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Know Who You Are (March 30th, 2019)

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17)



Knowing who you are in Christ is so vital; it’s a prerequisite to having the right attitude towards the challenges you might face in life, and living above circumstances. There are many who aren’t enjoying the blessings of Christianity, because they don’t know who they are in Christ-- they don’t understand who the Christian is. They think, for example, that a Christian is a religious person, someone who just goes to church; no! He’s much more.


A Christian is someone in whom Christ dwells; someone in whom, and through whom, the Kingdom of God is manifested; a carrier of divinity. Once you come to terms with this reality, your life will take on a new meaning, and you’ll live joyfully every day, irrespective and independent of circumstances. This is why it’s so important that you understand God’s Word, what He says about you, and then live accordingly.


The Bible says Jesus wasn’t only delivered to death on account of your sins, He was also raised for your justification (Romans 4:25). What does it mean to be justified? It means to be declared “not guilty”; meaning that in the mind of justice, in the eyes of God, you never sinned, so, no charges are against you!


Now you can further appreciate why the Bible says you’re holy, unblameable and unreproveable in the sight of God (Colossians 1:22). It’s because the Christian is a new creature:


(2 Corinthians 5:17)

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new."

You’re a brand new species of being that never existed before. That’s how God can declare you acquitted, because there’s nothing to judge since you have a brand new life!


Your justification isn’t because Jesus “paid” for your sins-- He did that for the whole world of sinners, but the Christian isn’t a sinner. The Christian is a new creation; a product, not of the death and burial of Jesus Christ, but of His resurrection! You came from the resurrection.


You’re the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, graced to reign and exercise dominion over Satan and circumstances. Hallelujah!


Confession:

I walk in the light of my justification. My life is an expression of God's righteousness. I'm the seed of Abraham; therefore, I live above lack, sickness, disease, and defeat! I'm victorious all the way, serving the Lord joyously and gloriously, in Jesus' Name. Amen!


Further Study: 1 John 5:4; 1 Corinthians 6:11; 1 Peter 2:9 AMPC

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