Your Identity

UNDERSTANDING WHO YOU ARE

It's very important to know your identity in Christ.  There's one site online that does a great job of helping people know who they really are.  They will give you a free copy of your identity in Christ, personalized and or a copy of the book of Ephesians personalized free. Ephesians tells us a great deal about who we are in Christ.  the site is called Your Personalized Bible Scroll down this main page and pick the personalized sample you'd like and within seconds, you'll be able to copy it or download it free!  It's really awesome and I recommend everyone get it and then read it and study it until you really know who you are! In the mean time, here are some affirmations about who you are to get you started:

For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of

God (Romans 8:14).



"Understanding your identity in Christ is absolutely essential to your success at living the victorious Christian life

Who I Am In Christ
I am accepted...
John 1:12 I am God's child.
John 15:15
As a disciple, I am a friend of Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:1
I have been justified.
1 Corinthians 6:17
I am united with the Lord, and I am one with Him in spirit.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
I have been bought with a price and I belong to God.
1 Corinthians 12:27
I am a member of Christ's body.
Ephesians 1:3-8
I have been chosen by God and adopted as His child.
Colossians 1:13-14
I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins.
Colossians 2:9-10
I am complete in Christ.
Hebrews 4:14-16
I have direct access to the throne of grace through Jesus Christ.

I am secure...
Romans 8:1-2
I am free from condemnation.
Romans 8:28
I am assured that God works for my good in all circumstances.
Romans 8:31-39
I am free from any condemnation brought against me and I cannot be separated from the love of God.
2 Corinthians 1:21-22
I have been established, anointed and sealed by God.
Colossians 3:1-4
I am hidden with Christ in God.
Philippians 1:6
I am confident that God will complete the good work He started in me.
Philippians 3:20
I am a citizen of heaven.
2 Timothy 1:7
I have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind.
1 John 5:18
I am born of God and the evil one cannot touch me.

I am significant...
John 15:5
I am a branch of Jesus Christ, the true vine, and a channel of His life.
John 15:16
I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit.
1 Corinthians 3:16
I am God's temple.
2 Corinthians 5:17-21
I am a minister of reconciliation for God.
Ephesians 2:6
I am seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenly realm.
Ephesians 2:10
I am God's workmanship.
Ephesians 3:12
I may approach God with freedom and confidence.
Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.

SIXTY-EIGHT POSITIONAL PROVISIONS

These are the things God provides for every believer at the point of salvation. They are on our account, irrevocable, regardless of how we feel or what we are going through. Therefore, we need to purpose to hide them in our hearts, line upon line, so we will have confidence when the enemy comes in like a flood.

1. He foreknew us (Romans 8:29; 1 Peter
1:2).
2. He elected us (Rom 8:33; Col 3:12; 1 Thes 1:4; Titus 1:1; 1 Pet 1:2).
3. He predestinated us (Romans 8:29-30; Ephesians 1:5, 11).
4. We are chosen (Matthew 22:14; 1 Peter 2:4).
5. We are called (1 Thessalonians 5:24).
6. We are reconciled by God (2 Corinthians 5:18-19; Col 1:20).
7. We are reconciled to God (Romans 5:10; 2 Corinthians 5:20).
8. We are redeemed by God (Rom 3:24; Col 1:14; 1 Peter 1:18).
9. We are born again spiritually (John 3:7; 1 Peter 1:23).
10. We are regenerated (John 13:10; 1 Corinthians 6:11; Titus 3:5).
11. We are made righteous, & the righteousness
of God is unto us
& upon us who believe (Rom 3:22; 1 Cor 1:30; 2 Cor 5:21; Gal 3:22, Phil 3:9).
12. We are justified (Acts 13:39; Rom 3:26, 5:1, 8:30; 1 Cor 6:11; Titus 3:7).
13. We are glorified (Romans 8:30).
14. We receive the Spirit of adoption (Rom 8:15-16, 23; Gal 4:4-6),
& God is our Father (1 Cor 1:3; 8:6; Gal 1:4; Eph 1:2; 4:6).
15. We are complete in Him (Colossians 2:10).
16. We are sanctified (1 Corinthians 1:30, 6:11).
17. We are forgiven (Acts 10:43; Rom 4:25; Col 1:14, 2:13, 3:13; Eph 1:7, 4:32; 1 Pet 2:24).
18. We are quickened (Rom 4:17, Eph 2:1; Col 2:13).
19. We are perfected forever (Hebrews 10:14).
20. We are accepted (Ephesians 1:6; 1 Peter 2:5).

