[This message has been preached on Sunday morning and also appears in a similar form as a “discussion” topic in Pastor Steve’s healing book.]
Let’s look at who the Bible says you are and what the Bible says you have because you are in Christ. All the things you are about to hear are yours today as a Christian. You do not have to pray for anything on this list! Instead, just walk in the reality of it. To pray for something that is already yours is a waste of your time. Many times, instead of praying, we should simply be acting on the Word. Act like what it says about you is true – because it is! There are some thoughts stated more than once where the Bible states them more than once. This is not to be considered a comprehensive list, but it’s a good start!
You have eternal life (1 John 5:11-13). You shall not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16). You have everlasting life (John 3:36). You shall never see death (John 8:51). You will never die (John 11:26). [These speak of spiritual death.]
You are redeemed with the precious blood of Christ (1 Peter 1:19-20). You are justified freely by God's grace by the redemption that is in Christ Jesus (Romans 3:24). You are justified by Jesus' blood and saved from wrath through him (Romans 5:9). Jesus has delivered you from the wrath to come (1 Thess 1:10). You are reconciled to God by the death of his Son (Romans 5:10). You have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ because you are justified by faith (Romans 5:1). You have been reconciled in the body of Christ's flesh through death so that you could now be presented holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight (Col 1:22). You are reconciled to God (Eph 2:16). You have redemption through Jesus' blood, the forgiveness of sins (Eph 1:7). You are forgiven for all your sins (Eph 4:32, Col 1:14, Col 2:13, 1 John 2:12). You were purged from your old sins (2 Peter 1:9). God forgets your sins (Heb 8:12, Heb 10:17).
You are the righteousness of God in Christ (2 Cor 5:21). You are righteousness, you are light, you are Christ [to the world by being part of his body], and you are the temple of God (2 Cor 6:14-16). There is no condemnation for you (Romans 8:1). The righteousness of the law is fulfilled in you (Romans 8:4).
You have been created after God in righteousness and true holiness (Eph 4:24). You are a new creation in Christ; the old has passed away and all things have become new (2 Cor 5:17). You are born of God (1 John 5:1).
Your old man is crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth you should not serve sin (Romans 6:6). You are freed from sin (Romans 6:7). You are dead to sin and alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:11). You are under grace, and sin has no dominion over you (Romans 6:14). You are dead to sins (1 Peter 2:24). You are made free from sin, and have become the servant of righteousness (Romans 6:18). You are dead to the law by the body of Christ (Romans 7:4), and delivered from the law (Romans 7:6). You have eternal redemption by the blood of Christ (Heb 9:12). You were baptized into Christ's death, so that as he was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, you should walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4).
You are more than a conqueror through him who loved you (Romans 8:37). You have received abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness, so you shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17). You are a king and a priest unto God (Rev 1:6), a king and a priest on the earth (Rev 5:10). All things are under your feet (since the Church is Christ's body and thus his feet on the earth) (Eph 1:22). God gives you the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Cor 15:57) and always makes you triumph in Christ (2 Cor 2:14). You are part of a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation (1 Peter 2:9). The Lord will deliver you from every evil work, and will preserve you unto his heavenly kingdom (2 Tim 4:18). You have overcome the world (1 John 5:4-5). You are quickened together with Christ (Eph 2:1, Eph 2:5) and have been raised up to sit with Christ in heavenly places (Eph 2:6).
You are delivered from this present evil world (Gal 1:4). You have been delivered from the power of darkness and have been transferred into the kingdom of God's dear Son (Col 1:13). You have the right to use the name of Jesus to make the knee bow of everything that is named (Phil 2:9-11). You have overcome the wicked one (1 John 2:13-14). You have already overcome antichrist spirits (1 John 4:4). The Lord will establish you and keep you from evil (2 Thess 3:3).
God freely gives you all things (Romans 8:32). You have received the Spirit of God so that you might know the things that are freely given to you by God (1 Cor 2:12). God gives you all things richly to enjoy (1 Tim 6:17). There are many good things in you in Christ Jesus that you should acknowledge (Philemon 6). All things are yours (1 Cor 3:21-22). God's divine power has given you all things that pertain to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). God has already blessed you with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ (Eph 1:3). You shall never hunger or thirst (John 6:35). You are complete in Christ (Col 2:10).
Christ has received you to the glory of God (Romans 15:7). You are accepted in the beloved (Eph 1:6).
