Living By Faith

A CHOSEN GENERATION

But ye are a chosen generation…(1 Peter 2:9)

Your genetic makeup no longer comes from Adam or your past; it comes from Almighty God.
Mark Hankins

When you get born again, you get regenerated, and there is a champion in your genetic line. His name is Jesus. He passed on that champion, thoroughbred blood- line. If you have mule in your bloodline, you will never be a racehorse, but if you can trace your lineage back to the champion, you can say, “I am not a mule. I am a racehorse. I am a thoroughbred. I have been re-bred by God.”

Even though you are born again, the devil will do everything he can to keep you from walking in the light of who you are in Christ. The key is to declare continually who you are in Christ.

Do you have any natural influences? Your emotions, your soul, your past, your anger, your temper, your poverty, and your habits say, “Oh, that is just the way I am.” But when you know who you are in Christ, your spirit man rises up and says, “I have some new genes and I am going to wear my new genes!”

Confession: I am in Christ. I am redeemed. I am righteous. I am saved. I am triumphant. I am blessed. I am healed. I have a new champion bloodline! I have been born of God!

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GOD’S GENETIC ENGINEERING

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Your problem is in your genes. Mark Hankins

One of the things that determine what you are and your potential in life is genetic determinism. Genetic determinism simply means that your parents made you what you are. Your problem is in your genes.

However, if you have been born again, you have a whole new genetic structure. God has placed a new gene in you! Y ou have been regenerated. God connected your genetic structure to the Lord Jesus Christ. The same qualities He put in Christ, He put in you.

When you get born again, the devil has no evidence against you. He tries to bring his evidence before the throne of God and says, “I have this to prove that person did this and that.” God says, “Let’s check the DNA. No, that is not the same person. That person is dead and gone.” You are literally a brand-new creation in Christ Jesus!

Confession: I have been born again therefore I am a new creature in Christ Jesus. The old things in my life are passed away and everything has become new! The devil has no evidence against me. God has placed the same qualities in me as He placed in Christ!

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COMPLETE IN HIM

For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power. (Colossians 2:9-10)

In Christ, we have access to the understanding and insight of God.
Mark Hankins

The Holy Spirit gives you access to everything that is in Christ, and He will warn you about wrong relationships. Dad Hagin said, “Any person who shuts his spirit away and refuses to develop it will end up being a cripple in life and a victim of scheming and designing people.” God will put you in right relationships where people are not out to manipulate or hurt you. You are then in a double-win situation. They are in Christ and they say, “I am rooting for you to win because when you win, I win. I want you to win and have God’s plan and purpose for your life.”

God is in charge of everything, everywhere, and you are complete in Him. The Amplified Bible says in Philemon 6, “…EVERY GOOD [THING] that is ours in [our identification with] Christ Jesus….”Acknowledge and declare every good thing that is in Him because when you are in Him, every good thing is in you!

Confession: My identification is with Christ Jesus! I am righteous in Him! I am blessed in Him! I am forgiven in Him! I am redeemed in Him! I am complete in Him!

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IN-CHRISTED

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
(Ephesians 2:10)

You can never be more righteous than the day you confessed Jesus Christ as your Lord.
Mark Hankins

The moment you get born again, you are in Christ. You have been “in Christ-ed.” Whatever is in Him flows into you. You are literally put in union with Christ. How does that happen? Where does that happen? It happens through the miracle of the new birth of your spirit.

When you get born again, you have not been repaired or fixed somehow. God has not just changed you a little bit. You have not added going to church to your weekly schedule. In Christ, you are the workmanship or the handiwork of God, created in Christ. You cannot be defeated because God does not make failures.

Man’s condition in Adam before the death, burial and resurrection of Christ is found in Romans 3:10: “There is none righteous, no, not one.” This no longer applies to you once you are born again. You are not in Adam anymore; you are in Christ. Romans 3:24 says, “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”

Confession: I have been made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus! (2 Corinthians 5:21)

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A NEW CREATURE

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

You look a whole lot better in Christ than you do outside of Christ.
Mark Hankins

When you get born again, you become a brand-new creation in Christ Jesus. You are re-created. In the new birth you are not just a forgiven sinner, but a brand-new creation in several ways.

First, your spirit has been re-created with the very life and nature of God on the inside of you. Second, you are not a Jew, and you are not a Gentile. You are a new nationality, a new species of being. You are in Christ Jesus, so you are blessed with Abraham’s blessing. You are a new creation.

Look at 2 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore if any man BE in Christ, he is…” We often talk about what we are trying to be, needing to be, struggling to be, or going to someday be, but nobody ever told us what we “be.” We should be talking about who and what you are — every good thing that is in you now. This is something that is already yours the moment you are in Christ Jesus because of the grace of God.

Confession: I am a new creature in Christ! I am not trying to be — I AM NOW! Every good thing that is in Christ is now in me!

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