Today I was really blessed as we went over the Identity of the believer at church.
What is my identity in Christ? Am I still the person that is a complete mess just trying to make it through life without disobeying God? or am I something greater? Am I a son of the God of the Universe?
Romans Chapter 8
1″ There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.[a]2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you[b] free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh,could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin,[c] he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. 6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. 7 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. 8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. 10 But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus[d] from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.”
Did you see that “no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”. Not some, not a little, none. That’s right Christ has dealt with the law where my flesh could not. So if this is true what is my position?
“12 So then, brothers,[e] we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit youput to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons[f] of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.”
The Bible says that I’m a son of God. That I am His child, His heir, heirs with Christ.
Lord thank you for your love, your grace, thank you for adopting me as you son. I was sad and alone and you gave me a home in your kingdom. I was lost and now I’m found. I was without a residence and today you build one for me in paradise. You provide for me. You love me. You love your creation you provide for the birds of the air. “How much more valuable are we than the birds.” Luke 12:24
What is my Identity? What is my position?
It is a child of God my friends, praise God.