Faith in Your Identity in Christ by Pastor Segun Obadje
The Leverage Daily Devotional
By Pastor Segun Obadje
Sunday, February 7, 2021
Faith in Your Identity in Christ
Mark 11:23; Luke 10:42.
Mar 11:23 “For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”
The solid unshakable foundation of faith is New Creation Realities, which are the realities of the new man in Christ. Just because the foundation, the substructure, of a building is not a visible part of the superstructure, does not mean that it is not important. In fact, the foundation is the most important part of every building because it holds up the building. Understanding your identity in Christ is the solid foundation of faith. So, faith in your identity as a Christian is a solid bedrock of faith in God. If you find it hard believing in who you are in Christ, the person God has made you, you will equally find it hard believing in God who has given you your identity in Christ. It is important as a believer to take out quality time periodically (monthly) to reinforce your understanding of New Creation realities. This helps you to learn how to identify with what Christ has done for you by faith. The unseen principle behind effective faith is a solid understanding of New Creation Realities. This principle is invisible but potent because there is no faith without the understanding of grace. Grace is what Christ has provided for you, while faith is receiving what Christ has provided for you. So, if you don’t know what He has prepared for you, how then do you receive it? Your faith cannot be stronger than your knowledge of grace, which is what Christ has done for and who God has made you in Him.
When you begin to have a good understanding of New Creation Realities, your eyes will begin to appreciate the grace of God, and… boom, your faith will skyrocket. People who have understood these things, New Creation Realities, tend to apply faith seamlessly and effectively; they are people who have amazing testimonies to share in their faith life. The people who are not patient to settle with New Creation Realities, who want to grab the principles of what is taught without the understanding of the foundation, do not take root downward in understanding the principle of faith and so they get offended along the way. When we confess, we get results and that’s because our confession is coming from an understanding of our identity in Christ. Ask any man who is a giant in the word of faith, they’ll tell you that the foundation is New Creation Realities. They may not talk about it loudly, but that’s the secret foundation beneath their faith life.
SOLID FRONT (YOUR CONFESSION): In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I declare that I am rooted in the consciousness of my identity in Christ! I walk in the fullness of all that I am in Christ!
Further Meditation: Galatians 3:13-14; Ephesians 1:3.
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