But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him.1 Corinthians 6:17 NASB2020
So who are you, really? Do you define yourself? Does society? Does your family or social circle? Are you a product of your environment? Do your genetics define you? How about what you’ve been through? What’s been done to you? Are you a victim or an overcomer? Who says who you are?
Everything flows from identity.
Is it any wonder that identity is the devil’s favorite battleground? If he can deceive you into thinking that you’re something that you’re not, you will be living out a false identity.
One of the greatest truths we can share with others is that God loves them. We are loved by God. Even before we were aware of His existence, He loved us. Even when we were His enemies, He loved us. We are loved by the One who loves perfectly. We are perfectly loved.
That’s our identity in Christ. We are God’s beloved. If you believe in Christ, you are a new creation. You are no longer who you were when you were in spiritual darkness. The enemy loves to bring up accusations to remind us of our past failures, but here’s the simple truth: the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus demonstrates that God’s love is greater than all our sin combined. His sacrifice on the Cross, once and for all, atoned for the sin of all humanity. It’s a one and done. Jesus said, “It is finished.”
When you become a believer, you get born again in the spirit. There’s no way to get unborn. Sure, you won’t live a perfectly sinless life like Jesus did, but that’s normal. That’s why we all need the Savior. The Good News is that Jesus is our peace. He is the One who reconciles us back to friendly relations with the Father. Our good works, and bad works, don’t impact our identity as chosen by God. We are His sons and daughters by faith.
Remembering who you are is about remembering whose you are. You were bought with a price. A very high price, the blood of Jesus. That blood washes away our sin. We all have the same Father. We all share the same Spirit. We all have the same Lord to lead us and guide us. We are all One Body in Christ.
Who are you? I am a child of God. Who loves you? God loves you. If we are believers we must love one another like Jesus does, because who ever hated his own flesh?
There is a movement coming. God told me yesterday. It’s not going to look like what you would expect. What do you think a move of God looks like? It’s not external. You only see the fruit externally of the move. God is invisible and He is moving on our hearts. The movement is love. God is love and He’s moving in to take residence in our hearts. Pure, undefiled Christlike love. That’s going to be the standard of the Kingdom. In order for it to be poured out of you, you must first be filled up.
God will fill you up in the secret place of prayer. Then, you will be equipped to live as a missionary on mission to spread the love and truth of Jesus everywhere you go.
Lord, give us a fresh sense of who we are in You. Fill us afresh with the Holy Spirit and rekindle the fire of Your passionate love in our hearts. Let us be Your burning ones, the ones that ignite others’ hearts on fire for You. Give us wisdom and strength to bear our crosses well as we daily live out our lives in communion with You. Amen
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought for a price: therefore glorify God in your body.1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NASB2020