Core Scriptures to New Identity

The core scriptures define us as having been something and now a new entity.

  1. 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”
  2. Matthew 5:48 “In a word, what I’m saying is, Grow up. You’re kingdom subjects. Now live like it. Live out your God-created identity. Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you.”
  3. Galatians 6:15 “Can’t you see the central issue in all this? It is not what you and I do – submit to circumcision, reject circumcision. It is what God is doing, and he is creating something totally new, a free life! “
  4. 1 Samuel 10:6-7 “Before you know it, the Spirit of God will come on you and you’ll be prophesying right along with them. And you’ll be transformed. You’ll be a new person! When these confirming signs are accomplished, you’ll know that you’re ready: Whatever job you’re given to do, do it. God is with you!”


Our New Identity is defined for us in scripture in several ways.

  1. Relationship to God
  2. Sons of God Luke 20:36, Romans 8:14, 19, 9:26, Galatians 3:26. 4:6
  3. Child(ren) of God – Matthew 5:9, John 1:12, 11:52, Romans 8:23, Philippians 2:15, 1 John 3:10, 5:1, 4, 19
  4. Heir – Romans 4:13, Galatians 4:1, 7, Hebrews 11:7, 1 Peter 3:7
  5. Oneness – John 17:21, 22, Romans 12:10, 16, 1 Corinthians 12:19, 25
  6. Brethren – Matthew 28:10, John 20:17, 21:23, Acts 6:3, 12:17, Romans 7:1, 4, 8:12, 29, 1 Corinthians 3:1, 11:33, 12:1, 15:50, Galatians 1:11, 4:31, 5:13, 6:1-2, Ephesians 6:23, Philippians 3:13, Colossians 1:2, 1 Thessalonians 1:4, … Revelation 12:10
  7. Titles
  8. Saints – Matthew 27:52, Acts 9:41, Romans 1:7, 8:27, 1 Corinthians 1:2, 6:2, 14:33, Ephesians 1:18, 2:19, 3:18, 4:12, 6:18, Philippians 4:22, Colossians 1:12, 26, 1 Thessalonians 3:13, Philemon 1:7, Hebrews 6:10, Jude 1:3, Revelation 5:8
  9. Royal Priesthood – 1 Peter 2:9
  10. Redeemed – Psalm 107:2, Isaiah 62:12
  11. Ambassador for Christ – Philemon 1:8, Ephesians 6:20
  12. Holy Temple of God – 1 Corinthians 3:17, 6:19
  13.   God’s fellow-worker – 1 Thessalonians 3:2
  14. Position
  15. Righteous(ness) – Matthew 13:43, 25:37, 46, Romans 1:17, 3:22, 5:17, 6:13, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Galatians 3:11
  16. Holy – 1 Corinthians 3:17, Ephesians 4:24, Hebrews 12:10 1 Peter 2:9
  17. Justified – Acts 13:39, Romans 3:24, 5:1, 9, 8:30, 1 Corinthians 6:11, Galatians 2:16-17, 3:11, 24, Titus 3:7,
  18. Sanctified – John 17:19, Acts 20:32, 26:18, Romans 15:16, 1 Corinthians 1:2, 6:11, 7:14, 2 Timothy 2:21
  19. Glorified – John 17:22-23, Romans 8:17, 30
  20. New Name
  21. Revelation 2:17 MSG “Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches. I’ll give the sacred manna to every conqueror; I’ll also give a clear, smooth stone inscribed with your new name, your secret new name.”
  22. Revelation 3:12 MSG “I’ll make each conqueror a pillar in the sanctuary of my God, a permanent position of honor. Then I’ll write names on you, the pillars: the Name of my God, the Name of God’s City – the new Jerusalem coming down out of Heaven – and my new Name.
  23. Purpose
  24.     Salt Matt 5:13 MSG “Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage”
  25.     Light Matt 5:14-15 MSG “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. 15 If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand.”
  26.     Ministry of Reconciliation 2 Corinthians 5:18 NAS Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation,
  27. Baptize Disciples Matthew 28:19 NAS “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
  28. Benefits
  29.     Eternal Life John 3:36 MSG “That is why whoever accepts and trusts the Son gets in on everything, life complete and forever!” John 5:24 MSG “It’s urgent that you listen carefully to this: Anyone here who believes what I am saying right now and aligns himself with the Father, who has in fact put me in charge, has at this very moment the real, lasting life and is no longer condemned to be an outsider. This person has taken a giant step from the world of the dead to the world of the living.
  30. Comfort John 14:16 KJV And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; John 14:26 KJV But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance , whatsoever I have said unto you. John 15:26 KJV But when the Comforter is come , whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: John 16:7 KJV Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away : for if I go not away , the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart , I will send him unto you.
  31. Healing 1 Peter 2:24 NAS and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness ; for by His wounds you were healed. Matthew 12:15 MSG Jesus, knowing they were out to get him, moved on. A lot of people followed him, and he healed them all
  32. Rest Matthew 11:28 NAS “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:29 NAS “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. Hebrews 4:1 NAS [The Believer’s Rest] Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it. Hebrews 4:10 NAS For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His. Hebrews 4:11 NAS Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience.
  33.     Provision Luke 4:18 MSG God’s Spirit is on me; he’s chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor, Sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, To set the burdened and battered free, 2 Peter 1:3 NAS seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.
  34.   Rescue – Psalm 6:4 NAS Return, O LORD, rescue my soul; Save me because of Your lovingkindness. Psalm 18:48 NAS He delivers me from my enemies; Surely You lift me above those who rise up against me; You rescue me from the violent man. Psalm 22:8 NAS Commit yourself to the LORD; let Him deliver him; Let Him rescue him, because He delights in him. Psalm 50:15 NAS Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me. Psalm 71:2 NAS In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; Incline Your ear to me and save me. Galatians 1:4 NAS who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father. 2 Timothy 4:18 NAS The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed, and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom; to Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen. 2 Peter 2:9 NAS then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment.

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