[He has also appropriated and acknowledged us as His by] putting His seal upon us and giving us His [Holy] Spirit in our hearts as the security deposit and guarantee [of the fulfillment of His promise].
2 Corinthians 1:22 (AMP)
The Holy Spirit is God’s security deposit! This means it is actually the Holy Spirit’s job to guarantee that God’s purposes for our lives will come to pass. And so what is required of us is that we learn to live lives of complete dependence on Him where we no longer rely on our own efforts and performance, but we trust the unfailing working of the Spirit of grace in us.
It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
Psalm 18:32 (KJV)
God supplies us with strength and He leads us into His will for our lives as we trust Him and depend upon Him in all things. We limit God by trying to do things according to our own ways; yet when we trust in His leading and in the guidance of the Holy Spirit, He will make our way perfect.
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
1 Peter 5:7 (KJV)
To truly surrender all our cares to God we must understand how much He cares for us. The more we get a revelation of His perfect love for us, the more will we find ourselves at peace regardless of circumstances. When we receive the perfect love of Jesus we come to find rest in His finished works, trusting that He has already perfected all that concerns us.
I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake.
1 John 2:12 (KJV)
In Christ we are not hoping that maybe God will forgive us someday, the truth is that forgiveness is already a finished work. All of our sins have been forgiven, and it is up to us to receive this gift by faith. This lifts the burden of condemnation, and it enables us to live in total victory.
God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Corinthians 1:9 (KJV)
Jesus has made available everything we will ever need. Our greatest breakthroughs come when we rest from struggling and striving, and instead fellowship with Jesus, enjoying His presence, praising Him for what He has already done. We will bear witness of His faithfulness in our lives.
By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
Romans 1:5 (KJV)
Obedience in the new covenant is obedience to the faith. Rather than trying to live by the law, our obedience is our commitment to right believing. We are obedient when we believe what God says about us which enables the Holy Spirit to work on the inside of us, shaping us more fully into who God has called us to be.
And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.
Acts 9:34 (KJV)
A key to receiving healing is this truth: Jesus is the one who makes us whole! This means we must know that sickness is not of God, but that God is the Healer. When we stand on this with confidence and with expectancy, we open ourselves to seeing supernatural healing in our lives and in the lives of people we are called to pray for.