Now that Jesus is risen where do we go from here? I believe that he has restored the true identity of the people of God. We were dead to sin and separated from God. Guilty and broken, in no shape to stand before God, and condemned to damnation. But thanks be to God who had a plan! Because he loved us so, he sent his son to come and reconcile us back to himself. Because he is risen we can now identify who we are because of the blood of Jesus. Here are some things to confess and remember as we keep Jesus at the forefront of our minds.
I am a new creation.(2 Corinthians 5:17)
Your past does not determine your future. The enemy can no longer anything against you! His blood made you new!
I am a temple for the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:19)
You are not useless. You were created for good works!
I am chosen, holy, and beloved. (Colossians 3:12)
No need to compete for a spot that already belongs to you! Before the foundation of the world God chose to make us his own.
I am the righteousness of God! (2 Corinthians 5:21)
Jesus’ death was not in vain. You have been set in a right place with God. No longer separated by sin, but able to come into His presence boldly.
I am not condemned. (Romans 8:1)
You are innocent before God because the very blood of Jesus washed your sins away. You may have committed the crime but because of the blood you did not have to do the time.