identity

Day 9: Our Identity in God’s Eternal Eyes

9 May 2024

2.9 MINS

Intention

To appreciate and live out the true identity of our new creation spirit.

Scripture

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time for us to do.”

“I pray that he may grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with power in your inner being through his Spirit.”

– Ephesians 2:10, 3:16

Reflection

What is the true identity of man?

To discover that, we need an infinite, infallible reference point – God Himself.

Human beings cannot tell you what your true identity is. That can only be uncovered by going to someone infinite and infallible outside ourselves. You have to see yourself through the eternal eyes of God.

When we learn to see that way, we can view everything through love.

He is the One who saw you before time began. He sees your new creation spirit (Eph 2:10).

And when we see that new creation spirit, our eyes and ears open to Heaven’s possibilities. We can live out of the reality of our new identity, through His grace and truth.

Knowing our new inner identity (2 Cor 4:16), we can get to know the Holy Spirit through prayer. Our progress in building this relationship with God depends on several factors. What is our willingness to surrender to Him? What time will we give Him?

God is unchangeable and self-sufficient. He doesn’t live in the constraints of time. He lives in the realm of eternity.

Before you were lost in Adam, you were found in Christ Jesus. He chose you before time began and before you ever sinned (Rev 13:8). Let’s remember that we are unconditionally loved – and forever in His love (Eph 1:13–14). We are blameless in His sight, highly esteemed, adopted in His beloved Christ (Eph 1:6). This is the true identity of the one who has been born again (1 Peter 1:23).

Learn to see yourself through the eyes of the eternal God. If you see yourself through the wrong lens, it will introduce you to a world of shadows, following in the fallenness of Adam. In that place, we get lost in shame, blame, confusion and fear.

But if you hold to the true gospel of Jesus Christ, you will see yourself through the eyes of God — the One who held you in Himself before time began. You will see yourself in the new creation image of Christ (Eph 3:16).

If you do that, you’ll know your value and identity. You are blameless and without accusation in His sight through His glory and grace. Always!

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Prayer

Jesus, we need You. Please help us Holy Spirit. Come in like a flood, help us love.

May we have an overwhelming compulsion to dive deeper into the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

Holy Spirit, would You beautifully begin to reveal deep revelations of emotional healings necessary for each of us. May Your glory come upon us so strongly that wounds are healed and strongholds are torn down.

Please manifest Yourself within the new creation born inside every beloved believer. Let us deepen our foundational identity in Jesus.

May we learn to cast aside our old selves, and instead live out the true reality of the new creation spirit.

Amen.

Author Bio

Ps Tony BainesPs Tony Baines is ‘just a man’ who walks with God. He has two children and is a grandfather to one. Tony has seen both failure and triumph. His passion is to worship Jesus 24/7, 365 days a year. His mission is to plunder hell and populate heaven.

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One Comment

  1. Rod McLean 9 May 2024 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    When we say we are created in the image of GOD this must be our immortal soul. The soul is the true image of the eternal father.
    It therefore must be understood that the soul yearns to be reunited with our eternal father.
    The true hell is where this cannot happen due to the turning away from the eternal father his son Jesus Christ and the holy spirit.
    This is the reason that abortion and murders are against GOD and the holy plan for all humans.

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