How you answer this question shapes your life in ways that go on into eternity. It's absolutely crucial to get this right. Listen to this message to find out who you REALLY are as a Christian! The speaker struggled with this for decades and has intimate knowledge of how to answer this correctly!
BENEFITS OFTRUE IDENTITY
Enables us to be consistently thankful!
Enables us to love well
Empowers us to follow Jesus to fulﬁll His plans for us
Protects us from lies that weaken, sicken and neutralize us
Prepares us for revival.
Necessary to do the works of Jesus: preach, heal, deliver
What you look like?
What your feel like?
What people say about you?
What job you do
How much money you have?
Your degree of popularity?
Your spouse/signiﬁcant other?
“For as he thinks within
himself, so he is.” ( Prov.
PAIN PRODUCES LIES
Even in the toughest. Their thoughts torment them.
SIGNS OF IDENTITY PROBLEMS
1.You change with your environment. Social Chameleon
2. Relationships mould you. Don’t know what you really like.
3.You often have radical shifts in your opinion.
4.You don’t like being asked about yourself.
5.You get bored easily. Restless. Not satisﬁed with you. Afraid to
know who you really are.
6.Your relationships don’t run deep.
7.You don’t trust yourself.
A hothouse for lies about
Those lies can hobble people for
CHRISTIANS ARE DIFFERENT
Different from all of unbelieving humanity: have eternal life
We are a “new creation”:A new creation means a “new
A peculiar people (1 Peter 2:9): God Almighty lives in
Unique unity of the Spirit with people of every ethnic group,
every social status, both genders (Gal. 3:28): A real family!
JESUS IS OUR LIFE
not only the guarantee of it in heaven,
but the downpayment (arrabon) of it by the Spirit now. (Eph. 1:14)
His joy becomes our joy
His love, our love
His peace, our peace
His strength, our strength
His Presence, via the Holy Spirit, generates all that in each Christian
GOD SAYSYOU ARE
Someone He chose before He made the world (Eph. 1”4-5)
Handpicked by God to be His child and one day gloriﬁed by God ( Rom. 8. 29-30)
We know Jesus only because God the Father pursued us ﬁrst ( John 6: 44.65)
Safe: If He is for you, who could be against you?” ( Rom. 8:31)
Loved as God’s own precious, delightful child (1 John 3:1)
Now given a place of honor and authority (a seat) in heaven with Jesus ( Eph. 2:6)
God’s masterpiece designed to do certain good works which God Himself has
planned for you to do. ( Eph. 2:10)
GOD SAYSYOU ARE
Forgiven the eternal penalty of every sin you have or ever will
commit. Just ask!
Able to do the supernatural works of Jesus (John 14:12)
Able to change the eternal destiny of people through the Gospel
A partner with God in ﬁnishing what Jesus began (Matt. 28:18-20)
Qualiﬁed to pray and have your prayers answered
More powerful than any demon. God Almighty lives in you!
WHY HE GAVE US HIS IDENTITY
God made us who we are so we could make
known who He is.
Our identity is for the sake of making
known His identity.”
BECOME WHOYOU REALLY ARE
At the heart of what it means to
be a Christian is to receive a new
In Jesus, we do not lose our true
selves, but we become our
A close, truth-based
relationship with God move us
from glory to glory so we
bear much fruit and glorify God.
FINDING OURTRUE IDENTITY
Full surrender to God
Come to Him as a child needing the love a
Enjoy Him. Let Him enjoyYou!
Ask Him what He thinks of your beliefs
Ask for help if the lie persists.There is help.
Daily bible meditation and intimate prayer
times are the foundation. Listen to Billy