Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | June 9, 2012

WHO AM I?

Overcoming Life Obstacles

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me (I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency).    (Philippians 4: 13)

Who am I?  This is a question of identity.  If you are walking through  Customs & Immigration they will ask you to identify yourself; your visa reveals who you are.  Failure to produce an authentic identification is to court trouble.  The Bible tells us that each person is a spirit living in a body and having a soul.  God made man and woman in His likeness but because they both sinned, they were cursed.  Therefore, because of them, man is now born with a sinful nature.  Each of us are lost souls walking about in this wilderness called earth and it is only by giving our life to Christ that we can find our way out. 

God has a general purpose for all of us, but you must KNOW who you are.  If you do not know who you are, you open the door to many problems in life.  The lesson on identity is an important one.  Jacob learned that lesson.  He knew that by his identity, he was not in the place of blessing.  If you have read Genesis 27, you will discover how he used foul means to get his brother’s blessing.  He got it by claiming his brother’s identity. 

Let this be very clear in your spirit; one of satan’s most effective devices is to get people to doubt their own identity.  He did it to Jesus, so he can do it to anybody.  He said to Jesus, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become bread.”  He did not stop there, he again said to Jesus that if He was the Son of God, He should cast Himself down.  When Jesus was on the cross, satan came again to tempt Him.  He told Jesus that if  He truly was the Son of God, He should come down from the cross.  Therefore, it is possible for the devil to challenge your identity by saying,If you are truly a child of God, you should not be suffering”  (see 2 Corinthians 12: 10).  It is another reason why you as a believer should not confess negativity like,  “I am not worthy, I am worn out, I am unfit, etc.”   This may have been your old identity tags, but once you gave your life to Christ, and if by the GRACE of God you are living the kind of life He wants you to live, you should NOT belittle who you are in Christ!  If you still are doing it, it means you do NOT know who you are.  The prodigal son was bad, but at a certain time, he came to himself and remembered who he really was.  He remembered he was a son, not a slave. When Jesus was in the world, He did not hide His identity.  He identified Himself as the Light and as the Bread of Life.

The Bible tells us what our identity is.  It says we are the branches, new creatures, not refurbished ones.  We are God’s workmanship, we are more than conquerors and our lives are hid in Christ.  All these point to our collective identity and you MUST KNOW IT.  Do not be like Peter who was released from jail and did not know.  The day you KNOW you belong to God, your Creator, that day you will begin to live a victorious life!  I would like you to pray this way, “Oh Lord, show me who I am in the spirit.  Lord, open my understanding in Jesus name.”

Remember that Jesus died “just for you”; He was raised from the grave and is now alive  and sitting at the right hand of God, interceding for all of us who believe in Him (John 17: 9).   Please listen to this beautiful song and it is my prayer that you will be restored into the depth and passion of your first love for the Savior!       http://youtu.be/puu7PZZxuCo


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