Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Can you say that God has brought you out of slavery to something better?

What gods are you still worshipping other than Him?

Are you hiding in a winepress of fear based on your external circumstances?

Are you hiding ANYTHING for fear of your oppressors trampling on it?

Three of the "Who I am in Christ Jesus" statements that sing to me:


God is peace. If that is true, and that He is with us to the end of the age...and that He lives in us, and the old woman is dead, and the new woman is alive to Christ, then why do we feel so powerless?

What are some lies you continue to believe about yourself?

Counter them with a truth from the list of 120+.


Identify your family "idols".

How do you think that idol affects you today?

If your family saw you smashing that idol, what do you think they would do/say?

Do those family idols control you in any way?


Look at the ways God is moving you into new roles as a mighty warrior.  Even note the small ways. Write them down!

Have you ever "thrown out a fleece"?

When has the Holy Spirit been super real in your life?

How connected to the Holy Spirit are you? On a scale of 0-10? 


Have there been times in your life where you consciously decided to allow God to have HIS way rather than your way? 

Is God calling you to streamline your life in any way?

Are there still some areas of your life where you are NOT allowing God to be included in your life?


Keep track of your dreams for 1 week. Keep a journal by your bed and write down whatever you can remember from them- however bizarre. Don't try to figure out their deeper meaning. Pray, asking God to reveal what you need to know from the dreams.

Have you ever had a time of overwhelming gratitude or wonder towards God? What did you do?

What do you need an answer to this week?


Who do you trust to pray with you?

A mighty warrior does not stand alone in the battle.


What from the past is trying to own you?

What is the Holy Spirit saying to you to counter the lies?

Are you going to live your life your way or God's way?

Are you spending time listening to (worshipping) the garbage of this world or are you devoting yourself to times of worship?

You will be relentless about:___________________


Am I bowing down to any idols of negativity, or lies?

Are there any remaining golden idols left in my life? 

Friday, November 14, 2014

New and revised WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST list!

I picked up a few new items for our "List of 100".  It has now been expanded to over 120 expressions of who you are, right now, in Christ.

Thanks go to Sally Knight for her wonderful additional entries. 

This list will continue to expand until we have each and every one found in the Old Testament as well as the new.

Thanks also to my students who made this such a full and joyous excursion!!

Who am I in Christ?  November 2014    Marjie McWilliams-You Are A Mighty Warrior
1) I am blessed Deut. 28:1-14

2) I am overtaken with blessings Deut. 28:2

3) I am the head and not the tail.
4) I am above only and not beneath Deut. 28:13
5) I am redeemed from the curse of sin, sickness, and poverty. Deut 28:15-68
6) I am the apple of my Father's eye Ps. 17:8

7) I am called of God to be the voice of His praise.    Psm 66:8
8) I am healed by the stripes of Jesus.   Isaiah 53:5  1 Peter 2:24
9) I am loved with an everlasting love Jer. 31:3
10) I am the salt of the earth Matt. 5:13

11) I am the light of the world Matt. 5:14

12) I have received the power of the Holy Spirit to lay hands on the sick and see them recover
13) In Christ I have the power to cast out demons.
14) In Christ I have the power to speak with new tongues.
15) In Christ I have power over all the power of the enemy.
16) In Christ nothing shall by any means harm me.  Mark 16:7-8,  Luke 10:17,19
17) I have given and it is given to me; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over into my lap.   Luke 6:38
18) I have everlasting life.  Jn. 6:47

19) I am set free.   Jn. 8:31-33

20) I have abundant life, Jn. 10:10

21) I know God's voice.   Jn. 10:14

22) I am a disciple of Christ because I have love for others.   Jn. 13:34-35
23) I am a friend of Christ. Jn 15:15
24) I am chosen and accepted by God to bear fruit that lasts. John 15:16
25) I am one in Christ.   Jn. 17:21-23
26) I am greatly loved by God.    Rom. 1:7

