A Closer Look at Your Identity in Christ P11
April 5, 2022
You Must be Born Again of The Spirit! Now Walk Into His Presence Calling Him Abba Daddy Father! Starting in our lesson here in Chapter 2 dealing with the fact that from God’s vantage point, there are only two kinds of men, those in Adam and we talked about a person who is in Adam, is called a sinner. You’re not a sinner because you sin, you sin because you’re a sinner, you are dead. It’s called spiritual death, you’re a natural man. You’re a sinner. You’re in Adam. That’s all a part of being in Adam. You’re also called a natural man. The opposite of that is called a spiritual man. What is that? That is one who has been transferred from a sinner to a saint. A sinner is an unbeliever. A saint is a believer. It’s one who is born again. I’m not a saint because I act like one. I’m not a sinner because I act like one. What, I’m a sinner because you are one. And you’re a saint, because you are one. That’s just that, just the way it is. Yes. It’s all in identity. We talked about, last week, the parallels that we have in citizenship, that as example, we used Amy as an example. Amy was born in Russia, a Russian citizen, that citizenship was denounced and she became an American citizen. Now she’s dead to citizenship, but on the other hand you can have a person who’s dead to citizenship and all of that amounts to and alive to being a United States citizen and all that that amounts to. But come into that relationship, dragging some of the old thoughts and the baggage of communism, even though you’re a new citizen dragging some of those thoughts in with you. Now that does have nothing to do with your citizenship, but it does have everything to do with how you’re going to enjoy your citizenship. And therefore that you’re going to be in a process of having your mind renewed on what democracy is about for the rest of your life. And that’s an illustration. Now, any illustrations are going to fall short to some degree, and when you’re talking about this country anymore, well, it is going to fall short. It would have been a lot greater example 20 years ago than it is today, but it is an example.
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Bob George is the author of the best-selling book, Classic Christianity, with an estimated 650,000 copies in print worldwide, in 27 languages. Bob also has authored several other books including Growing in Grace, Faith That Pleases God, as well as numerous Bible study guides.