Understanding our identity in Christ is paramount. Seeing ourselves through the lens of our new identity in Christ changes everything! In this article, we will outline many Bible verses on our identity in Christ because Scripture is our plumb line for Truth. The Bible gives us a clear definition who we are in Christ. Several common questions will be answered as well.

What does identity in Christ mean?

Why is knowing your identity in Christ important?

How can we live our identity in Christ?

My prayer for you is that you would not only know who Jesus says you are, but that you would have the faith to live out the truth of your God given identity.

What does identity in Christ mean?

The moment we come to Christ as our Savior we are made new.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17

Being made new or born again happens in a single moment. In that single moment, we are given a new identity. A few things that change includes, but is not limited to… We go from unrighteous to declared righteous. Enemies of God to friends of God. Carnally minded to spiritually minded.

Our old nature has died and is buried, never to return again. New life in Christ has begun.

We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. Romans 6:4

This doesn’t mean we act perfectly. Even though we have a new identity in Christ, we still live in our fleshly bodies. Yet, God continues to refine us and grow us and grace. He invites us into that process through sanctification.

Why is knowing your identity in Christ important?

Knowing who we are in Christ is foundational. When we are uncertain of our identity in Christ, we will lack clarity on what our purpose is exactly. We will experience self-doubt as we define our own identity based on our life experiences rather than scripture. Each of us has life experiences and people in our lives that have impacted our identity- whether positively or negatively. We have a tendency to draw our identity from who others say we are. This leaves us on shaky ground. 

Knowing who we are in Christ brings clarity and certainty into our lives. We will lean into and live out our purpose with confidence! My trust will be in who the Great I Am, says I am, rather than who the world says we are. Or who we say we are…

How can we live our identity in Christ?

The first step is looking to Scripture for the definition of our identity in Christ. When we allow people in our lives to define us or make up our own definition of who we are, we will be veering away from the Truth. The only One able to give us our identity is our Maker.

Once we know our identity in Christ verses, we have to choose to believe. However, sometimes that’s easier said than done. Many of us have false core beliefs about ourselves. In spite of that, we can always ask Jesus to strengthen our faith in this area – He is faithful to help us believe His truth.

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    Identity in Christ Bible Verses

    Children of God

    Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— John 1:12

    See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 1 John 3:1-2

    Adopted into the Family of God

    …he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— Ephesians 1:5

    United with the Lord

    But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit. 1 Corinthians 6:17

    Accepted by God

    Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Romans 15:7

    No Longer Slaves to Sin

    For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin— Romans 6:6

    Created in God’s Image

    So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27

    Fully Known and Set Apart

    “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5

    Part of the Body of Christ

    Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:27

    Chosen, Holy and a Special Possession

    Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 1 Peter 2:9

    Clothed in Christ

    …for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. Galatians 3:27

    Temple of the Holy Spirit

    Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

    Children of Light

    For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light… Ephesians 5:8

    Light of Christ

    “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16

    Pure in Heart

    “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8

    You are Blessed

    “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD. From the house of the LORD we bless you.” Psalm 118:26

    Alive in Christ

    “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions–it is by grace you have been saved.” Ephesians 2:4-5 

    Precious in God’s Eyes

    “Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.” Isaiah 43:4 

    Fully Known

    “For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.” Psalm 139:1 

    AND Fully Loved

    “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”  Galatians 2:20 

    Citizen of Heaven

    “But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior. He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control.” Philippians 3:20-21 

    Friend of Christ

     “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” John 15:15 

    Strong in Christ

    “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

    Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

    “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.” Psalm 139:13-15 

    Fully Forgiven

    “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1 

    Redeemed

    Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”— Galatians 3:13

    Victorious

    But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57

    Living Under Grace

    For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. Romans 6:14

    God’s Workmanship

    For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10

    Conquerors

    And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. Revelation 12:11

    Justified by Grace

    So that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:7

    New Creation

    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 2 Corinthians 5:17-18

    New Heart & New Spirit in You

     I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26

    Clothed with Garments of Salvation and Robes of Righteousness

    I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Isaiah 61:10

    Free

    So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36

    Received Every Spiritual Blessing

    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Ephesians 1:3

    Hope of Glory

    To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27

    Holy & Blameless

    Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. Ephesians 1:4

    Heirs with Christ

    Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Romans 8:17

    Established in Faith

    Rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. Colossians 2:7

    Mind of Christ

    “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16

    Immeasurable Riches

    So that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:7

    Saints

    To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: 1 Corinthians 1:2

    Citizens of Heaven

    So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, Ephesians 2:19

    Seated with Christ

    And raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, Ephesians 2:6

    Sealed with the Holy Spirit

    And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, Ephesians 1:13

    Access to the Throne Room of Grace

    Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrew 4:16

    Given Faith

    For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. Romans 12:3

    Conformed to God’s Image

    For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. Romans 12:3

    Renewed

     Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices  and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. Colossians 3:9-10

    Last Thoughts on Your Identity in Christ Bible Verses

    Are you ready to step into your new identity in Christ? Imagine a life that lived out the identity found in the above Bible Verses- Certain and confident in Christ. Ask God to write these truths on your heart. He is faithful to help us believe the Truth of His Word. 

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