About Benjamin he said: “Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders. “. Deuteronomy 33:12

Running a marathon takes incredible sacrifice, discipline and personal motivation. It rarely comes natural and most always requires an extraordinary amount of strength. Far above it all, running a marathon requires the belief in knowing you can do it.

See, believing in the truth of who you are changes everything. However, Satan deceives us into believing different. For to believe that I am a “saint” would mean living Christ in me. Satan’s main objective is to thoroughly convince me that I am not a righteous saint after all.

To do this, Satan continually badgers, belittles and blames me for offenses against myself. It’s not a life of freedom in the redemption of Christ. Instead, it’s bondage in the illusive nature of nothing but lies. Like the string on a kite, my emotions and thoughts were used against me, to control me in persuading me that life in righteous victory was merely a dream.

But, a dream it is not! Praise the God of Heaven and Earth that I know Him fully and know the power of His resurrection. How do I know? I’ve seen it! I am a saint! I am clean and forgiven! Hallelujah! Amen!

I am accepted by the Beloved and in the Beloved! I am a new creation in Christ! I may have been badgered and belittled, but I am complete and blameless!

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