WORD24/7 INSPIRATIONS FROM JOEL ASIAW IDENTITY CRISIS 3
Man did loose his authority and dominion through ignorance but God brought it back through Jesus Christ.
Due to the believer’s failure in asking for enlightenment to seek for hidden truths and to be transformed by the renewal of their mindset, most believers still think as unbelievers.Ephesians 1:17,Romans 12:1-3 Any believer who is still been deceived of their identity don’t really know who they are.They think they do but they actually don’t.
Who you are is based on a good enough knowledge of your identity, which is synonymous to achieving great heights and living the victorious life. The believer’s identity is especially important because Christians often see themselves as forgiven sinners.
Our self esteem develops the same way someone’s esteem in the world does. In order to live a victorious life,one must first develop a self image or self esteem built upon truth and from a spiritual perspective not to conform to the perspectives of others. Hence,our self image must be developed biblically.
One doctrine which perfectly defines the believers identity is righteousness. Unfortunately, it has been wrongly taught interpretatively. Our identity in Christ is truly based on knowing who we are through His written word.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.Romans 1:16-17
It is through His word that true righteousness is revealed and the Just can only live by faith through the word.
If we really want to live as the supernatural church of the Lord,we must know,believe, obey and do what the word says about our identity.
The word of God makes it clear that we are saints although we sin occasionally and are not condemned for it.Colossians 1:26,Colossians 1:12,Ephesians 3:18,Romans 8:1-2
He has declared that we are righteous and completely acceptable in His sight not because we qualified, but because of what He did for us.2 Corinthians 5:21
Believing the truth revealed in God’s word will instill truth in our mindset to be transformed. What you believe determines your perception about life and your perception will determine who you are.Romans 4:1-3
As a man thinks,so is he.Proverbs 23:7
In my humble opinion, I believe most people mistake holiness as righteousness which has further jeopardize the believer’s true identity in Christ. The devil will always deceive us with the truth we are ignorant about just like he did to Adam and Eve.