KEY SCRIPTURE: Joh 10:38 BBE” But if I am doing them, then have belief in the works even if you have no belief in me; so that you may see clearly and be certain that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.”
Identification, according to the Advance learners dictionary, is the condition of having the identity of a person. Jesus’ statement revealed He had the identity of the Father. This drove the Jews to arrest Him with force and even stone Him. They explained that , He is a man and makes Himself God. According to Rom 8:29 we were predestined to be conformed to the image of our Lord Jesus, so that He becomes the first born among many brethren. In Rom 8:1, the scriptures reveal again that we are joint heirs with Jesus. These verses and other scriptures suggest our oneness with Jesus. This makes us share whatever He had. If the Father was in Him, then we also being in Him are in the Father, and the Father is in us.
We see this in Col 3:3 that says, ” For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” These verses reveal our identification with the Father just like our Lord Jesus. We therefore deduce from our definition of identification earlier, that, we have the identity of the Father. This is the mystery of Christianity. It is the height of demonstrating the great grace and mercy that our heavenly Father has shown us.
What is the implication of this to us?
1. In appreciation of His love for us, we must also dedicate or commit our whole being in loving Him unreservedly.
2. We must cast away every fear of any kind, knowing that nothing on the earth, under the earth, or in the heavens can harm us. We are the modern-day living ark of God. Please read 1 Samuel chapters 5& 6.
(THE Ark which represented God’s presence, destroyed Dagon, the god of the Philistines, and afflicted the whole of the Philistine people. That is who you are. Your presence is a threat to every opposition.
3. Dedicate your life to represent God, in sharing the truth of His word to all, as well as exercising His authority over every evil condition, in the lives of men.
4. Commit your life in a whole hearted service in His house. You could be among the cleaners, an usher, a chorister, an instrumentalist, an Intercessor, or any role that you choose. Do not be a bench warmer, in the house of God. Do some service unto God.
What brings one into all these realities?
Spend moments meditating on the whole message so that it would take hold of your mind and drive you into action.
I thank you, my heavenly father, for your love and power shown me. I am also dedicated to you, to whole heartedly serving you, and to be a blessing to my world.
THOUGHT: APPLYING YOUR PLACE IN CHRIST, MAKES YOU A STAR FOR GOD.
1Sam 5:4 KJV” And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him”.
Phm 1:6 KJV” That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.