“I am crucified with CHRIST: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but CHRIST liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the SON of GOD, WHO loved me, and gave HIMSELF for me.” Galatians 2:20
One of the most important revelations we can get from the WORD of GOD is to understand who we are in CHRIST. Identifying with CHRIST will change the way we live and cause us to rise above adversity. Not understanding our identity in HIM will keep us living far below our rights and privileges in CHRIST.
What does it mean to identify with CHRIST? It’s normal for us to identify with something or someone. Of course, It makes us feel connected and gives us a feeling of belonging.
In our everyday lives, we identify with a person, organization, occupation, nationality, or church. We also have an identity in the spirit realm. The scriptures say we have been crucified with CHRIST. Not only did we die with HIM on the cross at Calvary, we also have been raised with HIM. We can see this in the following verses of EPHESIANS 2:
4 But GOD, who is rich in mercy, because of HIS great love with which HE loved us,
5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with CHRIST (by grace you have been saved),
6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in CHRIST Jesus,
7 that in the ages to come HE might show the exceeding riches of HIS grace in HIS kindness toward us in CHRIST Jesus. (Pray to be identified with Jesus CHRIST now and forever). Peace be unto You!