In Revise Us Again, I argued at length that the Christian life is becoming who you already are and that’s about your identity in Christ.
In Ephesians, Paul says two times to “speak the truth in love” to one another. In context, Paul is exhorting God’s people to remind one another of their identity in Christ … to remind one another about the new self into which they have been made … to remind one another of their true identity. Something that’s all too easy to forget.
If you have received Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, here’s a list of who you really are. Marvel at the epic greatness of your Lord and what He has done for you to shape your identity in Christ.
Your identity in Christ: Receive it, remember it and walk in it …
You are complete in Christ, who is the Head of all principality and power (Colossians 2:10).
You have been crucified with Christ (Galatians 2:20).
You are dead to sin (Romans 6:2).
You have been made alive with Christ (Ephesians 2:5).
You are free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).
You are born of God, and the evil one does not touch you (1 John 5:18).
You have been given the peace of God that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7).
You have the Greater One living in you, and greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4).
You have received the gift of righteousness and reign in life by Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17).
You have received the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus (Ephesians 1:17-18).
You can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13).
You show forth the praises of God, who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9).
You are God’s masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus unto good works (Ephesians 2:10).
You are a new creature in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).
You are alive to God (Romans 6:11).
You are an heir of God and a joint-heir with Christ (Romans 8:17).
You are more than a conqueror through Him who loves you (Romans 8:37).