By Pastora Monique Lopez Ong
You now that apart from Jesus, you are nothing. He came into this earth to save you. When you receive Jesus, you will have a joyful identity. You will know who you are in the eyes of God.
This is the good news:
Jesus has won the absolute victory.- Everyone was born to win. God wants you to win because He already carried the victory for you. Have you ever won at anything? If you are going to bet on one thing, bet on Jesus’ name and you will surely win. Romans 8:1-4 says, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” You are forgive and free from sin, sickness, lies, torment, shame and condemnation. You will be empowered by the Holy Spirit and will experience, righteousness, healing, truth and joy.
We have been adopted as royalty into God’s family. - Keep your eyes on Jesus. Everybody is learning how to live in God’s kingdom and everybody is a work in progress. Focus on only one thing. And because God is your father, everything on earth is His alone. You are a citizen of heaven because God is your father.
Because you are now citizens of heaven, your new normal is to hunger and thirst for His righteousness to be revealed on earth. Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you.” Be a blessing and use your gifts for God’s glory so everything else will be added to you. God just wants your heart.
Freedom, blessings, and an abundant life are now available to you because you are citizens of heaven. Philippians :19 says, “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” People view abundance in material things. But real abundance is an overflow of love, joy, peace, faithfulness and good health. So many people live in mansions and have several cars parked in their driveway but could not sleep. Everybody only needs one thing. And that is Jesus.
You now have the spirit of sonship because you are adopted into God’s family. Romans 8:15 says, “The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” Sons trust their father in anything and everything. Orphans are always on their toes and do not trust anyone. God is watching over you; you have nothing to fear.
Your mind and heart will be renewed by believing and declaring God’s truth and righteousness. Romans 12:2 says, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” You are not of this world! You are of heaven!
Because of all this, you can now be a joyful servant, a trusted friend and beloved children of the Lord. - John 15:11-15 says, “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.”
You partner with God to bring the kingdom to all. - Once you know that you are sons and daughters of the the King, you will not embarrass His name. You will make it stand and everything you do will show the glory of God. 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” God gave a ministry to everyone - to bring back to Him all who are lost.
God wants to partner with you. He made sure that He already has the victory. You fight from victory because you are adopted into Hid royal family. Live like sons and daughters of the King. God is going to change the way you think. The joy of the Lord is yours.