Our Identity In Jesus

AT ISSUES = OUR IDENTITY IN JESUS
who are you?
IDENTITY OF THE BELIEVER – child of god, adopted son of god – (John 1:12) = Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave THE RIGHT to become children of God
scheme of the devil (2 corinthians 2:11) to disable and destroy our spiritual “life” – get us to believe lies about ourselves and about god. these lies are used to “hold us captive” (2nd timothy 2:26) and keep us from being free and at peace with god and mane (philippians 4:6-7 – do not be anxious about anything)
the enemy whispers (or SCREAMS) in our minds regularly through these lies to steal our joy and life (john 10:10)
WE MUST KNOW OURSELVES

Apart from god we have no good thing (ps 16:2 and Jn 15:5)

We were adopted as sons and lavished with love (Eph 1:5)

Choose us before creation to be holy / blameless (Eph 1:4)

Gave us everything we need for life / godliness (I Peter 1:3)

We his designated ambassadors / representatives (2 Cor 5:20)

WE MUST KNOW OUR GOD

1) There is power in the name of Jesus (Phil 2:9-11)

2) There is power in the blood of Jesus (Eph 1:7)

3) There is power in the cross of Jesus (Col 2:15)

4) There is power in the authority of Jesus (Matt 28:19-20)

5) Jesus God and has defeated Devil (Col 2:15, Eph 1:18-23)

6) Jesus came to destroy the devils work (I John 3:8)

7) The work was finished on the cross (John 19:30)

WE MUST KNOW OUR ENEMY

The devil and evil spirits (fallen angels) (Eph 6:10-18)

Know that they are defeated (Col 2:15)

We have been given power over them (Luke 10:19)

He is under the feet of Jesus (Eph 1:18-20)

He is under our feet (Eph 2:6

* Satan is more afraid of you than you should be afraid him

WE MUST KNOW WE HAVE THE VICTORY

1) Satan’s power broken at cross, but his activity not ceased

2) Victory at cross. However, co-labor w/Jesus enforce victory

3) Jesus said, It is finished; however, still are skirmishes

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do you believe that god loves you with an unconditional love?
do you believe god is good?
do you believe god is “enough”? (does god satisfy you in every way – or do you need something/someone else to be fulfilled/content)
do you KNOW that you are born again? (the book of 1st, 2nd and 3rd john in the NIV translation say that we can KNOW………34 times)
KNOW OUR IDENTITY IN JESUS
saved
sanctified (washed clean)
spirit filled
NOT ONLY “WHO”, BUT DO WE KNOW “WHERE” WE ARE?
Ephesians 2:6 – Seated with Christ in the heavenlies (earth is not our home – we are aliens and strangers here – do not love the world or the things of the world – 1 John 2:15-17)

 

 

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