Whispers

“And you did not receive the “spirit of religious duty,” leading you back into the fear of never being good enough. But you have received the “Spirit of full acceptance,” enfolding you into the family of God. And you will never feel orphaned, for as he rises up within us, our spirits join him in saying the words of tender affection, “Beloved Father!” For the Holy Spirit makes God’s fatherhood real to us as he whispers into our innermost being, “You are God’s beloved child!” And since we are his true children, we qualify to share all his treasures, for indeed, we are heirs of God himself. And since we are joined to Christ, we also inherit all that he is and all that he has. We will experience being co-glorified with him provided that we accept his sufferings as our own.”
Romans 8:15-17 TPT

The spirit of religious duty
Has no claim on us
For it cannot make us worthy
To be children of God’s
It can only bind us
To loads we cannot lift
And bury us in graves
For it has no life to give

But now we have received
God’s Spirit of full acceptance
Enfolding each of us
Into the family of God’s essence
We need never feel orphaned
For He rises up within us
With us crying “Beloved Father”
Giving God our true affection

And He whispers night and day
“You are God’s Beloved Child”
There’s nothing you need to earn
Nothing of God’s has He withheld
Jesus has made you righteous
Holy and blameless in His sight
“You are God’s Beloved Child”
“You are God’s Beloved Child”

I can listen to the voices
Of those who would condemn
The Father of Lies
And the messengers he sends
Or I can turn my ears
To God’s enfolding Holy Spirit
To hear His truth whispers
That I am fully accepted

And He whispers night and day
“You are God’s Beloved Child”
There’s nothing you need to earn
Nothing of God’s has He withheld
Jesus has made you righteous
Holy and blameless in His sight
“You are God’s Beloved Child”
“You are God’s Beloved Child”

If I examine my self
Thinking to look for sin
There is nothing left to find
For Jesus took it all on Him
And gave me instead
The righteousness of God
So can fit right in
As God’s Beloved Child

And He whispers night and day
“You are God’s Beloved Child”
There’s nothing you need to earn
Nothing of God’s has He withheld
Jesus has made you righteous
Holy and blameless in His sight
“You are God’s Beloved Child”
“You are God’s Beloved Child”

If I do good works
As a child of God would do
It does not change my position
For no higher can I go
Now I’m a Child of God
Co-heir and one with Christ
Reigning by God’s side
I am with His fullness blessed

And He whispers night and day
“You are God’s Beloved Child”
There’s nothing you need to earn
Nothing of God’s has He withheld
Jesus has made you righteous
Holy and blameless in His sight
“You are God’s Beloved Child”
“You are God’s Beloved Child”

For we have now received
God’s Spirit of full acceptance
Enfolding each of us
Into the family of God’s essence
We need never feel orphaned
For He rises up within us
With us crying “Beloved Father”
Giving God our true affection

And He whispers night and day
“You are God’s Beloved Child”
There’s nothing you need to earn
Nothing of God’s has He withheld
Jesus has made you righteous
Holy and blameless in His sight
“You are God’s Beloved Child”
“You are God’s Beloved Child”

The Gift

“Our faith in Jesus transfers God’s righteousness to us and he now declares us flawless in his eyes. This means we can now enjoy true and lasting peace with God, all because of what our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One, has done for us. Our faith guarantees us permanent access into this marvelous kindness that has given us a perfect relationship with God. What incredible joy bursts forth within us as we keep on celebrating our hope of experiencing God’s glory!”
Romans 5:1-2 TPT

Jesus death and resurrection
As a human being
Have given us peace with God
Lasting for eternity
Now I can relax
I no longer need to strive
I’m fully acceptable to God
Because of Jesus’ life

God’s righteousness
Jesus transfers to me
So now in God’s eyes
I live flawlessly
Obeying God’s Law
Is now no burden for me
For His Law of Love
Is now the core of my being

Jesus has given to me
His access to God
To live in His marvellous kindness
The generosity of His Love
There is nothing God holds back
From His Beloved Son
All is for His Children too
Now we are all as One

Jesus has given to me
His unity with God
A perfect relationship
Completion for my soul
Intimacy, love and joy
In God’s Personal Presence
Dwelling in His Glory
An eternal resurrection

