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May 16, 2020

New Identity

by Dennis Rouse
Once You Discover This Truth:• It begins to deliver you from fear and worry.• It sets you free from prejudice. (In fact, it will change the core ofhow you view people.)• It delivers you from strongholds that try to control your mind.• It changes your personality and the way you relate to people.• It will
Sermon Notes

Once You Discover This Truth:
• It begins to deliver you from fear and worry.
• It sets you free from prejudice. (In fact, it will change the core of
how you view people.)
• It delivers you from strongholds that try to control your mind.
• It changes your personality and the way you relate to people.
• It will start to heal you from anxiety and depression, and you will
start to deal with the difficulties in life completely differently!
• It creates in you a whole new way of thinking about yourself
and what you can do with your life!
What is this truth? NEW IDENTITY.
Identity: knowing who you really are
Your IDENTITY determines your DESTINY!
Most People’s Identity Is Wrapped Up In:
• Their sexuality
• Their race
• Their career
• Their relationships
• Their abuse
• Their failures
4 Basic Needs of Life:
Acceptance: knowing you are loved and needed
Security: knowing you are protected and provided for
Purpose: knowing your reason for living
Identity: knowing who you are and that you are significant
Renovation of Your Identity:

  1. Allow Christ to take over your identity.
    2 Corinthians 5:16-17 NLT
    So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At
    one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view.
    How differently we know him now! This means that anyone who
    belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a
    new life has begun!
    Question: Do you like who you really are right now?
    Galatians 2:20 NKJV
    “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ
    in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh by faith in the Son of
    God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
    Galatians 2:20 TPT
    “My OLD IDENTITY has been co-crucified with Messiah and no
    longer lives; for the nails of his cross crucified me with him. And now
    the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One
    lives his life through me—we live in union as one! My new life is
    empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much
    that he gave himself for me, and DISPENSES HIS LIFE INTO MINE!”
    “You attract people through the lens of how you see people.”
  2. You have to accept who you really are without God.

4 “In You” Realities:

  1. In yourself, you are nothing.
    Galatians 6:3 NKJV
    For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he
    deceives himself.
  2. In yourself, you know nothing.
    1 Corinthians 8:2 NKJV
    And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as
    he ought to know.
  3. In yourself, you have nothing.
    1 Corinthians 4:7 TPT
    For what makes a distinction between you and someone else? And
    what do you have that grace has not given you? And if you received it
    as a gift, why do you boast as though there is something special
    about you?
  4. In yourself, you can do nothing.
    John 15:5 NKJV
    “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in
    him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”

3. You have to accept who you really are with God.

4 “In Christ” Realities:

  1. In Christ, you are a son or daughter of God.
    Ephesians 1:5-6 TPT
    For it was always in his perfect plan to adopt us as his delightful
    children, through our union with Jesus, the Anointed One, so that his
    tremendous love that cascades over us would glorify his grace—FOR
    HAS FOR US. And this unfolding plan brings him great pleasure!
    Ephesians 1:7-8 TPT
    Since we are now joined to Christ, we have been given the treasures
    of redemption by his blood—the total cancellation of our sins—all
    because of the cascading riches of his grace. This superabundant
    grace is already powerfully working in us, releasing within us all forms
    of wisdom and practical understanding.
  2. In Christ, you have the mind of God.
    1 Corinthians 2:14 NKJV
    But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God,
    for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they
    are spiritually discerned.
    1 Corinthians 2:16 NKJV
    For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?”
    But we have the mind of Christ.
  3. In Christ, you are an heir to the Kingdom.
    Queen Elizabeth’s Privileges:
    • Doesn’t need a driver’s license
    • Doesn’t need a passport
    • Doesn’t have to pay taxes
    • Has her own personal ATM in Buckingham Palace
    • Can never be arrested
    • Has to sign off on all new laws made by parliament
    • Can pardon criminals
    • Has the power to declare war
    • Receives around 85 million dollars a year to support monarchy
    Galatians 3:26-29 NLT
    For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. And all
    who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like
    putting on new clothes. There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or
    free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus. And now
    that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You
    are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you.
  4. In Christ, you can now do things beyond yourself.
    1 Corinthians 1:26-30 TPT
    Brothers and sisters, consider who you were when God called you to
    salvation. Not many of you were wise scholars by human standards,
    nor were many of you in positions of power. Not many of you were
    considered the elite when you answered God’s call. But God chose
    those whom the world considers foolish to shame those who think
    they are wise, and God chose the puny and powerless to shame the
    high and mighty. He chose the lowly, the laughable in the world’s
    eyes—nobodies—so that he would shame the somebodies. For he
    chose what is regarded as insignificant in order to supersede what is
    regarded as prominent, so that there would be no place for prideful
    boasting in God’s presence. For it is not from man that we draw our
    life but from God as we are being joined to Jesus, the Anointed One.
    And now he is our God-given wisdom, our virtue, our holiness, and
    our redemption.
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