January 13, 2020 Blog Admin
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13th January 2020
Dr. Phil Ransom-Bello

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.

Have you ever been to a football viewing centre or a stadium during a match? Why is it always so loud?
You see, what you have is a mix of different club fans so passionate and confident in their team’s abilities that they are not ashamed to shout, argue, chant about it or put on a bright mix of colourful jerseys and body painting that shows who they represent.

To live out loud is to live your best in-Christ life unapologetically and boldly for the whole world to see. Philippians 1:27,28 makes us understand that this gospel makes us bold and unintimidated and it’s this boldness that empowers us to live lives that represent the gospel.

There is no pride in saying “I am righteous”, “I am special” or “I am a citizen of heaven”, it is your identity. So being bold about your identity in Christ is not pride. In the first place, you didn’t create this identity. You received it by believing. It was a gift. If someone gives you a car as a gift, will you hide it and decide to trek instead?

Being timid is not an option for you.
Proverbs 28:1 tells us that a character trait of the righteous is boldness.
And the source of this boldness is not your background, education, socio-economic status or spiritual gifts. It’s not even your behaviour because your identity is not determined by your behavior.
Stop being hesitant to call yourself what God has called you in Christ, live it loud! Tell yourself repeatedly that yours sins have been forgiven, you’re free to do great works for God’s kingdom.

Saying “I’m just a sinner” in prayers to gain compassion from God is not humility. The word of God tells us to be full of confidence and boldness in our relationship with God (Hebrews 4:16). You are not a slave, you’re a son. Speak to God like a son who is fully assured of His father’s love for him or her. The access that being in Christ has granted you is your permanent ticket to talk to and talk about God at all times.

In the same light, the understanding of your identity in Christ is not only for you to enjoy. There are many believers out there who don’t know who they are in Christ and suffer from an identity crisis due to ignorance. You have a responsibility to boldly share these realities until they grow and become grounded in all that Christ has made them. (Colossians 1:28)

Your identity is already determined in Christ, be bold and live it loudly!

How can you live out loud in your day to day activities?

-I am in Christ!
-I have been accepted in Christ.
-I am righteous in Christ.
-I am bold in my identity in Christ!
-I am a bold marketer of my new identity in Christ.
Therefore, I live unapologetically for Christ.
-I do not stay timid or silent in the face of the devil’s lies.
-I pull down every thought that magnifies itself above the truth of who I have become in Christ.
-I boldly reach out to enjoy all that has been made available for me in Christ.
-I speak freely, openly and boldly about the benefits and realities of my identity.
Glory to God!

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