Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It tells the truth. Someone has to - God is the One who does. He is the God of truth. Here’s a question that many people struggle with… Who determines your identity? Do you? by your thoughts, feelings, opinions or the brainwashing of the godless? Your identity has nothing to do with you, or your opinions. You were born with it. You are fearfully and wonderfully made, created in God’s image, but bound by a curse. Do you identify as a sinner? Because that’s what you are – you were born in sin. You’re a sinner, whether you identify as one or not. Sin clouded your identity at birth, but God has a new identity for you. Forgiven! He changed your identity permanently, the only identity change ever, and by far the biggest change that could ever occur. Your identity as a sinner – was changed to your new identity – the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. You remain that way by abiding in Christ, (His Word) letting Him control your life, rather than the sin that once controlled you. And His righteousness is much more powerful than the sin nature was. How much more – means - way more, no comparison! You have a new identity – the righteousness of God in Christ. You are righteous in the sight of God if you have become His child. If you received His Son Jesus as your Savior. He saves you from sin – your old sin nature, the death that sin always leads to, and the punishment of sin and death- hell itself… If you received Him as your LORD – the bossa you – you now walk in your new nature, by the Holy Spirit. So righteousness reigns in you, like sin once did - but so much more. You don’t always feel like your new identity, feelings have nothing to do with it. Truth does. What God said - does. Sinners can sear their conscience, and the righteous can doubt their Salvation. And they should if their righteousness depended on them, but it doesn’t. You are the righteousness of God in Christ, not the righteousness of you in you. There is none. His death made you righteous, if you received the Gift of Salvation… If you reject it – your old identity remains – a sinner condemned to death because of sin, not the righteousness of God paid for by the blood of Christ – saved by Grace. Praying that you would know who you are, That you will receive Christ and His Gift of Salvation – if you haven’t. And if you have. Praying that you will know who God made you to be, and the power to live like what He made you! Praying that you’ll remember that the control of the law of righteousness is far more powerful than the control of the law of sin once was… Just choose Grace – Walk in the Holy Spirit! God said His grace is sufficient. That means His power is enough for you – to overcome whatever you are facing, self-inflicted, or outside influence. The Holy Spirit is the power that God gave you, to help you do it. So His righteousness reigns in you, so your identity is sure and your future is secure. Your identity now, is far more powerful than your identity before. Why identify as anything else? It’s not true. You’re forgiven, and you have power to walk in this new life – just choose it, and God is faithful, He will help you. God’s Word is true, He has a plan for you! It’s Good! Walk in it! Secure your identity through His Word, and the Grace to say no to sin, and walk in the righteousness that you are, the law of righteousness that now controls you – in Christ Jesus.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!