Summary: We are faced with many battles in our walk of faith in life. We can face many doubts in life. The devil will put doubts in our minds and will use people to do the same. What can we do? To overcome and have victory in our Christian walk we need to digest t
I AM WHAT GOD’S WORD SAYS I AM!
We are faced with many battles in our walk of faith in life. We can face many doubts in life. The devil will put doubts in our minds and will use people to do the same. What can we do? To overcome and have victory in our Christian walk we need to digest the Word and promises of God. When you see someone walking by faith and walking in the spirit you can be sure they are walking in the Word. In this outline we lay out some of the wonderful things God says we are. Praise the Lord!
1. I AM - A child of God!
Romans 8:12-16 (KJV) 12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
2. I AM - Forgiven!
(Colossians 1:13-14 (KJV) 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
A. Saved by Grace through Faith
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
a. God does not forget the sinner; he forgets the sin.
b. God forgives our sins, buries them in the sea of forgetfulness, and puts up a sign: "No fishing."
Romans 5:1 (KJV) Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
a. God does not justify us because we are worthy, but by justifying us makes us worthy. Thomas Watson
b. Justification means "just-as-if-I-never-sinned."
c. The doctrine of justification is the foundation that supports all of the other benefits we receive from Christ. Erwin W. Lutzer
1 Corinthians 6:11 (KJV) And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
a. After sanctification, it is difficult to state what your aim in life is because God has taken you up into his purposes. Oswald Chambers
b. Sanctification is not something our Lord does in me; sanctification is himself in me.
Sanctification means . . . a life of discipline such as nine out of every ten of us will have nothing to do with. The test of sanctification is not our talk about holiness and singing pious hymns; but what are we like where no one sees us . . . with those who know us best? Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)
D. A new Creature.
(2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV) Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
E. A son of God.
Romans 8:15 (KJV) For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
F. Led by the Spirit of God
Romans 8:14 (KJV) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
G.A partaker of His Divine Nature.
2 Peter 1:4 (KJV) Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
3. I AM - Redeemed from the curse of the law
Galatians 3:13 (KJV) Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
A. Redeemed from the hand of my enemy.
Psalms 107:2 (KJV) Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
a. An understanding of redemption is not necessary to salvation any more than an understanding of life is necessary before we can be born into it. Oswald Chambers
B. Delivered from the powers of darkness
Col. Colossians 1:13 (KJV) Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 1:13)
4. I AM - The Righteousness of God in Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:21 (KJV) For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.