Today, we looked at Christ's statements about Himself, specifically the ones that He began with "I AM" in the book of John. Jesus asked a crucial question of His disciples, "Who do people say that I am?" They answered Him, but He pressed further, "Who do you say that I am?" That is the most crucial question for us a humans because the answer to it means life or death. How would you answer it?
Now, if Jesus were asked, "Who do you say that I am?" regarding us, He would be able to answer without any hesitation. And His answer means complete life for us.
Who does Jesus say that I am?
I am valuable and worth being loved. While I was deep in sin, despising God Himself, Jesus died for me (Romans 5:8). God loves me intensely (Romans 1:7; Ephesians 2:4; Colossians 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:4).
I have been forgiven and freed from the shackles of sin (Ephesians 1:7, John 8:36). I am holy and totally blameless before God (Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 1:16). And nothing can ever change this! (Romans 8:38-39)
I am no longer condemned before God because of what Jesus did for me (Romans 8:1). Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).
I am a new person and a completely new creation. The old me is gone and God has made me again, completely holy in His eyes! (2 Corinthians 5:17) My old self was crucified with Jesus so that sin would no longer dominate me or make me its slave (Romans 6:6, Galatians 5:1). Since I am now born of God, Satan can’t touch me because God protects me (1 John 5:18). And whether I realize it or not, I am a saint before God (Romans 1:7, 1 Corinthians 1:2).
I am a friend of Jesus (John 15:15). I was chosen by Him before the world even began! (Ephesians 1:4)
I am a child of God (John 1:12). And if I am His child, that means I am no longer a slave. I am His heir and have been born into a royal lineage! (Romans 8:17, Galatians 4:7)
I have been made exactly the way God wants me to be. God gave me life and made me in His own image (Genesis 2:7, 1:27). He knew me even before I was even formed and even knit me together in my mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13, 16). How wonderfully I am made! (Psalm 139:14) I am God’s handiwork, created in Christ to do good works (Ephesians 2:10).