Our Identity in Christ

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 posted by Diana Pulliam

          Those of us who are born-again followers of Jesus Christ are no longer just mere men. We are now citizens of Heaven, heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ (Rom 8:17). Sin and death no longer have dominion over us, because Jesus paid the penalty for our sins – our debt is paid in full, we have been redeemed!

Where Is Jesus?

          Jesus has been highly exalted and given a name above all names, and at His name every knee should bow (Phil 2:9-11). When God the Father raised Jesus from the dead, He set him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, FAR ABOVE ALL PRINCIPALITY, and POWER, and MIGHT, and DOMINION, and EVERY NAME THAT IS NAMED. And has put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the HEAD OVER ALL THINGS to the church.

Where Are You?

          Jesus’ position of setting as head over all that exists greatly affects us, because we are in Christ! Eph 2:4, “God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus…” 

          Not only is Jesus seated at the right hand of the Father and given authority over all, but we are seated with Him! And notice Jesus has been appointed to be the head over everything for the Church, which is his body, the fullness of him…. Eph 1:23.  He is the head and we are his body on the earth. We are acting on behalf of Jesus in the affairs of this life.

The Victorious Ones

          When we realize and understand our position and identity in Christ, we can walk this earth in His victory! He has made us more than conquerors! (Rom 8:37). Jesus said he has given us authority to overcome all the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19). It’s a done deal. Jesus has already won the victory for us! We just need to walk in it – be enforcers of His victory!

          Once believers awaken to their identity in Christ, they realize how complete the plan of redemption really is. They understand there is no war to be waged against Satan and his hosts, because they have already been dethroned, conquered, and deprived of their power. The Church is the triumphant one in Jesus! No more defeat for the body of Christ, “Because as He is, so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17). Our job is to stand in the victory Christ has already won over our adversary, to be enforcers of that defeat with the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony! We are to go forth in the name and by the authority of Jesus, proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God.

Hallelujah! Let’s praise the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who through Him, has given us the victory!

 

2HimBeTheGlory!


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