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Identity in Christ 1 and 2

Identity in Christ 1 and 2  By Andrew Wommack  

Second Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” The phrase “in Christ” is a terminology that is used over 300 times in the New Testament, always referring to a vital union relationship with God. Once that takes place, you become a new creature. Some translations actually say “a new creation.” 

This leads to a critical issue that I believe is imperative to understanding your new identity in Christ: It did not take place in the physical realm. It isn’t talking about your physical body, saying that it completely changes, that your looks change. If a person was fat before they were saved, they’ll still be fat afterward, unless they go on a diet. It also isn’t talking about your mental or emotional part—what most people consider to be the real “them.” If you weren’t too smart before you were saved, you won’t be too smart after you’re saved, but you will still have a lot of the same memories and thoughts. To read the full lesson text click here for 1 and here for 2.

To complete this course, watch the video below and then work through the question and answer section.

 Questions - Part 1

​1.  Read 2 Corinthians 5:17. If anyone be in Christ, they are what?

2.  Read 2 Corinthians 5:17. What happened to the old things?

3.  Read 2 Corinthians 5:17. What things have become new?

4.  Read Ephesians 2:1. What was your condition before you were born again, or made alive?

5.  Read Ephesians 2:2. As an unbeliever, how did you walk, or live?

6.  Read Ephesians 2:3-5. What is God rich in?

7.  Read Ephesians 2:4. Why is God so merciful?

 8.  Read Ephesians 2:5. What did God do for us while we were still dead in trespasses and sins?

9.  Read Ephesians 2:5. How did God save us?

10.  Read 1 Corinthians 6:9-10. Can you relate with any of these descriptions on this list?

11.  Read 1 Corinthians 6:11. Is the word “were” a past, present, or future condition?

12.  Read 1 Corinthians 6:11. When you became “born again,” what three things happened to you?

 13.  Read 1 Corinthians 6:11. Is this a past, present, or future condition?

14.  Read 1 Corinthians 6:17.

 Questions - Part 2

​1.  Read 1 Corinthians 6:17. The only way we can know that total transformation has taken place in our spirits is by the Word of God. What does this verse say has happened to us?

2.  Read Ephesians 3:17. Where does Christ now dwell?

3.  Read Ephesians 3:17. How does this happen?

4.  Read 1 John 5:12. Who must we possess to have salvation?

5.  Read Colossians 1:26-27. What is the mystery that was hidden from ages and generations but is now made known?

6.  Read Ephesians 4:23-24. What was created in righteousness and true holiness?

 7.  Read 2 Corinthians 5:21. Whose righteousness do we possess?

8.  Read Ephesians 1:4. What is the standing of the believer before God?

 9.  Read Ephesians 1:6. How were we accepted?

 Answers - Part 1

​1.  A new creation.

2.  They are gone.

3.  All things.

4.  I was dead in trespasses and sins.

5.  I followed the ways of the world, I obeyed the devil (the prince of the power of the air), and I lived in the spirit of disobedience.

6.  Mercy.

7.  Because of His great love for us.

8.  Made us alive together with Christ.

9.  By His grace.

10.  Yes.

11.  Past.

12.  You were washed, made holy, and justified (made righteous) before God.

13.  Present.

14.  “He that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit with Him.”   

 Answers - Part 2

​1.  Our spirits have been joined unto the Lord.

2.  In our hearts.

3.  By faith.

4.  The Son (Jesus Christ).

5.  Christ in us, the hope of glory.

6.  Our new man (our born-again spirits).

7.  God’s righteousness in Christ.

8.  Holy and without blame.

9.  In the Beloved (Jesus Christ).

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