We are God’s beloved sons and daughters. Let me establish that fact first.
I John 3:1a says, “See how great a love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God; and such we are.”
We are born of the Spirit and we are God’s children, bought and redeemed by the blood of Jesus. We need to know who we are and whose we are, both are inseparable aspects of our identity.
Why is there a need to know about our kingdom identity? Our identity in Him is the bedrock, the foundation and platform on which the purpose of our existence, our God-given assignment, stands. The right understanding of our identity aligns us rightly with the Kingdom of God. When we align to His will, we are released and empowered to do our kingdom assignment. Our freedom to do what we have been designed to do and to be on this earth flow from our kingdom identity. What we do for Him comes from the overflow of who we are in Him. Thus, our BEING comes first before our DOING.
Alignment Before Assignment
In other words, it is alignment first before the assignment. Our identity qualifies and positions us to receive and experience the fullness of the glorious spiritual inheritance made available by the Father in Christ. Through this we can walk in freedom and victory with consistency and progressively enabled by His grace to accomplish our heavenly assignment here on earth.
When our heavenly identity is not clear our heavenly assignment becomes vague and we live without meaning. We have that gnawing sense of emptiness, reducing us to merely existing, slaves to other men’s opinions and expectations. The sense of purpose is lost and consequently the sense of fulfillment in life.
Identity brings stability. People who have a clear, inner grasp of their identity in the Lord live the most stable and productive lives despite the odds and challenges they have to face everyday. Joseph, Daniel, Nehemiah, Esther, David; these are overcomers that have displayed rock-solid confidence, courage and an overwhelming faith in the One True God. Jesus himself faced countless oppositions and threats, angry mobs, even the devil but He triumphed over all of them because He knows that He is the Beloved Son of God.
In I John 4:4 it says, “You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.”
This is the truth, we overcame him, because of the once-for-all victory of Jesus over sin, sickness, death and the devil and all his minions. Anchoring our identity in the finished work of Jesus positions us in authority, power and the divine ability to execute the judgment written over the enemy two thousand years ago.
When we come in complete agreement with what He has made us to be–His dear children through what Jesus paid for on the Cross, then we will be able to live victoriously, far above limitations and fear. We will fulfill our task to expand His Kingdom, destroy the works of the enemy, and bring the reality of His heaven here on earth with all passion and courage.