lies.
When was the last time you really reminded yourself who you are in Christ, according to the word? The last thing the enemy wants is for you to stand confident and unafraid! So, what does scripture say about who you are in Jesus?
I am saved by grace, through faith… Ephesians 2:8
I am a new creation in Christ… 2 Corinthians 5:17
I am the righteousness of God in Christ… 2 Corinthians 5:21
I am God’s handiwork… Ephesians 2:10
I am an heir of eternal life… 1 John 5:11
I am Jesus’ friend… John 15:15
I am redeemed from the curse… Galatians 3:13
I am more than a conqueror… Romans 8:37
I am blessed with every spiritual blessing… Ephesians 1:3
I am a saint and a member of God’s household… Ephesians 2:19
I am a loved child… 1 John 3:1
Ephesians 1:3-14 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will – to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us.
With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfilment – to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.
In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession – to the praise of his glory.”
Take time to meditate on these truths… a few words at a time.
Praise the Lord, who has restored us to the place of sonship (yes, even the ladies – for the son was the one who inherited!) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs…” Romans 8:14-17
Be washed with water through the word and have CONFIDENCE in all that has been bought for you at the cross!
Father, I believe your word is truth and it washes me clean. I KNOW who I am in Christ Jesus!