Bethel Church Austin
Bethel Church Plant In Austin Texas

SALVATION CREATES A JOYFUL IDENTITY

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CORE VALUE

We don’t always prophesy perfectly. 1 Corinthians 14:29; 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22.

No one person has full revelation or understanding. Therefore, we should submit revelation for feedback from the Christian community. 1 Corinthians 14:26-30; 1 Corinthians 2:16; 1 Corinthians 12:7-12.

We are accountable for the prophetic words we give and are committed to growing in accuracy. Matthew 12:36-37; 1 Peter 4:10-11; 1 Corinthians 14:26-30.

Prophetic words are not the only way to know the heart and will of God. Hebrews 8:10; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Romans 12:2.

As trusted children, we do not have to check with God on everything we do, like what clothes to wear or what street to walk down. However, He does sometimes have ideas about theses things which can lead us to an adventure. Acts 16:7-9; 1 Corinthians 10:27-31; Mark 11:1-6; Luke 22:8-12.

Prophets and prophecy do not have to look or feel weird to be from God. 1 Corinthians 14:3; 1 Corinthians 14:39-40; 1 Corinthians 14:23-28.

It is still important for us to learn from biblically-sound teachers and to study Scripture. Ephesians 4:11-13; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 2 Timothy 3:16; Acts 17:11; Matthew 28:18-20.

 

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

We become new creations when we are born again in Christ. When we resist sin, we are not fighting against our old nature but instead are cooperating with our new selves in Him. We are both sanctified and embracing sanctification. We are not working for victory, but rather from His victory. Ephesians 2:4-6; Romans 3:24; Romans 8:1-4; Romans 8:29-30; Romans 8:33-34; Galatians 2:20; 1 John 4:17.

We no longer live under shame or condemnation because it has been lifted off of us by His grace. Romans 8:1; John 3:17.

Freedom, blessing, and abundant life are available to us now. John 10:10; 3 John 2; 2 Corinthians 9:8-11; Matthew 6:33; Mark 10:29-30; Proverbs 3:9-10; Philippians 4:19.

God doesn’t remember our sins nor hold them against us, therefore we are not defined by our past. Isaiah 43:25; Psalm 103:12; Micah 7:19; Romans 6:4; Romans 8:1-2; Hebrews 9:26; 1 John 1:9; Acts 3:19; 2 Corinthians 5:17.

We have been given authority and access to God’s resources for the sake of the world. Matthew 18:18-19; Luke 9:1-2; Luke 10:1, 19; Matthew 28:18-19; John 14:12-14; Ephesians 2:10; Acts 10:37-38; Luke 15:31.

We are citizens of another Kingdom and live from heaven towards earth. Philippians 3:20; Ephesians 2:4-7, 19; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 John 4:17; Colossians 1:13; Colossians 3:1-3.

Our new normal is to hunger and thirst for His righteousness to be revealed in the earth. Matthew 5:6; Matthew 6:33; Acts 2:42-47; Philippians 4:8.

One way to renew our minds and establish new habits of the heart and mind is by believing and declaring His truth and promises. Romans 12:2; 2 Corinthians 1:20-22; Ephesians 4:21-24; John 8:31-32; Job 22:28.

We can grow in our ministry and gifts through the laying on of hands and receiving impartation from other believers. Matthew 10:41; Acts 13:2-3; 1 Timothy 4:14; 2 Timothy 1:6; Romans 1:11-12.

 

DON'T MISUNDERSTAND...

Even though we are royalty in Christ, we still serve wholeheartedly because we follow the Servant-King! John 13:13-17; Matthew 20:28; Mark 9:35, 10:42-45.

Although each of us is made holy in Christ, we are all still in the process of growing into His fullness as we seek after Him. Philippians 3:12-15; Matthew 6:32-33; Romans 12:2; 2 Corinthians 3: 17-18.

Sin has consequences. We take it seriously because God takes it seriously. We take responsibility for our sin and are quick to repent and reconcile with those that our sin has affected. James 5:16; 1 John 1:7-9; 1 John 2:1-2; Acts 5:1-11.

We may not always do whatever we want because our actions affect our relationship with God and His plans in this world. Galatians 5:13-26; 1 Corinthians 6:18-20; Ephesians 5:15-21; Romans 6:1-2; 1 Corinthians 8:9.

We feel godly conviction when we sin. 2 Corinthians 7:9-10; Romans 6:1-2; Luke 19:8-10; Psalm 51.

We are not Jesus; Jesus is God the Son, distinct from creation. Hebrews 1:1-3; Colossians 1:15-20; Colossians 2:9-12; John 5:19-27; Matthew 24:4-5.