[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.
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
Philippians 4:4 (NKJV)
There is empowerment that comes when we make the decision to rejoice in the Lord. We are not moved by circumstances because our fellowship with Jesus has become the source of our joy! When we walk in His joy we walk in His completeness, and out of this supernatural breakthroughs can take place.
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.
But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
Luke 11:28 (KJV)
Victory in our lives is in direct proportion to us hearing the Word of God, keeping it in our hearts, and applying it on a daily basis. As we stand confidently on what the Word has said about us, we are taking hold by faith of everything God’s grace has already made available.
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.
What shall we say then to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31 (KJV)
Knowing that God is for us gives us a confidence and an assurance that, no matter the situation, victory has already been made available. We can now move forward with boldness, fully expectant that we will see the goodness of God showing up in our lives. There is not an obstacle in the world that can stop a Believer who knows their right standing with God as a result of the finished works of Jesus Christ!
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Titus 2:11-12 (KJV)
The grace of God that brings salvation is Jesus. And the way Grace teaches us is by being alive on the inside of us the moment we believe. As we look to Jesus, His Holy Spirit will go to work in us, enabling us to live out of who He has called us to be.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalm 19:14 (KJV)
Let us purpose to have the words of our mouth and the meditations of our heart be in agreement with what God has said about us in His Word. As we mediate the Word and speak the Word daily, we establish it in our hearts. This makes us receptive to seeing it come to pass in our lives.
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.
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
John 13:34 (KJV)
Notice that the new commandment to love follows us first receiving God’s love for us. It is only when our hearts are saturated by the love of Christ that we have the ability to love others in the way He loves us. And so the more we focus on the love of God in Christ Jesus, the more will we find His love flowing out through us.