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Christ IS Our Identity Pt 2

FINGERPRINT IDENTITY

Christ IS Our Identity

The Father spoke over His Son, “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.” (Mt 3:17 NKJV)

Let’s now transfer these words to believers who are ‘in Christ’. As He is so are we in this world (1Jn 4:17 NKJV)

 A)  You Are My Beloved Son:

 1 Jn 3:1,2 Behold, what manner of love the Father ‘hath bestowed’ upon us, that we should be called the sons of God.

 The words, ‘hath bestowed’ in the Greek are one word. This word is in the ‘perfect tense’. The perfect tense is an event or statement that took place in the past and is a once for all thing, never to be repeated, never to be changed,never to be revoked. It lasts throughout all time.

 Therefore, at the cross 2000yrs ago, Jesus defeated sin and fulfilled the law. This released God to ‘bestow’ His perfect unconditional love upon mankind.

 When you and I became a believer, we received His love upon us, and now we become the beloved sons of God.

Rom 1:7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God.                                        

 SUBSEQUENTLY, GOD LOVES US FOR WHO WE ARE NOT FOR WHAT WE CAN DO!

 B) With you I am well pleased:

 Rom 8:8,9 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you.  (NKJV)

 The word for ‘flesh’ in this context is the sinful nature. Therefore, unbelievers who are in the flesh, cannot please God. But believers are not in the flesh, They now have a new righteous nature and the Spirit of God dwells within them. They are now, in the Spirit and are pleasing to God.

 We must realise that we are always in the Spirit, therefore we are always pleasing to God.

 SUBSEQUENTLY, GOD IS NOW PLEASED WITH US FOR WHO WE ARE NOT FOR WHAT WE CAN DO!

 C) Love and Pleasure Returned:

When we become the recipients of God’s love and pleasure, we are so grateful and thankful, we want to respond and return this love and pleasure to God.

 We are not doing this because we have to (Law) but because we want to (Grace).

 So – just like the Son, you and I are now great beloved and well pleasing to the Father!

 Meditation Point: Lord, open the eyes of my spirit to see that I am greatly beloved and well pleasing to You for who i am not for what i can do!

 

 

 

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