As I marked some papers from the bible school students this morning I was reminded about two important truths that we need to know.
We need to know who we are and we need to know whose we are.
In other words we need to know our true identity.
The Bible is crammed full of truths that if we know, understand and believe will change our lives.
We are sons of the Living God, adoptees into His family and as such co-heirs with Christ.
As a son of the Living God we are His (we belong to Him), we are no longer the property of the prince of this world i.e. the enemy.
We are righteous, holy and perfect, we are saints; we have been made this as a gift of grace through faith in Jesus.
Recognition of our true identity will help us live a life of health and abundance, just as God wants us to (3 John 2).
Recognition of our true identity will help us focus on Jesus and His goodness, with no conscience of sin.
Our true identity you see is that of a saint and not a sinner.
OK, we may sin, but that is a result of our unrenewed mind, it is not due to us being sinners.
Once we have been born again we do not have a sin nature; we have a new, perfect, righteous and holy nature (Ephesians 4 v 24).
That is our true identity, a righteous spirit belonging to God the Father.
And all this is simply because we are in Christ (2 Corinthians 5 v 17).
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that my true nature is righteous and holy and thank you that I am your son, adopted into your family”.
2 Corinthians 5 v 17…..Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new