TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
Your history doesn’t define you. Your genetics do not define you. Only I define you. I call you a priest, a King, an overcomer, and a Mighty warrior. I also call you Mine. That is your true identity.
DEFEATING THE FLESH
The number six has an amazing pattern throughout the word of God and tends to represent the works of the flesh. Now, the works of the flesh have to be overcome by the grace of God. The biggest devil that you have isn’t the devil himself. The biggest devil that you have to defeat is your flesh.
People say all the time “I was born with this,” or “It runs in my family, so that is in my genes.” Oh, honey. I’m sorry to tell you, but you were born with a whole lot worse than that. Within your flesh is a rapist. You’re held responsible for not acting on your flesh and becoming a rapist.
Within your flesh are an alcoholic, a bully, a bragger, a thief, and a murderer. Within your flesh is every abominable thing you can possibly imagine, but Jesus Christ is greater than your microscopic DNA, or your gene pool.
Your identity doesn’t come from your forefathers before you. Your identity comes from Jesus Christ. He’s the one who shows up and calls you a mighty warrior on your weakest day. Just ask Gideon.
He’s the one who shows up and calls you blessed and honored. He’s the one who calls you the righteousness of God in Christ, right now. He’s not waiting for you to get your act together because His act is together and He’s got this.
And it’s not because He’s mistaken you for somebody else. It’s because you are mistaking you for somebody less. That’s your flesh at work – always telling you who you are not, how you’ll never measure up, and that you’re stuck in the shallow end of the gene pool. Your flesh is a liar just like Satan is a liar and accuser.
Jesus, the One who sang everything, including you, into existence, knows the truth about you. He calls you a bad motor-scooter. You’re something else. You’re an overcomer. Don’t let your flesh dictate your destiny. Listen to Jesus. He knows who you are even if you don’t.
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name…” – John 1:12
FROM MY SERMON SERIES PRAY FOR RAIN – NEWNESS