“We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”-{Romans 6:4}.

A New life, a new beginning, a new power, a new standing with God! -{Read 2 Cor 5:17; 2 Pet 1:3-4; Rom 5:2.}. You are a new creation in Christ! “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” –{2 Cor 5:17}. You are not who you once were! And you will never be that person again! Your standing is perfect with God, you need to grow in your understanding of all you have “In Christ.”

I once heard a story of a soldier who had left the military and one day while walking in town, his old cruel sergeant stepped out from a shop and ordered the ex-soldier to pick up his groceries, carry them, and put them in his car. And out of habit, and fear, he did so. Later he realized that he was no longer under the sergeants’ authority, he was no longer in the military, he was free from that life. Again, on another day the same scenario happened. The ex-soldier was walking and the Sargent coming out of a store barked orders at him to pick up his groceries and put them in his car. This time the ex-soldier recognized and realized he was no longer under the sergeant’s authority and refused to do so telling him he no longer had authority over him! Good for him. This story reflects sometimes how we react, to doubts, and fears, we accept them like the ex-soldier thinking we must embrace them and act as if that is the way we used to do so, old habit patterns of thoughts and actions. But no! You are no longer under satan’s jurisdiction. “…For He {The Father} has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” – {Colo 1:13-14}.

You have been set free and need to live in your freedom, developing new thought and habit patterns, matching your new position, and new power in Christ!  The power of the doubts, and lies, gain strength only when you yield to them. And this you do why? Because you fall back into old thought patterns like the ex-soldier did initially, the enemy “barks” and you respond as you used to before Jesus set you free!! Remember they have no power over you, none “In Christ!” -{ Gal 5:1; Rev 1:5}

Know your Position.-“In Christ.”

Know Your Power. –  {Read John 16:14; Eph 1:19; Phil 2:13; 2 Peter 1:3}

Know His Promises. – {Read 2 Peter 1:4}

DO His Word!- { Read James 1:22}

Remember, what He says is all that counts! Count on what He says! Think on what He says so you can enjoy all He has for you, “in Christ,” and do what He says!

Your Standing with God is perfect.

It is your Understanding that you need to and can grow in, concerning your Standing with God! 

His Word and Spirit enable you to do so. That’s good, great, terrific news!

Live in the freedom you have “In Christ,” By Knowing, thinking on, and DOING His Word!

-{James 1:22}

God bless and encourage you…to Understand your standing with God because of what He has done through our LORD Jesus Christ, and  PRAISE HIM