MY IDENTITY – According to (Eph 1:4)
• Before the fall occurred and sin entered into the picture… Before I was was in existence, or was even a thought in someone’s mind… Before I had a chance to earn God’s approval or completely disqualify myself from His love… God had me on His mind.
The Father selected me to be the center of His gaze. He placed a target on my chest that would be the forever attraction of the heat-seeking missile of His affection, His pleasure, and His perfect love. In that eternal moment, I became His undistracted focus.
Then, from a position of intimacy and union, He took it further. He made me whole, sacred, holy, in the same “likeness of nature with Jesus,” completely “different from the world,” blameless, without blemish, and innocent…BY HIS LOVE. That love sets me up for success and a life without fear.
• My old life was crucified with Christ and no longer lives; for I was fully united with Him in His death. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for Christ lives His life through me! My real life is Christ – we live as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that He gave Himself for me, and dispenses His life into mine. (Gal 2:20 – Passion Translation)
• So now the case is closed. There remains no accusing voice of condemnation against those who are joined in life-union with Jesus, the Anointed One. For the “law” of the life-giving Spirit flowing through the anointing of Jesus has liberated us from the “law” of sin and death. (Rom 8:1-2 Passion Translation)