To be a Christian means to be a follower of Christ Jesus. In this article, you are going to know what a Christian's real identity is.

Acts 11:26
[26]And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

So this is how the name Christian came about. Every Christian must look like Christ Jesus, in the way the person act or behave must be that of Christ, other than that the person is not from Jesus and does not qualified to be a Christian.

So as a Christian, you are a disciple of Jesus Christ, you follow His steps and walk with His words.

There are several things you need to know when you become a Christian, you must your culture, your enemies, your friends, your likes, your dislikes, rules and everything that governs the society you have joined.

You must know so that you will not be disappointed, offended or misled.

So I want to show you what it means to be a Christian :

1. To Be A Christian Means To An Imitator of God

Ephesians 5:1
[1]Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

So as a follower of God, you must be humble to listen to the voice of God, follow the leadings of God, you must be humble enough to learn from God.

And what are some of the things Paul mentioned for us to learn from God?

Ephesians 5:2
[2]And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

I. Love

God is love and we must learn that from Him. He even gave His only son who is Jesus Christ to come and die for us so that we will receive new life. We were once in the darkness but He put His life down for us to be raised. He was cursed so that we will be blessed, He was persecuted that we may get peace, He was arrested so that we may have our freedom, He was disgraced so that we will have grace.

We must learn these important qualities from our God.

2. To Be A Christian You Must Know You Are A Target In The Kingdom Of Satan.

You are a threat to the devil and his kingdom and for this sake he and his agents too are very aggressive to fight us.

They are our enemies and the enemies of God, so to come to the side of Christ, you have really declared war.

Revelation 12:17
[17]And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

The dragon who is the old serpent knew he would not be able to catch the woman so he turned to her descendant which is those who have the word of God in them. Those who follow Christ Jesus and they are the reminent.
The moment you get out of the hands of the enemy or you get out of his kingdom, you become their target in their kingdom and their vision is to destroy you.

Proverbs 4:16
[16]For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

That's why they persecuted Jesus and they are even persecuting us.

John 17:14-16
[14]I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 
[15]I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. 
[16]They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

3. You Are A Child Of God.

1 John 3:2
[2]Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

Anyone who is a born again Christian and lives by the word of God is a child of God.
Christ is the first born of God and we are His brother.

Hebrews 2:11
[11]For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,

4. To Be A Christian Means To Be Holy

Leviticus 11:44
[44]For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

In our walk with God, if we claim we are Christians then it mean we must be like Him, in His manner of Holiness and Righteousness.
If you are not holy there is no way you qualify to be called by Himself my "Son" or "Daughter". Without Holiness you cannot see God, God want us all to be perfect like Him.

Hebrews 12:14
[14]Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

5. To Be A Christian Means To Be A Soul Winner.

One of the noticeable work Jesus came and do in His ministry was the ministry of reconciliation. He was winning souls for the kingdom of God His father day by day. He expect every follower to be like Him in this way. As a Christian you must be a soul winner. The disciples were seen doing the work of their master Jesus that's why they named them Christians which means Christ-Like.

You must do the job of your father.

Matthew 28:19
[19]Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

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