|Posted on August 6, 2019 at 2:35 AM|
My friends, in case you are unaware, let me reveal a truth to you. We have an enemy, and our enemy comes to lie, steal and destroy us. We all must be aware of our chief enemy, for it is a cunning snake and hates us. No matter what is your history or how you grew up, know the enemy will use the things in Your life and mine that make us vulnerable to its malice. He most wants to steal our identity. So we must know beyond a doubt whose we are. I've pulled just two Scriptures of the many that show us our true identity.
Do you know who you are? I’ve been looking at a few Scriptures lately, and found beautiful words that reveal whose we truly are! . One example is:
Hebrews 10:12-16 (TPT)
12 But when this Priest [Jesus] had offered the one supreme sacrifice for sin for all time he sat down on a throne at the right hand of God, 13 waiting until all his whispering enemies are subdued and turn into his footstool.
14 And by his one perfect sacrifice He made us perfectly holy and complete for all time!
15 The Holy Spirit confirms this to us by this Scripture, for the Lord says,
16 “Afterwards, I will give them this covenant: I will embed my laws into their hearts and fasten my Word to their thoughts.”
Look at these verses. They say Jesus' perfect sacrifice for us on the cross made us holy and complete for all time. Yes, He paid off our sin debt freeing us and cleansing us of all sin.as we accept Jesus perfect gift and choose to follow His ways; we are made holy and complete. Does that mean we never behave imperfectly or sin? No, it means our new nature is such that we want to live our life for Christ; if we do fall into temptation and sin, but we are truly sorry and repent, our sin is forgiven and forgotten. We go forward in our freshly renewed and cleansed state.
So look at verse 16: God promises to make a covenant with us. He will embed His laws into our hearts. That results in us loving God and His laws ~ thus we will be inclined to obey them. To help with that He fastens His Word in our thoughts, and His powerful Word will work on our mind, our will, and our emotions. His Word is so encouraging to any situation, that we will learn to trust God throughout any trial. He knows us completely and thus can help us when we seek Him out.
I’ll share a second one with you too. This one is so full it grabbed me from the first time I read it.
John 1:10-13 The Passion Translation (TPT)
10 He entered into the very world he created,
yet the world was unaware.
11 He came to the very people he created—
to those who should have recognized him,
but they did not receive him.
12 But those who embraced him and took hold of his name
were given authority to become
the children of God!
John 1:12 Or “those who are putting faith into his name.” To “lay hold of his name” means to believe all that he represents and put into practice what he taught in the power of his name.
13 He was not born by the joining of human parents
or from natural means, or by a man’s desire,
but he was born of God.
This verse could be considered John’s version of the virgin birth of Christ. The Word (message) is now “humanized” (and become the messenger). or new birth of those who became “children of God” Once we accept Jesus as Lord of our life, we are transformed into God's kids with His DNA.
Here we are a couple of thousands of years later and we are able to see Jesus, the Son of God, Lord Almighty. We are so blessed! We know who He is, and we accept Him for who He is, and we revere Jesus as our Savior, the Son of God. So through our acceptance we become children of the Almighty. You and I are the beloved sons and daughters of God Himself!
Yes, we are each a child of God and He loves us as His kids. What a joy to be in His Presence! How reassuring to know He is with us, and He is always true to His promises. just remembering that causes my shoulders to relax. My friends, knowing who you are, I hope you will pursue a growing relationship with Him! No matter what trials you may have, never allow the enemy to cause you doubt about your Father and His mighty love for you. You belong to God! He knows your name!
I have called you by your name; you are Mine.