Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Identity in Christ: Your new position

At the moment of your salvation, many things occurred that were unseen. The Bible says that prior to your salvation, you were an enemy of God (Romans 5:6-10; James 4:4). However, after you trust in Jesus alone for your salvation, the Bible states, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17). You have a new spiritual position in Christ and now God sees you differently.

You have a new relationship with God. Here are some passages that explain your new position in Christ Jesus:

You are a child of God - He is your Father – John 1:12; 1 John 3:1,2
You are a branch of the true Vine – John 15:1
You are a saint – Ephesians 1:1; 1 Corinthians 1:2; Philippians 1:1
You are no longer a servant but a friend of Christ – John 15:15
You are a fellow heir with Christ – Romans 8:17
You are a fellow citizen in God's kingdom – Ephesians 2:19
You are born of God – 1 John 4:7
You are no longer a slave but a child and heir – Galatians 4:7
You are God’s workmanship to produce good works for Him – Ephesians 2:10
You are a member of Christ’s body – Ephesians 3:6; 5:30; 1 Corinthians 12
You are a light of the world – Ephesians 5:8
You are a letter of Christ – 2 Corinthians 3:2-3
You are a citizen of heaven – Philippians 3:20

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