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10 Scriptures to War for Your Identity in Christ

Over the past 15 years, I have worked at leaving my past behind and walking in my new identity in Christ.

One thing that has been critical to this journey is surrounding myself with verses about what God says about me and my new identity in Him.

The Bible is filled from cover to cover with verses about who we are in Christ and about the fact that

  • God's thoughts about us are numerous
  • God's plans for us are prosperous
  • God's redemption of us gave us new life
  • God's sacrifice secured us in His family

And these verses line my war room wall (part of it is now located in my pantry and the other part in my journal)to remind myself of what God says about me in those times when the enemy wants to remind me of my past.

And when he reminds me of my past, I remind myself of what God's Word says, because that's even better that reminding him of his future.

It's better because instead of being focused on the enemy:

—I turn my focus immediately to God's Word.

—I fill my mind with Scripture.

—I replace the lying thought with biblical truth.

—I catapult myself out of negativity into victory.

Here are 10 Bible verses about your identity in Christ

John 15:15 – "I no longer call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master does. But I have called you friends, for everything that I have heard from My Father have I made known to you."

Isaiah 49:16a – "See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands;"

Romans 6:6 – "Knowing this, that our old man has been crucified with Him, so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we should no longer be slaves of sin."

2 Corinthians 5:17 – "Therefore, if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things have passed away. Look, all things have become new."

Ephesians 4:24 – "Put on the new nature, which was created according to God in righteousness and true holiness."

1 Peter 2:9 – "But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, so that you may declare the goodness of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light."

Psalm 139:14 – "I will praise You, for You made me with fear and wonder; marvelous are Your works, and You know completely."

Galatians 2:20 – "I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in m. And the life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."

Philippians 3:20 – "But our citizenship is in heaven, from where we also await for our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ."

Colossians 3:1-3 – "If you then were raised with Christ, desire those things which are above, where Christ sits at the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on earth. For you are dead, and your life is hidden with Christ in God." (eoa)

Rosilind Jukic, a Pacific Northwest native, is a missionary living in Croatia and married to her Bosnian hero. Together they live with their two active boys where she enjoys fruity candles, good coffee and a hot cup of herbal tea on a blustery fall evening. Her passion for writing led her to author her best-selling book The Missional Handbook. At A Little R & R she encourages women to find contentment in what God created them to be. You can also find her at Missional Call where she shares her passion for local and global missions. She can also be found at on a regular basis. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google +.

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