Who are you?
What is your name? What are you made of? What is your background and where are you going? What makes you to be you? Who do you say you are to people?
Have you ever been in a place whereby you had to introduce yourself??
I believe all of us had at some point been given a chance to introduce ourselves, to tell who we are, but the question still remains who are you?
One of the most important things that we need to understand as believers is our Identity. I am not talking about your normal identity on earth (your name, age, country) I am talking about your true identity in Christ Jesus, the real you.
John 1:10 "He came into the very world he created, but the world didn't recognise him. He came to his own people and even they rejected him. But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan but a birth that comes from God."
You see the moment you gave your life to Christ you had a change of I.D; it's no longer the earthly I.D but a heavenly I.D. This is what makes us to be set apart from the world. So now you have a newness of life and a new name, old things have passed away and behold all things are new. This verse didn't say some things are new, but it says all things are now new! (2 Corinthians 5:17)
You now have taken a new identity Hallelujah! Though your outside appearance has not changed but you are a complete changed person by the spirit of God that dwells in you. You have been moved from humanity into divinity.
You see, every human being must have an Identity document or at least a birth certificate in order to be declared a citizen of a country; same applies with us as believers we have a new Identity book which is Christ. This I.D book shows us that we are now born in Mount Zion the City of the Living God. It says that you are now an ambassador of Christ, God's masterpiece, a chosen generation, peculiar people, created anew in Christ Jesus...
Another important aspect about you in this new I.D. book is that you were ordained to prosper, to conqueror and to succeed.
The Bible says in the book of Isaiah 43.1 "But now O Jacob listen to the Lord who created you, O Israel, the one who formed you says: "Do not be afraid for I have ransomed you. I have called you by my name; you are mine.
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy one of Israel, you're Saviour"
Now this means you and I are special beings, when God made us He said "This is my Precious, blessed, anointed, good quality product, this special being is waterproof, fireproof nothing can succeed in destroying us!" Hallelujah!
No wonder the Bible says "No weapon formed against you shall prosper"!
Child of God, be of good cheer the Lord is with you, He has made you a great success, you are unbeatable, a champion and you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Perhaps you feel like 2014 wasn't a good year for you, but one thing for sure is that: "You were made to rise against all odds - Proverbs 24:16 says "For though a righteous man falls seven times, he will rise again!! You have been given an ability to rise again, though Satan can throw his best shots at you, you were designed to win and it's never too late for you." As we enter 2015 I want you to keep your Identity book with you, it's the most powerful tool that the enemy is after in your life. Keep God's Word at heart! Keep your true identity - You are what the Word of God says you are! Not how you feel or what other people say about you, but only what the Word of God says you are! The best is yet to come and the good part is, it has come already!
2015 is your year! go ahead-shine!