21. We are made meet (Colossians 1:12).
22. We are crucified with Christ (Rom 6:6, 6:8; Gal 2:20; 1 Pet 2:24).
23. We are buried with Christ (Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12).
24. We are raised with Christ (Rom 6:4; Eph 2:6; Col 3:1).
25. We are seated in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:4-6).
26. We are born of the Spirit (John 3:6).
27. We are baptized with the Spirit (1 Corinthians12:13; 10:17).
28. We have the earnest, or deposit, of the Holy Spirit, securing our place in heaven (2 Cor 1:22; 5:5; Eph 1:13- 14).
29. We are indwelt by the Spirit (John 7:39; Rom 5:5, 8:9; 1 Cor 6:19; 2 Cor 1:22; Gal 4:6).
30. We are sealed by the Spirit (John 7:39; 2 Cor 1:22; Eph 1:13, 4:30).

31. We are in God (1 Thessalonians 1:1).
32. We are in Christ (John 14:20).
33. We are in the Spirit (Romans 8:9).
34. We are dead to the law (Romans 7:4).
35. We are delivered from the law (Rom 6:14, 7:6; 2 Cor 3:11; Gal 3:25).
36. We are circumcised in Christ (Rom 2:29; Phil 3:3; Col 2:11).
37. We are made near to God by the blood of Christ (Eph 2:13; James 4:8; Heb 10:22).
38. We are delivered from the power of darkness (Col 1:13, 2:13-15).
39. We are translated into the Kingdom of Gods dear Son (Col 1:13).
40. We are given as a gift to Christ by the Father (John 17:6, 11, 12, 20; 10:29).

41. He gives us life in His name (John 20:31) and eternal life in His Son (John 3:15-16, 36; 5:24; 6:47; 11:25; 1 John 5:11-12).
42. We will never die (John 11:26).

What He Is to The Believer:
43. Jesus Christ is our propitiation (Romans 3:25-26; 1 John 2:2).
44. Jesus Christ is our foundation (Eph 2:20; 1 Cor 3:11; 2 Cor 1:21).
45. Jesus Christ is our life (Colossians 3:4).
46. He is our Head (Colossians 2:10).
47. He is our husband (Ephesians 5:25-27; 2 Corinthians 11:2).
48. He is our advocate (1 John 2:1).
49. He is our brother (Hebrews 2:11).
50. He is our friend (John 15:15).

51. He is our Shepherd (John 10:11; 1 Peter 2:25).
52. He is our high priest (Hebrews 3:1, 4:14, 6:20).

What He Makes Us:
53. We are sons of God (2 Cor 6:18; Gal 3:26; 1 John 3:2)
& children of the living God (Rom 9:26).
54. We are a new creation (2 Cor 5:17; Galatians 6:15).
55. We are members of His Body (1 Corinthians12:13).
56. We are His Bride (Ephesians 5:25-27).
57. We are saints (1 Corinthians 1:2).
58. We are His holy priesthood (1 Pet 2:5, 9)
& his royal priesthood (1 Pet 2:9; Rev. 1:6).
59. We are a chosen generation, a peculiar people (Tit 2:14; 1 Pet 2:9).
60. We are His inheritance (Ephesians 1:18).

61. We are Gods building (1 Cor 3:9),
& our body is His temple (1 Cor 6:19).
62. We are heavenly citizens (Luke 10:20; Eph 2:19; Phil 3:20; Heb 12:22).
63. We are laborers together with Him (1 Cor 3:9, 2 Cor 6:1).
64. We are ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20).
65. We are ministers of God (2 Corinthians 3:3, 6, 6:4).
66. We are His household (Galatians 6:10; Ephesians 2:19, 3:15).
67. We are His people (2 Corinthians 6:16).
68. We are His beloved (Romans 9:25)


TWENTY-SEVEN EXPERIENTIAL PROVISIONS

After we begin to walk with the Lord, He gives us many opportunities to experience His nature and to reveal His characteristics, as children of God. Every believer has had times of failure or testing when he will not sense the reality of these things. Yet, if we choose to walk in the light as He is in the light, in time we will experience the fullness of these provisions:

69. There is no condemnation for the believer (Rom 8:1; John 3:18, 5:24; 1 Cor 11:32).
70. We reign in life as more than conquerors (Rom 5:17; 8:37).
71. We are quickened (Eph 2:1; Col 2:13).
72. We have access to God (Rom 5:2; Eph 2:18; Heb 4:14-16; Heb 10:19-20).
73. He loves us (John 3:16; Eph 2:4, 5:2).
74. He gives us His grace (Ephesians 2:8).
75. He gives us His power (Eph 1:19; Phil 2:13).
76. He is faithful to us (Phil 1:6; Hebrews 13:5).
77. He gives us His peace (Colossians 3:15).
78. He gives us hope (Ephesians 1:18).
79. He gives us every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3).
80. He gives us rest (Hebrews 4:3).
81. He gives us joy (Romans 15:13; 1 Peter 1:8).
82. He consoles us (2 Thessalonians 2:16).
83. He intercedes for us (Hebrews 7:25, 9:24; Romans 8:34).
84. He keeps us (Romans 5:2).
85. He instructs us (Titus 2:12-13).
86. He saves us in the details & circumstances of life (Rom 1:16).
87. He gives us an inheritance (Eph 1:14; Col 3:24; Heb 9:15; 1 Pet 1:4).
88. We have fellowship with Him (1 Cor 1:9; 1 John 1:9).
89. He is faithful to us in suffering (Rom 8:18; Phil 1:29; Col 1:24; 1 Thes 3:3; 2 Tim 2:12; 1 Pet 2:20, 4:12-13).
90. The Word of God works in us (1 Thes 2:13).
91. We are not ashamed (Romans 9:33, 10:11).
92. We will never thirst again (John 6:35).
93. We will not be confounded (1 Peter 2:6).
94. We overcome the world (1 John 5:5).
95. His great power is toward us who believe (Ephesians 1:19).



