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YOU ARE A NEW CREATION
by Dr. Brian Miltenberger
2 Corinthians 5:17; 21
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
CONFESS, “I AM THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS”
Don’t become “Sin Conscience” Become “Christ Conscience”
You are not an old sinner saved by grace
Christ has made you right with God.
Put on the breastplate of HIS righteousness by receiving His finished work on the cross.
THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
Ephesians 6:10-14 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
the breastplate of righteousness will protect your heart from shame, guilt, and condemnation.
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus
Romans 2:4 Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
God’s love and goodness for us is amazing
His love and goodness will empower us to change
Knowing who you are in Christ is what makes you change from the inside out.
Believe and receive His righteousness
You stand before a holy, holy, holy God blameless as if you have never sinned.
3 E’S OF GRACE: ENABLES, EQUIPS, & EMPOWERS
Titus 3:1-8 1 Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, 2 to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men. 3 For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. 4 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men.
When you receive His love and kindness poured out on you in abundance, it ENABLES, EQUIPS, & EMPOWERS you to do good work
Praying in the Spirit will allow the Holy Spirit to wash, regenerate, and renew your spirit with His Power and Grace.
3 WAYS TO RECEIVE GOD’S GRACE – EEE
#1 CONFESS GOD’S WORD
Confess a scripture a day. Write it in a journal or a index card and keep it with you. through out the day confess it out loud and personalize it.
Philippians 2:13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
CONFESS:“Father, you are working in me today, both to will and do your good pleasure
#2 PRAY (ABC OF FAITH: Ask, Believe, Confess)
1 THESS 5:23
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.
“I ask you Heavenly Father, the God of peace, to sanctify me completely, may my whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of my Lord. I believe and receive Your grace today to empower, enable, and equip me. You are faithful who has called me and who will do it.”
ponder, study, keep in your eyes, ears, and mouth on God’s Word so that it goes into your heart in abundance
READ A PROVERB A DAY (a chapter each day – 31 chapters total, one for each day of the month)
READ A CHAPTER IN THE GOSPELS (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts)