Who Are You?


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Who are you? People who don’t know you think you are a stranger.  People who do know you might call you a parent or a child or a sibling or a spouse or a friend or a coworker or a good citizen.  But who does God say you are?  How does He describe your relationship with Him?  If you have trusted Christ to be your Savior, you have a new identity.  According to 2 Cor 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature.”  What is this new creature?  There are many fascinating figures of speech used throughout God’s Word that describe who we are in relation to God once we are saved.

If these do not apply to you, you should ask Christ to save you from your sin and shame and to transform you into the creature described in the following ways:

I am a friend of Christ, a friend of God!  (John 15:14-15, James 2:23)

I am no longer God’s enemy!  (Romans 5:10)

I am a child of God!  (John 1:12, 1 Peter 1:14, Romans 8:16, 2 Cor 6:18)

I am a brother of Christ!  (Hebrews 2:11)

I am part of a chosen generation, and a peculiar people!  (1 Peter 2:9)

I am a Christian (Christ-like one)! (Acts 11:26, 1 Peter 4:16)

I am a follower of God!  (Ephesians 5:1, Luke 9:23)

I am an heir! (Galatians 4:7, 1 Peter 1:4)

I am a child of light, a reflection of God’s light!  (Eph 5:8, Mat 5:14, 2 Cor 3:18, Phi 2:15)

I am a soldier!  (2 Timothy 2:3)

I am a servant!  (Luke 17:10, 2 Cor 4:5)

I am a stranger and pilgrim and sojourner!  (1 Peter 2:11, Eph 2:19, Heb 11:13, 13:14)

I am an ambassador from another country offering reconciliation!  (2 Cor 5:18-20)

I am a preacher!  (Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 16:15)

I am a part of a royal priesthood!  (1 Peter 2:5,9)

I am a saint from a holy nation!  (1 Peter 2:9)

 

What a responsibility it is to wear the name Christian!  But it truly is a grand thing to be a Christian.  Let’s live as God has planned for His redeemed to live.

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