Remember its all about renewing your mind with the truth, as your mind tells you who you are and were you fit in the world. However it has wrong information since you were born-again, all it is telling you now is who you were and where you once fitted in this world. This is why we need to renew it with the word of God. The word has to become flesh (brain neuron pathways), think like Adam and you will remain in the flesh think like Christ and you will walk in the Spirit.
We need to know who we became when we got born again, we got given another’s life, His perfect life. We have His mind, nature, spirit etc…, these are literal not just positional as some would believe. Therefore now whatever is true of Christ is true of you. Remember in reading these confessions that God doesn’t save you by cleaning you up, He saved you by killing you with Christ and then raises you up with Christ. You don’t have an old life it was buried, get it out of your head, its the only place it exists. This all happened the moment you got born-again.
Gal 2:20 says I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I that live, but Christ living in me: and that life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith which is in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me.
This life that we ‘now live in the flesh’, we live according to where our beliefs are, not according to the new life within. Although you are seated in heavenly places in Christ, like Him, in Him, you will live your life in this world wherever your identity and beliefs are at. Believe you’re a struggling little human and you will live like one, its called walking in the flesh. Paul continually exhorts us to ‘put on’ and ‘take off’, its just an identity thing ‘putting on’ and ‘taking off’, live your true identity and you will become free.
When the heart believes unto righteousness confession is made unto salvation, (Rom 10:10) in other words when you believe you’re righteous because of what Jesus has done confession will bring it in to your world. In other words confessing the real truth, not apparent truth.
The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy (Rev 19:10) we rose with Him, He is our life, we have his testimony, when we speak it out we call those things that are not apparent as though they were.
When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory (Col 3:4) Christ is your life now, you better catch up, stop living that old mere human identity!
It is no longer I who lives but Christ (Gal 2:20) My brain just hasn’t caught up to the new reality. Its just a paradigm (world-view) shift.
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world. (1 John 4:17) Our love is made perfect because we realise what He has done for us; the greater you realise the perfection He has made you the more you love Him. Unless you know you are perfectly righteous right now, you’re lost in some foolish religious mankind struggle which is determined daily by your own righteousness and conscience. Psst…. you are righteous now, you will never ever be any more righteous than you are today, just stop drawing on the flesh for your righteousness, draw from your new life which is Christ within you. By saying you are unrighteous you are saying He is unrighteous, your only problem is your drawing your identity from the wrong source and its leaving you gasping for water.
For as He is so are we in this world, you are like Him now, identical, because you have His life. Don’t wait to get to heaven to find out you’re perfect, or you will keep yourself poor, blind, wretched and naked, live it now, so greater works you can do. It is not the goal to realise you are like Him, it is only the starting point, from there everything will change, your faith, your walk, the word. All the scriptures that say, In him or In Christ will have new meaning.
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But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord the Spirit (2 Cor 3:18) Who do you see when you look in a mirror? Yes you, when you look at Him and realise you have His life you get changed in your identity in to the same glory. Look at Him, know you are identical now (complete in Christ), confess the truth and you will be changed from glory to glory, (in the life you now live in this body of death Gal 2:20).
He that has the Son (born-again) has life; he that has not the Son of God (born-again) has not life (1 John 5:12) Your life has been taken out of your old, spirit, soul and body and put into Christ’s Spirit, soul and body, this is your new life, you are Christ now, change your identity and it will change the life you now live while on earth in the body of death, your new life needs a heart (desires store house) and a soul (thoughts storehouse) to run the life you now live (Gal 2:20). From day you are conceived (born-again) you have His life, and therefore everything it means to have His life.
Here are some confessions, lets really get into changing our paradigm with these, there not the standard confessions that people say, you will not be able to stay locked into the old paradigm, these will frighten those still stuck in the mud of the Adam paradigm. Come on dare to believe God’s word!
Because I have His life or rather He is my life, I have His testimony.