You have boldness and access with confidence through the faith of Christ Jesus our Lord (Eph 3:12). You have access by faith into this grace (Romans 5:2). You have boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus (Heb 10:19). You can draw nigh unto God (Heb 7:19, James 4:8). You can come boldly to the throne of grace, obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need (Heb 4:16). You are made nigh by the blood of Christ (Eph 2:13). You have access through Jesus Christ by one Spirit to the Father (Eph 2:18). You have been brought to God by Christ (1 Peter 3:18).
You have received a gift to minister to others (1 Peter 4:10). The manifestation of the Spirit is given to you for the benefit of others (1 Cor 12:7). You have been given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ (Eph 4:7). You have gifts which differ from those of others by God's grace (Romans 12:6). You are God's workmanship, and God has already pre-ordained good works for you to walk in (Eph 2:10). You have been set in the body as it pleased God (1 Cor 12:18). God works in you to will and to do his good pleasure (Phil 2:13). Your sufficiency is of God, who has made you an able minister of the new testament (2 Cor 3:5-6). Rivers of living water flow out of you when you minister to others (John 7:38).
You have the love of God shed abroad in your heart by the Holy Ghost (Romans 5:5). You are taught of God to love others (1 Thess 3:9).
You are no longer a debtor to the flesh to obey it (Romans 8:12). You have crucified the flesh with its affections and lusts (Gal 5:24). You have put off the old man with his deeds (Col 3:9). You have escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust (2 Peter 1:4).
You are a child of Abraham (Gal 3:7), blessed with Abraham (Gal 3:9), a partaker of the blessing of Abraham (Gal 3:14), and Abraham's seed according to the promise (Gal 3:29). You are an heir of God through Christ (Gal 4:7). You are an heir (Titus 3:7), an heir of salvation (Heb 1:14). You are a joint-heir with Christ (Romans 8:17). In Christ you have obtained an inheritance (Eph 1:11). You are called to inherit a blessing (1 Peter 3:9). You are a fellowheir with the Jews (Eph 3:6). You are worthy to partake of the inheritance of the saints in light (Col 1:12).
God works in you mightily (Col 1:29). The Word of God works effectually in you (1 Thess 2:13). He who began a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ (Phil 1:6).
God the Father is in you (Eph 4:6). God dwells in you (1 John 4:15). Your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost that is in you (1 Cor 6:19).
You [together with the Church] are the temple of God and the Spirit of God dwells in you (1 Cor 3:16). Your body is a member of Christ (1 Cor 6:15). You are God's house (Heb 3:6).
You are a child of God (Romans 8:16, John 1:12). God is your Father and you are his child (2 Cor 6:18). You are joined to the Lord and one spirit with him (1 Cor 6:17).
Christ is establishing you and God has anointed you (2 Cor 1:21). You have an anointing from the Holy One and you know all things (1 John 2:20). The anointing that you have received of him abides in you (1 John 2:27).
Jesus has given you his glory (John 17:22). You are brought into glory (Heb 2:10). You are changed into the image of the glory of the Lord, from glory to glory, by the Holy Spirit (2 Cor 3:18). You are called, justified and glorified (Romans 8:30). You are called to God's kingdom and glory (1 Thess 2:12). You are called by the gospel to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Thess 2:14). Christ in you is the hope of glory (Col 1:27).
You have glorious liberty (Romans 8:21). You are free with Christ's liberty (Gal 5:1, Gal 5:13).
You are sanctified (1 Cor 1:2). You are sanctified once and for all (Heb 10:10). You are washed, sanctified, and justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God (1 Cor 6:11). Christ Jesus has been made unto you wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption (1 Cor 1:30).
You are comforted by God in all your tribulation (2 Cor 1:4). God comforts you when you are cast down (2 Cor 7:6).
The world is crucified to you, and you to the world, in the cross of your Lord Jesus Christ (Gal 6:14). You are crucified with Christ: nevertheless you live; yet not you, but Christ lives in you (Gal 2:20). You are buried with him in baptism and risen with him (Col 2:12, Col 3:1). You are dead and your life is hid with Christ in God (Col 3:3). You are not of the world (John 17:16).
You have a High Priest -- Jesus (Heb 10:21). Jesus lives to make intercession for you and is able to save you to the uttermost (Heb 7:25). Jesus is the author and the finisher of your faith (Heb 12:2).
The Spirit is poured out abundantly on you through Jesus Christ your Savior (Titus 3:5-6). You are in the Spirit (Romans 8:9). You have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby you cry Abba [Daddy], Father (Romans 8:15). You are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise unto the day of redemption (Eph 1:13, Eph 4:30). You have been made to drink into one Spirit (1 Cor 12:13). The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made you free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2). The Comforter shall abide with you forever (John 14:16). The Spirit of truth is in you (John 14:17). The Holy Ghost teaches you all things (John 14:26). He brings Jesus' words to your remembrance (John 14:26). He testifies of Jesus (John 15:26). The Spirit guides you into all truth (John 16:13) and shows you things to come (John 16:13). He will show you the things of Jesus (John 16:14-15).
