“Lord, I am a sinner. . .”
That’s a common phrase in the prayers of many believers today. I also used to pray in that manner, until God helped me understand what I’m about to share with you.
There are many truths we, as Christians, haven’t come to realise about ourselves. Instead of focusing on what we have now become, we concern ourselves with our former lowlife, and even believe it to be true.
A radical change happened to us and it happened so subtly, that many of us don’t even realise it. We’ve moved, we no longer fit into that “life”, yet we squeeze ourselves so uncomfortably and try to conform to what we used to be. Little wonder, there’s so much frustration and dissatisfaction with how our lives are being lived.
When you received Christ, many things changed about you:
- You are no longer a sinner
There’s no room for having a dual identity of being a righteous person and at the same time, a sinner! You are either righteous, or sinful.
Stop praying weepy prayers and being supposedly humble, telling God that you are a sinner. There was a quick transition that was made when to Christ, a sinner you came. Jesus is God’s only and final solution for sin. Our sin was exchanged for Christ’s righteousness. As a believer, it isn’t humility to tell God that you are a sinner. It’s a subtle form of arrogance to tell Him that you are a sinner when He calls you righteous. The sin problem has already been fixed. Our problem is no longer the sin, but the realisation of our true condition; our new identity in Christ.
So now the case is closed. There remains no accusing voice of condemnation against those who are joined in life-union with Jesus, the Anointed One. Romans 8:1 TPT
For we all have sinned and are in need of the glory of God. Yet through his powerful declaration of acquittal, God freely gives away his righteousness. His gift of love and favor now cascades over us, all because Jesus, the Anointed One, has liberated us from the guilt, punishment, and power of sin! Romans 3:23-24 TPT
For God made the only one who did not know sin to become sin for us, so that we who did not know righteousness might become the righteousness of God through our union with him. 2 Corinthians 5:21 TPT
Stop condemning yourself for what has already been taken care of.
- You are now God’s child.
Before you received Christ, you were depraved and debased, but in that same moment when Christ’s righteousness was exchanged for your sin, you became a child of God.
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— John 1:12 NIV
- You are now forgiven
Like I mentioned in The point you missed in the parable of the lost…, there was no grave a sin the blood of Jesus couldn’t cleanse. You remember those unspeakable things you ever did and said and thought? He forgave them all! Abba holds no grudge against you!
For in the Son all our sins are canceled and we have the release of redemption through his very blood. Colossians 1:14 TPT
- Christ now lives in you, and you in Him
What an awesome intertwining🤗. It is His life that now flows through your veins. He lives His life through you and if you let Him, everything about Him will find expression through you. You can now show love to people just like He does.
We have come into an intimate experience with God’s love, and we trust in the love he has for us. God is love! Those who are living in love are living in God, and God lives through them. 1 John 4:16 TPT
. . .all that Jesus now is, so are we in this world. 1 John 4:17 TPT
- You now have eternal life.
Eternal life means to know and experience you as the only true God, and to know and experience Jesus Christ, as the Son whom you have sent. John 17:3 TPT
God desires that you know Him; He wants to fellowship with you. He loves you and created you to know Him personally.
It’s time to wake up to the reality of who you really are and enjoy the fullness of it!
Which of these points made more sense to you?