2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
A real transaction took place when you put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ.
You were born again…your old life…your old nature…was crucified when you gave your life to Christ.
You are accepted, secure, and significant in Christ. In Christ you are a friend of God. In Christ you have been justified. In Christ you are God’s adopted child. In Christ you are complete. In Christ you are God’s original masterpiece. In Christ you are free forever from condemnation.
In Christ you can never be separated from the love of God. In Christ you are a citizen of Heaven. In Christ you do not have a spirit of fear but of love power and a sound mind. In Christ you can find mercy in time of need.
In Christ you can approach God with freedom and confidence. In Christ you are God’s co-worker. In Christ you are a minister of reconciliation.
In Christ you are seated with Christ. In Christ you can do all things. In Christ you can be set free from every hurt, every habit, and every hang-up and remain free in Christ.
You need to know who you are In Christ. You need to know what the Word of God says about your new and true identity In Christ.
If you don’t take the time to learn who you are In Christ, your old identity and your old nature will want to take over your life again.
But the more you believe who you are the more you will be able to walk in that new and true identity.
The more you understand that it is your duty to put off the old self and dress yourself each and every day with your new self the more freedom you will have.
Every day we have to reserve that daily time with God for self examination, prayer and studying the Word of God so that we can be transformed by the renewing of our minds.
The battle for our lives always starts in our head. And God simply wants to give us a better way to think. If God can change our minds…if God can have access to our hearts…if God has permission to give us His Wisdom and Knowledge…we will start thinking a whole new way which leads to a whole new way of living!!
The more we allow the truth of God’s word to wallpaper our minds and let it direct every step we take…the more transformation we will experience.
But you need to know this…your biggest battlefield…your greatest war…will always be in your mind.
Listen to me very carefully…God can do anything He wants to do but He rarely chooses to change people like you and me…Sorry for the bad news…God waits for us to stop playing God, admit our spiritual bankruptcy…(Blessed are the Poor in Spirit)
Surrender our lives and our wills to Christ care and control and that is when God gives us certain things.
Things like His Word. His Mind, His heart, His desires, His gifts, His Holy Spirit…He gives us himself to live inside each and every one of us.
The next thing that God does is He invites you and me to tap into that power each and every day. And gives us the opportunity to choose His thoughts, to choose His Word, to choose His Power, to choose His Son, and choose His righteousness.
And the moment we make the decision to renew our minds to the truth of His Word, to the truth of the Holy Spirit living inside of us and get honest with God and align our lives up with that truth…
Friends, that is when God chooses to change us, heal us and set us free from our hurts, habits, and hang ups, compulsions and addictions.
Friends, we are not in the process of becoming children of God…we are children of God who are in the process of becoming like Christ.
Who we are determines what we do and God wants us to know that we are His children when we receive him into our lives.
John 1:12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
1 John 3:1 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!
Do not spend a lifetime trying to discover who you already are!!!