The Reality of Sonship (mini-book)

The Reality of Sonship

A compilation of Bible verses on the topic of who you are in Christ. These verses are put into first person for the purpose of renewing your mind (Rom.12:1, 2) and speaking out loud who you really are. How to Use This Book 1. Read it daily. 2. Speak it at all times to your mind and soul and body and circumstances. 3. Use this meditation method: Sit or lie quietly; speak aloud the Word; speak the Word inside your mind several times. Repeat – Repeat – Repeat. Our Father God has bestowed an unfathomable quality of love upon us by calling us and considering us SONS. We are not recognized by the world as God’s SONS because the world does not know God. We are truly, right now, the SONS of God!!! It is not clear what we will be like when Jesus comes, but we are sure, that when He comes, WE WILL BE LIKE HIM, because we will see Him in all that He really is. This hope causes us to purify ourselves, to become more like Jesus, in all His purity. Yes Father, I agree with what you say about me. Who I am, what I am, and what I can do -IN YOU! So be it. God, the creator was not recognized or accepted by the world when He came to the earth in the person of Jesus Christ, not even by His own people, Israel. But to those who did receive Him, those who believed, He gave the precious privilege to become HIS OWN SONS!!!

This new life, this new birth, was not due to any will, ability or act of man, but due to the will and life of God. We are recipients of the precious gift of SONSHIP by His will. All Scripture References are from the King James Version of the Bible

CONSIDER: Jesus was our substitute, acting in our place, so that we were accredited with what He did. Romans 5:8 II Corinthians 5:14 II Corinthians 5:19

CONSIDER: Jesus became exactly what we were in spirit, so that God viewed Him as being us. We were identified with Him. II Corinthians 5:21 Isaiah 53:9 Matthew 27:46

I DIED WITH CHRIST Galatians 2:20 I was crucified with Christ. My old self was crucified with Him. Christ took my old self to the cross with Him and I died there with Him. The cross was God’s way of doing away with the old “me”. I was crucified with Him, nevertheless I live; yet not the old “me‚Äù, but Christ lives in me. I live by faith in the Son of God. I walk by faith, not by sight. I govern my life by faith in the Word of God and who He says I am and what He says I have in Christ. Galatians 6:14 I was crucified with Christ. By His cross I have been crucified to the world and the world has been crucified to me. I am in the world but not of the world. The world holds no delusions and holds no sway over me. (The cross with its shame and reproach  meant absolute separation from the world-its and deceitfulness.) I have been crucified to the world with Christ. Romans 6:6 My old self was crucified with Christ. My old being was crucified with Him. My old nature was crucified with Him. The old person I used to be was nailed to the cross with Him. I am a new self, a new being, and a new creation. My sinful nature has been wiped out. I am no longer addicted to sin. My body is no longer an instrument of sin. My body has been made impotent and inactive for evil. I am no longer a slave of sin. Sin’s tyranny over me has been broken. My old self, my old being, my old nature was crucified with Christ. I know and recognize the fact that my old self was crucified with Christ. The old (your name) was crucified with Christ.

I DIED WITH CHRIST Romans 6:8 My old self died with Him. I shared in His. His was my. My old nature died with Him. I died with Him to the world, to sin and to sickness. I now share His life. I died with Christ. Colossians 2:20 I have died with Christ. I died with Him to the world’s way of looking at things. I have parted company with worldly principles. I am no longer ted by the world. I am no longer under the world’s control. I died with Christ. I died with Him to the curse of the law He bore for me. I died to sin, sickness and poverty. Colossians 3:3 I have died and my life is now hid with Christ in God. I died with Christ to this world and the things of this world. My desire for this world died with Christ. My real life, my true self, is hid with Christ in God. I have entered with Christ into the secret life of God. My new self is hidden from human sight in union with Christ, in the being of God. Romans 6:10, 11  I died to everything that Christ died to. Just as Christ died and passed once for all out of the sphere of sin, in the same manner I consider myself to be to sin. I regard myself, I count myself, I think of myself, I see myself as actually dead to the power of sin. Since Jesus died to sickness as well as sin, and I died with Him, I also died to sickness. I died with Him. I died to sin, the world and sickness. I am alive to God. I have the life of God in me. My life is absorbed into the life of Jesus. I am fully alive to serve God in union with Christ. I am alive to righteousness; I am alive to health.

