What do I mean when I tell you that I am a Christian? Am I telling you that I am religious? No, I am not. Religion is made up of lists of rules and regulations that people struggle with to achieve. And it is more about pleasing others, than pleasing the heart of the Father. If, I am not religious, then what am I? And what do I mean when I say to you that I am a Christian?
When I say that I am a Christian, I identify myself with Jesus Christ. I acknowledge to others that I have made a choice to follow after His ways. I humble myself before Him and the darkness of my sin was exposed, and overtaken by His light. No longer do I carry the heavy chains of bondage to sin, nor do I bear the consequences of sin. These chains were broken, and I am free forever. My spirit is new in Him.
As a Christian, I bear the image of Jesus Christ, as He is so am I in this world. By the power of His redeeming blood, I wear His rich robes of righteousness, and the power in His redeeming blood gives to me the ability to make possible out of impossible situations. I wear a clean turban upon my head, I have the mind of Christ, and His Spirit gives to me the revelation knowledge needed for every situation that I face. I have access to unlimited supernatural resources to meet all my needs. And in Him there is no lack.
And as I dare to believe and put my faith in Christ into action, my enemy, satan must bow to my command. He may attempt to throw sickness and disease and other accursed things towards me, but the Spirit of the Living Word within me, gives me the authority to say no, and to cast these things far from me.
And it is the Living Word that graces me to be able to speak life to the dead, sight to the blind, open deaf ears, unleash the paralytic, and release healing and miracles to the sick and oppressed.
Regardless of the image that satan has falsely projected to the world about Christians, I am not a bumbling, idiotic fool. I am clothed in the glory and honor of Christ. And I am not ashamed to be called a Christian!
Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe, Greater Than Magic and The Healing Creed. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.