20 April 2016

Who I am--expanded

A few years ago, I shared a few statements from Neil Anderson about who we are in Christ. For a recent teaching at Cedarcreek Church, I expanded the list to include some from Ken Boa as well.  If you are in Christ, remind yourself of this list regularly. You are not what you once were.

  1. I am a child of God. (John 1:12)
  2. I am a branch of the true vine, and a conduit of Christ’s life. (John 15:1,5)
  3. I am a friend of Jesus. (John 15:15)
  4. I have been justified and redeemed. (Rom 3:24)
  5. I am at peace with God. (Rom 5:1)
  6. My old self was crucified with Christ, and I died to the power of sin’s rule over my life. The life I am now living is Christ’s life. (Rom 6:6, Gal 2:20)
  7. I am free forever from God’s condemnation. (Rom 8:1)
  8. I have been set free from the law of sin and death. (Rom 8:2)
  9. As a child of God, I am a fellow heir with Christ. (Rom 8:17)
  10. I am welcomed and accepted by Christ. (Rom 15:7)
  11. I am a saint. (1 Cor 1:2, Eph 1:1, Phil 1:1, Col 1:2)
  12. In Christ Jesus, I have wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. (1 Cor 1:30)
  13. I have been given the mind of Christ. (1 Cor 2:16)
  14. My body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who dwells in me. (1 Cor 3:16, 1 Cor 6:19)
  15. I am joined to the Lord and am one spirit with him. (1  Cor 6:17)
  16. I have been established, anointed, and sealed by God in Christ, and I have been given the Holy Spirit as a pledge guaranteeing my inheritance. (2 Cor 1:21, Eph 1:13-14)
  17. God leads me in the triumph and knowledge of Christ. (2 Cor. 2:14)
  18. The hardening of my mind has been removed in Christ. (2 Cor. 3:14)
  19. I am a new creature in Christ. (2 Cor 5:17)
  20. I have become the righteousness of God in Christ. (2 Cor 5:21)
  21. I have been made one with all who are in Christ Jesus. (Gal 3:28)
  22. I am no longer a slave, but an heir. (Gal. 4:7)
  23. I have been set free in Christ. (Gal 5:1)
  24. I have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. (Eph 1:3)
  25. I am chosen, holy, and blameless before God. (Eph 1:4)
  26. I was chosen to be adopted as God’s child. (Eph 1:5)
  27. I am redeemed and forgiven by the grace of Christ. (Eph 1:7)
  28. I am a recipient of God’s lavish grace. (Eph 1:8)
  29. I have been predestined by God to obtain an inheritance. (Eph 1:10-11)
  30. Because of God’s mercy and love, I have been made alive with Christ. (Eph 2:4-5)
  31. I am seated in the heavenly places with Christ. (Eph 2:6)
  32. I am God’s workmanship created to produce good works. (Eph 2:10)
  33. I have been brought near to God by the blood of Christ. (Eph 2:13)
  34. I have direct access to God through the Spirit. (Eph 2:18)
  35. I am bold, free, and confident to approach God. (Eph 3:12)
  36. I am a member of Christ’s body and a partaker of his promise. (Eph 3:6, 5:30)
  37. I have boldness and confident access to God through faith in Christ. (Eph 3:12)
  38. My new self is righteous and holy. (Eph 4:24)
  39. I was formerly darkness, but now I am light in the Lord. (Eph 5:8)
  40. I am a citizen of heaven. (Phil 3:20)
  41. The peace of God guards my heart and mind. (Phil 4:7)
  42. God supplies all my needs. (Phil 4:19)
  43. I have been rescued from Satan and transferred to Christ’s kingdom. (Col 1:13)
  44. I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins. The debt is canceled. (Col 1:14)
  45. Christ himself is in me. (Col 1:27)
  46. I have been made complete in Christ. (Col  2:10)
  47. I have been made alive with Christ. (Col 2:13)
  48. I have been raised up with Christ. (Col 3:1)
  49. My life is hidden with Christ in God. (Col 3:3)
  50. Christ is my life, and I will be revealed with him in glory. (Col 3:4)
  51. I have been chosen of God, and I am holy and beloved. (Col 3:12)
  52. God loves me and has chosen me. (1 Thes 1:4)
  53. I have been given a spirit of power and self-discipline. (2 Tim 1:7)
  54. I have been saved and set apart by God’s doing. (2 Tim 1:9; Titus 3:5)
  55. God is not afraid to call me his brother or sister. (Heb 2:11)
  56. I have the right to come boldly before the throne of God to find mercy and grace in time of need. (Heb 4:16)

 Compiled from Neil Anderson’s Victory Over Darkness and Ken Boa’s
Conformed to His Image

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