27) I have received the gift of righteousness and reign as a king in life by Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17
28) I am free from condemnation Rom. 8:1
29) I am dead to sin Rom.6: 2, 11
30) I am alive to God in Christ Jesus.  Ro 6:11
31) A slave of righteousness. Ro 6:18
32) Enslaved to God- Ro 6:22
33) I live by the law of the Holy Spirit Rom. 8:2
34) A child of God. Ro 8:16
35) I am a joint heir with Christ Rom. 8:17
36) I am His elect, full of mercy, kindness, humility, and long suffering.   Romans 8:33, Col 3:12
37) I am more than a conqueror.   Rom. 8:37
38) I am established to the end.   I Cor. 1:8
39) I am in Christ Jesus by His doing.   I Cor. 1:30
40) I have the mind of Christ.   I Cor. 2:16
41) I am a co-laborer with Christ. l Cor 3:1
42) I am the temple of the Holy Spirit.   I Cor. 6:19
43) I am a member of Christ’s body. l Cor 12:17
44) I always triumph in Christ.   II Cor. 2:14
45) I am a believer, and the light of the Gospel shines in my mind.  ll Cor 4:4
46) I am a new creature.   II Cor. 5:17
47) I am reconciled to God.   II Cor. 5:18
48) I am an ambassador for Christ.   II Cor. 5:20
49) I am the righteousness of God through Jesus Christ.   II Cor. 5:21
50) I am crucified with Christ.   Gal. 2:20
51) I am redeemed from the curse of the law.    Gal. 3:13
52) I am a son of God and one in Christ. Gal 3:26-28
53) I am holy and without blame before Him.    Eph. 1:4
54) I am accepted in Christ Eph. 1:6
55) I am forgiven of all my sins and washed in the blood.   Eph. 1:7
56) I am sealed with the promise of the Holy Spirit.   Eph. 1:13
57) I have a guaranteed inheritance.   Eph. 1:14

58) I have received the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus. Eph. 1: 17
59) The eyes of my understanding are enlightened.   Eph. 1:18
60 I am alive with Christ.    Eph. 2:5

61) I am raised up with Christ and seated in heavenly places.  Eph 2:6, Col 2:12
62) I am God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works.   Eph. 2:10
63) I am brought near by the blood of Christ.   Eph. 2:13
64) I have access to the Father by one Spirit.    Eph. 2:18

65) I am a fellow citizen with the saints of the household of God.    Eph. 2:19
66) I am built on the foundations of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone.    Eph. 2:20
67) I am His faithful follower.    Eph. 5:1
68) I am strong in the Lord.    Eph.6:10
69) I can quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one with my shield of faith.  Eph 6:16
70) I am being changed into His image.    Phil. 1:6
71) I press toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God.   Phil. 3:14
72) I have the peace of God that passes all understanding.   Phil 4:7
73) I can do all things through Jesus Christ.     Phil. 4:13
74) I have all my needs met by God according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.       Phil. 4:19
75) I am strengthened with all might according to His glorious power.   Col 1:11
76) I am qualified to share in His inheritance.   Col. 1:12
77) I am delivered from the power of darkness and transformed into God's kingdom.   Col. 1:13
78) Christ is in me, the hope of glory.     Col. 1:27
79) I walk in Christ Jesus.    Col. 2:6
80) I am firmly rooted, built up, strengthened in the faith and overflowing with thankfulness.    Col. 2:7
81) I am complete in Christ.   Col. 2:10

82) I am circumcised with the circumcision made without hands.   Col. 2:11
83) I have put off the old man and have put on the new man, which is renewed in the knowledge and after the image of Him Who created me.   Col 3:9,10
84) I am an expression of the life of Christ. Col 3:4
85) I am beloved of God.    Col 3:12, I Thess. 1:4
86) I am a child of light and not of darkness. 1 Thes 5:5
87) For God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and a sound mind.  2 Timothy 1:7
88) I am called of God to live a holy life.  II Tim. 1:9

89) I am a holy partaker of a heavenly calling. Heb 3:1
90) I am a partaker of Christ. Heb 3:14
91) I am the first fruits among His creation.   James 1:18
92) I am a doer of the word and blessed in my actions.  James 1:22,25
93) I am submitted to God. James 4:7
94) The devil flees from me because I resist him in the name of Jesus. 
95) I am holy and without blame before Him in love.   1 Peter 1:16
96) I am God's child for I am born again of the incorruptible seed of the Word of God, which lives and abides forever.    1 Pet. 1:23

97) I am chosen.  1 Peter 2:4-12     
98) I am precious to God.
99) I am being built into a spiritual house.
100) I am never put to shame.
101) I am a part of a chosen generation.
102) I am a royal priesthood.
103) I am a holy nation.
104) I am a purchased people.  
105) I am God’s special possession.
106) I show forth the praises of God.
107) God has called me out of the darkness and into His marvelous light. 
108) I have received God’s mercy.  
109) I am a living stone. 1 Peter 2:5
110) I am healed by the wounds of Jesus.    I Pet. 2:24
111) I am an enemy of the devil. 1 Peter 5:8
112) I am a partaker of His divine nature    II Pet. 1:4

