Pastor Jenan Salloum ended the second chapter of the series “Stepping into an Open Heaven” with the sermon “Knowing Who You Are”. She challenged listeners which kind of belief-system about themselves they go by – Are you what you have achieved? What you do? Are you defined by the rights and wrongs you did? Or by what people say about you? Or are you defined by what your Father says who you are (Jeremiah 1:5; Psalms 139:13)? Whose voice we are listening to will define who we are. Who better can tell you who you are than the voice of God? Our identity is in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17); identify with it!
The devil will always attack our identity because if he succeeds it will make us unstable (Matthew 4:6). Is our identity wrapped up in our past, our parents’ identity, our mistakes, generational history? Our identity is wrapped up in the cross! We died with Christ and rose up with Him (Galatians 2:20; 1 John 14:17), and He sustains our identity by the power of his Word (Hebrews 1:3). The Word is our identity, because Jesus is the Word (John 1:1).
God’s Word shows us how God sees us – He is pleased with us regardless of what we do. We need to be in the Word to know who we are. It is spiritual pride, not humility, not to believe what Jesus says about you. Everything God says about us, whether we feel it or not, is true, and with the help of the Holy Spirit we can know who we really are, which is: loved, holy, blameless, redeemed, forgiven, chosen, set apart and sealed, and we have every spiritual blessing, … Ephesians 1:3-14.
If you see yourself as one who will never be free, know that “Whom the Son sets free is free indeed.” (John 8:36). We shouldn’t continue walking wounded warriors, easily being targeted and attacked.
Ask God to forgive you for accepting lies, and receive your freedom in what God says you are.
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