What Does the Death of Christ Mean to You?

Day Five: A New Identity( God’s Perfection)

Every year as Christians, we celebrate Christ for the price he paid on the cross for us all. His death and blood that was shed which set us free from sin and death and brought us into reconciliation with the Father.This single act of love brought us into a new identity in Christ.

Who We Really are in Him?

As Christians, we are those who have been brought into a spiritual union with Christ, what’s known as being “born again”! The Spirit of the living God lives within you and you are sons and daughters of the living God, bought and paid for at a high price which is by the precious blood of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ. When we are given new life in Jesus, we participate in the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ.

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. This life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me

Galatians 2:20

When God call us to himself, we take on a new spiritual identity: in Christ; we become a new creation in Him, the old has passed and the new has come, upon Christ death we became an entirely new being, the implication is that our sins, addictions, inadequacies and all that is to former self is let go off and we assume an entirely, whole, new and sinless image. here God gives us the opportunity to start all over again

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Upon Christ death and our acceptance of Him, we have been baptized into his death,(Romans 6:3). In Colossians 3:3, Paul tells us that “you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” In Ephesians 2:6 we are told that God has “raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” Also, the Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to Sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” (Romans 8:15). We are no longer servants! But friends of God. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you (John 15:15).

God called us into his kingdom as priest and as kings/Queens because we are his heir, we are no longer slaves but Royalties and we belong to God’s royal priesthood, God has put his kingdom on earth under our control and desire us to do his will on earth as it is heaven. he has giving us a mandate of rulership, so you are not an ordinary person. 1 Peter 2:9 says, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.

We are God’s masterpiece!!!! He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago, long before we where born.

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

Ephesians 2:10

Before we were in Christ, we were destined for death and destruction, for our iniquities worked out death for us and eternal damnation, we were destined for despair, degradation, and poverty. Now we are destined for eternal life, in Christ, we are destined to have life and have it more abundantly. God doesn’t want us to just live an Average or manageable life, he wanted us to live a right and abundant life in fulfillment, prosperity and contentment.

And in this fellowship we enjoy the eternal life he promised us.

1 John 2:25

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

John 10:10

Jesus credited us with His righteousness when we believed in Him. The Bible says that by “one offering He has perfected forever and completely cleansed those who are being sanctified [bringing each believer to spiritual completion and maturity].” (Hebrews 10:14). According to Ephesians 1, we have been blessed with every spiritual blessing; we have been chosen, adopted, redeemed, forgiven, grace-lavished, and unconditionally loved and accepted. We are pure, blameless and forgiven. We have received the hope of spending eternity with God. I urge you to proclaim your identity today and always, for you are these and so much more;

I am Chosen*

I am Loved*

I am accepted*

I am forgiven*

I am a new creature*

  I am free from sin*

I am redeemed*

I am the righteousness of God*

I am a child of God*

I am a friend of God*

I belong to a royal priesthood*

I have life abundantly and eternal life*

I have been healed*

I have been made rich*

If you are a believer and have entrusted your life to Christ, this new life and identity is yours because the Spirit of God is now living within you! Our identity in Christ brings us to the perfection of the Father which he had pre-destined before the world began.  Our continuous Fellowship with God has a transforming and perfecting quality. When we are around Him, we become more like Him. I will leave you with the words of Joyce Meyer “Saturate your mind with the truth of God’s Word. It is filled with reminders of His unconditional love for you”! With these, i hope daily through God’s word, you are reminded of your identity in Christ Jesus which is God’s perfection of creation through reconciliation by the death and blood of Jesus Christ that was shed on the cross.

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(Guest Post)

Written By: Chinagorom Oluchi Uwandu

An Aspirant to the Nigerian Bar, Abuja Law School Campus, Nigeria.
She loves writing amongst other things.

Published by faithakatiki

Faith Joseph is a Nigerian Citizen, a Personal Development Blogger and a young social development champion and a Lawyer by Profession. Akatiki is an lover of all forms of expressive art and has excelled in performing various. She is a passionate Writer and an Activist, she believes strongly in gender equity and holds the view that rather than being treated as male or female, we should be treated as humans irrespective of gender and make the world a better place for all.

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