113) I am in the world as He is in heaven     I Jn. 4:17

114) I have the Greater One living in me.
115)  Greater is He Who is in me than he who is in the world.   1 John 4:4
116) I have overcome the world 1 Jn. 5:4
117) I am an heir of eternal life. 1 Jn 5:11
118) I am born of God and the evil one does not touch me.    I Jn. 5:18
119) I am a king and a priest unto God.   Rev. 1:6
120) I am an overcomer by the blood of the lamb and the word of my testimony.  Rev. 12:11
121) I am victorious Rev. 21:7

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Student Response to Lesson Nine-

My student, Marian Price, from central California reported in with these results on her "running tally" that we kept during these last nine weeks of classes.  Here is what she had to say:

l. Who I am in Christ Jesus-
1)___I am strong in the Lord.
2)__I am healed by the stripes of Jesus
3)__I have put off the old woman and put on the new woman

ll. My Old Excuses for not believing I am a mighty warrior have been: I physically cannot do a lot, so how can I be mighty?

But now I am released from those things in Jesus’ name.

Truth: I am being changed into HIS image!

III. My father’s idols that have affected me in the past have been: I am not worthy or of value. I don't count. Everyone else is more important than me or my needs and issues.

But I am set free from those sinful thoughts! THE PAST DOES NOT OWN ME.

Truth: I am a royal priestess. I am chosen.

IV. I acknowledge the need for the Holy Spirit to dwell in me richly. I know the Holy Spirit is alive and well in my life by these signs: I had a dream during week four's study and God spoke so clearly to me that I was to start walking every day. I can't walk far but I started and during the walking times, I am praying and it has turned into a time where God has shown me so many ways to start with small steps to increase my strength- my physical strength!  I am now walking a half mile and it feels so great. At first it was about a block that I could go but the prayer time is as exciting as the walking time. He speaks to me every day. 

V. In the past I have lived my life my way rather than God’s way. One situation that is still being run MY way is: I use my overweight body as my excuse for not doing or going a lot of places. 

I now release this, asking for God to run it HIS way.

 How I will do this: Keep walking and praying and even if I am very heavy, praise God that my body is His temple and can be repaired!

VI. I promise to spend time this week worshipping the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. It is in worship that He becomes the ruler of my life, and where my problems and battles are won.

While I worship I will expect God to empower me to face situations in my life with a fresh heart. Here is what He reveals to me as I worship Him this week:  Overeating is a way to feed my silent hunger for security, significance, and intimacy. Those things can only be found in Him. Practice stopping and examining my motives for eating.

VII. A mighty warrior does not stand alone.

I have formed a partnership with these people: Charlotte, Mary, and Cindy.

Here is what they have asked me to pray about for them as best I can: Feeling invisible, weight gain, travel plans.

Here is what I am asking them to pray about for me: Staying true to the Thin Within program and not condemning myself for failures.

VIII. I will be relentless when it comes to the battle over: my mind!

IX. A mighty warrior worships God alone.

In the past there have been many idols in my life and one that still remains that I have gilded with gold and set up in my own household is: self medicating with food as rewards and punishments. Food is the golden calf, or golden ephod. It has been everything to me.

I repent of this sin. I tear it down and declare this day that as for me and my household; we will serve and worship God alone.

I declare that this day, that I am a Mighty Warrior who worships God alone.

Amen!  Thank you so much for this class; this blog; the videos so I can stay in touch with you and the lessons.


Friday, November 7, 2014


"God sees something in your future and who you are going to be or become. Develop THAT person. God stands in your future and speaks it into the present." -Graham Cooke

What does this mean to you? Talk to me.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Recognizing, accepting, and believing! -Student Testimony

As I began to read over the list of “Who I am in Christ”, a renewed strength and confidence began to stir within me. I have been praying over a difficult situation for some time, but now I began recognizing, accepting, and believing the authority given me in Christ Jesus. I believe my prayers are now spoken with greater power and as a result, increased effect over the situation. I’m beginning to see God move in subtle ways, enough for me to know I’m on the right track. And that too fuels my faith! The difficult situation has now opened the door to learn how to pray with confidence and greater effectiveness as I stand on the truths of who I am in Christ. A Mighty Warrior needs sharp weapons to fight well – the Word and faith! I’m also learning God meets the need of a Mighty Warrior for strategy, encouragement, and respite.

P.S. When asked to write something, I did my usual - shrug it off, thinking she will forget she asked me! But she didn’t and I finally realized I do this because I often feel no one wants to hear me. Mind you, I’ve been looking over the “Who I am in Christ” versus… I’m obviously a work in progress! I’m so thankful God is faithful and patient to work out Christ in me!