You Have What the Word Says You Have

  • John 10:10 I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
  • 2 Timothy 1:7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
  • Ephesians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
  • 1 Corinthians 1:5 For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge…

As a born-again believer, you need to understand what you have received in Christ. Jesus came so that you may have an abundant life. You have a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline (2 Timothy 1:7). You have every spiritual blessing in Christ (Ephesians 1:3). You have been enriched in every way (1 Corinthians 1:5). You have His armor but you need to put it on to be of any use (Ephesians 6:10-18). You have power and authority (Luke 9:1) but you are asked to use it (Matthew 10:8). The Word says that Jesus has given you authority over all the power of the enemy and that nothing will harm you (Luke 10:19). You have eternal life in Christ Jesus (Romans 6:23). You have His grace (1 Corinthians 1:4). You have the peace of Jesus (John 14:27). You have freedom (John 8:36). You have understanding to know Him (1 John 5:20). You have the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:5). You have access to the throne (Ephesians 3:12). You can ask and receive, seek and find, knock and the door will be opened (Matthew 7:7-11). You have God’s love (Romans 5:5). You have been filled with the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). You have the power to choose between life and death (Deuteronomy 30:19). You have escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires (2 Peter 1:4). All you could possibly need is available to you.

How to know what the Word says you have:
  1. The Word reveals what you have received in Christ, therefore, read your bible daily to learn what promises, rights and privileges are yours as a child of God.
  2. Meditate on verses to get revelation of what belongs to you. Don’t leave it as head knowledge. Ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten you about God’s promises and to teach you to appropriate them. Obey His leading.
  3. Surrender and submit to God. Spend time with Him in prayer and conversation. Ask Him what you’d like to know about your rights, privileges and His promises to you and then listen. The Word says that His sheep hear His voice (John 10:4, 27).
  4. Ask the Holy Spirit as the Word says that He will teach you all things (John 14:26).
  5. Sometimes we wait for a crisis or difficult circumstance to discover what we are entitled to, what we have in Christ. When this happens, look up scriptures concerning your specific situation and believe what it says. Declare God’s promises and provisions over your life and stand in faith.
  6. Spend time praying in the Spirit.

Call to action:
Think of a real need you have and get scriptures confirming that God will meet this need. Claim it as yours in the Name of Jesus and stand until you receive it. Pray as Mark 11:24 suggests: “whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”   After you’ve prayed in faith, give thanks to God and praise Him.