YOUR SOUL PURPOSE
Identity is a big deal to God. Because of that, it should be a big deal to us as well. Much of who you are is established by your family and your family name. God is the one who organized this and it’s wonderful to have a name. It’s also terrible not to have a name. People who do not have a name can easily be exploited.
Look at the orphans we rescue from the streets of Africa, India, Mexico, Nepal and South America. They don’t have names. Look at the girls we rescue out of sexual slavery. Most have a first name, but they’ve never known their family name. They’ve been exploited, enslaved, marginalized and forgotten because nobody will claim them.
Well, I do! I’ve given the name “Brewer” to countless orphans across the world. I would love to say it was my big idea, but it wasn’t. It was Father God’s.
Remember when I told you the fear of the Lord is to love what God loves and hate what He hates? Well, He hates it when someone is lost. When they have no family and no identity. He doesn’t want anyone to be an orphan.
That ’s why God’s agenda is to adopt people into His family – first the Jews, then the Gentiles – that’s you and me. When we’re part of God’s family, we line up with His identity. We start to look and act like Him. We bring heaven to earth to build His Kingdom so His will, which is always good, can be done.
The best part? Not only do you and I get our identity from Jesus, we can extend that offer of adoption to others. Your sole – or soul – purpose is to bring the lost into the family. That’s it. There are as many ways to do that as their are Jesus freaks on the planet.
Find your identity – your unique place or way to tell people about Jesus – and start inviting people to the party. The reunion is coming soon and you don’t want anyone to be left out! Step into your territory!
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. – Psalms 68:5-6
FROM MY SERMON SERIES NEXT OF KIN
TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I have given you the right to be a son or a daughter to Me. My Name, the Name Above All Names, is yours. Let it define and guide you as you expand My Kingdom and My family.