WHAT I CAN DO IN CHRIST
Growing up, I was told what I couldn’t do: “You can’t drink, smoke, chew, or hang out with the girls that do.” However, Christianity is really about what we CAN do now that we have Jesus in our lives! Without Jesus we had limits and boundaries.
Matthew 10:1-8 (NIV) When He [Jesus] had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease . . . . [Jesus said] as you go, preach, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
I can heal the sick, cleanse the leper, raise the dead, and cast out demons!
Luke 10:1-9 (NLT) The Lord now chose seventy-two other disciples and sent them ahead in pairs to all the towns and places he planned to visit. These were his instructions to them: “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields. Now go . . . Heal the sick, and tell them, ‘The Kingdom of God is near you now.’”
I can pray and get results.
John 14:12-14 (NLT) I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!
John 15:7 (AMP) If you remain in Me and My words remain in you [if we are vitally united and My message lives in your heart], ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you.
I can partake of all the promises of God.
2 Corinthians 1:20 (AMP) For as many as are the promises of God, they all find their Yes [answer] in Him [Christ]. For this reason we also utter the Amen (so be it) to God through Him [in His Person and by His agency] to the glory of God.
I can experience all the blessings of Heaven.
Ephesians 1:3 (GNT) Let us give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! For in our union with Christ he has blessed us by giving us every spiritual blessing in the heavenly world.
I can overcome anything I face.
2 Corinthians 2:14 (GWT) I thank God, who always leads us in victory because of Christ. Wherever we go, God uses us to make clear what it means to know Christ.
. . . He leads us and makes us win in everything. – NLV
I can make mountains move.
Mark 11:23 (TLB) Jesus said to the disciples, “If you only have faith in God—this is the absolute truth—you can say to this Mount of Olives, ‘Rise up and fall into the Mediterranean,’ and your command will be obeyed. All that’s required is that you really believe and have no doubt!
I can do all things through Christ!
Philippians 4:13 (NKJV) I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
. . . there is no situation which can overwhelm me. – LOVETT
. . . there is nothing I cannot master with the help of the One who gives me strength. – JERU