The Glory of God
God’s fullness in me
Jesus Your Gracious Gift
My joy eternally
The Glory of God
God’s fullness in me
Jesus Your Gracious Gift
My joy eternally


Cascading Righteousness

“But now, independently of the law, the righteousness of God is tangible and brought to light through Jesus, the Anointed One. This is the righteousness that the Scriptures prophesied would come. It is God’s righteousness made visible through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ. And now all who believe in him receive that gift. For there is really no difference between us, Yet through his powerful declaration of acquittal, God freely gives away his righteousness. His gift of love and favour now cascades over us, all because Jesus, the Anointed One, has liberated us from the guilt, punishment, and power of sin!”
“And when the season of tolerance came to an end, there was only one possible way for God to give away his righteousness and still be true to both his justice and his mercy—to offer up his own Son. So now, because we stand on the faithfulness of Jesus, God declares us righteous in his eyes!” Romans 3:21-22, 24, 26 TPT

Your Righteousness, Your Righteousness
Cascading over, in and through us
Your image in us restored through this gift
Of Your Love and Favour, God Magnificent

You saw we were bound and damaged by our sin
Powerless to change without true healing
You gave us Your Law to reveal the mess we’re in
But we thought we could obey it and missed the mark again

So You sent us Your Son, one with us in human flesh
To reveal Your image, alive as one of us
He loved, forgave and taught and healed as Your true Son
But we failed to understand, let Him on a cross be hung

One with us, Jesus died, and sinful mankind died with Him
As He took the punishment for all of mankind’s sin
But Your Love and Righteousness were too powerful for death
So as One, Your Holy Spirit raised us up again to life

Your Righteousness, Your Righteousness
Cascading over, in and through us
Your image in us restored through this gift
Of Your Love and Favour, God Magnificent

Raised to new life with Christ, to reign at Your Right Hand
We have become full Sons of God and His co-Heirs
The faithfulness of Jesus You have gifted to us
So we can be restored by Your Powerful Righteousness

Your Righteousness, Your Righteousness
Cascading over, in and through us
Your image in us restored through this gift
Of Your Love and Favour, God Magnificent

Now as we rest in the faithfulness of Christ
Your Righteousness becomes ours for life
Empowering us to live as true Sons of God
Healed, restored in Your Image, in Your Faithful Word

Your Righteousness, Your Righteousness
Cascading over, in and through us
Your image in us restored through this gift
Of Your Love and Favour, God Magnificent

Liberating Righteousness

“I refuse to be ashamed of the wonderful message of God’s liberating power unleashed in us through Christ! For I am thrilled to preach that everyone who believes is saved—the Jew first, and then people everywhere! This gospel unveils a continual revelation of God’s righteousness—a perfect righteousness given to us when we believe. And it moves us from receiving life through faith, to the power of living by faith. This is what the Scripture means when it says: “We are right with God through life-giving faith!””
Romans 1:16-17 TPT

The power of Your Righteousness living in me
From sin and works God you have set me free
To be Your beloved child as I was meant to be
Righteous, as Your Image You recreate in me

Once I was a slave to sin
Though I knew it was wrong I so often gave in
I did not have the power to be
A child of God, in righteousness freed

But then You gave Your Son for me
To die my death, bring me to liberty
Raised to live in His resurrection life
I live through Your indwelling righteousness

The power of Your Righteousness living in me
From sin and works God you have set me free
To be Your beloved child as I was meant to be
Righteous, as Your Image You recreate in me

Once I believed that what I did
Would earn my place with You if I was good
Good works became my life and obsession
Till I burnt out from carrying that heavy burden

But then You gave Your Son for me
To die my death, bring me to liberty
Raised to live in His resurrection life
I live through Your indwelling righteousness

The power of Your Righteousness living in me
From sin and works God you have set me free
To be Your beloved child as I was meant to be
Righteous, as Your Image You recreate in me

Now I daily rejoice in Your righteousness
Empowering me to make better choices
I can rest in knowing if I still make mistakes
The power of Your righteousness will all else erase

The power of Your Righteousness living in me
From sin and works God you have set me free
To be Your beloved child as I was meant to be
Righteous, as Your Image You recreate in me

Your righteousness is now my strength and joy
Enabling me Your real Presence to enjoy
We can laugh and talk and chat as One
Because You’ve made me Yours through the life of Your Son

