Posted on April 24, 2011 by Paul Ellis // 15 Comments
If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. (2 Cor 5:17)
I’m sure you’ve read this verse many times, but have you ever 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.
You are a brand 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 words aloud, with conviction, and I guarantee you it will leave you feeling encouraged, ready dance… 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
___ 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!