I WAS BURIED WITH CHRIST

Romans 6:4, 5 The person I used to be has been entombed with Christ. My diseases and s were sealed away in the tomb with Him. Just as He was raised by the Father’s glorious power, I too, walk in possession of His wonderful new life. That life is in me and controls me. I live and move in a new sphere; that of life. His own resurrection life is in me. The life that enabled Him to conquer hell and Satan is in me. I am free from all He became and bore for me, including sin, sickness, and poverty. I have become part of Him, having died with Him, and having been buried with Him. I now share His new resurrection life, having also been raised with Him.

Colossians 2:12 Water baptism represented my identification in His burial and resurrection. I was buried with Him; I was raised with Him. My past was buried with Him. My diseases were buried with Him. My failures and s were buried with Him. I now have new victorious risen life in me. I am partner in the power and life of His resurrection.

I WAS MADE ALIVE WITH CHRIST Colossians 2:13 I was made alive with Christ. The Father made us alive together; He co-quickened us. His resurrection life is now in me. God quickened me with the same new life with which He raised Jesus. My spirit is full of His life. Ephesians 2:5 God gave life to me in giving life to Christ because I was identified with Him. God saw me. God saw me buried. He saw me made alive. I was made alive with Christ. That same new life has now been breathed into me, into my spirit. He gave me the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him. The same life that made Jesus the master of hell’s dark forces is in me

I CONQUERED WITH HIM Colossians 2:15 His victory is my victory, for I was identified with Him. He conquered principalities and powers for me. He triumphed over them for me. His triumph was my triumph. I share in His victory. Satan is a defeated foe as far as I am concerned. Christ’s conquest was my conquest. Satan’s dominion over me has come to an end. Hebrews 2:14 Satan has been rendered powerless toward me by Christ’s victory. He has been dethroned, defeated, put to naught, made of no effect, overthrown, neutralized, paralyzed, crushed and put out of commission as far as I am concerned. I conquered with Christ. His victory was my victory because I was made alive and raised with Him.

I WAS RAISED WITH HIM Colossians 3:1 I have been raised with Christ to enjoy the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of the Father. The rich eternal treasures of that heavenly sphere are mine to grasp and

enjoy. All the things of God in Christ are mine. I was raised with Christ. I shared in His glorious resurrection. Ephesians 1:19-21 The same power that raised Christ from the dead is at work in me. His resurrection power is overwhelmingly great, unlimited, immeasurable, infinite, resistless, stupendous, and tremendously mighty. His resurrection power is at work in me because I was raised with Christ. I share the benefits of His resurrection. I was raised with Christ. I WAS SEATED WITH CHRIST Ephesians 2:6 I was raised with Christ. The same mighty power that raised Him up victorious over all man’s enemies also raised me up. I am seated with Him, enthroned with Him in the heavenly realm. I share the authority of His throne. I rule with Him over sin, poverty, sickness, demons and circumstances. All that is under His feet is under my feet because I have been seated with Him. All principalities, powers and demonic forces are under my feet (Ephesians 1:19-21). Sickness and poverty are under my feet. Satan is under my feet. I have authority to tread on serpents and scorpions. I have authority over all the power the enemy possesses. ETERNAL LIFE: The reason for Jesus’ coming and the primary plan for eternal life John 10:10 & I John 1:1, 2 I John 4:9 & John 6:33 Life has been manifested in Jesus. He is the life-giver. The reason the Father sent the Son was to give me life. The reason Jesus came down from heaven was to give me life -the God kind of life, eternal life. I have that life in me. Romans 5:18 & Romans 5:21 Adam’s sin brought spiritual to the world, but Christ’s righteousness has opened the door to eternal life. God’s main purpose in Christ was to make me righteous and give me life.

