Who Am I In Christ

A small group Bible Study I’m participating in had never heard these affirmations. I thought I would give you the entire list of “Who Am I In Christ.” I looked up the verses in New King James (NKJ)  and in Amplified (AMP). I hope they bless you.  We will continue looking at them in greater detail in future posts.

I AM:

1. A child of God (Romans 8:16)
NKJ: The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God
 AMP: The Spirit Himself [thus] testifies together with our own spirit, [assuring us] that we are children of God

2. Redeemed from the Hand of the Enemy (Psalms 107:2) 
NKJ:  Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy
 AMP: Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has delivered from the hand of the adversary

3. Forgiven (Colossians 1:13-14)
 NKJ:  He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. 
AMP [The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in Whom we have our redemption through His blood, [which means] the forgiveness of our sin.

4. Saved by Grace through Faith (Ephesians 2:8) 
NKJ: For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God
 AMP: For it is by free grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God


5. Justified (Romans 5:1) 
NKJ: Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ 
AMP: Therefore, since we are justified (acquitted, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith, let us [grasp the fact that we] have [the peace of reconciliation to hold and to enjoy] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

6. Sanctified (1 Corinthians 6:11) 
NKJ: And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. AMP: And such some of you were [once]. But you were washed clean (purified by a complete atonement for sin and made free from the guilt of sin), and you were consecrated (set apart, hallowed), and you were justified [pronounced righteous, by trusting] in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the [Holy] Spirit of our God.

7. A new Creature (II Corinthians 5:17) 
NKJ: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 
AMP: Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!

8. Partaker of His Divine Nature (II Peter 1:4) 
NKJ: by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 
AMP: By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature.

9. Redeemed from the Curse of the Law (Galatians 3:13) 
NKJ: Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”)
 AMP: Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [in the Scriptures], Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (is crucified)


10. Delivered from the Powers of Darkness (Colossians 1:13) 
NKJ: He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love
 AMP: [The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love


11. Led by the Spirit of God (Romans 8:14) 
NKJ: For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. AMP: For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

12. A son of God (Romans 8:14)
NKJ: For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
 AMP: For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

13. Kept in Safety Wherever I Go (Psalms 91:11) 
NKJ: For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. 
AMP: For He will give His angels [especial] charge over you to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways [of obedience and service].

14. Getting All my needs Met by Jesus (Philippians 4:19) 
NKJ: And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 
AMP: And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

15. Casting All my cares on Jesus (1 Peter 5:7)
 NKJ: casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 
AMP: Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.

16. Strong in the Lord and in the Power of His Might (Ephesians 6:10)
 NKJ: Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 
AMP: In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].

17. Doing All Things Through Christ who strengthens Me (Phil. 4:13)
 NKJ: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.AMP: I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].

18. An Heir of God and a Joint Her with Jesus (Romans 8:17)
 NKJ: and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. AMP: And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must share His suffering if we are to share His glory.

19. Heir to the Blessings of Abraham (Galatians 3:13-14) 
NKJChrist has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith 
AMPChrist purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [in the Scriptures], Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (is crucified); to the end that through [their receiving] Christ Jesus, the blessing [promised] to Abraham might come upon the Gentiles, so that we through faith might [all] receive [the realization of] the promise of the [Holy] Spirit.


20. Observing and Doing the Lord’s Commandments (Deut 28:12-14)
 NKJ: The LORD will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them. So you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right or the left, to go after other gods to serve them. 
AMP: The Lord shall open to you His good treasury, the heavens, to give the rain of your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. And the Lord shall make you the head, and not the tail; and you shall be above only, and you shall not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you this day and are watchful to do them. And you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right hand or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

21. Blessed Coming in and Blessed Going out (Deut. 28:6)
 NKJ: Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out. 
AMP: Blessed shall you be when you come in and blessed shall you be when you go out.

22. An Heir of Eternal Life (1 John 5:11-12)
 NKJ: And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. 
AMP: And this is that testimony (that evidence): God gave us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who possesses the Son has that life; he who does not possess the Son of God does not have that life.

23. Blessed with All Spiritual Blessings (Eph. 1:3) 
NKJ: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ
 AMP: May blessing (praise, laudation, and eulogy) be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual (given by the Holy Spirit) blessing in the heavenly realm!

24. Healed by His Stripes (1 Peter 2:24) 
NKJ: who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed
 AMP: He personally bore our sins in His [own] body on the tree [as on an altar and offered Himself on it], that we might die (cease to exist) to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed.

25. Exercising My Authority over the Enemy (Luke 10:19)
 NKJ: Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
 AMP: Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.

26. Above Only and Not Beneath (Deuteronomy 28:13)
 NKJ: And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them. 
AMP: And the Lord shall make you the head, and not the tail; and you shall be above only, and you shall not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you this day and are watchful to do them.

27. More than a Conqueror (Romans 8:37)
 NKJ: Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 
AMP: Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us.

28. Establishing God’s Word here on Earth (Matthew 16:19) 
NKJ: And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. AMP: I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind (declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth must be what is already bound in heaven; and whatever you loose (declare lawful) on earth must be what is already loosed in heaven.

29. An Overcomer by the Blood of the Lamb and the Word of My Testimony (Revelation 12:11) 
NKJAnd they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. 
AMP: And they have overcome (conquered) him by means of the blood of the Lamb and by the utterance of their testimony, for they did not love and cling to life even when faced with death [holding their lives cheap till they had to die for their witnessing].

30. Daily Overcoming the Devil (I John 4:4)
 NKJ: You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world
 AMP: Little children, you are of God [you belong to Him] and have [already] defeated and overcome them [the agents of the antichrist], because He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world.

31. Not Moved by What I See (II Corinthians 4:18) 
NKJ: while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 
AMP: Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting.

32. Walking by Faith and Not by Sight (II Corinthians 5:7)
 NKJ: For we walk by faith, not by sight.
 AMP: For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.

33. Casting Down Van Imaginations (II Corinthians 10:4-5) 
NKJ: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ
 AMP: For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds, [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One)


34. Bringing Every Thought into Captivity (II Corinthians 10:5)
 NKJ: casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ
 AMP: [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One)

35. Being Transformed by Renewing My Mind (Romans 12:1-2) 
NKJ: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. 
AMP: I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].

36. A Laborer Together with God (I Corinthians 3:9) 
NKJFor we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.AMP: For we are fellow workmen (joint promoters, laborers together) with and for God; you are God’s garden and vineyard and field under cultivation, [you are] God’s building.

37. The Righteousness of God in Christ (II Corinthians 5:21) 
NKJ: For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 
AMP: For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness].

38. An Imitator of Jesus (Ephesians 5:1) 
NKJ: Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. AMPTherefore be imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father].

39. The Light of the World (Matthew 5:14)
 NKJ: You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
 AMP: You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

40. Blessing the Lord at All Times and Continually Praising the Lord with My Mouth (Psalm 34:1)
NKJ: I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 
AMP: I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

***

Neil Anderson, in The Bondage Breaker provides these affirmations.

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3 Responses to Who Am I In Christ

  1. Love, love, love this! It took many years until I finally understood that I am the blood-bought daughter of the Lord Most High; chosen, accepted, adopted, redeemed, justified, sanctified, glorified and seated with Him in the Heavenlies! What an awesome God we have!

    Happy healing…our Lord is faithful to heal…and then give back the years the locusts have eaten. I’ve experienced this myself – no “they said,” here! He’s amazing!

    In Christ,
    Tami
    \o/
    Praise Jesus!

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