October 20

Colossians 3:3

Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life – even though invisible to spectators – is with Christ in God. He is your life. (MSG)

Friends, the old you is dead. The old you who used to be moved by the wiles of the enemy is gone, you have a brand new life in Christ. This new life is your real life. Many are caught up in their past because the enemy lies to them that they are still the same. It is important we realize that the old you has no longer exist. The new you has emerged and have been translated into the kingdom Christ. Who you are determines your identity. You might not feel any physical change but you need to believe you are alive to God.

You are a carrier of God’s nature and your nature is what identifies you.

The identity card issued by the government in a country has some key facts: Your name, date of birth, picture, date of issue / expiry, place of issue, issuing authority. These key facts reveal your citizenship. Friend, in Christ, your spiritual identity includes key facts too: a new creation, rebirth in Christ, the image of God in you, the finished works of Christ have no expiration issued by heaven. It is your location in Christ that determines your nature which in turn defines your identity. A driver’s card, for example, is an identity that gives you the legal right to drive in a state. Your work identity card grants you security access in your office. Also, your identity in Christ is your divine access to heaven’s resources. Your identity in Christ grants you access to all things (1 Corinthians 3:22b)

It’s time to live your real life in Christ.

For further study:
1 Corinthians 3:22b

Personal declaration for the day:
I will not take my identity for granted; I will value and treasure it.

Questions for you to reflect on:
Do you know the devil is an identity thief?
How do you keep your identity safe?