All that is in The Messiah is therefore The New Creation; the old order has passed away to such. 2 Corinthians 5:17
If you have been saved by the blood of the Savior you have been made new. Of course, that means, no matter what you have done in the past, you have a new identity.
This may sound elementary to the believer, but sometimes, I think we forget where the story gets good. Have you ever watched a testimony from a former something-or-other. Let's say there's a guy sharing on Wednesday night. He goes into tremendous detail about how bad he used to be. How many people he hurt, how many substances he took, how many marshmallows he has wasted in senseless over-scalding smores accidents.
While it is amazing to see where we have been. It is powerful to hear the power of the soul reboot. However, the best should be to come. The power of testimony is not only from where we came, but where we are and where we shall be. The I am should be more important than the I was.
My brethren, I do not consider myself to have obtained it, but I know one thing: I have forgotten that which is behind me and I reach out before me, And I run toward the goal to take the victory of the calling of God from on high in Yeshua The Messiah. Philipians 3:14-15.
At One in Messiah, we believe in the power of testimony. Many times we have been blessed by something that the Holy Spirit has done in a brother or sister.
If you are in Messiah, you can celebrate the "who" that you are now and grab hold of the blessing and favor that lies in an abundant life. What is your story?