Summary: It’s time to CAST OUT the SLAVE MENTALITY. Did you know that we are REDEEMED from the GENERATIONAL CURSE? But we not REDEEMED from GENERATIONAL THINKING, ‘the NEGATIVE BELIEVING, THINKING and SPEAKING’. CAST OUT the INFERIORITY COMPLEX! -------You shall
“KNOWING your IDENTITY. Why am I here for?”
I. P - POSSESSION through CHRIST.
II. P - POSITION in CHRIST.
III. P - PURPOSE for CHRIST.
Scripture – Luke 15:28-32 (Good News Translation):
28The older brother was so angry that he would not go into the house; so his father came out and begged him to come in. 29But he spoke back to his father, "Look, all these years I have WORKED for you LIKE A SLAVE, & I have NEVER DISOBEYED your orders. What have you given me? Not even a goat for me to have a feast w/ my friends! 30But this SON OF YOURS wasted ALL YOUR PROPERTY on prostitutes, and when he comes back home, you kill the prize calf for him!’ 31"My SON,’ the father answered, "you are always here with me, and EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS. 32But we had to celebrate and be happy, because your brother was dead, but now he is alive; HE WAS LOST, BUT NOW HE HAS BEEN FOUND’ "
2 Kinds of a SERVANT
***SLAVE Servant (Laborer)
***Serving as a SON (Partner)
Difinition of “SERVANT” (Accd’g to Webster’s Bible Dictionary):
- One who serves, or does services, VOLUNTARILY or on COMPULSION;
- A person who is employed by another and is subject to his COMMAND;
- A person who labors or exerts himself for the BENEFIT OF ANOTHER, his master.
Version used: NLT 1st ed., unless Specified.
II. POSITION in CHRIST.
Ephesians 1:21-22(NLT), “21Now he is FAR ABOVE any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else in this world or in the world to come. 22And God has PUT ALL THINGS UNDER THE AUTHORITY of CHRIST, and He gave Him this AUTHORITY FOR THE BENEFIT of the church.
“The AUTHORITY is not for our OWN BENEFIT. God gave us the POWER and AUTHORITY so that the BODY of CHRIST be BUILT UP! Not for our SELFISH AMBITION, but for GOD’s GLORY alone.
Genesis 1:26,28, 26And God said , Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have DOMINION… over all the earth… 28And God BLESSED them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful , and multiply , and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have DOMINION… upon the earth.”
--------You are CREATED in the LIKENESS of God!
--------You have BLESSED and cannot be cursed! GREATER is He that is in you than that is in the world.
--------No weapon formed against you shall prosper! You are VICTORIOUS. Whatever you TOUCH will PROSPER.
“You are SEATED in the RIGHT HAND of God in CHRIST.”
In verse 22 of Luke 15, “Get a RING for his finger!”
“Whatever you BIND on earth shall be bound in HEAVEN. Whatever you DECLARE, it will come to PASS. The DECISION is all yours. You have the POWER to BLESS or to CURSE you FUTURE.”
---------It’s time to CAST OUT the SLAVE MENTALITY.
---------Did you know that we are REDEEMED from the GENERATIONAL CURSE? But we not REDEEMED from GENERATIONAL THINKING, ‘the NEGATIVE BELIEVING, THINKING and SPEAKING’.
-------CAST OUT the INFERIORITY COMPLEX!
-------You shall be the HEAD not the TAIL. You should be ABOVE and not BENEATH!