Many people are still battling to find their identity in life because they are not sure who they are. Thus, they try to find their identity in what they wear, their position at work, their business connections, the famous figures they know, their academic degrees, what they own, …and the list goes on; instead of who they really are, the real person inside. So I want to ask you: What do you think about yourself? How do you feel about yourself? Do you compare yourself with others and feel belittled or threatened around people who can do things you can’t do or have things you don’t have? My friend, God loves you and He wants you to know and learn to be all you are in Christ. Because when you know who you are in Christ, you will walk this life with security in your worth as a child of God.
Man naturally sees only as far as the physical eyes can see, while God sees & deals with us in the spiritual level, thus there is always this mismatch in our view upon ourselves verses God’s view on us. When we were saved by believing in Christ Jesus and confessing with our mouth that Jesus is our Lord and Savior (Rom 10:9), something happens to our inner spirit man; our spirit is made alive by the Spiritual awakening in Christ, and the Holy Spirit of God bears witness that we are the Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. We are now hidden in Christ, and God sees us just like God sees Jesus. 2Co 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a New Creation; old things have passed away; behold, All things have become New.
Gal 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by Faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Live by Faith, is believing we are still righteous in our daily walk in the flesh, even though our flesh may still fail us at times. We may still fall into sins, but we shall never live in sins. And, it does not change our home destination, will always be Heaven one day. Because the true person is our spirit man. Body may die, but our spirit man will live forever and our identity in our soul will follow the spirit man; and how long is forever? the answer: forever is forever and never dies. It is beyond time and space, the realm where God lives.
Our mind, which is part of our soul, is daily and continuously through the hearing of the Gospel, being Transformed or Repentance is going on (=Repentance / Greek: metá “change” and noiéō “think” = change the way we think) i.e. From our wrong thinking about God, from our hard feelings towards Him; we now find our new value in knowing God intimately as our good Father, knowing Christ Jesus as our Savior, and living in close relationship with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, secured in His love for us. This is the true Repentance. Judas Iscariot did not repent, but was remorseful. Some Bible Translations correctly translated as “Remorse” while some others inaccurately translated as “Repented”. The result of Remorseful is self-condemnation, Judas taking his own life as the utmost act of Self-Righteousness. While, Simon Peter committing the same act of betraying Jesus, three times, even with cursing & swearing; yet Peter was still hanging around until Jesus’ death & resurrection, because somehow in his heart, he sensed the amazing Grace and perfect Love of Jesus. Peter might say “yes, I sinned big time, but my Savior is bigger than my sins”. Judas could have been saved too, if he just waited a few more hours and trusted the Savior.
By reading His word, we’d further discover our inheritances as a Child of God. God has so much in store for us, His promises and unmerited favors, and we can have them all just by Faith and speaking it, and they are ready and available to be received in the Spiritual realm which is a higher realm than this physical world. Remember, God is Spirit, and He created the physical realm from nothing, only by speaking through His spiritual realm Gen 1:3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. When Jesus healed the sick, raised the dead, and fed the multitude; He did not see the limited physical reality but He looked up to Heaven and saw the spiritual truth, that God is the God of all Supplies, for the spiritual realm dictates the natural world.
In the Amplified Bible, Philippians 3:3 says that as Christians, we “worship God in spirit and by the Spirit of God and exult and glory and pride ourselves in Jesus Christ, and put no confidence or dependence [on what we are] in the flesh and on outward privileges and physical advantages and external appearances.”
Bible is full of verses describing who you truly are, the real person; the followings are only some of What God said about you for you to meditate until they get rooted deep in your soul:
I am a New Creation in Christ (2Corinthians 5:17)
I am the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ (2Corinthians 5:21)
I am born of God, and the evil one does not touch me (1John 5:18)
I am holy and without blame before Him in love (Ephesians 1:4; 1Peter 1:16)
I have received the Gift of Righteousness and Reign as a King in life by Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17)
I am complete in Him Who is the Head of all principality and power (Colossians 2:10)
I am alive with Christ (Ephesians 2:5)
I am free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2)
I have the mind of Christ (1Corinthians 2:16; Philippians 2:5)
I have the peace of God that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7)
I have the Greater One living in me; greater is He Who is in me than he who is in the world (1John 4:4)
I have no lack for my God supplies all of my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19)
I can do all things through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:13)
I am God’s child for I am born again of the incorruptible seed of the Word of God, which lives and abides forever (1Peter 1:23)
I am a spirit being alive and blameless to God (Romans 6:11; 1Thessalonians 5:23)
I am a joint-heir with Christ (Romans 8:17)
I am more than a conqueror through Him Who loves me (Romans 8:37)
I have received the power of the Holy Spirit to lay hands on the sick and see them recover, to cast out demons, to speak with new tongues. I have power over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means harm me (Mark 16:17-18; Luke 10:17-19)
I have put off the old man and have put on the new man, which is renewed in the knowledge after the image of Him Who created me (Colossians 3:9-10)
I am a partaker of His divine nature (2Peter 1:3-4)
I am an ambassador for Christ (2Corinthians 5:20)
I am part of a Chosen Generation, a Royal priesthood, a Holy nation, a purchased people (1Peter 2:9)
I am the temple of the Holy Spirit; I am not my own (1Corinthians 6:19)
I am the head and not the tail; I am above only and not beneath (Deuteronomy 28:13)
I am the light of the world (Matthew 5:14)
I am His elect, full of mercy, kindness, humility, and longsuffering (Romans 8:33; Colossians 3:12)
I am forgiven of all my sins and washed in the Blood (Ephesians 1:7)
I am delivered from the power of darkness and translated into God’s kingdom (Colossians 1:13)
I am redeemed from the curse of sin, sickness, and poverty (Deuteronomy 28:15-68; Galatians 3:13)
I am called of God to be the voice of His praise (Psalm 66:8; 2Timothy 1:9)
I am raised up with Christ and seated in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6; Colossians 2:12)
I am greatly loved by God (Romans 1:7; Ephesians 2:4; Colossians 3:12; 1Thessalonians 1:4)
I am strengthened with all might according to His glorious power (Colossians 1:11)
It is not I who live, but Christ lives in me (Galatians 2:20)
You can have all these inheritances and promises freely, by being in Christ, by Faith, because of His amazing Grace. Free as it may seem, but the truth is; it is too costly to pay in price; God gave us free because no one on this planet earth can pay such a high price! Which has been overly-paid, by the precious blood of God Himself! God’s love for us is so great, based on Who He is, NOT on who we are nor how good we are. God sent His only begotten Son Who is willing to come down from His Throne and Richness in Heaven to be made poor on earth (2Co 8:9), to be amongst us, to be one of us, and to feel like us (Joh 1:14), then He took our place of sins and sufferings, He was in agonizing pains on the cross to save us, taking the punishment and curses of ALL our sins upon His own self; so that we can be made the Righteousness of God in Him (2Co 5:21), we are now greatly blessed highly favored and deeply loved, while living on earth as well as in Heaven one day. When you have this revelation of how much God loves you, it’ll make you secured in His perfect love and cast out all your fears away (1Jn 4:18), and you can confidently say: “God loves me. He has a good plan for me (Jer 29:11). I trust Him, and everything in my life, whether good or bad, is going to work out for my good – in Christ!” (Rom8:28)