Thursday, April 21, 2011

My True Identity

I went to the class again at my church last night on "Resurrected Life". It is a video series by Alan Platt, a pastor in South Africa. If I can just get this wrapped around my head-and my heart-it will make such a big difference in my life. Help me, Jesus.

Platt said that through Jesus' obedience, when He died on the cross, humanity was legally forgiven, set free, and declared innocent. Declared innocent!!! I haven't felt innocent since before the boys sexually abused me at the age of six. I've known I was forgiven, but innocent? I can't tell you how good it feels to think about that.

Platt also said that my identity defines my whole life and thinking. I grew up thinking the abuse was my fault, that I was a bad person. That identity, that I was a bad person, is what has defined my whole life and thinking.

But the Bible tells me that my true identity is in Jesus. I died with Him, was buried with Him, and now I am seated with Him in abundant places, not places of lack. Platt said because of God's mercy (not getting what you deserve) and grace (getting what you do not deserve), I can live in a whole other dimension, much more than what I have been living.

"For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ", Romans 5:17. NASB

"For God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus", Ephesians 2:4-6. NASB


  1. Hi Peggy,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog. Isn't what Jesus did amazing? We are clean because of His love. We are pure in His sight because of His sacrifice. It doesn't matter what happened in the past for His blood has washed us and made us white and pure in His sight! I get so overwhelmed by this that I will break into tears just thinking about it.
    He loves you Peggy and what happened in the past is over, He has cleaned you. It is not your fault, He loves you.


  2. I am so in Love with the Saviour. There is no greater love than this to lay down your life for another.
    HE did not have sin ... but HE died for our sins. No greater sacifice than this.
    We are blessed to be called HIS children.

  3. Thank you Peggy for the encouraging Scripture and the reminder, which I need constant, that I do find my own true self worth in Christ alone! Amen and amen. Blessings to you at this time of year.

  4. Peggy, thank you for stopping by my blog and for reading my story...and thank you for all you do to help others know freedom, too!! Many sweet blessings to you dear sister!!

  5. Happy Easter dear one. Blessings.....