Declare Your Identity In Christ

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Declare Your Identity In Christ

We have identities within the family we belong to. At one time, we can be a son, a brother as well as a husband, a father, a cousin brother, a nephew.  You can have a different set of identities and all those can also be true. We can also have identities in the organizations we serve, organizations we steward etc. 

We have an identity in Jesus Christ. This is a unique identity. This is an eternal identity. Once we accept Jesus as our Lord and savior, we keep this identity. The Bible verses about our identity in Christ can be discovered as you prayerfully read the Bible. These Bible verses are like promises. When the eyes of your heart see, when your soul gets a nudge, you can go for it. Take it and note down the Bible Verse in a notebook with a page title – Bible verses about my identity in Jesus Christ. Prayerfully start declaring these over your life. 

To begin with, you can declare a few identity christian verses which are curated below for you. Within six weeks as you declare daily, you are bound to start experiencing the transformation power of the Holy Spirit. Many choose to declare these twice. Once in the morning and then once again anytime during the day.  

Many Christians are nominal christians not knowing the power and authority of having the identity of Christ. Many even do not know there is an identity in Jesus Christ. Don’t we come across children who do not walk in the grace, wisdom of their parents? We were there once upon a time, we were not aware of our spiritual inheritance. But today we want to take possession of our inheritance and live a fulfilled life in Christ Jesus. 

The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. (Romans 8:16-17 NKJV)

The identity verses are like demand drafts in our name. It’s in your name. When the demand drafts are in your name it belongs to you. But only when you encash it, you can use the amount mentioned on them. In the same way, unless you prayfully use them on a regular basis, the identity verses are like the demand drafts that are not encashed. You get to benefit from these verses only after you “encash them”. 

All promises in the Holy Bible can manifest to us, as we prayerfully use them, declare them, remember them, have faith in them.

No need to be anxious. Remember what Jesus Christ said that the faith, the size of a mustard seed, can move mountains. If you have not seen a mustard seed you should remember the mustard seed is as small and fits within a small letter “o”!

So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. (NKJV Mathew 17:20)

Sincerely desire even as you declare that you would be transformed into being like Christ in a progressive manner. Take ownership of the verses, they belong to you from the very moment you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior. 

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. (NKJV Romans 8:28-29)

How do you benefit from these Identity of Christ declarations?
As a christian, our walk of life is an everyday process. The life situations, circumstances, the decisions, the choices, the decisions we make help us in the journey to being made in the image and likeness of God. (Genesis 1:27)

Paul, author of many of the New Testament books (13 or 14 books out of the 27 books that make up the New Testament), made brilliant identity statements. Declaring these, knowing these and reminding oneself of them is a powerful key to walking in the will of the Lord. These declarations make us aware of the expectations and job responsibilities we have as ambassadors of Christ. They guide us into choices and decisions that make us like Jesus Christ.  

These identity statements are powerful as they are Holy Spirit inspired. The specific reference verses are stated after each declaration. 

Christian identity declarations based on Bible verses

I am a new creation in Christ.
I am free from behaviors and habits disliked by Jesus.
All old things have passed.
I have become new!
( Ref 2 Corinthians 5:16–17)

God has blessed me with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places through Christ.
(Ref Ephesians 1:3)

God has given me the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.  (Ref Ephesians 1:17)

I am empowered by the exceeding greatness of God’s power towards me.
The same power that raised Christ Jesus from the dead strengthens me. (Ref Ephesians 1:19)

God’s rich mercy and love have quickened me and saved me through Christ.
I now sit in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. (Ref Ephesians 2:20)

I walk circumspectly, not as a fool, but as a wise person.
I redeem time and do not spend time in worthless pursuits both online and offline. (Refer Ephesians 5:15,16)

I am kind, tender-hearted and forgiving to others as God has forgiven me. (Refer Ephesians 4:32)

I am careful to speak good edifying conversations that minister grace to the hearers. (Refer Ephesians 4:29)

I have learned to be content in whatever state I am.
(Refer Philippians 4:11, 12)

I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength. (Refer Philippians 4:13)

Jesus Christ will be magnified through my life and my body.
For me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. (Refer Philippians 1:20,21) 

God works in me to will and do his great pleasure.
I do all things without murmuring and arguments.
I am blameless and harmless.
I am counted among sons of God.
I shine as one of the lights in this world to bring glory to God.
(Refer Philippians 2:14,15)

I am a light of the world as Jesus Christ reigns in me.
I am counted among the children of light. (Refer Ephesians 5:8)

I am a debtor to both the wise and the unwise. (Ref Romans 1:14) 

My circumcision is of the heart, in the spirit.
My praise is not of men, but of God. (Ref Romans 2:28-29)      

I believe the gospel of Christ is the power of God for salvation for all who believe. (Ref. Romans 1:16)

I hear from God often. He directs my steps, my actions and conversations. (Ref John 10:27, Proverbs 3:5-7)

End of the declarations.

Declare these statements daily – morning and evening and start to experience the transformation power within six weeks. In case you lack time, declare part of them in the morning and the others later in the day or night. Do not be burdened but do them with sincerity without pressure and without haste. Remember you are God’s beloved child. He loves you dearly. 

Knowing them is important, remembering them often is great, as we renew our minds with these Bible verses of Christian identity, we realize that our thoughts, our actions and our words get shaped from our identity in Christ. The change is profound. You get to shine like Jesus, bringing glory and honor to our Heavenly Father.