Archive | October, 2014

Identity Crisis

6 Oct

Pastor Corrie Turner and summarized by Sister Stella Ho, 5-Oct-14

Sometimes we focus more on the cosmetic aspects – how we look, how people perceive us, but we neglect our inner man.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, (‭Ephesians‬ ‭1‬:‭3‬ NASB).

God is our Father
Do not underestimate your role as a Father.
Jesus was identified and mentioned even before He came to earth to fulfill the Father’s will.

He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, (‭Ephesians‬ ‭1‬:‭5‬ NASB) and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, (‭Ephesians‬ ‭2‬:‭6‬ NASB).

– we need to be seated (find rest) in Christ
– many of us are walking (trying to save ourselves) before seating (resting in God)

Need to have a mindset of receiving than achieving

What we cannot do, God sent His Son to accomplish it (we cannot save ourselves).

Having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, (‭Ephesians‬ ‭2‬:‭20‬ NASB)

Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, (‭Ephesians‬ ‭4‬:‭1-2‬ NASB)

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭5‬:‭1-2‬ NASB)

We need to work out our authority in Christ in love (avoiding too much focus on the 2 extremes of working or resting)

When Jesus was tempted – lesson learnt here is that the devil is attacking Jesus identity.
Jesus defended His position.
Jesus uses the bible to remind the devil.

95% of the battle is defense not offense.
Jesus wants us to fight from victory position mindset not to victory.

But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. (‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭37‬ NASB)

God wants u to be a conqueror

There is power and authority in Name of Jesus.

When your identity in Christ is aligned with your confession of your mouth, you find the power of God.