Who Does God Say I Am?
Here is a list of biblical affirmations about our identity in Jesus Christ that is derived from a few selected passages in the New Testament. This is a small sample of the many truths about who we have become through faith in God’s Son:
I am a child of God.
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name (John 1:12).
I am a branch of the true vine, and a conduit of Christ’s life.
I am the true vine, and My Father is the vine dresser. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing (John 15:1, 5).
I am a friend of Jesus.
No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you (John 15:15).
I have been justified and redeemed.
...being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus (Romans 3:24).
My old self was crucified with Christ, and I am no longer a slave to sin.
...knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, that we would no longer be slaves to sin (Romans 6:6).
I will not be condemned by God.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1).
I have been set free from the law of sin and death.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death (Romans 8:2).
As a child of God, I am a fellow heir with Christ.
...and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him in order that we may also be glorified with Him (Romans 8:17).
I have been accepted by Christ.
Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God (Romans 15:7).
I have been called to be a saint.
To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours (1 Corinthians 1:2; Ephesians 1:1; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:2).
The more we embrace these and other affirmations from Scripture about who we have become in Christ, the more stable, grateful and fully assured we will be in the course of our lives.
Taken from Ken Boa’s Handbook to Spiritual Growth.
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