“That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus” – Philemon 1:6
LIGHT FOR NOW: The revelation of your identity is so critical to your walk as a believer.
A vital fact clearly seen in the course of this study in previous days is the fact that the believer in knowing himself cannot afford to be ignorant of who Jesus is as communicated in the written word. It is thus clear that as a believer, the knowledge of God’s word will invariably birth the knowledge of yourself. So, studying God’s word should not be an option to the believer, rather it should be a habit to be cultivated by believers.
Studying God’s word therefore becomes so essential and this cannot be over-emphasized. The accurate knowledge of God’s word you have will invariably affect the accurate knowledge of yourself that you have. Therefore, we can say that any believer who lacks an accurate knowledge of who Christ is as revealed in the word will lack an accurate knowledge of who he is. The believer will only know himself in Christ; he will not know himself from the world’s view because the world doesn’t know the believer thus, the world doesn’t know Christ in whom the believer lives in. Apostle John in his epistles attest to this fact that the world does not know us the believers; this is how John rendered it in his epistles, it reads “Behold, what manner of love the father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore, the world knoweth us not because it knew him not” (1John 3:1).
If the world doesn’t know the believer, how or why then should the believer allow the world define him? This shouldn’t be. Why should you leave the word that unveils you and then allow the world’s perspective of you define you? No. You are in Christ, so stay in Christ and know yourself. The greatest discovery of the believer in Christ is the discovery of his identity in Christ.
The revelation you have of Christ must be precise because it affects the revelation you have of yourself. In essence, if you have a distorted view of yourself. If your revelation of Christ is stunted and diseased, then the view you will have of yourself will be stunted and diseased. Knowing Jesus partially will be knowing yourself partially. Therefore, the revelation you must have of Christ must be precise, comprehensive and accurate because it will affect what you see or your view about yourself. So, in conclusion, what will be the antidote to identity crisis? The answer will be identity discovery. Now, where will the identity discovery be? In the revelation of God’s word. Thus, the believer cannot be known by science and technology because the believer is not a product of science and technology.
The believer is a product of the word and therefore the believer will be known within the conduit of God’s word. When you don’t know your identity as a believer, you will accept every definition the world throws at you; but when you know your identity, you will subject such definition of you thrown by the world’s perspective under the scrutiny of God’s word. Nothing knows, unveils and explains the believer better than God’s word. Hallelujah!!!
INSTRUCTION: Nothing explains you better than God’s word. So, know His word and know yourself in His word.
PRAYER: Father, I declare that I grow in grace and in the knowledge of your son Jesus Christ. I am knowledge driven and I declare that your word is my absolute authority where the revelation of who I am is concerned, in Jesus Name, Amen.
QUOTE: The degree to which you know Jesus who is the word revealed in the written word is the degree to which you know yourself in the word revealed in the written word.
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