I’m definitely late today but did not want to miss Five Minute Friday.  I always look forward to these posts….and am always amazed how one word can direct so many insightful, helpful and encouraging thoughts and posts!  Reading through the link-up is always a highlight.  This week’s prompt is WHO.

Who am I because of Christ?  Who am I in Christ?  The Bible has many answers, but just to list a few.

Because of Jesus, I am:

   Redeemed and Bought with a price
       “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.”  Colossians 1:14
   Completely forgiven 
       “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness,.”  I John 1:9

      “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”  I John 4:10

   A new creature 
      “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”  II Corinthians 5:17

   A temple of the Holy Spirit 
        “….your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own”  I Corinthians 6:19
   Free from condemnation
       “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Romans 8:1 

   Gifted, Set apart and Prepared for good works
         “…he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.”  II TImorth 2:21b

   A joint heir with Christ
      “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;”  Romas 8:17a

   More than a conqueror  
       “….we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”  Romans 8:37b

   Blessed with all spiritual blessings 
       “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ”  Ephesians1:3

   A saint – 
      “….to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord….”  I Corinthians 1:2

Oh my…but I could go on.  These truths I know, in my head, to be true.  But, unless I remind myself often – while reminding my accuser – I tend to forget them in my heart.  I get discouraged and defeated.  And how quickly, I can begin to listen to Satan’s lies.  I would do well to take one truth each morning – to remember and to rehearse each day.  And to defeat the enemy!

Perhaps you need to remind yourself, too, of a few of these precious truths!  Have a blessed and Heaven-focused weekend!!

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