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  • Favor is released because God has a passion for us that is designed to provoke astonishment. It’s a new creation reality that upgrades our expectation to the same level that Jesus enjoyed. Regardless of life events or any form of hardship, favor can elevate us to a place and position that empowers us to receive under pressure.

    Key Scriptures:

    + John 17:23. I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

    + 2 Peter 1:3-4. By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises.

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  • The process we engage in with God is what makes us truly rich … not just the outcome at the end of the journey. We feel safe and free when we know how He wants to walk with us, and we are continually becoming more like Him as we learn to love the process. Joy, peace, and delight are not postponed until the outcome is seen. They can be discovered at every turn, throughout the entirety of our growth and development.

    Key Scripture:

    + Jeremiah 17:7-8. Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose trust is the Lord.

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  • God is passionate about every aspect of your life. He created you for good works, and He invites you into the easy yoke and light burden of walking with Him. When the pressures of the world fight for our attention, how do we uncover our Kingdom assignment and partner with God’s passion for our world?

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    Key Scriptures:

    + 1 Timothy 6:12. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

    + Ephesians 2:10. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

    + Matthew 11:28-30. Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly of heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

    + John 5:19-20. So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. And greater works than these will he show him, so that you may marvel.

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  • Most Christians have resigned to living two separate lives. We find ourselves setting boundaries between our spiritual lives in the Kingdom and the “real world” where our workplaces and families seem to reside. God’s intention has always been for us to live fully integrated lives. So how do we make God’s reality our reality?

    We’re getting ready for our annual virtual conference by sharing the highlights you loved most from Brilliance23. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for extended content, bonus Q&A time with Graham, and personal stories from community members just like you!

    Key Scriptures:+ John 5:19-20. I speak to you eternal truth. The Son is unable to do anything from himself or through his own initiative. I only do the works that I see the Father doing, for the Son does the same works as his Father…+ Ephesians 2:6. And He raised us up together with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus

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  • There’s something better than discipline that’s always on offer with God. For every upgrade He has for us in our identity and calling, there is a relational invitation into joy and delight which prepares us to thrive at a new level.

    This devotional comes from pages 66 and 67 of letter #7 in The Nature of Freedom (2017 edition).

    Key Scriptures:

    + 2 Corinthians 3:18. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

    + Philippians 2:13. Philippians 2:13: For it is GOD who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

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  • We can get stuck for all kinds of reasons, but rarely is there a way out when we put logic and reason above God’s wisdom. When we understand that His nature is constant and unchanging, His ways of thinking are designed to produce faith and trust within us.

    This devotional comes from the first paragraph on page 66 of letter #7 in The Nature of Freedom.

    Key Scriptures:

    + Isaiah 55:9. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.

    + Philippians 4:7. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

    + Genesis 18:14: Is anything too difficult for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.

    + Numbers 14:24 But My servant Caleb, because he has had a different spirit and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land which he entered, and his descendants shall take possession of it.

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  • Most of us have places where we feel stuck, but we’ve mistakenly thought that all the weight is on us to become unstuck. In the Kingdom, however, the responsibility for experiences with the Truth is never with us. It’s always with God.

    This devotional comes from the first part of letter #7 (”An Invitation to Come Unstuck”) on page 65 in The Nature of Freedom.

    Key Scriptures:

    + Ephesians 2:10. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

    + Jeremiah 31:33-34. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people…

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  • "If all your thinking has brought you to a place you don’t like, have another thought.”

    Remember, we don’t become a new creation by changing our behavior. We put off the old things completely. Then we discover who we already are in Jesus and step into that identity, guided by the Holy Spirit.

    Key Scriptures:

    + 1 Corinthians 6:17. But the one who is united and joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.

    + Galatians 5:1. It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

    + John 16:13-15. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.

    + Colossians 1:27. To them God would make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

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  • We aren’t taking anything from our old nature into our new covenant relationship with Christ. God’s goodness and mercy completely redeems our past. Now we can be “present-future” focused in all our dealings, living fully in the present moment while eagerly anticipating what God has in store for the future. In every difficult situation we face, He simply compels us to see, think, and speak differently as we learn to walk with Him in newness of life.