Because you are the righteousness of God, I am the righteousness of God, for I have your life. (2 Cor 5:21)
Because you are forgiven for all sin I am forgiven for all sin for I have your life (2 Cor 5:21)
Because you have eternal life I have eternal life because I have your life. (John 10:28)
Because you will judge angels, I will judge angels because I have your life. (1 Cor 6:3)
Because you have risen from the dead, I have risen from the dead because I have your life. (Col 2:12)
Because you are the image of the invisible God, I am the image of the invisible God, as I have your life. (Col 1:15)
Because if they had seen you they would have seen the father, if they see me they see the father because I have your life. (John 14:9)
Remember as you see Him as in a mirror it changes your encoding, brings the truth into reality of this world, until then you are prophesying things that are not yet manifest. The whole earth is crying out for the manifestation of the sons of God, they’re waiting for you not God, the world is only here for you, only made for you to have this lesson, this wrestle, overcome!
Because you are the light of the world, I am the light of the world, as I have your life (Matt 5:14)
Because in you there is no darkness, in me there is no darkness, because I have your life (James 1:17)
Because you will never come into judgement, I will never come into judgement because I have your life. (John 5:24)
Because you are He who lives, and was dead; and, behold, you’re alive for ever more, Amen; so I am he who lives and was dead and behold I am alive forever more, Amen, because I have your life (Rev 1:18,
Because your face shines like the sun in its strength, my face shines like the sun in its strength as I have your life. (Rev 1:16)
Because you can dwell in unapproachable light I can dwell in unapproachable light, because I have your life. (1 Tim 6:16)
I am a joint heir with Christ because I have His life (Rom 8:17)
Follow this line of confession and you will change your brains encoding from a mere man in your identity, to a son of God, remember only one man will be saved from this world and we are hidden in Him. We are His body and are to grow up into the head.
You don’t need to rigidly find a scripture to say a confession, you just need to know who He is, so you could say something like; There is absolutely no uncleanness in me, because He is my life and He has no uncleanness in Him, or I am not ashamed because you are not ashamed, or I am not a coward because you are not a coward, or I don’t have …. because you don’t have, or I have …… because you have etc, this will help you divide your old buried life that your brain thinks you are, from your new resurrected life within you, it separates the old from the new, to help you realise the old brain automatic pathways and memories are not you (was you), it will separate soul from spirit (Heb 4:12) and you will take the land step by step.
Knowing the truth will cause you to resist the devil where you might not have normally (because you thought it was you) and therefore he will flee from you, it causes you to bring every thought captive, to be set free by the truth, free to be the real you born of God.
All this confession is doing is retraining our mind to the new life within, its changing our identity centring us in the spirit and not in the flesh, centring us in Christ and not in Adam.
Christ who is your life…
If you took off your body what would you be like? Yes that is right like Him! So confess the truth as if you never had a body… or look at Christ Jesus and confess what you see, (2 Cor 3:18)
The other thing is don’t go just by what you see at the resurrection spiritually, deal to the physical realm also by remembering to have the testimony of Jesus (Rev 19:10)… this is where you are prophesying those things that are not as though they were, heaven moves on your prophecy because you are activating the keys to the kingdom of heaven, you are locking up and unlocking things. e.g. I am healed.
In a realm that controls this realm (spirit) you are placing an instruction, like code in software and God moves on it to make it so, ‘whatever you bind’ just believe and it will come to pass, it might not be today or even this month but only believe. He is the author and finisher of your faith, shaping it, challenging it, He is wanting you to step out and speak to some mountains, Yes you! Remember God only wants three things from this world, our faith, our hope and our free will love, stop waiting on God, He’s waiting on you.
So confess, proclaim, if its from your head its ok for a while but the calculating has to stop and the believing has to take over, its when the heart believes, and all issue flows from the heart. (Rom 10:10) Get to the place that you know and when you know, speak it and it will shift things to come in line with Gods word.