Confident In Him (ATP)
“How do you confidently know who you are in Christ?”
Well, the short answer to this question is, we know who we are by what He says in His Word. But, there’s more to it, the confidence. Confidence in what His Word says will only come from renewing our minds (Romans 12:2). We hear so much negative faith out there, whether from the news, social media, friends, colleagues, family members, you name it. So if we are going to look at life through the lens in which we belong to Christ and His promises to us, we’ll have to spend more time putting the right stuff in. So, why don’t we do that together right now?
Acts 17:28 reminds us, “for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’” If you have received Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, you are now God’s offspring. Your life is in Him and His life is in you. Look at John 1:12, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” Think about the privileges the children get to partake of. Everything in my home is accessible to my children. If they need food they can open the cupboards and get it. There’s heat to keep them warm, furniture to sit on, beds to sleep in, and water to wash with. All the provision I have belongs to them and I love to see them taken care of. God is a good Father and likewise likes to see His children taken care of.
Now, what is it to believe in His name? That word believe means to have confidence. It’s very difficult to have confidence in something or someone you have not learned to trust. And it’s very challenging and even foolish to trust someone or something you have not spent time getting to know. The more time we spend with God and His Word, the more we will get to know Him and the more confidence we will have in Him, and in who we are in Him.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
1 John 5:4
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
Look at these scriptures in conjunction with one another. If you are in Christ, you are a new creation, born anew. So then if you’ve accepted Jesus, being born again, now you must seek those things above and set your mind on the things of God (His Word & His Spirit.) Then we get to the cherry on top, in accepting Jesus, setting our minds on the right things, we become over-comers!!! We walk by faith into victory over every circumstance. 1 Corinthians 15:57 AMP, “But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Finally, let’s look at Romans 8:16-17, “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.” As we confidently trust in God as our Father and His Word as truth for our life, we will learn that anything and everything in His inheritance belongs to us. That’s who we can confidently know we are, a joint heir of Christ in the kingdom of Heaven. It’s sure good to put our trust in Him!