A blessing that is provided for the child of God is to know who you are in Christ. Those two words “in Christ” makes all the difference in one’s life. It does not matter your shortcomings, weaknesses, failures, or what you may consider your disadvantages. Jesus in the life of a believer is the source of one’s strength, wisdom, power, hope, guidance, victory, and all that anyone would need to live abundantly. In 2 Peter 1:3 NLT it states:
“By His divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know Him, the One who called us to Himself by means of His marvelous glory and excellence.”
When you do not know who you are in Christ, you will seek to be accepted by trying to please others, by your performance or service, by striving to achieve success in ways that may not be in alignment with the call on your life, by attempting to find security outside of Jesus. Real security comes in knowing who you are and whose you are.
We use the butterfly in our ministry’s logo to demonstrate how we, like a caterpillar, all were crawling around in sin and in some way bound by Satan as if in a chrysalis (cocoon). Yet, when we received salvation through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, we broke free from all previous limitations (crawling) and bondage (cocoon) to fly and soar to higher heights. Not only do we soar in Christ, but we display the beautiful colors (His Holy Spirit in us) to all. God did not create us to crawl around and be bound. He provided deliverance and freedom that comes by receiving and knowing who you are in Christ Jesus. The question is are you now crawling, in bondage, or flying? Once that caterpillar truly turns into a butterfly, it can no longer go back to what it used to be. It’s a drastic change.
The same is true of us who are in Christ. Leaving the kingdom of darkness and entering the kingdom of light is a drastic change. We too become new creatures.
“Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
(2 Corinthians 5:17)
Have you left the kingdom of darkness (click here to know)? If so, do you really know who you are in Christ? Knowing who you are in Christ will make a whole difference in how you live. The Bible is written that you may know. Here are just a few Scriptures:
In Christ You are:
- Forgiven (Colossians 2:13)
- Called Out of Darkness into the Light (1 Peter 2:9)
- Chosen by God (Ephesians 1:4-5)
- No Longer Condemned (Romans 8:1)
- Complete in Christ (Colossians 2:9-10)
- Secure in Christ (John 10:27-30)
- A Member of God’s Family (Ephesians 2:19)
- Free in Christ (Galatians 5:1)
- Deeply Loved by God (1 John 4:9-10)
- Protected from the Evil One (Ephesians 6:10-13)
- At Peace with God (Romans 5:1)
So, considering this, dear one, start flying!