Burgstiner Family Affirmation of Faith
I recognize Jesus Christ as the Messiah, the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us. I believe that He came to destroy the works of Satan, that He disarmed the rulers and authorities, having triumphed over them.
I believe that God has proven His love for me, because when I was still a sinner, Christ died for me. He delivered me from the domain of darkness and transferred me to His kingdom, and in Him I have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
I believe that I am now a child of God. I believe that I was saved by the grace of God through faith, that it was a gift and not the result of any works on my part.
I choose to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. I put no confidence in the flesh, for the weapons of my warfare are not of the flesh. I put on the whole armor of God, and I resolve to stand firm in my faith and resist evil.
I believe that Jesus has all authority in heaven and on earth, and that He is the head over all rule and authority. I believe that Satan and his demons are subject to me in Christ because I am a member of Christ s body. I therefore obey the command to resist the devil, and I command him in the name of Christ to leave my presence.
I believe that apart from Christ I can do nothing, so I declare my dependence on Him. I choose to abide in Christ in order to bear much fruit and glorify the Lord. I announce to Satan that Jesus is my Lord, and I reject any counterfeit gifts or works of Satan in my life.
I believe that the truth will set me free, and that walking in the light is the only path of fellowship. Therefore, I stand against Satan s deception by taking every thought captive in obedience to Christ. I declare that the Bible is the only authoritative standard. I choose to speak the truth in love.
I choose to present my body as an instrument of righteousness, a living and holy sacrifice, and I renew my mind by the living Word of God in order that I may prove that the will of God is good, acceptable and perfect.
Father God, I affirm that my life and sustenance come from You, and
apart from You I can do nothing.