Who Am I In Christ?

I'm saved Rom. 10:9-10,
I'm forgiven Eph, 1:7,
I have life 1 John 5:12.
And God has a plan for my life.
I am a:
son of God Rom. 8:14
heir of God and co-heir with Christ Rom. 8:17
new creation in Christ. 2 Cor. 5:17
chosen person in a royal priesthood of a holy nation 1 Pet. 1:9
redeemed by his blood. Eph. 1:7
ambassador of Christ 2 Cor. 5:20
minister of reconciliation 2 Cor. 5:18
witness with his Holy Spirit Acts 1:8
He has given me his name and its power Mark 16:16
He will never leave me nor forsake me. Heb. 13:5,6
I will not be afraid of what man can do to me Heb. 13:5,6
The Lord is my helper Heb. 13:5,6
I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Phil 4:13
He is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine. Eph. 3:20
Be confident that he who began a good in you will carry it to completion. Phil 1:6
I will be anxious for nothing. Phil 4:6
He will keep me in perfect peace as my mind is stayed upon him. Isa. 26:3

Phil 3:13,14
So in all of God's provision this one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind
and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

I want to put my hand to the plow and not look back. Luke 9:62
I am an alien and a stranger on earth, Heb. 11:13-16

I am looking for a country and a city made by God.

Isa. 61:1,2
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is
on me because the Lord has anointed
me to reach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the
brokenhearted to proclaim freedom for the
captives and release for the prisoner.
To proclaim the year of the Lord's
favor, and the day of vengeance of his
God.

Jesus ever lives making intercession for me. Heb. 7:25

When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will raise up a standard. Isa. 59:19
I am a soldier in His army 2 Tim. 2:3

Jesus said, ``I will build my church and the gates of hell will not overcome it.'' Matt. 16:18 



Satan's Lie:
You are a sinner because you sin

God's Truth:

You are a saint (one declared righteous by God) who sins

Sstan's Lie:

Your identity comes from what you have done

God's Truth:

Your identity comes from what God has done for you

Satan's Lie:

Your identity comes from what people say about you

God's Truth:

Your identity comes from what God says about you

Satan's Lie:

Your behavior tells you what to believe about yourself

God's Truth:

Your belief about yourself determines your behavior

 

ONE TRUE AND LIVING GOD


I am the LORD your God. . . . You shall have no other gods before Me (Exodus 20:2, 3).

APART FROM CHRIST I CAN DO NOTHING

I am the vine, you are the branches . . . apart form Me you can do nothing (John 15:5).

The doctrinal affirmations will help you renew your mind and take your stand on the truth. I recommend that you read these Scriptural affirmations aloud at least once a week in the coming year.

I recognize that there is only one true and living God (Exodus 20:2, 3), who exists as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and that He is worthy of all honor, praise and worship as the Creator, Sustainer, Beginning and End of all things (Revelation 4:11; 5:9, 10; Isaiah 43:1, 7, 21).

I recognize Jesus Christ as the Messiah, the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:1, 14). I believe that He came to destroy the works of Satan (1 John 3:8), that He disarmed the rulers and authorities, having triumphed over them (Colossians 2:15).

I believe that God has proven His love for me, because when I was still a sinner, Christ died for me (Romans 5:8). I believe that He delivered me from the domain of darkness and transferred me to His kingdom, and in Him I have redemption, the forgiveness of sins (Colossians 1:13, 14).

I believe that I am now a child of God (1 John 3:1-3). I believe that I was saved by the grace of God through faith, that it was a gift and not the result of any works on my part (Ephesians 2:8).

I choose to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might (Ephesians 6:10).

I put no confidence in the flesh (Philippians 3:3), for the weapons of my warfare are not of the flesh (2 Corinthians 10:4). I put on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-17), and I resolve to stand firm in my faith and resist the evil one..

I believe that Jesus has all authority in heaven and on earth (Matthew 28:18), and that He is the head over all rule and authority (Colossians 2:10).

