Gene’s Daily Scriptural Postings.

07 August 2022

Many of us have some really bad experiences and behaviors in our past, especially from the time before we were born again. The world is quick to slap a label on us based on that old behavior. It makes sense from that perspective because the world determines our identity based on external factors, most especially by the things we do. But the moment you were born again, that all changed. Now your identity is completely new and is set by your position in Christ. The Bible clearly says all those old identity labels are now indeed in our past. For example, I was a drunk. But now I am completely set free of that old identity. That old behavior neither defines me nor controls me anymore. The same goes for you. Your present state is clean, pure, and in right standing with God. Don't believe the lie of the enemy that you are still identified by your old junk. And if you still struggle with some of that old behavior from time to time, remember this. The Holy Spirit now lives within you and supplies the power you need to be truly free from that mess once and for all. Therefore you now have the power to choose not to do what you once did if you will only believe that truth.

And some of you used to be like this. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.— 1 Corinthians 6:11 (HCSB)
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