Christ’s redemptive act set me free and gave me life. I have been set right with God; eternal life has been imparted to my spirit. The eternal life of God is mine now in Jesus Christ. John 3:14-16 & I Thessalonians 5:10 & John 6:51 The reason Jesus shed His and died for me was to give me life. He paid the penalty of my sin. I am now made righteous and have life. The Father sent me life from heaven. I have that life in me now. I have the God kind of life, heaven’s kind of life in my spirit.

ETERNAL LIFE IS THE LIFE AND NATURE OF GOD John 1:4 & John 5:26 God is a Spirit. Inside of Him there is life. It is spiritual life, eternal life. Jesus had that same kind of life in Him. I am a spirit. I have received that same kind of life in me. My spirit has been born of God and now has the life of God in it. I have the same kind of life in me that exists in the eternal, self-existent “I AM”. Ephesians 4:17, 18 & II Peter 1:4 Eternal life is the life of God; it is the divine nature. I have the life, the nature of God in me. I am a partaker of the divine nature. I have escaped the spiritual that is in the world through sin. I have God’s own life in me. I have come to share in His very being because I have His life in me. I HAVE ETERNAL LIFE IN MY SPIRIT John 3:3-6 My spirit is the real “me” that lives inside my body. Jesus called the spirit a “man”. I am a spirit. My spirit has been born of God. My spirit has been re-fathered by God. My spirit has been born anew, born from above. The life of God above has been imparted to my spirit. I have been born from above, born of God, with the life and nature of God in my spirit. My spirit is alive with the life and nature of God. I am in the Father’s family.

Hebrews 12:9 God is the Father of my spirit. My spirit has been re-fathered. The life that is in the Father has been imparted to my spirit. I have His life in me. He is my Father, my very own Father, and I am His very own son. I have His nature in me. I Peter 1:23 The new birth was a rebirth of my spirit. The life of God has been imparted to my spirit by the Word of God. God’s Word is full of God’s life. God’s Word has deposited God’s life into me. My spirit has been re-fathered, begotten of God, through the Word of God which contains the life of God. My spirit has the life and nature of God. I have been regenerated, born anew in my spirit from the incorruptible Word of Life. I am a son of God now. God has given me His own indestructible heredity. I have been re-fathered by the immortal Word of the Living God. Ephesians 2:1 & John 5:24 I was in trespasses and sins. Death possessed my spirit, but God has made me alive. My spirit has already passed from to life. My spirit now possesses eternal life. My spirit is now enjoying eternal life. I have crossed the boundary from to life. I have been translated from the region of to the life region. Romans 8:2 & Romans 8:10 My spirit is full of life. My spirit is now enjoying life. The life of God, the life of heaven above, the life that is in Jesus Christ, is now in me. That life has freed me from sin. The old nature went out; the new nature came in and set me free. The old law, the old principle, the old condition, the old nature of sin and has been displaced in me by Jesus Christ. God’s righteousness, God’s life has actually been imparted to my spirit. The life of God has been breathed into me, and I am a new being.

HOW ETERNAL LIFE WAS PROVIDED II Timothy 1:10 & Hebrews 2:9

Jesus abolished spiritual, my old nature, by tasting that for me in His own spirit. He wiped out my old nature. I now have His life in me. I have passed from to life. Acts 2:24 & Acts 2:27 and 28 Jesus died in spirit as my substitute. After He had satisfied the claims of justice against my sin, He was made alive again in spirit. My old nature, spiritual, was wiped out and I was given life in Christ. God gave me life in the person of Christ. Jesus won life for me by taking my and paying the penalty for my sin. I have that life in me now. I Peter 3:18; Colossians 1:18; Revelation 1:5 & Acts 13:32-34 Jesus was made alive in spirit before He was raised again physically. God endowed Him with life in His spirit. Jesus was the first to be born again to life. He tasted for me. He was made alive again for me. He acted for me; He stood for me; He represented me. God set eternal life to the credit of my account when He imparted it to His Son. It was as though I were made alive. He bore my old nature, spiritual. He suffered the penalty for my sin to satisfy the claims of justice so I could be made righteous and receive eternal life. He obtained life for me and the same life that was imparted to Him now dwells in me. Colossians 2:15 & Revelation 1:18 Romans 8:37-39 That same life that made Christ the conqueror of hell and demons is in me. I am a partaker of His risen, victorious life. I have come through a process of persuasion to the settled conclusion that nothing can defeat me. I am absolutely convinced that no depth, no height, no devil, no circumstance can conquer me. I am more than a conqueror. I win overwhelming victory. I am constantly more than victorious because the same life that made Jesus triumphant over hell is in me. Overwhelming victory is mine through Him and His life in me. Ephesians 2:5 & Colossians 2:13 God made Jesus and me alive together. I was identified with Him in His quickening and triumph. I conquered with Him