The power of Your Righteousness living in me
From sin and works God you have set me free
To be Your beloved child as I was meant to be
Righteous, as Your Image You recreate in me

Now as the life of Your Son lives in me
I can relax as part of Your Family
I can enjoy all that Sonship entails
What’s Yours is now mine through Jesus Christ

The power of Your Righteousness living in me
From sin and works God you have set me free
To be Your beloved child as I was meant to be
Righteous, as Your Image You recreate in me

Jesus Defines Me

Christ defines my life; death cannot threaten or diminish that.
The salvation that Jesus is the author of, re-fashions these bodies of clay and elevates us to fully participate in the same pattern of his heavenly glory. The severe contradiction that we might often face in the frailty of the flesh, is by far surpassed by the glorious splendor displayed in his human body raised from the dead; according to the working of God’s dynamic power he imprints the mirror pattern of his likeness in us. Thus he subdues all things to himself.
Philippians 1:21 & 3:21 Mirror Bible

Jesus You define me
You are what I’ve become
You’ve re-made me in Your Image
Dwelling in me as one

You impart full revelation
Of Your indwelling Presence
The fullness of Your Glory as
My resurrection essence

Jesus You define me
You are what I’ve become
You’ve re-made me in Your Image
Dwelling in me as one

You seal Your righteousness
As my character’s essence
I’m in complete accord with God
Through Your resurrection Presence

Jesus You define me
You are what I’ve become
You’ve re-made me in Your Image
Dwelling in me as one

You drench me in Your Holiness
Making me God’s essence
Set apart as God’s true child
Beloved in His Presence

Jesus You define me
You are what I’ve become
You’ve re-made me in Your Image
Dwelling in me as one

You drench me in Your Purity
Your cleansing, healing Presence
Restoring me to be God’s child
In body, spirit and essence

Jesus You define me
You are what I’ve become
You’ve re-made me in Your Image
Dwelling in me as one

You define me with Your boundless Love
That caused my resurrection
The love that died my death for me
Raising me in Jesus’ ascension

Jesus You define me
You are what I’ve become
You’ve re-made me in Your Image
Dwelling in me as one

You pour into me the fullness
Of Your indwelling Power
Raising me to Jesus throne
In His authority empowered

Jesus You define me
You are what I’ve become
You’ve re-made me in Your Image
Dwelling in me as one

You make it known that I am Yours
In every single way
Your Presence with me daily
Your joy defining my day

Jesus You define me
You are what I’ve become
You’ve re-made me in Your Image
Dwelling in me as one

Nothing That I say or do
Can repair sin’s damage
It’s Your Salvation work Jesus
That makes us in Your image

Jesus You define me
You are what I’ve become
You’ve re-made me in Your Image
Dwelling in me as one

Incarnation

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Making us children of God
Through and through

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Our judgement completed
In His trial too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Our death for sin paid
In His death too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Our death to sin completed
Through His death too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Our new eternal life received
Through His resurrection too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Our new heart received
Just like His heart too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Our new spirit received
Joined to His Spirit too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Drenched in His purity
We’re fully pure too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Filled with His righteousness
We’re now righteous too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Set apart by His holiness
We’re now holy too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Filled with His Spirit
We’re in the Trinity too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
We’re raised into God’s Presence
Face-to-face with Him too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
In all His authority
We’re co-reigning too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Soaked through with His love
We’re now loving too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Filled with His joy
We’re now joyful too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
At rest in His peace
We’re now peaceful too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Filled with His power
We’re now powerful too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
We’re Beloved of God
For eternity too

My suggestion would be to take one of these verses and use it as a mantra (a statement repeated frequently) for a meditation with God or throughout your day as a form of worship.

