KNOW WHO YOU ARE (1) – Apostle Joshua Talena

(Colossians 3:10) And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him.

Identity crisis is the highest of all human problems on earth. Since creation, man has been battling to answer the question of identity. When satan came to Eve in the Garden of Eden (Genesis Chapter 3), he took her through the lane of identity knowledge. He asked her “did God say you shall not eat of this tree? Eve replied, “God said, we should not eat, neither should we touch it”. Then satan continued “The reason why God said you should not eat is because, the day you eat it, you shall be like God”.

Eve was already like God, having been created in the image of God. The Di-Nucleic Acid (DNA) of God was already in her. At creation, God breathed Himself into them. They were already like God. But not knowing that she was already like God, she thought that by eating of the fruit of the tree, she would be like God. She actually ate and gave to her husband, who also eat. How can a man, by eating a fruit of a tree, become whom he is already. That was identity crisis. After eating, instead of becoming like God, they diminished in capacity and in spirituality. They lost everything that made them like God. This happened because they did not know who they were.

The same thing happened in the encounter Jesus had with satan. Satan told Jesus “If you are the son of God, turn this stone to become bread”. Jesus is already the son of God, He does not need to do what satan says He should do in order to prove that He is the Son of God. Jesus understanding that satan wants to know whether He, Jesus actually knows who He is, answered him “Man shall not live by bread alone”. Invariably telling satan ‘I know who I am” (read Luke 4).

This is actually the game of satan – asking to know if children of God actually know who they are. If you do not know who you are, satan will play you as football. Satan can only manipulate a man who is not “in Christ”. To be ‘in Church’ is different from being ‘in Christ”. A man can be in Church without being in Christ, but a man cannot be in Christ without being in Church because the Church is the body of Christ. Beloved, do not allow any man to confuse your identity through distorted messages. The DNA of God is already in you. You cannot be in satan’s net when you are in Christ. Shalom!

Meditation: Do not allow any man to confuse your identity through distorted messages. The DNA of God is already in you. You are more than a conqueror!

RM: Understanding the Spirit of Glory (2)

Prayer: My Father, I am the very image of God. I know my identity. I carry the DNA of God. I cannot be kept on the ground by satan, for I am seated in heavenly places. No witch or wizard can stop me in Jesus name, Amen.

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