Question: What do you think of when you hear the word identity?
The word synonymous comes to mind.
Answer: the same as something or someone else,
Christianity is Christ. The Christian life is Christ living His life in and through the believer. The life of Christ is reproduced in the child of God by the power of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, it is a new life with new relationships. It has a new source, Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul wrote, "Christ . . . is our life" (Colossians 3:4). Jesus told His disciples, "Abide in Me, and I in you . . . I am the vine, you are the branches" (John 15:5).
Paul gives us a great principle on living the Christian life in Romans 6:11 "Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus." When we reckon on something we accept it as an accomplished fact.
Paul again refers to this identification with Christ in Galatians 2:20. He writes, "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me." Paul died to the law and was crucified with Christ. He often uses the idea of dying with Christ (Gal. 5:24; 6:14; Rom. 6:8; Col. 2:20) and burial with Christ also (Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12). "So complete has become Paulâ’s identification with Christ that his separate personality is merged into that of Christ.
Note: Dying to the law represents having passed left our old way of life to a new and living way.
This language helps one to understand the victorious cry in Rom. 7:25 (Although his flesh is set on the law of sin, his mind is set on the law of God).