Day 4 of Prayer & Fasting - Prayer for Your Identity in Christ
Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; 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 for me.
“Religion: 'My identity is built on being a good person.' Gospel: 'My identity is not built on my record or my performance but on Christ's.” - Timothy Keller
Let’s say that you have three envelopes: a big one, a smaller one, and a smaller one yet. You’ve also got a slip of paper. The Bible says that we are in Christ and that Christ is in us. The smallest envelope has your name written on it. The slip of paper has “Jesus” written on it. The Bible says that when you accepted Jesus Christ, Christ came inside of you. Christ, the slip of paper, is inside the envelope that represents you, but not only is Christ in you, but you are in Christ. The slip of paper Christ is in you, but when you accepted Christ, you came inside of Christ. Now put the envelope with your name into the Christ envelope. Now, the Bible says that Christ is in God. So, we’re going to slip the Christ envelope into the God envelope. So, in order to now get to you, “you’ve got to go through God, and then you have to go through Christ, and after you’ve gone through God, and gotten through Christ, then you get to yourself. However, when you’ve gone through God, and gotten to Christ, and think you’ve have gotten ahold of you, when you open up you, you are full of Jesus Christ. So, you are in Christ, Christ is in you Christ is in God, God is in Christ, so you are well covered by Jesus Christ and His heavenly Father.”
1. Can people automatically tell that you are in Christ?
2. What do you do to feed your identity in Christ?