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Who Are You?

Acts 19:13-16 – “Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
Our witness in this world is affected by who we are in Christ.
Christ offers salvation to everyone. Every day we have an accuser who stands before God accusing us.
But, it’s not about us. It’s about Jesus. God has an answer, a hope and a peace. We are ambassadors for Christ and we have a message to deliver, nor our message, God’s message.
If we focus on ourselves we will sink in our wallows, like Peter. So we must keep our eyes on Christ. If we behold our own image in the eyes of God, we will see ourselves as God does, blameless and perfect, in and through Christ.
We have an enemy who tells us daily that we are failures, and can’t do anything, but God’s image of us is completely different.
If we don’t know what the Word tells us about who we are in Christ, we will not be able to stand. But if we know who we are in Christ, we have all the ammo we need to stand.
Don’t discount who you are in Christ, but don’t think more highly of yourself then you ought. We know our Lord, but, we forget WHO we are in Christ.
So … who are you?
a new creature {II Corinthians 5:17}
a light of the world {Matthew 5:14}
changed into the image of God {II Corinthians 18}
redeemed {Titus 2:14}
pure {Titus 2:14}
a peculiar people {Titus 2:14, I Peter 2:9}
a chosen generation {I Peter 2:9}
a royal priesthood {I Peter 2:9}
a holy nation {I Peter 2:9}
called out of darkness {I Peter 2:9}
the people of God {I Peter 2:9}
predestined {Romans 8:30-31}
called {Romans 8:30-31}
justified {Romans 8:30-31}
glorified {Romans 8:30-31}
ambassadors for Christ {II Corinthians 5:20}
reconciled to God {II Corinthians 5:20}
called according to His purpose {Romans 8:28}
savor of life {II Corinthians 2:16}
precious in the sight of the Lord {Psalms 116:15}
salt of the earth {Matthew 5:13}
God loved ME so much, that He died for me, arose for me and saved ME.
Jenn
Seeking God

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6 comments:

  1. Such a post of inspiration Jenn. Thank you for sharing these truths from God's word. It is imperative for us to remind ourselves of who we are in Christ. I too am beyond grateful that my Savior died and rose again. It is is by His grace I hope to live for Him. Such a pleasure to "meet" you today via Jaime's site. I hope you have a fantastic week and may God richly bless you and yours.

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    1. Thank you so very much for your sweet comment Horace; God bless you and yours as well, and you have a blessed week as well!

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  2. If we only could grasp this life-giving TRUTH early in life, we could save ourselves from much hurt and brokenness. Identity is at the heart of my message and am really fine tuning it to focus even more clearly on it this year. It is so important and effects every area of our lives! Thanks for sharing this Truths about who we are and WHOSE we are ♥ I'd love to have you join me on Mondays for #MomentsofHope - a link-up featuring Christian inspired messages of hope!
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

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  3. Thank you Lori, it would make life so much easier for us if we could grasp our identity when we were younger, it is so very important to expel this truth into new Christians early on.
    Thank you for the invite for #MomentsofHope, I am honored, and look forward to 'seeing' you Monday! God bless you!

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  4. Such great encouragement! I love this topic. It is very dear to my heart! The list is a great reminder of who we are in Him! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sitting Among Friends and I love the graphic. It is really bright and stood out to me in the middle of the posts!

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    1. Thank you so much Jaime, if we'd just remember every day who we really are in Christ I think our lives would be so much easier to bear!

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