My New Identity In Christ!

Manna For Today: Friday, April 20, 2018

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone sh222

II Corinthians 5:17“When someone becomes a Christian, he becomes a brand new person inside. He’s not the same anymore. A new life has begun!”

Identity is at the crux of many issues we face today. Protecting our identity has become a cottage industry with varied products designed to aid us in accomplishing the goal of identity protection.

The identity most important to our outcome daily is the one left, all too often, unprotected; it’s what and who we think we are at any given point of the day. The truth is, whatever we believe about ourselves is true whether it’s really true or not.

So how do we manage our personal identity daily? We believe what God’s Word says about us and walk in that reality daily.

• Realize our old life is gone.

Galatians 2:20My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

• Realize our new life has begun.

Romans 8:1-3So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. 2 And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. 3 The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins.

My friend, when the old person with all its corruption and deceitful desires surfaces, put it off by putting on more of Christ through God’s Word.

Commit to memory II Corinthians 5:17.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

3 thoughts on “My New Identity In Christ!

  1. Father, thank YOU for giving me a new life through your son, my Lord, Jesus. Thank You for being my God who is full of compassion for me. You are gracious, long suffering and abundant in mercy and truth ,in spite of my sinful nature, towards me. Help me Lord to show how grateful I am by continually examining and renewing my spirit, mind and soul with Your Word so that I can walk and draw others to YOU. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

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  2. Don Sullivan

    Awesome Manna for today. Lord thank you for your word today. Let me always see myself as you see me and let me continually transform my heart and renew mind daily and by the minute if needed. I declare that I will believe what your word says about me and I will walk in reality daily. Help me to assist others in doing the same! In Jesus mighty and matchless name, Amen!

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