    Key Scriptures:

    + 2 Corinthians 5:14-21. […] namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their wrongdoings against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation…

    + Colossians 3:9-10. Do not lie to one another, since you stripped off the old self with its evil practices, and have put on the new self, which is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created it

    + Ephesians 4:20-24. […] and that you are to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

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  • Every situation is primarily about one thing: being made into the image of God and receiving an identity upgrade. Instead of making panicked decisions based on where we’ve come from, Christ living within us is the empowering presence that allows us to see who we are becoming and where we are headed with Him.

    Key Scriptures:

    + Romans 7:19. For [when I live under the old covenant law] I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.

    + Ephesians 4:20-24. But you did not learn Christ in this way, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, that, in reference to your former way of life, you are to rid yourselves of the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you are to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

    + Colossians 3:1-3. Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

    + Romans 6:6. Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

    + Philippians 2:13. For it is God who works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

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  • God gives us full permission to step into His perception and mindset about our old nature. He desires to cultivate a lifestyle focused on who we are in Jesus because all the old has passed away. Everything has become new. We get to consider ourselves dead to sin and fully alive in Christ.

    Key Scriptures:

    + Romans 6:10. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.

    + Colossians 3:1-3. Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

    + Ephesians 4:20-24. But you did not learn Christ in this way, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, that, in reference to your former way of life, you are to rid yourselves of the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you are to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

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  • In the perception of God, your old nature is dead. We’re learning that death to self is not an action on our part because Jesus has already accomplished this on the cross. As we are alive to Christ, we are automatically dead to sin.

    Key Scriptures:

    + Galatians 2:20. I have been crucified to Christ, it is now Christ who lives in me, and the life I live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me

    + Romans 6:6. Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

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  • God is committed to transforming the way we see things. He helps us understand that unlike the visitational culture of the old testament, we are now living in a habitational new covenant. His Spirit is here to stay and that changes everything … from the way we perceive day-to-day life, to the way we engage with prayer.

    Key Scriptures:

    + 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

    + John 16:15. All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

    + 1 Corinthians 2:10. These things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.

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  • As we grow up into God, a continual upgrade of our lenses is required. The good news of the gospel is that our new-creation status not only changes the way we walk, it also changes the way we see. When we allow our perspective to align with that of heaven, we begin to see a lens full of peace, hope, and endless possibilities in the Kingdom.

    Key Scriptures:

    + Acts 2:12,37. And they were beside themselves with amazement and were greatly perplexed, saying one to another, “What could this mean?” […] Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and they said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what are we to do?”

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  • A lens change is about embracing the truth of who we are in Christ and allowing that truth to transform our perspective, mindset, and language. Sometimes, this process can be uncomfortable. But the Lord is committed to making us more like Him, which means He has to take us into territory we've never been.

    Key Scriptures:

    + Acts 10:28. And he said unto them, you know that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean.

    + Acts 9:17-19. Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again…

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  • Every situation has to bend to the rule of heaven, and every negative in your life has a specific job to do. The role of a negative is always to reveal its opposite, which means that your current circumstances are ideal soil for your next breakthrough in Christ.

    Key Scriptures:

    + Galatians 5:22-23. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

    + Isaiah 61:7. Instead of shame, My people will have a double portion, and instead of dishonor, they will rejoice in their share; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs.

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  • Radical Permission #3: We are created to live in the undivided affection of God. In that place, our grace and peace multiplies. Every circumstance is designed to confirm who Jesus is for you and who you are becoming in Him.

    Key Scriptures:

    + 2 Peter 1:2-4. May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, for His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. Through these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world on account of lust.

    + Genesis 1:26. Then God said, “Let Us make mankind in Our image, according to Our likeness…”

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  • Radical Permission #2: You are one with Christ, which means that the Father loves you in exactly the same way He loves Jesus. Everyday, in every situation, we are celebrating that truth.

    Key Scriptures:

    + John 15:9. As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love.

    + John 17:20. I am not asking on behalf of these alone, but also for those who believe in Me through their word, that they may all be one; just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.

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  • Radical Permission #1: God’s unchanging heart can always be depended upon. His consistent goodness allows us to stand in absolute confidence of who He will be for us no matter what is occurring.

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