“And I pray that the participation and sharing of your faith may produce full recognition and appropriation and understanding and precise knowledge of every good thing that is ours in our identification with Christ Jesus and unto His glory.” – Phil 1:6 AMP
Put simply, unless you know and declare what you have in Christ, your faith cannot produce results. God wants you to say you have it. That’s how you activate it, by faith. If God says you have it and you say you don’t then you don’t only lose it, you make Him a liar (Num 23:19), and that’s not to your advantage. It is false humility to refuse to say what God says about you.
God has given us dominion. Yes, the devil lost it in the Garden (Gen 3). But Jesus recovered it back for us. “And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being. The last Adam became a life-giving Spirit.” Adam was a mere man. The last Adam, that is Christ, became a life-giving Spirit, restoring the dead to life (Amp). And now those of us that are in Christ are new creatures, new species in God’s class.
If you must manifest who Christ has made you into, you will have to not only know but you will have to boldly make these declarations without doubting them in your heart. You will have to say what God says about you without wavering, which is what I refer to as commanding authority and spirit.
I am a new creation in Christ. All old things have passed away. All things in me are new. Christ has reconciled me to God and I have been given the ministry of reconciliation. God made Christ to be sin for me that I might be the righteousness of God in Christ. I am a worker together in Him. I will glory only in what the Cross of Christ achieved for me. By His cross, the world is crucified to me and I unto the world.
In Christ, only the new creation means anything. Jesus has created One New Man and that New Man is in union with Christ. I have put off the old man and his lifestyle. I am renewed in the Spirit of my mind. The new man I have put on is created in true holiness after the likeness of God Himself. There is neither Greek nor Jew, bond nor free but Christ is all and in all. I am buried with Him in baptism into death, therefore I walk in newness of life because He was raised in newness of life. I therefore serve in newness of Spirit not in oldness of the letter.
My love is made perfect and I have boldness in the day of judgement because AS HE IS, SO AM I IN THIS WORLD.
I abound in everything in faith, in utterance, in knowledge in all diligence in love for the saints and in grace.
Though I walk in the flesh, I do not war after the flesh. My weapons are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity into the obedience of Christ.
God has given me the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, because He has already blessed me with every spiritual blessings in heavenly places. The eyes of my understanding are enlightened and I know the hope of His calling and I know what is the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints. I know what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe is, according to the working of His mighty power. It is the same power He exercised when He raised Jesus from the dead and set Him at His right hand, far above all principality and power and might and dominion and every name that is named, and He has seated me with Him far above all principality, power, might, dominion and everything that has a name. He has put all things under His feet and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church.
In Christ, I am His body, therefore all things are under me. His name is my name. Everything that has a name has to bow its knee when I use the name above all names. I am His body, the fulness of Him that fills all in all.
Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to me because I believe. The righteousness which is by faith talks like this: The word is near to me, it is in my mouth and in my heart, it is the word of faith, and it is what I speak, because I am righteous by the faith of Jesus Christ. I speak faith and it is what I speak because I am righteous by the faith of Jesus Christ, the faith that He has accomplished His will in my life by the Cross of Jesus Christ.
I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I believe that God has raised Him from the dead and I am saved, healed, delivered, blessed. I am in a better covenant, made with a better promise. I am a disciple of Jesus. He has put His laws into my heart. I know the Lord. He is my God and I am His child. I walk in Him and He walks in me. He calls me by name and I call Him Dad.
The new covenant is in force and the old covenant is gone. Jesus is my high priest. He established the new covenant with His blood and His body. His blood speaks better than the blood of bulls and goats. His blood remits my sin. His blood removes my sin and He will never bring it up again because He has forgiven my sin.
The law had a shadow of things to come but never made anyone perfect. The blood of Christ has the reality of being made perfect once FOR ALL. I am dead to the law that I might live for God. I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me and the life I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved, and gave Himself for me. Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law, having been made a curse for me. Therefore, the blessing of Abraham has come upon me through Jesus Christ, and I have received the promise of the Spirit through faith, because through Christ, I am Abraham’s seed and a recipient of the Spirit and blessings of Abraham.
I am an heir. I am in the Lord of Lords. I am one of those that the Lord Jesus is Lord over. I am joint heir with Him. What Jesus inherited I have also inherited. Everything that Jesus has I have because as He is I am in this world. I am a son, not a slave or servant. That’s why God sent the Spirit of His Son in my heart so I can say, ABBA FATHER.
I am above the weak and beggarly elements of this world. They submit to me because I am in Christ and Christ is in me. When the world receives me, they receive Him that sent me, and when they receive Him, they receive the Father.
I stand fast in the liberty by which Christ had made me free. I walk in love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and self-control. I have the mind of Christ. I think of good things, holy things, pure things, things that are above and things that are of good report.
Thanks be to God who always cause me to triumph in Christ and causes me to make his knowledge known everywhere I go. I am no longer far off from God because I have been brought near by the blood of Christ. I have great boldness of faith in Christ Jesus. I am strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.”
In Christ, you’re born to reign. Your Father is the King of Kings. You’re royalty. Take your place. Reign in Life.
Grace be multiplied to you!