We fall so quickly into temptation because we forget who we are in Christ. We fail to realise that merely listening to a sermon one time or reading a scripture that borders on our identity only on a Sunday morning will not create the change we desperately seek. Many believers get frustrated and wonder if it’s possible to be a Christian in a world of sin.
How do we mortify the deeds of our flesh and live a life pleasing to God? How can we stand for Jesus and say No to sinful habits? How do we kick against fear that causes us to run from one deliverance house to another?
By a consistent reminder of who we are in Christ.
Because we have the tendency to forget and coupled with way our society makes sin so attractive, we can’t leave our minds to run its course.
Satan understands the power that comes from a revelation of our identity and he will do whatever it takes to set his headquarters in our minds. But we cannot allow that to happen. We will soak our minds in the fountain of God’s word because only then will sin become undesirable and our relationship with Christ strengthened.
Whether you are struggling with guilt for giving in to that temptation or you are seeking for more revelation of the new nature you have received, these scriptures will help greatly.
Keep them in visible corners. Write them out if you can. Put them in places where you can quickly reach them. Dance with them, turn them into songs, mutter, meditate, think on them. Whatever you do, let these words be around you.
God’s Word is powerful. You’ll be surprised the things the Lord will reveal to you about your position in him.
The battle has already been won on the cross. Our responsibility is to walk in the victory we have received. Can we go right into those bible verses?
1. For He has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21.
2. According as his divine power has given unto us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that has called us to glory and virtue. 2 Peter 1:3
3. For in him we live, and move, and have our being, as certain also of your poets have said, For we are also his offspring. Acts 17:28
4. Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. Romans 6:6
5. I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me, and the life I now live, I live by faith of the Son of God who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
6. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption. 1 Corinthians 1:30
7. And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:6
8. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
9. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things are passed away. Behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
10. I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
11. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Colossians 3: 3, 4
12. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for ye are not under the law but under grace. Romans 6:14
13. What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own? For you are bought with a price. 1 Corinthians 6: 19,20.
14. For ye have not received the Spirit of bondage again to fear, but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. Romans 8:15.
15. Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of the dear Son. Colossians 1: 13
16. Blotting out the handwriting of of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross. Colossians 2:14
17. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 1 Corinthians 2:12
18. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwells in you. Romans 8: 11
19. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. Romans 8:10
20. For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one, how much more they which received abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17.
Are there other scriptures you know that reminds us about our identity in Christ? Please share them with me in the Comment Section.