Who Am I In Christ? (31 Identity-Defining Bible Truths)


“We should understand that, fundamentally, our faith is not about what we do (as important as that is), nor is it about what we think (as important as that is). Our faith is fundamentally strengthened by understanding who we are through the indwelling Christ. We are who we are because of our union with Him.” – Bryan Chappell, Ephesians, p. 262

1. I have strength in Jesus Christ

TranslationPhilippians 4:13
ESVI can do all things through him who strengthens me.
KJVI can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
NIVI can do all this through him who gives me strength.

2. I am alive in Jesus Christ

TranslationEphesians 2:5
ESVeven when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—
KJVEven when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
NIVmade us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.

3. I am free in Jesus Christ

TranslationRomans 8:2
ESVFor the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
KJVFor the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
NIVbecause through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

4. I am crucified in Jesus Christ

TranslationGalatians 2:20
ESVI have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
KJVI 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.
NIVI 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.

5. I am protected in Jesus Christ

Translation1 John 5:18
ESVWe know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.
KJVWe know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
NIVWe know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.

6. I am blameless in Jesus Christ

TranslationEphesians 1:4
ESVeven as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love
KJVAccording as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
NIVFor he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love

7. I peace in Jesus Christ

TranslationPhilippians 4:7
ESVAnd the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
KJVAnd the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
NIVAnd the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8. I have the mind of Jesus Christ

Translation1 Corinthians 2:16
ESV“For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
KJVFor who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
NIVfor, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

9. I am complete in Jesus Christ

TranslationColossians 2:10
ESVand you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.
NIVand in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.
KJVAnd ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

10. I have victory in Jesus Christ

Translation1 John 4:4
ESVLittle children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
KJVYe are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
NIVYou, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

11. I have grace in Jesus Christ

TranslationRomans 5:17
ESVFor if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.
KJVFor if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
NIVFor if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!

12. I have new life in Jesus Christ

TranslationColossians 3:10
ESVand have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.
KJVAnd have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
NIVand have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

13. I am not in need in Jesus Christ

TranslationPhilippians 4:19
ESVAnd my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
KJVBut my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
NIVAnd my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

14. I have faith in Jesus Christ

TranslationEphesians 6:16
ESVIn all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;
KJVAbove all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
NIVIn addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

15. I am chosen in Jesus Christ

Translation1 Peter 2:9
ESVBut you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
KJVBut ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
NIVBut you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

16. I am born again in Jesus Christ

Translation1 Peter 1:23
ESVsince you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;
KJVBeing born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
NIVFor you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

17. I have a purpose in Jesus Christ

TranslationEphesians 2:10
ESVFor we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
KJVFor we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
NIVFor we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

18. I am a new creation in Jesus Christ

Translation2 Corinthians 5:17
ESVTherefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
KJVTherefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
NIVTherefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

19. I have wisdom in Jesus Christ

TranslationEphesians 1:17
ESVthat the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,
KJVThat the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
NIVI keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.

20. I am dead to sin in Jesus Christ

TranslationRomans 6:11
ESVSo you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
KJVLikewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
NIVIn the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

21. I am saved in Jesus Christ

Translation2 Corinthians 4:6
ESVFor God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
KJVFor God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
NIVFor God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

22. I am an heir in Jesus Christ

TranslationRomans 8:17
ESVand if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
KJVAnd if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
NIVNow 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.

23. I am an overcomer in Jesus Christ

TranslationRevelation 12:11
ESVAnd 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.
KJVAnd they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
NIVThey triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.

24. I have resurrection power in Jesus Christ

TranslationEphesians 1:19-20
ESVthe immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead
KJVwhat is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead
NIVhis incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead

25. I am justified in Jesus Christ

TranslationRomans 8:33
ESVWho shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.
KJVWho shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.
NIVWho will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.

26. I am redeemed in Jesus Christ

TranslationEphesians 1:7
ESVIn him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
KJVIn whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
NIVIn him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace

27. I am rescued in Jesus Christ

TranslationColossians 1:13
ESVHe has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
KJVWho hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son
NIVFor he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves

28. I am loved in Jesus Christ

TranslationEphesians 2:4-5
ESVButc God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved
KJVBut God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
NIVBut 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

29. I am powerful in Jesus Christ

TranslationColossians 1:10-11
ESVso as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy
KJVThat ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness
NIVso that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience

30. I am fearless in Jesus Christ

Translation2 Timothy 1:7
ESVfor God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control
KJVFor God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind
NIVFor the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline

31. I am right with God in Jesus Christ

Translation2 Corinthians 5:21
ESVFor our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
KJVFor he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
NIVGod made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Daniel Isaiah Joseph

Daniel's seminary degree is in Exegetical Theology. He was a pastor for 10 years. As a professor, he has taught Bible and theology courses at two Christian universities. Please see the About page for details.

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