The Overcomer’s Covenant

I know that I cannot save myself, nor set myself free by my own efforts and resources. Therefore, I place all my trust and confidence in the Lord and I put no confidence in the flesh. When tempted to live my life independent of God, I will declare that apart from Christ I can do nothing. I know that rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry. Therefore, I consciously choose to submit to God and resist the devil. I will deny myself, pick up my cross daily, and follow Jesus. I know that God is opposed to the proud but gives grace to the humble. Therefore, I choose to humble myself before the mighty hand of God in order that He may exalt me at the proper time. I know the Law is unable to impart life or give me victory over sin. Therefore, by the grace of God, I choose to believe that I am alive in Christ and dead to sin. I commit myself to walk by faith in the power of the Holy Spirit. I know that my actions don’t determine who I am, but who I am does determine what I do. Therefore, I choose to believe the truth that I am now a child of God, who is unconditionally loved and accepted. As a child of God, I know that I am under the New Covenant of grace. Therefore, I choose to believe that sin is no longer master over me. I am spiritually alive and there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. I know that I have harmfully programmed my mind and used my body as an instrument of unrighteousness. Therefore, I renounce every unrighteous use of my body. I submit my body to God as a living sacrifice, and I commit myself to be transformed by the renewing of my mind. I know that my thoughts have not been pure. Therefore, I commit myself to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and choose to think upon that which is true, honorable, right, pure, and lovely. I know that I will face many trials and tribulations. Therefore, I commit myself to grow through difficult times believing that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I know that it is more blessed to give than to receive. Therefore, I choose to adopt the attitude of Christ, which was to do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit. With humility of mind I will regard others as more important than myself; and not merely look out for my own personal interests, but also the interest of others.

Dr. Neil

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