Identity in Christ
Our position & identity in Christ is one of the most attacked truths in the life of a believer. Satan seeks to make us doubt our relationship with God & His view of us. The best way to fight this attack is not to have others reassure you, but to allow God’s eternal word to plant this truth in your Spirit. “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God” (Romans 8:16)
Read, discuss & meditate on these truths with your group & allow them to reveal the truth of who you are in Christ:
· 2 Corinthians 5:17
· 1 Peter 2:9
· Galatians 2:20
· John 15:15
· John 1:12
· Romans 8:17
· Colossians 3:3
· Galatians 3:26
· Romans 8:1
· Philippians 3:20
· 1 Corinthians 12:27
· 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
· Ephesians 2:10
· Ephesians 4:24
· John 3:16
Ask yourself/ each other
1. What does this mean?
2. How should this effect the way I see God?
3. How can this help you with your greatest fears & doubts?
These are foundational truths for the believer, write them down & meditate on them regularly declare them over yourself in hard times. Journal and seek to hear God’s heart in them & allow them to renew your mind.
Important facts about these scriptural truths:
· The Christian positions are not progressive. They do not grow or develop from a small beginning. They are as perfect and complete the instant they are possessed as they ever will be in the ages to come. For example, sonship does not grow, as an old man is no more a son of his father at his death than he was at the day of his birth.
· These positions are in no way related to human merit. They are made to stand on the unchanging Person and merit of the Son of God. The Christian is ‘accepted (now and forever) in the beloved.’
· Every position is eternal by its very nature. The consciousness and personal realization of these positions may vary with the daily walk of the believer, but the abiding facts of the new being are never subject to change in time or eternity.
· These positions are known only through divine revelation. They defy human imagination, and since they are not experienced, their reality can be entered into only by believing the Word of God. These eternal riches of grace are for the lowliest sinner who will only believe.