Through our identity in Christ, we not only see how much God loves us, but we find our mission and purpose as God’s children. As we learn to live according to our identity now as a child of Almighty God we are now, a royal priest, a chosen child of God, a member of Christ’s body, a vessel of God’s grace and glory.
We are the bride of Christ, Christ considers us a beautiful one, friends of Christ, a citizen of heaven, hidden with Christ in God, holy and blameless, a saint, adopted by God, a worker for and with God, a minister of reconciliation, God’s workmanship, the temple of the Holy Spirit, one of God’s excellent ones, the apple of God’s eyes, a disciple of Christ, a member of God’s household and a new creation.
Because of these new identities, believers no longer need to allow their past to shame them, control them, label them or define them. This new identity frees them to be who they were originally created to be, which is to be a reflection of God, Himself, and to live for the purpose they were created for: to glorify God, worship God and make Him known.
Living to this new identity not only changes the believer, it also changes how they treat others who are children of God. As a believer grows in understanding of his own identity it allows him to become more tolerant of others as he realizes he has done nothing nor could he do nothing to earn such identity… continue reading here>>>