Every now and then I receive a word from the Lord that I believe bears repeating,
and this is one of those messages.
We all fight in a war. We are all battling things, thoughts, people, and situations on a minute-to-minute basis.
But are we missing the real war?
The Lord revealed a great truth to me:
“You will never win any battle on the outside until you win the battle on the inside.”
Immediately, I knew He was pointing to my true identity, the identity we read about, teach about, preach about. You know exactly where I’m going with this, yes, our identity in Christ!
Many get caught up in finding their identity in their family, their work, or their ministry. Is this where our true identity lies? I believe the answer to this question is a great big “NO!”
Are we all in agreement?
Uh-oh, I’m preachin’ now!
You see, our enemy wants us focused on battling the “things”, the “situations”, the “sickness” (even the adversary himself) in our own strength, to achieve some fleshly, temporary, feel-good victory. The enemy keeps winning ground in our lives by distracting us from drawing on our true identity in Christ when these battles come our way. The devil knows he doesn’t stand a chance when we walk in the authority and identity as Children of God in Christ!
1John 4:4 says: “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world”.
Do you see this?
“...greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world”
The overcoming, battle-winning power comes from He that is in us! Christ Jesus!
If Satan can draw us out into the world in our own strength to do battle, he’s got us in a battle in which we don’t belong.
We cannot go into battle without the full armor of our identity in Christ
and expect victory.
“Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil”. [Ephesians 6:11]
“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them…”
So, brothers and sisters let's armor up by remembering who we REALLY ARE!