But who are you?
Everything you have listed is a physical description and you know as well as I do that you are not your body. Yes, your parents created your body, but without your spirit in your body, you would not exist. You are a spirit. So, who are you really? Where did you come from? And why did you come here to live on earth?
You are a Spirit sent from God.
(Pause… and think of that!)
You are a Spirit sent from God to affect this planet.
(Did you really think your life is an accident?)
Please say this out loud: “I, _________, am a spirit sent from God.”
If you are born again, your inward witness just registered the entire truth of that statement. You know it is true.
So why in the world have we been wandering aimlessly around this earth believing something else? I’ll tell you why. When you were a child, you knew exactly who you were because you had just come from God. It took many years of training for you to forget who you are and believe you are what the world and the devil says you are.
Have you ever noticed that it is perfectly acceptable to put yourself down, talk about your shortcomings, and the negative traits about yourself? “I’m not very smart.” “I’m just a poor person.” “I can only get low paying jobs.” “I’m just a sinner.” “I’m not very spiritual.”
Even when complimented, it is traditional to say, “Oh, no, I didn’t do anything.” “What? This old suit? No, I’ve had it for years. Can’t afford a new one.” When others try to lift you up, it’s your job to put yourself back down. After all, didn’t you learn this from you parents? After a certain age, it was no longer acceptable to say with excitement and pride, “Look Mommy, see what I did!” To avoid looking prideful, you were taught a false sense of humility, to deny and disown your accomplishments.
We were taught that it was wrong to recognize and acknowledge our own greatness.
Acknowledge Your Greatness
But don’t try this in just any church. The Word of God says that we are the righteousness of God in Christ. (II Cor. 5:21) Say this out loud and you could be accused of blasphemy. Did you know that quoting scriptures is blasphemous? Well, it is in some churches. Several years ago when people began to realize the truth about our righteousness and confess, “I am the righteousness of God in Christ”, there were outcries of “Blasphemy!” “You are a sinner.” “Who are you trying to be? God?” (Would you rather we try to be the devil?)
Religion wants you to confess and declare that you are a lousy, no-good sinner. That is acceptable in religion. What do you think is acceptable to God? He is your Father and your Creator. He created you in His image and His likeness. How do you think he feels when you declare you are like the devil?
Religion implores us to declare our weakness and lack of power. It demands we acknowledge our likeness to the devil. Who do you think is behind all this? The devil, of course. He wants us to believe that he is our father. He is not.
We are spirits sent from God! We are made like him. His Spirit is in us. His greatness is in us. All that He is, is inside us, a part of us, and we are a part of Him. Never again confess a likeness to the devil or his traits. You are God’s own holy creation.
Acknowledging Your Greatness is not a Comparison
“But my parents told me I would get a ‘big-head’ if I said stuff like that.” Your parents told you that out of fear that you would think you were better than everyone else. You are not better than anyone else. Everyone is a spirit sent from God. When you acknowledge that about yourself, you will also acknowledge it about others. Why? Because when you truly believe that you are a spirit sent from God and you are like God, you will see his greatness in others.
Every spirit has the right of choice and some are choosing to be like the devil. They choose to behave like the devil because they believe they are like him and there is no greatness in them. If you believe you are a bad person, you will do bad things. If you really believe that you are great, you will do great things.
You will never exalt yourself by putting other people down. You cannot exalt your own race by being a racist. Disrespecting women will never exalt men to who they really are. Women who put down men do not exalt their gender.
God created all of us in His image and His likeness. He created us to create and bring forth out of our imagination our own individuality. Individuality, who you are, shows forth on the earth the diversity and greatness of God.
God took a planet that was void and without form and filled it with beautiful seas, fish, birds, animals of every kind and color. Then He created man and woman to be like Him. Their directive was to “guard and keep his creation.” They were to be the protectors of the physical manifestation of His greatness, the earth and the fullness thereof.
As you know, the man and woman chose to believe the serpent instead of God and things rapidly went downhill! Through Christ, our authority has been restored to us. Jesus said, “All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. “Whatever you ask in my name, I will do…. We truly have the power and greatness to rule over this earth and again be the protectors and restorers of God’s creation.
So why aren’t we doing it?
Because we don’t really believe it.
There is a residual belief of unworthiness. A belief that we haven’t really obtained that level of spirituality yet. There is nothing to obtain. You are there. You are raised up together with Christ and seated together with Him in heavenly places. (Eph. 2:6) You are not a child of the devil. Your Father and Creator is God. Your greatness is a result of creation. No longer deny who you are. You are a spirit sent from God. All His power is invested in you. All the wealth of heaven is yours. The Wisdom of the Ages is on the inside of you. Go forth and reign in this life!