For those who truly know Christ, who really have a relationship with the Heavenly Father, through the atoning sacrifice and perfect life of Jesus … you have a new identity. For starters, you are a saint. No one who continually practices sin, a sinner, will be in heaven. The Apostle John, in Revelation 22, says, “But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.”
But now that you are a saint, you have a new heart, and a new identity. You are in Christ (read the book of Ephesians and note where it says, “in Him”).
Let’s list some of the many new descriptions of yourself, since you are in Christ:
- You are an “overcomer”. See Revelation chapters 2 and 3.
- You are a “believer”. See Acts 5:14
- You are an “ambassador for Christ”. See 2 Corinthians 5:20
- You are “more than conquerors” through Him who loved us. See Rom. 8:37
- You are “the salt of the earth”. See Matthew 5:13
- You are “the light of the world”. See Matthew 5:14
- See the list of identities in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Look at Matt. 5:3
- You are a “Christian”. See Acts 11:26
- You are a “disciple” of Jesus Christ. See Matthew 28:19
- You are a “friend” of Jesus, if you keep His commands. See John 15:14
- You are a “child of God”. See 1 John 3:1
- You are a “saint”, no longer a sinner … yes, you still sin, but you don’t practice sin … you are a new creature in Christ … see how the Apostle Paul addresses God’s people in his epistles, how many times King David refers to the saints in the Psalms (you can use BibleGateway.com to find any word in the Bible).
I am fairly certain that I have not exhausted the list of names for saints in the Bible, names that give the true identity of believers in Jesus Christ, the King and Head of the Church, the body of true believers. Now, an important point … it is time to stop thinking of yourself as a transgender … a transsexual. That is not your true identity … not if you are fighting it, resisting the evil one, Satan. Keep speaking the truth about yourself, and you will have greater freedom in Christ.