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Who am I in Christ?

One of the challenges many believers have in their Christian life, is to believe what the Word says about them as a child of God. God wants us to know who we are in His Son, to walk with Him daily and to show His love in this world.  The essence of our faith is having a personal relationship with God the Father, the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

Listed below are some statements from Scripture on our identity as children of God. Please consider reading, meditating and praying through each one, asking the Holy Spirit to touch your heart with these truths, and to strengthen you to walk boldly as a child of God. You can also proclaim or declare these truths over your own life as often as possible, until they become part of who you are. These are not just mere ‘proclamations’. These are truths from the very heart of God over your life.

 

Who am I in Christ Jesus?
  • Therefore, there is now no condemnation for me; because I am in Christ Jesus, my sins have been washed away and I live in and through the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:1).
  • I am the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13).
  • I am the light of the world (Matthew 5:14).
  • I am a child of God (John 1:12).
  • I am a branch of the true Vine. I am the channel through which the life of Christ flows enabling me to bear much fruit (John 15:1,5).

 

I am a friend of Christ (John 15:15).

 

  • I have been set free from sin and have become a slave to righteousness (Romans 6:18).
  • I have eternal life in Christ Jesus (Romans 6:23).
  • I am a child of God and God is my Father (Romans 8:14).
  • I am an heir of God and co-heir with Christ, and I share in the fullness of his inheritance (Romans 8:17).
  • I am God’s temple and God’s Spirit lives in me (1 Corinthians 3:16).
  • I am united with the Lord and am one with Him in spirit (1 Corinthians 6:17).
  • I am part of the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27).

 

I am a new creation…

 

  • I am a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come (2 Corinthians 5:17).
  • I am reconciled to God through Christ and a co-worker with Him in the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-19).
  • Because I belong to Christ, I am Abraham’s seed, and heir according to the promise made to him (Galatians 3:29).
  • I am a saint (Ephesians 1:1).
  • I am God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for me to do (Ephesians 2:10).
  • I am a fellow citizen in God’s kingdom and a member of God’s household (Ephesians 2:19).
  • I am a prisoner of Christ Jesus (Ephesians 3:1).
  • I am a new person, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness (Ephesians 4:24).

 

I am seated at Christ’s right hand…

 

  • My citizenship is in heaven and I am seated at Christ’s right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come (Ephesians 1:20- 21; 2:6).
  • My life is hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3).
  • Christ is my life and nobody can take that away from me, because it is kept in heaven as my imperishable, spotless, everlasting inheritance (Colossians 3:4).
  • I am part of God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved (Colossians 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:4).
  • I am a person of the light and of the day. I do not belong to the night or to the darkness (1 Thessalonians 5:5).
  • I have been set aside by God and share in the heavenly calling (Hebrews 3:1).

 

I am part of a holy priesthood…

 

  • I am a living stone, being built into a spiritual house to be part of a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ (1 Peter 2:5).
  • I am part of a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that we may declare the praises of him who called us out of darkness into his wonderful light (1 Peter 2:9).
  • I am now a part of the people of God and I have received mercy from God (1 Peter 2:10).
  • I am a stranger and alien in this world (1 Peter 2:11).
  • I am a child of God and I know that when Jesus comes again, I will be like Him for I will see Him as He is (1 John 3:1-2).
  • I am born of God and God keeps me safe and the evil one cannot harm me (1 John 5:18).
  • The One who is in me is greater than the one who is in the world (1 John 4:4).
  • I am a child of God and can overcome the world (1 John 5:4).
  • I am not the great “I Am” but by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect (1 Corinthians 15:10).

 

When the devil comes with his attacks I can stand on these truths
  • I have been justified through faith and have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1).
  • I have been buried with Christ through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, I too may live a new life, my old self was crucified with him, and I am no longer a slave to sin (Romans 6:1-6).
  • There is now no condemnation for me because I am in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1).
  • I have received the Holy Spirit who teaches me everything I received from God (1 Corinthians 2:12).
  • I was bought at a price and do not belong to myself anymore, but I belong to God and will honour Him with my body (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
  • It is God who makes me stand firm in Christ (2 Corinthians 1:21).

 

Marked with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit.

 

  • I am marked with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing my inheritance of what God promised (Ephesians 1:13-14).
  • I am in Christ and God’s incomparably great power is working through me. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 1:19- 20).
  • I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me (Galatians 2:20).

 

Blessed with every spiritual blessing.

 

  • The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, has blessed me in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ (Ephesians 1:3).
  • Christ chose me before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight (Ephesians 1:4).
  • In Christ I have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace (Ephesians 1:7).
  • Through Christ I have access to the Father by the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 2:18).
  • In Christ and through faith in him I may approach God with freedom and confidence (Ephesians 3:12).
  • Christ has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought me into the kingdom of the Son he loves (Colossians 1:13).
  • Christ lives in me, my hope of glory (Colossians 1:27).

 

My sinful nature was done away with!

 

  • I was also circumcised, and my sinful nature was done away with, not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ (Colossians 2:11).
  • In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and I have been given fullness in Christ (Colossians 2:10).
  • God did not give me a spirit of timidity or fear, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline (2 Timothy 1:7).
  • I was made holy by Jesus Christ and those who are made holy are of the same family. Jesus is not ashamed to call me his brother (Hebrews 2:11).
  • I may approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that I may receive mercy and find grace to help me in my time of need (Hebrews 4:16).
  • He has given me His very great and precious promises, so that through them I may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires (2 Peter 1:4).
  • In all these things I am more than a conqueror through him who loved me (Romans 8:37).

 

If God is for me, who can be against me (Romans 8:31)?

 

  • God did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for me —how will he not also, along with him, graciously give me all things (Romans 8:32)?
  • I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate me from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-39).
  • The Spirit himself testifies with my spirit that I am God’s child (Romans 8:16).
  • I was washed, sanctified and justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God (1 Corinthians 6:11).
  • I know that my labour in the Lord is not in vain (1 Corinthians 15:58).
  • I thank God, who always leads me in a triumphal procession in Christ (2 Corinthians 2:14).
  • God’s grace is sufficient for me, for His power is made perfect in my weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).
  • Because I am in Christ I may live out of the power of God (1 Corinthians 1:24).
  • I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13).

 

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