You have not been given the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Tim 1:7). You are delivered from the bondage of the fear of death (Heb 2:15).
God will never leave you nor forsake you (Heb 13:5). The Lord is your helper, and you will not fear what man shall do unto you (Heb 13:6).
You have the measure of faith (Romans 12:3).
You shall not be ashamed because you believe in Jesus (Romans 9:33, Romans 10:11). You shall not be confounded (1 Peter 2:6).
You, along with the rest of the Church, are being framed together into God's holy temple, a habitation of God through the Spirit (Eph 2:20-21). The Lord nourishes you, and you are a member of his flesh and of his bones (Eph 5:30). You have been baptized into one body (1 Cor 12:13) and are a member of the body of Christ (1 Cor 12:27). You, with the rest of the Body, increase with the increase of God (Col 2:19). You are in the household of God and are a fellow-citizen with all other saints (Eph 2:19). You are built up as a lively stone in a spiritual house in a holy priesthood (1 Peter 2:5). You and fellow believers are members one of another in the body of Christ (Romans 12:5). You are God's husbandry [farm] and God's building (1 Cor 3:9).
You are baptized into Christ and have put on Christ (Gal 3:27). You are one with Christ (Heb 2:11). As God is, so are you in this world (1 John 4:17). You are in Christ and he is in you (John 14:20).
Jesus became poor so that you through his poverty might become rich (2 Cor 8:9). God supplies all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Phil 4:19).
God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that you ask or think according to the power that works in you (Eph 3:20). God's power to you who believes is exceedingly great (Eph 1:19). You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Phil 4:13).
You have a better covenant, established upon better promises than the Old Covenant (Heb 8:6). God puts his laws in your mind and writes them on your heart (Heb 8:10), and puts his laws into your heart and writes them in your mind (Heb 10:16).
God has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9). You are a child of the light (1 Thess 5:5). You are light in the Lord (Eph 5:8). You shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life (John 8:12). Jesus is your light, and you shall not abide in darkness (John 12:46). You hear and know Jesus' voice, and you follow him (John 10:27).
You are the Lord's freeman and Christ's servant (1 Cor 7:22). You are free indeed (John 8:36).
Jesus and his Father love you and will manifest themselves to you by living in you (John 14:21-23).
Jesus Christ is your peace (Eph 2:14). Jesus gives you peace that the world cannot give (John 14:27). He made peace through the blood of his cross (Col 1:20).
You can do the works that Jesus did and greater (John 14:12). You can ask anything in Jesus' name and he will do it (John 14:14). Jesus has chosen you to bear lasting fruit, that whatever you ask the Father in his name, the Father will give you (John 14:16). Whatever you ask the Father in his name, the Father will give you (John 16:23). You can speak to physical circumstances and they must obey you (Mark 11:23).
Jesus is preparing a place for you (John 14:2).
You have the mind of Christ (1 Cor 2:16).
All the promises of God are yea and Amen in Christ by you (2 Cor 1:20).
God makes manifest the odor of his knowledge by you (2 Cor 2:14).
You have God's treasure in an earthen vessel (2 Cor 4:7).
You are dead to the law, that you might live unto God (Gal 2:19).
You are "the circumcision" (a true Jew) (Phil 3:3).
You are renewed in knowledge after the image of him who created you (Col 3:10).
God preserves your spirit, soul and body blameless until the coming of Christ (1 Thess 5:23).
The angels are sent forth to minister for you (Heb 1:14).
You have obtained mercy (1 Peter 2:10).
God cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). The Father himself loves you (John 16:27).
You have fellowship with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ (1 John 1:3) and with the Holy Spirit (2 Cor 13:14).
Jesus himself took your infirmities and bore your sicknesses (Matthew 8:17). The Spirit quickens (imparts God’s life to) your mortal body (Romans 8:11). You are redeemed from the curse for breaking the law, which includes every sickness there is (Gal 3:13). You were healed by Jesus' stripes (1 Peter 2:24). Your body and spirit are bought at a price and are God's (1 Cor 6:20, 1 Cor 7:23). God wants you to prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers (3 John 2).
Wow! If you ever feel like you have nothing to thank and praise God about, you can always start with this list! Everything you just heard is already yours as part of the package – just because you received Jesus! Praise God!