Who Am I? Day 7 of 7


 Who Am I?
A Christian’s Inherited Traits* 
(31 through 35 of 35)
 
     31.  I am a member of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession (1 Pet. 2:9,10).
     32.  I am an alien and stranger to this world in which I temporarily live (1 Pet. 2:11).
     33.  I am an enemy of the devil (1 Pet. 5:8).
     34.  I am a child of God and I will resemble Christ when He returns (1 John 3:1,2).
     35.  I am born of God, and the evil one – the devil – cannot touch me (1 John 5:18).
 
Final Observations:
 
  • Trait #31 unmistakably shows us that we are valued by God.  Deuteronomy 32:9 and 10 states, "For the Lord’s portion is His people…He kept him (He keeps us) as the apple of His eye.  In other words, He cannot resist us!  He cannot help but love us.  He adores us.  He does not want to live without us!  We need to always remember that God loves us and His love for us is not based on our performance.
  • Trait #32 demonstrates the total transformation that has taken place in our lives.  Where we were once strangers and aliens to God, we have become aliens and strangers to this world.  Our transformation is often times compared to that of a caterpillar to a butterfly.  We have been given wings and with our wings we can soar and are no longer restricted by the gravitational pull of this world.
  • Trait # 33 can be frightening if we were to observe it alone without knowing about trait # 35.  What did we do to the devil to make him our enemy anyway?  We turned our back on Him and listened to the Spirit of God and stopped listening to Him enough to believe in Jesus and accept Him as our Savior, that’s what we did.  We humbled ourselves and acknowledged we couldn’t save ourselves as Satan tried to convince us otherwise.  However, we became sons and daughters of the Almighty Father in heaven, and as our Father, He will naturally protect His children.  Remember, nothing, absolutely nothing will happen to us outside of the Father’s will.
  • Finally, Trait # 34 is one of God’s and our ultimate goals, isn’t it?  The goal of purity will be achieved and all things will be cleared up when we see Him face to face. 

"For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face.  Now I know in part, then I shall know just as I also am known." -1 Cor. 3:12

"But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord." -2 Cor. 3:18

Use Your God Given Wings to Soar Today and Ever More Unto Eternity!

In God and God Alone,

Jim

*from Neil T. Anderson’s Victory Over the Darkness

 

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