Discipleship Series – Week 14 – Identity

Romans 6:3-14

 

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. – Galatians 2:20

 

Are old man is dead. 

 

It was crucified with Christ the old nature, the sinful nature is passed away, and the acts of the old man are washed away by the blood of Jesus.

 

So the question now is, who are we? 

 

Who are you?

 

And we will jump into that, but first, there is something you need to understand.

 

How did the old man die?

 

You may have this question because nothing you can feel or see has changed. 

 

There is a fundamental truth that will clear this up.

 

You are a three part being. 

 

We have a body, the most obvious part of us, where we have our five senses. 

 

Next is our soul. This is our mind, will and emotions. 

 

Then the part most people miss is our spirit. They think spirit and soul are synonymous because the only way for us to differentiate between them is the Word of God. 

 

For the word of God is alive, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intents of the heart. – Hebrews 4:12

 

We were created to be the temple of God. 

 

What? Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God, and that you are not your own? 20 You were bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. – 1 Cor 6:19-20 

 

 Adam and Eve’s spirits died when they ate the fruit.; the part of us that can unite with the Lord who is life eternal. In it’s place, evil and selfish desires took up residence in us, and every human born hereafter had this sinful nature. This explains the children of Israel’s constant rebellion against God. 

 

The natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. – 1 Cor 2:14

 

When Christ died, our old sin nature died with Him, and We were raised with Him in newness of life. When born again, we became new. We were given new spirits that are united with the Lord’s Spirit. – Romans 6:3-14 

 

Therefore, if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things have passed away. Look, all things have become new. – 2Cor 5:17

 

This is talking about your spirit. 

 

In your spirit, not your soul and not your body, all things are made new. 

 

You have all the fruit of the spirit in your spirit in, your born-again self. – Gal 5:22 

 

As Jesus is, so are you in this world, – 1 John 4:14

 

You are the righteousness of Christ – 2 Cor 5:21

 

You have an unction from the holy One and you know all things – 1 John 2:20 

 

You are blessed with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places. – Eph 1:3

 

Now let’s take a few steps back to the “nothing I see or feel has changed.”

 

This is because your soul, (your mind will, and emotions) are still programmed to the ways of the old man.

 

And this is where 2 Cor 5:7 comes into play,

 

For we walk by faith, not by sight. – 2 Cor 5:7

 

We grab hold of the words of God that tell us who we are in Christ. This renews our mind and transforms us into His image day by day.

 

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God. – Romans 12:2

 

  • 2 Cor 3:18
  • Phil 3:21
  • Romans 8:1-2

 

I, even I, am He who blots out

    your transgressions for My own sake,

    and will not remember your sins.

 Put Me in remembrance;

    let us plead together;

    state your cause, that you may be justified 

– Isaiah 43:25-26

 

Jesus is the faithful blotter outer 1 John 1:9

He will not remember your sins, and He did it for His sake. He doesn’t want to remember the bad you did. Now He says to put Him in remembrance. Of what? Well, now you have a blank canvas to work with; fill it with faith by faith. Tell God who you are in Christ. Tell Him what He says you are what is written in the Book about you. Tell Him you are a believer. Tell Him you are loved, redeemed, and sanctified. Tell Him you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. 

 

Now to answer the question…

 

Who are you?

 

You are who He says you are.

 

You have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: – Col 3:10

 

In His Service,

Abbie

Assignment:

Lesson – Spirit, Soul, & Body

Book – Identity Theft