Easter 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 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
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
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!