Do you know who you are? All Christians know that they are children of God but many do not know what all that entails. I remember saying something to myself right before I gave my life to the Lord. I was going through a very tough time in my life and struggling with sin. I was tired of it. I wanted to be an overcomer and stop living in shame and guilt. I was driving down the Interstate and said, “if I am a child or a son of God then there must be power to this.” Shortly after that moment in time I started on a journey in Christ that I am still on today. HALELUJAH!
A scripture that I have been reading of late is in John 20:17. Jesus told Mary Magdalene to go to his brethren and say to them, “I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.” That is so powerful to me. It says to me that number one; Jesus is my Brother. Yes He is my Lord, my King, and my savior but He is also my Elder Brother. Second that says to me that we have the same Father. I take these things very personal knowing that my Brother and my Father are the most powerful family in this world and the world to come. Wow, simply by relation we have authority and power. No wonder the Devil gets nervous that Christians might wake up to who they really are. And it’s no surprise that one of Satan’s biggest snares today is identity confusion. Words cannot describe how wonderful Jesus is and that He is not ashamed to call us brethren Hebrews 2:11.
We have the same spirit in us that raised Christ from the dead Romans 8:11. It’s not another spirit. It’s the same spirit. Wow that means that we have the same authority and power that our elder Brother has. You better believe it! That’s why Jesus said, “I have been given all authority so go therefore…..”, and “these signs shall follow them that believe. In my name they shall….” (Matt.28, Mark 16,).
The Word says that, “we have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places in Christ” Ephesians 1:3. We must ask ourselves a question. If we have been blessed with these things then why aren’t we walking in this every spiritual blessing? 2Peter 1 says,”…His divine power has given unto us all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given unto us exceedingly great and precious promises that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature,…” That is the key to walking in these spiritual blessings. Through the knowledge of Him. Really knowing and walking with Him. Because we have been made alive, raised, and seated (Eph.3:20); He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think in accordance with (IAW) the power that works in us (Eph.2). We have been so blessed by our Father to have the opportunity to walk closely with Him and manifest His power, authority, and character in our lives. That’s WHO WE ARE!