E.W. Kenyon & Don Gossett

B. Childress
Apr 22 2012

It can be difficult to get used to God’s estimation of us – not a theological estimation, but the estimation given to us by
His diagnosis in the Bible – the infallible Word of God.

We are accustomed to thinking of ourselves in the world’s language as inferior, unrighteous, weak, or failures.  And the
world will not let us confess anything else.

When we confess that we are redeemed, reconciled, and the righteousness of God, and that God is our Healer and the
strength of our lives, the senses rise in rebellion, saying, “No, that takes you out of our class.  You are weak.  You are a
failure.  You have to depend upon the arm of flesh.”  You will not believe that anyone can live any other way.

Let’s look at the Word to see who we really are in Christ.

    [God] hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: in
    whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.  (Colossians 1:13-14)

In this passage, we see that we have been delivered out of the authority of darkness.  Satan has no dominion over us.  
The reason for this is that we are new creations, created in Christ Jesus.

    Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are
    become new.  And all things are of God.  (II Corinthians 5:17-18)

The things that have passed away are weakness, failure, and the dominion of sense knowledge.  The new things are
the life of God, the righteousness of God, the ability of God, and the love of God.  All these have come and taken the
place of weakness and failure in us.

Colossians 2:10 declares that
“ye are complete in him.”

John 1:16 says, “And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.”

We are not poor, weak worms of the dust.

First John 3:2 says,
“Now are we the sons of God.”  We are “then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ”
(Romans 8:17).  We are members of God’s own family.

That is our confession.  God is our very Father.  We are His very sons and daughters.  He loves us even as He loved
the Lord Jesus.  What a testimony of the grace of our Lord!

    Nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me.  (Galatians 2:20)

This is a statement of fact by the apostle Paul.  There was a displacement of himself by Christ.  Christ took Paul’s place
so that, when Paul stood before the Father in prayer, it was as though Christ stood there Himself.  When Paul stood
before life’s circumstances and the forces of the world’s power, it was Christ standing there.  When Paul was buffeted
and bruised and beaten, it was Christ who was receiving the blows.  It was Christ who whispered through Jesus’ lips,
“Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34).

In the King James Version of the Bible, Philippians 4:11 says, “I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be
content.”  A more literal translation, however, would read, “I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therein to be
independent of circumstances.”  That makes man a victor.  Say what you please, this is reality.  The world may take
your every dollar.  The force of circumstances may utterly overwhelm you.  Yet, your spirit is triumphant through it all.  
You say, “I am not dependent upon this or that.  My dependence is on the Lord who made heaven and earth.”

The omnipotent God is your Father.  “I can do all things in Christ, who is my enabling ability!” (See Philippians 4:13.)

You stand in Christ an absolute victor.
 “My God shall supply all your need” (Philippians 4:19).

You are no longer slaves of need and lack.  You are sons and daughters of the God of plenty, the God of resources,
and the God of grace.

    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in
    heavenly places in Christ.  (Ephesians 1:3)

You are blessed, and you know you are blessed.  You are healed, and you know you are healed.  What He declares
you are, you are.

When He declares you are justified, you are justified.

When He declares you are righteous, you are righteous.

When He declares you are strong, you are strong.

When he says through the apostle Paul,
“In all these things we are more than conquerors” (Romans 8:37), He means
what He says.

Your heart responds to His Word, and you praise Him.


KEYS TO RECEIVING GOD’S MIRACLES, by E.W. Kenyon & Don Gossett, Copyright 2011, Whitaker House.