I believe that Satan and his demons are subject to me in Christ because I am a member of Christ’s body (Ephesians 1:19-23). I therefore obey the command to resist the devil (James 47), and I command him in the name of Christ to leave my presence.

I believe that apart form Christ I can do nothing (John 15:5), so I declare my dependence on Him. I choose to abide in Christ in order to bear much fruit and glorify the Lord (John 15:8). I announce to Satan that Jesus is my Lord (1corinthians 12:3), and I reject any counterfeit gifts or works of Satan in my life.

I believe that the truth will set me free (John 8:32), and that walking in the light is the only path of fellowship (1 John1:7). Therefore, I stand against Satan’s deception by taking every thought captive in obedience to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).

I declare that the Bible is the only authoritative standard (2 Timothy 3:15-17). I choose to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15).

I choose to present my body as an instrument of righteousness, a living and holy sacrifice, and I renew my mind by the living Word of God in order that I may prove that the will of God is good, acceptable and perfect (Romans 6:13;12:1, 2).


Lord, inscribe on my heart the truth of who You are and what You have done to secure my eternal salvation.Father God, I affirm that my life and sustenance come from You, and apart from You I can do nothing.

"How should we live our lives in light of our identity in Christ?"

Our identity in Christ is first and foremost is one of newness. We are new creations in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). “Identity” is defined as “the collective aspect of the set of characteristics by which a thing is definitively recognizable or known,” so our new identity in Christ should be recognizable both to ourselves and to others. If we are “in Christ,” that should be evident, just as being “in the world” is equally evident. A further definition of identity is “the quality or condition of being the same as something else.” In the case of our identity in Christ, our lives should indicate that we are the same as Christ. The name “Christians” means literally “little Christs.”

In our new identity in Christ, we are no longer slaves to sin (Romans 6:6) but we are reconciled to God (Romans 5:10). This new identity completely changes our relationship with God and our families, just as it changes the way we see the world. Our new identity in Christ means we have the same relationship with God that Christ has—we are His children. God has adopted us as sons. We are able to call Him “Abba! Father!” (Romans 8:15-16). We are both joint heirs (Galatians 3:29) and friends (John 15:15) of Christ. And this relationship is even stronger than that with our earthly families (Matthew 10:35-37). Instead of fearing Him as judge, we have the great privilege of coming to God as our Father. We can approach Him with confidence and ask of Him what we need (Hebrews 4:16). We can ask for His guidance and wisdom (James 1:5) and know that nothing will take us from Him (Romans 8:38-39). We also rest in His authority and respond to Him with trusting obedience, knowing that obedience is a key part of remaining close to Him (John 14:23).

The concept of family has changed as well, enlarging to encompass a vast body of believers who strive together to grow closer to God (1 Corinthians 12:13), a family that is stronger for the gifts of each person in it (Romans 12:6-8). Members of this new family seek the best for one another (1 Corinthians 10:24), encourage each other (Galatians 6:1-2), and forgive each other (Matthew 18:21-22). Each member has a specific role, but the roles are acted out with respect and grace (1 Peter 5:1-5). Most of all, we respond to each other in love, not the feeling, but a selfless, conscious act of sacrifice, which is reflective of theagape love of the God who loved us and gave Himself for us (Galatians 2:20).

Finally, our view of the world has changed. We are no longer citizens of the world, but apart from it (2 Corinthians 6:14–7:1). We understand that we are a part of a heavenly, God-ruled kingdom. Things of the earth no longer draw us (Colossians 3:2). We don’t fear or over-emphasize suffering on earth or the trials we face (Colossians 1:24; 1 Peter 3:14, 4:12-14), nor do we place importance on things the world values (1 Timothy 6:9-11). Even our bodies and our actions reflect that our minds are no longer conformed to the world (Romans 12:1-2), but are now instruments of righteousness to God (Romans 6:13). And our new kingdom perspective means we understand that our enemy is not the people around us, but the spiritual forces that endeavor to keep the people from knowing God (Ephesians 6:12).

All of this is the ideal—the character of a mature follower of Christ. One of the greatest blessings about our identity in Christ is the grace we’re given in order to grow into the spiritual maturity that truly reflects our new identity (Philippians 1:6). Our lives in light of our identity in Christ are filled with a heavenly Father, a large, loving family, and the understanding that we are citizens of another kingdom and not of this earth.

Recommended Resource: Who am I in Christ by Neil Anderson.


posted with permission:

 http://www.gotquestions.org/identity-in-Christ.html#ixzz2hKcLZ2Cg

 Please read these affirmations every day until they really sink in and start to transform you.

I made this one day as I spoke to the Lord. I actually wrote down my questions and what I felt were His answers to me. Later I added the conversation to an image. I look at this whenever I need to be reminded of His love for me:


Here's another one that I got off the web, I wish I could make it even bigger for you...:

 

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