when He dethroned Satan. My spirit is full of the same life that enabled Jesus to master hell. God has breathed the same new life into me as into Christ. My spirit is enraptured with that new life. I am sharing with Christ the same new life that raised Him from the dead. His victorious, risen, triumphant life is in me. Romans 6:4 I was buried with Christ and just as He was raised by the glory of the Father, I am now in possession of His life. I live, move and regulate my conduct by this new nature, this new life within me. Christ’s resurrection life is in me. I have been given His wonderful new life to enjoy. I am in possession of pure life. That life dominates me from within. Romans 6:5 I am united with Christ in His resurrection. I share a resurrection life like His; His new life. I have become a part of Him, having died with Him. I share in one nature with Him by participation in His and resurrection. His resurrection released the new life that now dwells in me. I am planted with Him in the garden of His risen life which causes me to bear much fruit. Romans 6:8 I, my old spiritual self, died with Christ and now share His new life in my new spiritual self. I have come alive with the new life He received when He was made alive in spirit. I share Christ’s resurrection life. The life that made Him master of hell is mine. Romans 6:10 and 11 By dying with Christ, I passed out of the dominion of sin, sickness and Satan. I died to all He died to and am alive to all He is alive to because I have His life in me. I am alive to God and to all that God is and has. My life is absorbed into the life of Christ. Christ’s risen life, with which He conquered sin, sickness, Satan, and death, is in me. ETERNAL LIFE SATISFIES MY SPIRIT HUNGER John 4:14

I have a well full of eternal life springing up inside me. This well is watering me with eternal life. The life of heaven is springing up inside my spirit, refreshing my being. It quenches my spirit’s thirst for reality. It satisfies my inner longings because it is the life of God Himself. All that is in God is in His life. I am satisfied by God Himself. My interior is filled and running over with the life of God. John 6:35 Jesus my Lord is the life-giving bread. I have Him; I have life. That life satisfies my spirit hunger. It thrills and fills me from the depths of my being. I have a continual supply of that life flowing into my spirit from heaven, bringing me heaven’s blessings, heaven’s joys and heaven’s contentment. It supersaturates my whole being with God Himself. John 7:38 Streams of life-giving water flow out of me, out of my interior. From the depths of my being flow living waters. Floods of lifegiving water gush from within me; pour out of my heart, giving life to my whole being and affecting those around me. Out of my belly flow streams of life.

Revelation 21:6 Revelation 22:1 Revelation 22:17 I can drink my fill of the water of life freely. I drink deeply into my own spirit the water that flows from the throne. Water that is clear, pure, and brilliant as crystal. That life pours into me, bringing heaven’s reality. It energizes me, it radiates out from me. The life of heaven keeps flowing into me, bringing heaven’s blessing, heaven’s joy and heaven’s contentment. I am fully satisfied by that life flowing into me. I am a channel of heaven’s blessing.

