In Revise Us Again, I argued at length that the Christian life is becoming who you already are.
In Ephesians, Paul says two times to “speak the truth in love” to one another. In context, Paul is exhorting God’s people to remind one another of who they are in Christ . . . to remind one another about the new self into which they have been made . . . to remind one another of their true identity. Something that’s all too easy to forget.
If you have received Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, here’s a list of who you really are. Marvel at the epic greatness of your Lord and what He has done for you.
Receive it, remember it, and walk in it . . .
You are complete in Christ who is the Head of all principality and power (Colossians 2:10).
You have been crucified with Christ (Galatians 2:20).
You are dead to sin (Romans 6:2).
You have been made alive with Christ (Ephesians 2:5).
You are free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).
You are born of God, and the evil one does not touch you (1 John 5:18).
You are holy and without blame before Him in love (Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 1:16).
You are God’s masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus unto good works (Ephesians 2:10) . . .
This blog post is an excerpt from Frank’s book Jesus Now. The book contains the entire (and very long) list of statements from the New Testament declaring who you are in Christ.