Anchored

“And now we have run into his heart to hide ourselves in his faithfulness. This is where we find his strength and comfort, for he empowers us to seize what has already been established ahead of time—an unshakable hope! We have this certain hope like a strong, unbreakable anchor holding our souls to God himself. Our anchor of hope is fastened to the mercy seat in the heavenly realm beyond the sacred threshold, and where Jesus, our forerunner, has gone in before us. He is now and forever our royal Priest like Melchizedek.” Hebrews 6:18b-20 TPT

Jesus when He was here on earth
Demonstrated at the transfiguration (Matt. 17:1-8)
How fully He still had access to heaven
That same Jesus lives now in you
Anchoring you now in God’s throne room (Hebrews 6:19)
Providing that same access to you

It was face to face, in God’s Presence
Moses received God’s Law and covenant (Exodus 34)
And was empowered to lead Israel to freedom (Exodus 3)

Jesus when He was here on earth
Demonstrated at the transfiguration
How fully He still had access to heaven
That same Jesus lives now in you
Anchoring you now in God’s throne room
Providing that same access to you

It was face to face, in God’s Presence
King David found his sin’s cleansing (Ps. 32)
And solace when his son’s death he was grieving (2 Sam. 12:19-20)

Jesus when He was here on earth
Demonstrated at the transfiguration
How fully He still had access to heaven
That same Jesus lives now in you
Anchoring you now in God’s throne room
Providing that same access to you

It was face to face, in God’s Presence
Job (Job 42) found the answers for his suffering
And the power and reason to go on living

Jesus when He was here on earth
Demonstrated at the transfiguration
How fully He still had access to heaven
That same Jesus lives now in you
Anchoring you now in God’s throne room
Providing that same access to you

It was face to face, in God’s Presence
Ezekiel saw God’s plan for our salvation
As through God’s power he a people resurrected (Ezk 37:1-14)

Jesus when He was here on earth
Demonstrated at the transfiguration
How fully He still had access to heaven
That same Jesus lives now in you
Anchoring you now in God’s throne room
Providing that same access to you

It was face to face, in Jesus’ Presence
The Apostle Paul found his salvation
And his passion to serve and save all nations

Jesus when He was here on earth
Demonstrated at the transfiguration
How fully He still had access to heaven
That same Jesus lives now in you
Anchoring you now in God’s throne room
Providing that same access to you

It was face to face, in God’s Presence
Stephen (Acts 6-7) received the words and strength
To be Jesus witness through martyrdom

Jesus when He was here on earth
Demonstrated at the transfiguration
How fully He still had access to heaven
That same Jesus lives now in you
Anchoring you now in God’s throne room
Providing that same access to you

It was face to face, in God’s Presence
That imprisoned John received his revelations
Of God’s plans for mankind and nations

Jesus when He was here on earth
Demonstrated at the transfiguration
How fully He still had access to heaven
That same Jesus lives now in you
Anchoring you now in God’s throne room
Providing that same access to you




Sin Free

“Then he says, “I will never again remember their sins and lawless deeds.””

Hebrews 10:17 NLT

Our first family cat was named Purdy. When we got her as a kitten from the RSPCA they told us that she had fair skin and would need to be kept indoors to stop her getting skin cancer on her ears and nose. So we did exactly that.

One day, when she was at least 10 years old, I wanted to get her out of the house quickly. So I picked her up and carried her outside in my arms. As the door closed behind me she went into full panic mode, and scrabbled to get back inside so hard I had to put her back inside immediately. We had thoroughly convinced her the outside world was not a safe place for her!

Likewise I think the church has concentrated so much on sin that many people live in fear of their sins. I have even met people who seemed to be of the belief that one unconfessed sin would be enough to exclude them from God’s presence and protection forever. Constant concentration on sin only serves to convince us we are hopelessly sinful. Then fear of sin becomes a cage to our identity, stopping us from knowing we are the beloved children of God.

The Biblical teaching about salvation is clear: Jesus sacrifice was enough and STILL IS ENOUGH to cleans us from ALL sin. Because of Jesus sacrifice God declares we are clean from sin today, tomorrow and forever. When God says,“I will never again remember their sins and lawless deeds” what He means is, “I will NEVER AGAIN remember their sins and lawless deeds. So no matter how often we bring our sins up, old or new, God has no idea what we are talking about. He has forgotten them completely. No we don’t deserve such grace but it is part of what Jesus paid for on the cross. Jesus deserves that and so much more for His sacrifice. Our judgement has fallen on Jesus shoulders and been paid for – end of story. God has no record of our sins and neither should we. And when we really start to live in this freedom we find it becomes easier and easier to live God’s way. Jesus sinlessness becomes ours too.

So how can we receive this revelation of our sinless state from God?

“Sin free, Sin free is God’s record of me! ”

Resting in God to make it real to you, use that statement

1. for a time of meditation

2. as the basis of a daily thanksgiving prayer.

