We don’t contend for God’s love or for a position in Christ! Understand the difference between healthy and unhealthy striving and be set FREE!
SECURE IN OUR IDENTITY
The subject of contending often leads people to presume we are contending for God’s love, or for our position in Christ. This is not the case.
We must have a fervent, contending, striving spirit, and that can only come as we are secure in our position in Christ.
We can't help but to contend for souls, for revelation, in intercession, for godliness, etc. as we are set in our position in Christ.
1 Timothy 4:7-10 (ESV) 7 … train yourself for godliness; 8 for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. 9 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance. 10 For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.
We strive not to have our hope set, but because our hope IS set!
Yes, you are seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus!
You don't have to spend your energy attempting to convince God to affirm you, love you or advocate for you. The cross resolved that!
Now, you can be free to contend in the Spirit for revival, revelation, breakthrough and souls!