Portrait of the Empowered Saint: Is This You?

picture frame with question markIn a dying and fallen world, God is seeking a peculiar people to accomplish His work—to share His light, love, hope and truth. Particularly those who have said “Yes, LORD, to your will and to your way,” and are empowered. Empowered, they understand and boldly walk in their God-given authority. What does the empowered Saint look like?

  • Loves Jesus with their whole heart/worships in spirit and truth (John 4:24)
  • Uses prayer, praise, worship and the Word of God as their weapons of spiritual warfare
  • Dresses DAILY in their spiritual armor (Ephesians 6:10-17)
  • Patient, compassionate and loving toward others, despite their faults or unbelief
  • Follower of Jesus forever
  • Obedient to the Lord’s will; not swayed by external circumstances, norms or traditions
  • Understands they are the righteousness of God; understands their identity in Christ Jesus, despite Satan’s accusations
  • Prepared with a word in season and out of season/exhibits great patience and careful instruction of the word (2 Timothy 4:2)
  • Directs others to Christ, equips others in Christ in these end times
  • Walks in truth and in faith
  • Plants the seed, realizing the Holy Spirit gives the increase (only God knows who will indeed receive Him)
  • Confidently operates in their spiritual gifts and does not compare or envy others’ gifts (Romans 12:3-8, 1 Corinthians 12:8-10
  • Discerning
  • Seeks the Lord’s wisdom to navigate through counterfeit schemes, deceptions
  • Spirit of humility
  • Possesses a noble, exemplary character
  • Dominant thoughts are rooted in how to glorify God and NOT how to increase themselves or their influence
  • Operates in the nine fruits of the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23): faithfulness, gentleness, goodness, joy, kindness, love, patience, peace and self-control
  • Trusts God as their Source for all things
  • Spirit-led and NOT led by their own volition and emotions
  • Agile, willing to go where God says “Go,” even when destination is unfamiliar
  • Boldly addresses lawlessness by disseminating salt, light, truth and love in the particular territory they’ve been called
  • Operates in their God-given authority to confront the enemy and lawlessness

What other traits should be added? When you look in the mirror, does this list describe you? In what traits/areas would you pray that God further develop in you?