RECEIVING ETERNAL LIFE FREED ME FROM SATAN’S DOMINION I John 3:14, 15 & Hebrews 2:14 I know I have passed from to life. I have made the transfer from death to life. I have been translated out of death into life. I have passed from death into life; I have passed out of Satan’s dominion. Since I have passed from into life, I have passed out of his dominion. He rules in the sphere of death. I have passed from death to life. Therefore I have passed out of his authority. Satan has been rendered powerless in my life. He has been brought to nothing; robbed of his power. I have been released from his authority by receiving eternal life. Acts 3:15 Jesus is the Lord of Life. He is Lord over all who have received eternal life. I have passed from to life. I have passed from the realm where Satan is Lord into the realm where Jesus is Lord. I have been transformed. I have been translated from death to life. I am free from Satan’s dominion. Spiritual death put me under Satan’s dominion. Eternal life freed me from it. I have left death’s realm and been transferred to the life realm where Jesus is Lord. Colossians 1:13, 14 I have been rescued from the authority of darkness and transferred to the kingdom of the Son. I have passed out of Satan’s dominion. I have been transplanted into the realm of the Son. I am free from the dominance exercised by the powers of spiritual darkness. When I received eternal life, I passed out of Satan’s jurisdiction and into the new world of the Son of God. In Him I have redemption; I have deliverance. I possess the ransom that releases me from captivity. I am just as free from Satan’s dominion as the Israelites were free from Pharaoh‚Äôs dominion after they had crossed the Red Sea. Satan has lost his dominion over me, my mind, my body, my finances and all I have. Romans 5:17

I am a king in the new life of Christ. I reign as a king in the realm of life. Spiritual death made me a subject of Satan. Eternal life in my spirit has freed me from his jurisdiction and put me in dominion. Eternal life makes me super; makes me a king. I reign over Satan. I reign over sickness. I reign over sin, poverty and circumstances. I reign triumphantly in life through Jesus Christ. ETERNAL LIFE PUTS ME IN UNION WITH CHRIST I John 5:11-13 God has given me eternal life. He has imparted it to my spirit. I have the same life in me that exists in the Son. I have life. I recognize, I am sure, and am aware that I possess eternal life in my inner being. God has given me life; the same life that dwells in the Son. I have that life in my spirit. I am a possessor of eternal life. John 6:53-57 I have eaten His flesh. I have drunk His blood. He died for me. I now have life in me. I already possess eternal life. I am enjoying that life inside of me. I have eaten His flesh and have drank His blood. I am in union with Him and He with me. Eternal life puts me in union with Him. The same life that is in Him is now in me. That life makes us one. Just as Jesus drew life from the Father through union with Him, I draw life from Jesus through union with Him in my spirit. My spirit is drawing life from Christ. My spirit is in union with Him. John 14:19 and 20 Because He has life, I too have life. He has life within Himself. I have that same life within me. Jesus and I share a common life. I know I am united with Him and He is united with me. We are one. He is a spirit; He has life. I am a spirit; I have life also. I am in union with Him and He is in union with me. John 15:4 and 5 I have the very life of Christ Himself. Jesus and I share a common life. I am in union with Him. I have come into organic union with the Son of God, just as the branch is in union with

the vine. He is the vine; I am the branch. His life flows into me, thrilling every part of my being. Just as the life of a vine flows through a branch, His life, the life of God, the Divine Nature, flows into me and through me. I get my life from Him. I am sharing His life. That life causes me to be fruitful. It causes Christ to grow in me. Christ is growing in me. Jesus and I have grown together. All that is in a vine flows through the branches. All that is in Him flows into me. His life is full of all that He is. All that is in Him is in me. I am full of everything the vine contains. Christ is in me. I am in union with the fullness of the Godhead. I am in union with the One who has all wisdom and knowledge. I am in union with the Creator and Sustainer of the universe! I am in union with the Supreme Head of all principality and power. I am in union with Christ. THE LIFE OF GOD IN ME ENLIGHTENS MY INTELLECT AND ENHANCES MY PERSONALITY John 1:4 & John 8:12 The life of God gives off light. That life is in my spirit giving off light to my intellect. My mind is not bound in the darkness of sense knowledge, but has light permeating it from my spirit. My mind is being spirit taught and spirit directed. My mind is being spirit ted. The life of God in me is bathing my mind with light. I do not walk in mental darkness. My mind and personality are being liberated from within by the life of God in my spirit. That life, Christ’s life, causes my soul to blossom with Christ’s wholeness and personality. Christ’s wholeness and personality are forming in me by His life rising up inside me. His wisdom is in me because His life is in me. The understanding of Jesus Christ is gaining ascendancy in me. The personality of Jesus is forming in me. Eternal life enlightens my intellect and enhances my personality. I do not walk in darkness, but I have the wisdom of Jesus Christ to direct my affairs. THE LIFE OF GOD IN ME REPELS SIN, SICKNESS AND SATAN I John 3:9 I have God’s very nature in me. That divine life has come into me and controls me. I carry in me my Father’s nature and

