The Believer's Identity in Christ

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"For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive." (I Corinthians 15:21-22)

Chosen by God
"...just as He chose us In Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him." (Ephesians 1:4)

Saved by grace
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)

God is propitiated (satisfied)
"...and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world." (1 John 2:2)

Reconciled to God
"For if, when we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through His life!" (Romans 5:10)

Redeemed
"In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace." (Ephesians 1:7)

Freed from the Law
"Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, that we might bear fruit for God." (Romans 7:4)

Totally forgiven
"When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision Of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave its all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its
regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; He took it away, nailing it to the cross." (Colossians 2:13)

Totally cleansed
"And such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God." (1 Corinthians 6:11)

"He saved us, not on the basis of deeds we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit." (Titus 3:5)

Made holy and blameless
"But now He has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy In His sight, without blemish and free from accusation." (Colossians 1:22)

Hidden with Christ in God
"For you have died. and your life is hidden with Christ in God." (Colossians 3:3)

Clothed with Christ
"For all of you who were united with Christ in baptism have been clothed with Christ." (Galatians 3:27)

Sealed in Christ
"In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation - having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of His glory." (Ephesians 1:13-14)

Given Christ's righteousness
"He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." (2 Corinthians 5:21)

"For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ." (Romans 5:17)

Justified
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are Justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus." (Romans 3:23-24)

Safe from the wrath of God
"Much more, having been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him." (Romans 5:9)

Made at peace with God
"Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have , peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." (Romans 5:1)

Freed from condemnation
"There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." (Romans 8:1)

Sanctified (made holy)
"By (God's) will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus once for all." (Hebrews 10: 10)

"And such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God." (1 Corinthians 6:11)

Made perfect forever
"For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified." (Hebrews 10: 14)

Totally accepted
"Wherefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God."
(Romans 15:7)

Translated out of darkness into light
"For He delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins." (Colossians 1:13-14)

"For you were formerly darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light." (Ephesians 5:8)

From death to life
"Truly, truly I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life." (John 5:24)

"And you were dead in your trespasses and sins ... But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ." (Ephesians 2:1,5)

Born again
"Blessed by the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." (1 Peter 1:3)

Indwelt by the Holy Spirit
"However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him." (Romans 8:9)

Made into a temple of the Holy Spirit
"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?" (1 Corinthians 6:19)

Made into a new creation
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, He is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"
(2 Corinthians 5:17)

"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." (Ephesians 2:10)

Made children of God
"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even 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." (John 1:12-13)

Adopted into God's family
"For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, 'Abba! Father!" (Romans 8:15)

'But when the fulness of time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman. born under the Law. in order that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons." (Galatians 4:4-5)

Made heirs of God
"Therefore, you are no longer a slave, but a son: and if a son, then an heir through God." (Galatians 4:7)

In fellowship with God
"God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ."
(1 Corinthians 1:9)

"...what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, that you also may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ." (I John 1:3)

Made into a holy and royal priesthood
To Him who loves us. and released us from our sins by His blood, and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father..." (Revelation 5b-6)

"You also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ ... But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light." (1 Pet. 2:5,9)

Given total access to God
"...Christ Jesus our Lord. in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him." (Ephesians  3:12)

"Since therefore, brethren, we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is. His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God. let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful." (Hebrews 10:19-23)

Made complete
"For in Him all the fulness of deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete..." (Colossians 2:9- 10)

We have been given everything
"Blessed by the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual
blessing in the heavenly places in Christ." (Ephesians 1:3)

"...seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. "
(2 Peter 1:3)



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