Gal 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
MSG I identified myself completely with him.
MY COMPLETE AND TOTAL IDENTITY COMES FROM JESUS CHRIST
TPT My old identity has been co-crucified with Messiah and no longer lives; for the nails of his cross crucified me with him. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me—we live in union 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!
Matt 16 Jesus asked who do you say that I am?
WHO YOU ARE IS WRAPED UP IN WHO HE IS.
WHERE ARE PEOPLE GETTING THEIR IDENTITY FROM?
GENETICS, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL
YOUR IDENTIFICATION IN CHRIST TRUMPS ANY NATURAL DETERMINISM
Romans 5:12-21 The Bible is about 2 men.
THE SAME LAW THAT AFFECTED ALL MEN. GOD ALLOWED IT TO AFFECT ALL MEN THROUGH CHRIST.
GOD’S WORK IN CHRIST FAR EXCEEDS ANY DAMAGE DONE TO US BY ADAMS FALL.
WE HAVE TO BECOME AWARE OF OUR CHANGE OF IDENTITY!
DIVINE IDENTITY IS CONNECTED TO DIVINE DESTINY…
OUR REACTION TO THE WORD OF GOD IS OUR REACTION TO GOD HIMSELF.
AMP Phm 1:6 [And I pray] that the participation in and sharing of your faith may produce and promote full recognition and appreciation and understanding and precise knowledge of every good [thing] that is ours in [our identification with] Christ Jesus [and unto His glory].
KJV That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
2 Cor 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
Gal 2:20 IS A CONFESSION OF FAITH.
TRANS – “I died there”
PAUL PRAYED THESE Ephesian prayers Ch 1& 3
3:17 “That Christ may dwell in your heart through faith and you become rooted and grounded in love…”