heredity. That life in me overcomes sin. I do not practice sin. I am free from the dominance of the law of sin because the life of God is in me and controls me. I John 5:4 I have been born of God with the life of God in me. I am victorious over the world; I master the world. I was born more than a conqueror. The life of God in me always conquers the world outside me. I triumph over the things in the world – sin, sickness and Satan. I am constantly victorious over the world because I am born of God with the life of God in me. I John 5:18 I have received new life from God. I have been fathered by God. The divine life of the Son of God protects me. Satan can’t get hold of me. Satan can’t bind me. The life of God in me repels sin, sickness and Satan. It radiates out of me, enveloping me with glory. It repels the devil and sickness like a magnetic force field. The life of God is radiating out of me, repelling sin, sickness and Satan. Romans 8:11 The Spirit of God has His home in my spirit. He takes the life of God and spreads it throughout my entire being, even my body. The life of God is flowing up out of my spirit into my body, refreshing it and keeping it free from disease. The life of God is in the life of Jehovah Rapha, the Divine Physician. The life of the Lord that heals me is at work in my body, and repelling disease. The life of God displaces disease in my body. The Spirit of God supplies the life of God through my spirit into my body. He brings to my whole being strength and vitality. The Spirit of God, flowing out from my spirit, fills me with new life in my very body. Romans 5:10 I am saved, healed, preserved, delivered and made sound by the life of Christ in me. That life frees me from sin’s dominion, frees me from sickness’ dominion and frees me from Satan’s dominion. The life of God in me repels sin, sickness and Satan. I

am saved by His life in me. I am delivered daily from sin and sickness‚Äô dominion by His resurrection life in me. ETERNAL LIFE IS INCREASING AND BEING DEVELOPED IN ME John 6:63 & John 6:68 His words impart more and more life to my spirit right now. His words are full of life. His words penetrate to my spirit and there they deposit life. My spirit is being filled with life from the Word that goes into me now. Hebrews 4:12 God’s Word is alive with energy. It is a living, active power; full of energy. It is full of life and power. God’s Word is full of God’s life. The Word of God is depositing more and more of the life of God into my spirit. The life of God is developing in my spirit. The Word of God is piercing and penetrating its way down into my spirit, filling me with life. It permeates the very core of my being right now and fills me with life and power. Galatians 6:8 As I sow the Word of God into my spirit, I reap more and more of the life of God out of my spirit. God’s Word contains God’s life and energy. I am full of that life and energy. It pulsates out of the inside of me in ever increasing measure. The Word of God is penetrating to the core of my being and exploding there with life. The life of God is radiating out of the inside of me. John 10:10 I have eternal life in me. I have it in the fullest measure, the overflowing measure. My spirit is expanding in its capacity to contain more and more of the life of God. I have life overflowing in me. I have life above measure. I have life in ever increasing abundance. It rises up inside me like the tide. It engulfs and floods my mind and body, bringing restoration and preservation to every part of my being. The life of heaven is flowing into me and out of me like a river. There’s a river of life, of the God kind, flowing out of me. Miracle life, saving life, heaven’s life is in me. It is developing in me in ever increasing measure by the Word and by the Spirit.

Our Father God has bestowed an unfathomable quality of love upon us by calling us and considering us SONS. We are not recognized by the world as God’s SONS because the world does not know God. We are truly, right now, the SONS of God!!! It is not clear what we will be like when Jesus comes, but we are sure, that when He comes, WE WILL BE LIKE HIM, because we will see Him in all that He really is. This hope causes us to purify ourselves, to become more like Jesus, in all His purity. Yes Father, I agree with what you say about me. Who I am, what I am, and what I can do -IN YOU! So be it. All Scripture References are from the King James Version of the Bible. Printed: in the United States of America. Copyright: World Missions Ministries ¬© 2008