Just saw a film where a difficult question to answer was asked. The question was “WHO ARE YOU?”
We were actually given a NEW SELF who is like God in His TRUE RIGHTEOUSNESS and HOLINESS! We are as righteous and as holy as God Himself! All we need to do is put on our NEW SELF everyday! Believe it! Ephesians 4:24 – “and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”
So let us stop “putting on” our OLD SELF (lying, cheating, hating, angry, doubtful, defeated, hopeless, bored, etc.) everyday, and start putting on our NEW SELF every minute of the day! Just fix your eyes on who Jesus is, and how He lived, that is YOUR NEW SELF! YOU ARE HOLY and YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS! The Word of God in your mouth is powerful! You have the ministry of reconciliation! You have the power to change lives! You have the power to do good all the time! You have the power to preach the gospel, heal the sick, and raise the dead! You have God’s compassion for the lost. You have God’s great love. You have the power to be just like Jesus Christ, and do even more than Him. That is WHO YOU REALLY ARE! 🙂
Another verse that backs up this truth: 1 John 4:17 (KJV) – “… because as he is, so are we in this world.” As Jesus is NOW (righteous and holy, seated at the right hand of the Father, resting because ALL THE WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE IS FINISHED!), SO ARE WE now in THIS WORLD!