The truest thing about you is what God says is true! Truer than any lie of Satan or any feeling in the moment, God’s Word is true. The following passage explains that every person either finds their identity in Adam or in Christ. Adam was the first man and through his sin the entire human race was plunged into sin. We come into this world with our spiritual identity in Adam. When a person crosses the line and receives Christ, their identity is transferred from Adam to Christ. All believers have a new spiritual standing because they receive Christ and His resume. Read the following passage and observe what is true for those in Adam versus what is true for those in Christ:
15 But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many. 16 The gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned; for on the one hand the judgment arose from one transgression resulting in condemnation, but on the other hand the free gift arose from many transgressions resulting in justification. 17 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.
18 So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men. 19 For as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous. 20 The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, 21 so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase? 2 May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6 knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be rendered powerless over us, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; 7 for he who has died is freed from sin.
8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.
Our identity in Adam: death, judgment, condemnation, identity as sinners, increased transgression, sin reigning in death
Our identity in Christ: grace, justification, the gift of righteousness, life, identity as righteous, abounding grace, reigning grace, eternal life, being dead to sin, having been baptized into Christ and into His death, buried with Christ and raised up with Christ, united in Christ’s death and united in Christ’s resurrection, our old self crucified with Christ, our body of sin rendered powerless over us, no longer slaves to sin, freed from sin
Right now we have a decision to make; do we believe what God says is true or not. Will we receive the truth and act upon it or will we trust our feelings, human perception and satanic deception. The truest thing about us is what God says is true. We are no longer in Adam but in Christ if we have received His grace and trusted Him for salvation. Crossing the line is not moral reformation but a complete transformation of our identity. We are now in Christ!
• Review what is now true about you in Christ. Thank God for each of these truths of your new identity
• Ask God to renew your mind in the truth, capture your heart with the truth and transform the way you live based on the truth
• Pray about how you can live out your new identity in your home, in the workplace, in the church and as a witness for Christ