Who Are You – Part 3

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  1. I am God’s SON – not a slave.

John 1:12 | AMPC (12) But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name–[Isa 56:5]

Galatians 4:4-7 | TPT (4) But when that era came to an end and the time of fulfillment had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the written law.  (5)  Yet all of this was so that he would redeem and set free all those held hostage to the written law so that we would receive our freedom and a full legal adoption as his children.  (6)  And so that we would know for sure that we are his true children, God released the Spirit of Sonship into our hearts—moving us to cry out intimately, “My Father! You’re our true Father!”  (7)  Now we’re no longer living like slaves under the law, but we enjoy being God’s very own sons and daughters! And because we’re his, we can access everything our Father has—for we are heirs of God through Jesus, the Messiah!

  1. I am God’s HEIR – not a second-class have-not.

Acts 26:18 | TPT (18) And you will open their eyes to their true condition, so that they may turn from darkness to the Light and from the power of Satan to the power of God. By placing their faith in me they will receive the total forgiveness of sins and be made holy, taking hold of the inheritance that I give to my children!’

Romans 8:16-17 | TPT (16) For the Holy Spirit makes God’s fatherhood real to us as he whispers into our innermost being, “You are God’s beloved child!”  (17)  And since we are his true children, we qualify to share all his treasures, for indeed, we are heirs of God himself. And since we are joined to Christ, we also inherit all that he is and all that he has. We will experience being co-glorified with him provided that we accept his sufferings as our own.

Colossians 1:12 | TPT (12) Your hearts can soar with joyful gratitude when you think of how God made you worthy to receive the glorious inheritance freely given to us by living in the light. 

  1. I am a KING – not a beggar.

Romans 5:17 | TPT (17) Death once held us in its grip, and by the blunder of one man, death reigned as king over humanity. But now, how much more are we held in the grip of grace and continue reigning as kings in life, enjoying our regal freedom through the gift of perfect righteousness in the one and only Jesus, the Messiah!

Revelation 1:5-6 | TPT (5) …and from Jesus Christ the Faithful Witness, the Firstborn from among the dead and the ruling King, who rules over the kings of the earth! Now to the one who constantly loves us and has loosed us from our sins by his own blood,  (6)  and to the one who has made us to rule as a kingly priesthood to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and dominion throughout the eternity of eternities! Amen!

  1. I am MORE THAN A CONQUEROR – not barely getting by.

Romans 8:35,37 | AMPC (35) Who shall ever separate us from Christ’s love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword? (37) Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us.

2 Corinthians 2:14 | TPT (14) God always makes his grace visible in Christ, who includes us as partners of his endless triumph. Through our yielded lives he spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of God everywhere we go.

  1. I am a NEW CREATION – not a miserable church-goer.

2 Corinthians 5:17 | AMPC (17) Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!

  1. I am RIGHTEOUS – not unworthy.

2 Corinthians 5:21 | TPT (21) For God made the only one who did not know sin to become sin for us, so that we who did not know righteousness might become the righteousness of God through our union with him.

  1. I am a SAINT – not a sinner.

Ephesians 1:1 | AMPC (1) PAUL, AN apostle (special messenger) of Christ Jesus (the Messiah), by the divine will (the purpose and the choice of God) to the saints (the consecrated, set-apart ones) at Ephesus who are also faithful and loyal and steadfast in Christ Jesus: 

Colossians 1:2 | AMPC (2) To the saints (the consecrated people of God) and believing and faithful brethren in Christ who are at Colossae: Grace (spiritual favor and blessing) to you and [heart] peace from God our Father.

  1. I am a PRIEST – not a stranger.

1 Peter 2:9 | TPT (9) But you are God’s chosen treasure—priests who are kings, a spiritual “nation” set apart as God’s devoted ones. He called you out of darkness to experience his marvelous light, and now he claims you as his very own. He did this so that you would broadcast his glorious wonders throughout the world.

  1. I am BLESSED – and cannot be cursed.

Ephesians 1:3 | TPT (3) Every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm has already been lavished upon us as a love gift from our wonderful heavenly Father, the Father of our Lord Jesus—all because he sees us wrapped into Christ. This is why we celebrate him with all our hearts!

Galatians 3:13-14 | TPT (13) Yet, Christ paid the full price to set us free from the curse of the law. He absorbed it completely as he became a curse in our place. For it is written: “Everyone who is hung upon a tree is doubly cursed.”  (14)  Jesus, our Messiah, was cursed in our place and in so doing, dissolved the curse from our lives, so that all the blessings of Abraham can be poured out upon even non-Jewish believers. And now God gives us the promise of the wonderful Holy Spirit who lives within us when we believe in him.

  1. I am the HEALED – and not the sick.

Isaiah 53:4-5 | AMPC (4) Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy]. [Mat 8:17]  (5)  But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.

1 Peter 2:24 | NKJV (24) who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.

  1. I am DELIVERED – and not a prisoner in bondage.

Colossians 1:13-14 | AMPC (13) [The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,  (14)  In Whom we have our redemption through His blood, [which means] the forgiveness of our sins.

  1. I am REDEEMED – and not abandoned.

Ephesians 1:7 | TPT (7) Since we are now joined to Christ, we have been given the treasures of redemption by his blood—the total cancellation of our sins—all because of the cascading riches of his grace.

  1. I am RICH – and not poor.

2 Corinthians 8:9 | TPT (9) For you have experienced the extravagant grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that although he was infinitely rich, he impoverished himself for our sake, so that by his poverty, we could become rich beyond measure.

  1. I am an OVERCOMER – not a failure.

1 John 5:4-5 | AMPC (4) For whatever is born of God is victorious over the world; and this is the victory that conquers the world, even our faith.  (5)  Who is it that is victorious over [that conquers] the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on that fact]?

  1. I am SEATED WITH CHRIST – not helpless.

Ephesians 2:5-7 | TPT (5) Even when we were dead and doomed in our many sins, he united us into the very life of Christ and saved us by his wonderful grace!  (6)  He raised us up with Christ the exalted One, and we ascended with him into the glorious perfection and authority of the heavenly realm, for we are now co-seated as one with Christ!  (7)  Throughout the coming ages we will be the visible display of the infinite, limitless riches of his grace and kindness, which was showered upon us in Jesus Christ.

  1. I am GOD’S TEMPLE – not an empty vessel. 

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 | AMPC (19) Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own,  (20)  You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body.

  1. I am THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD – not insignificant.

Matthew 5:14-16 | TPT (14) “Your lives light up the world. Let others see your light from a distance, for how can you hide a city that stands on a hilltop?  (15)  And who would light a lamp and then hide it in an obscure place? Instead, it’s placed where everyone in the house can benefit from its light.  (16)  So don’t hide your light! Let it shine brightly before others, so that the commendable things you do will shine as light upon them, and then they will give their praise to your Father in heaven.”

  1. I am CHRIST’S AMBASSADOR – not a nobody.

2 Corinthians 5:20 | AMPC (20) So we are Christ’s ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We [as Christ’s personal representatives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favor [now offered you] and be reconciled to God.

  1. I am GOD’S WORKMANSHIP – not junk.

Ephesians 2:10 | NLT (10) 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.

  1. I am COMPLETE IN CHRIST JESUS – not lacking any good thing.

Colossians 2:10 | TPT (10) And our own completeness is now found in him. We are completely filled with God as Christ’s fullness overflows within us. He is the Head of every kingdom and authority in the universe!