In Romans 8, there are eight powerful statements of true identity in Christ. As I read through the chapter again this morning, remembering the cross and the empty tomb, I’m declaring them over my life.
In Jesus I have no condemnation (Rom. 8:1). Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
In Jesus I have been made free from the law of sin and death (Rom. 8:2).
In Jesus I live by the law of the Spirit of life (Rom. 8:2). For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
In Jesus I am a child of God (Rom. 8:16). The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God,
In Jesus I am a joint-heir with Christ (Rom. 8:17). And if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.
In Jesus I freely receive all things from God (Rom. 8:32). He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
In Jesus I am more than a conqueror (Rom. 8:37). But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.
In Jesus nothing can separate me from the love of God (Rom. 8:38-39). For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Today Lord, I’m going to focus on what you say about me and not on how I feel about myself! Your word is truth, and the truth sets me free from any other way of thinking.