Who do you think you are?
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,
casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
“Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.
Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer.
So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now!
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
3 Things about this New Identity
1) It’s new
and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
2) It is based on our receiving
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
3) It is based on our dying
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
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