Who Do You Think You Are?

new creatureEaster is the time we celebrate new life in Christ. “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation” (2 Cor 5:17). I’m sure you’ve quoted this verse many times before but have you really thought about what it means to be new? You are not merely improved, modified, tweaked, re-conditioned, re-upholstered, or re-branded. You are wholly new. Indeed, a new creature, something that you never were before. Now that you’re new, do you know who you are?

Below are 50 things you need to know about your new God-given identity. Read these 344 words out loud, with conviction, and I guarantee you it will leave you feeling mightily encouraged… and new!

I Am

I am a saint, a trophy of Christ’s victory

I am born again of imperishable seed
I am a new creation, complete in Christ and perfect forever

I am a child of God, the apple of my Father’s eye
I am one with the Lord and the temple of the Holy Spirit

I am eternally redeemed and completely forgiven
I am seated with Christ in heavenly realms
I am summoned by name and I am His

I am dead to sin and alive to God
I am free from guilt and condemnation
I am righteous, holy and blameless!
I am healed and I am strong in the Lord

I am hidden in Christ and eternally secure
I am loved with an everlasting love and I am highly favored

I am my Beloved’s and He is mine

Selah

I am the head and not the tail
I am blessed with every spiritual blessing and I am a joint heir with Christ

I am a competent minister of the new covenant
I am bona fide and qualified, chosen and anointed
I am His royal ambassador, a missionary to the world

I am a stranger on earth, a citizen of a city whose maker is God
I am not looking back but I am pressing on to know Him more

I am trusting that He will finish in me that which He started

I am a king and a priest; a carrier of the Lord’s authority
I am a healer of the sick and a demon’s worst nightmare
I am king o’ the world because His victory is mine!

I am as bold as a lion and more than a conqueror
I am a towering testimony of the Spirit’s power

I am the salt of the earth and the light of the world
I am the sweet smell of Jesus to those who are perishing

I am a tree planted by the water, and I am a fruitful branch
I am the disciple whom Jesus loves

And by the grace of God I am what I am

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Sources:
I am a saint (Rm 1:7, Eph 1:1, Php 1:1 Ju 1:3), a trophy of Christ’s victory (2 Cor 2:14, AMP); born again (1 Pe 1:23), a new creation (2 Cor 5:17); complete in Christ (Col 2:10) and perfect forever (He 10:14); a child of God (1 Jn 3:1), the apple of my Father’s eye (Ps 17:8); one with the Lord (1 Cor 6:17) and the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 6:19); eternally redeemed (He 9:12) and completely forgiven (Col 2:13); seated with Christ in heavenly realms (Eph 2:6); summoned by name and His (Is 43:1, 2 Cor 1:22); dead to sin and alive to God (Rm 6:11); free from guilt and condemnation (He 10:22, Rm 8:1); righteous (2 Cor 5:21), holy and blameless! (Eph 1:4); healed (1 Pet 2:24) and strong in the Lord (Eph 6:10); hidden in Christ (Col 3:3) and eternally secure (He 6:19); loved with an everlasting love (Jer 31:3); highly favored (Eph 1:6 charitoo); my Beloved’s and He is mine (Son 6:3); the head and not the tail (De 28:13); blessed with every spiritual blessing (Eph 1:3) and a joint heir with Christ (Rm 8:17); a competent minister of the new covenant (2 Co 3:6); bona fide and qualified (Col 1:12), chosen (Jn 15:8, Col 3:12, 1 Th 1:4, 1 Pe 2:9) and anointed (1 Jn 2:27); His royal ambassador (2 Co 5:20), a missionary to the world (Mt 28:19); a stranger on earth (He 11:13), a citizen of a city whose maker is God (He 11:10,16, 12:22); pressing on to know Him more (Ph 3:14); He will finish what He started (He 12:2, Ju 1:24, 2 Co 9:8); a king and a priest (Rev 1:6); a carrier of the Lord’s authority (Lk 10:19); a healer of the sick (Mark 16:18) and a demon’s worst nightmare (Mt 10:8); king o’ the world (1 Jn 5:4) because His victory is mine (1 Co 15:57); as bold as a lion (Pr 28:1) and more than a conqueror (Rm 8:37); a testimony of the Spirit’s power (1 Cor 2:4, 12:7, 2 Co 1:9); the salt (Mt 5:13) and light of the world (Mt 5:14); the sweet smell of Jesus to those who are perishing (2 Cor 2:15); a tree planted by the water (Ps 1:3, Jer 17:7), and  a fruitful branch (Jn 15:8); the disciple whom Jesus loves (Eph 1:6) and by the grace of God I am what I am (1 Co 15:10). Hallelujah!

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Comments

  1. Chris Esters says:

    By the Grace of God…. I am what I am! Paul you’ve done it again! This is priceless! This is the truth! Glory to God! Hallelujah!

    Chris Esters
    Kid of the King!

  2. iluvtheword says:

    Love it…………I am preaching a series called Who I Am In Christ at the moment……will steal some of your quotes if I may?

    I love the simplicity of this blog and love the simplicity of the gospel. We have it all through Jesus and are complete in Him. Amen!

  3. And this is the declaration I wanna make every day…think I might hang it on my wall at home!
    Thanx so much!=)

  4. David Goodreau says:

    I thank the Lord for you, Paul. I have received so much encouragement (and it was desparately needed) since I found E2R several months ago. Grace and Peace to you!

  5. Your posts encouraged and strengthened me much to live by grace in Christ…please tell us about the fiery bronze serpent Moses made. Thank you very much.

  6. Michael Fishering says:

    I am outrageously loved by Jesus Christ
    I am purchased with a price, that of Jesus Christ who placed his value upon me
    I am the object of God’s favor & unconditional love
    I am owned by Jesus Christ
    I am God’s Co-Worker, me and Him are the majority in any situation.
    I am a citizen of Heaven.
    I am a big deal to Jesus Christ!
    I am not alone for Jesus is in me, with me and for me 24/7
    I am royalty because the blood of Jesus Christ flows in my body!

  7. Jeremiah (Kenya) says:

    Hallelujah!! I am indeed a new creature in Jesus. Thanks!!

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