3. As an affirmation as you look at yourself in a mirror.

4. As inspiration for an artwork, writing or movie

5. As inspiration for a song or chant

6. However else you can think of to remind you

“Sin free, Sin free is God’s record of me! ”

“Sin free, Sin free is God’s record of me! ”

Perfect

“For by that one offering [Jesus] he [God] forever made perfect those who are being made holy.”” Hebrews 10:14 NLT

We know that if we go into a dark room and turn on a bright light, the room is no longer dark. The presence of the light transforms that room to a more welcoming and useful environment for as long as that light is on.

We know that if we want to live healthy lives we need to regularly eat healthy food and exercise.

We know that basic hygiene facilities such as toilets and easy access to fresh clean water can transform the health of a community in a very positive way from the day they are available.

Many resources have both immediate and on going benefit.

I can get in a car, but unless someone turns the engine on and drives it, I will not go anywhere. The car will not function as it is designed to unless a driver drives it.

I can go to the doctor when I am sick and get some medicine. But unless I take that medicine as directed by the doctor it is not going to make me well. Leaving it on the shelf will not help me.

I could go through a wedding ceremony and marry someone, but unless I chose to live with them as my partner I will never experience the joys that marriage can bring. A ceremony and a legal certificate by themselves are not a marriage.

Many situations in life require us daily to chose to act and be involved to get the full benefits.

The sacrifice of Jesus is the same. It has both immediate and ongoing impacts on our lives and we need to actively receive it and live in its benefits if we want to experience being children of God. Jesus sacrifice has made us perfect because our old imperfect life died with Him and now His perfect life lives in us. It is such a powerful thing that as we receive it and learn how to live in it, it makes us holy. It is a one off gift of perfection that transforms us to be holy. As we sit in this gift, receiving it, Jesus changes us so we belong in the culture of heaven.

So how can we receive perfection from God?

“Jesus perfection lives in me, making me holy daily”

Resting in God to make it real to you, use that statement

1. for a time of meditation

2. as the basis of a daily thanksgiving prayer.

3. As an affirmation as you look at yourself in a mirror.

4. As inspiration for an artwork or writing picturing you as perfect

5. As inspiration for a song or chant

6. However else you can think of to remind you

“Jesus perfection lives in me, making me holy daily”

“Jesus perfection lives in me, making me holy daily”

Holy

“For God’s will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time.” Hebrews 10:10 NLT

Choices are a powerful thing. The choices we make go a long way to determine who we are as a person.

I chose education and got a doctorate in medical biology, becoming a research scientist. Although I did not continue in that career once I had children, the training and experience I got doing that has impacted the rest of my life in a very positive way.

I knew a couple once who chose to adopt a child from an orphanage in a foreign country. Although they loved the child dearly, he turned out to have quite severe social problems that were a constant challenge for them to deal with. He changed the priorities in their lives quite significantly.

The choices other people make can also have a big impact on us.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic our government has put parts of our country into lock-down, restricting our movements and activities. It was necessary to stop too many people from dying but has been a real struggle for people to adjust to. We are not used to having our freedom of movement and socialisation so restricted.

Hebrews 10:10 tells us that it was God’s decision, God’s choice to make us holy, for all time, by the one time sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. It was a momentous decision for God because it meant sacrificing His one and only Beloved Son, in a horrific way. It was a momentous decision for Jesus because it meant He had to suffer that death. But God chose to do it because that one action would have such a big and positive impact on all of humanity, enabling them to be what they were born to be, God’s children, just like Jesus. God and Jesus chose to do it for the joy of having us as part of their family. God, the most powerful being in our universe chose to make us holy, like Him and knowing that is real, now, is to experience the awesome transforming power of Jesus in us.

So how can we receive this revelation from God?

“Holy, Holy, Holy, God You’ve made me Holy”

Resting in God to make it real to you, use that statement

1. for a time of meditation

2. as the basis of a daily thanksgiving prayer.

3. As an affirmation as you look at yourself in a mirror.

4. As inspiration for an artwork or writing picturing you as holy

5. As inspiration for a song or chant

6. However else you can think of to remind you

“Holy, Holy, Holy, God You’ve made me Holy”

“Holy, Holy, Holy, God You’ve made me Holy”