Summary: It really doesn’t matter what other people say about you, it’s what you say that counts, but it’s what you know that determines what you say, and thats what determines what you have.
Jesus Knew who he was (Spiritual authority begins with spiritual Maturity). “ Spiritual maturity begins with spiritual identity”
Joh 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life:
Joh 9:5 I am the light of the world.
Joh 10:7 I am the door of the sheep.
Joh 10:11 I am the good shepherd:
Joh 11:25 I am the resurrection, and the life:
Joh 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven:
Joh 10:36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
Joh 15:1 I am the true vine,.
One of the very first things that happens when a child is born is we give it a name (why? To give it an identity, to connect it to its heritage).
We don’t just call it by a first name, we give it the last name also because it is the last name that connects it to it’s natural heritage.
Ten thousand people could have the same first name, but the last name puts the child in connection with it’s birthright, inheritance.
So it is in the spirit, Like Jacob our first name was deceiver, liar, sinner,
But Now I have, and we have a new name, it’s my second name, and it goes with my second birth.
2 Co 5:17 Says I am now a new creature (In Christ )
and my last name connects me to my spiritual heritage.
I was born once into satans kingdom, but I was born again into the kingdom of heaven,
One of the saddest things in the church, is that religion has so blinded the body of Christ that we spend most of our lives, praying for and striving for and working for that which is already ours by our spiritual birthright.
According to the word of God we are redeemed:
De 15:15 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee:
Ps 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
Gal 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Our Spiritual Maturity begins by knowing who we are In Him And Saying So:
Christianity is not just a know so salvation but also a say so salvation.
Joh 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
We are Righteous:
2Co 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
1 Co 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
I am Bold
Eph 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
Pr 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
I am Strong:
Eph 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Ps 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?