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Never Forget Who You Are

Posted by Job on March 2, 2007

Galatians 4:7 – Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. 

I used to be one of those people who followed the comings, goings, and actions of celebrities: athletes, movie stars, musicians, politicians, models, business executives, and yes, certain preachers. That is what those of us who have allowed ourselves to fall into Satan’s trap of having a low self – esteem and image because of either A) not having accepted Christ or B) not viewing ourselves in Christ do – watch others that we consider to be better than ourselves as entertainment, often so that we can “live vicariously” through them. Our worldly society conditions us beginning as small children to desire to be like these people when we grow up, and when we fail, we shift to seeking famous people that do the things that we would ourselves if we had their fame, money, beauty, and power. (Hint: the way to divorce yourself from this form of IDOLATRY – which is worshipping others – and CONTROL – which is to reward celebrities who act according to our wishes by patronizing their movies, merchandise, etc. and thereby causing them and others to change their behavior to suit our wishes – is to turn off the television and radio and to cancel your magazine subscriptions … not forever but long enough for the Holy Spirit to work on you and change you.) Now inevitably, a great many of these celebrities get into trouble. Inevitable not only because they are people who make mistakes just as you or I, but also because a lot of them “stage” incidents in order to create publicity for themselves or serve some other agenda. Often, the cause of these incidents is a celebrity being denied some privilege that they believe is owed to them according to their status. When it happens, almost without fail, without any concept of how clichéd or arrogant it sounds or bad it makes them look and what it will do to their reputation, or what a laughingstock the last person in their position became when caught in the same situation just a few days ago, the “put upon” celebrity will scream at his or her tormentor: “DON’T YOU KNOW WHO I AM?” Now you have to understand that a person does not have to be some internationally known powerhouse to utter such a thing. It can be a backup singer for a soon – to – be forgotten pop group. It can be a co – star, or “side character”, of a minor TV show. It can be the guy who barely plays for a team that never wins in a sport that no one cares about. It can be an obscure politician or bureaucrat. It can even be the weatherman for a local TV station. As a matter of fact, it has been noted that the more obscure or tenuous a person’s “celebrity”, the more self – conscious they are about it, the more sensitive they will be to perceived slights, the more likely they will be to complain about such a slight, and the more demonstrative they will be, and therefore the more pathetic it is to see how the fame that is so much craved by this person – and whoever is unfortunate enough to be an admirer (sycophant) of this person – is fleeting and ultimately worthless (especially in the case of the very many celebrities who demand privilege because they are utterly lacking in money, power, and, yes, self – esteem and peace). 

Now, when observing this behavior in celebrities – which again includes not a few preachers – it should do more than cause us to stop idolizing and controlling them or wanting to be like them in the natural realm. Rather, it should cause us as Christians to wonder why WE are not like this in the SPIRIT realm! Consider the small – but real – fact that if we are like this in the spirit realm, we will get to where we could care less about what some model, musician, athlete, or model/musician/athlete is doing in the natural realm (other than regarding whether that person is saved, living for Christ, and allowing God to use him in that position of fame, wealth, and influence that God has placed him in to do God’s work). Look, never forget who you are in the spirit realm! You are one whose sins have been forgiven. You are one whose spirit has been washed clean and white as snow in the Blood of God’s Own Son. You have through nothing but faith accepted as fact that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, lived as a man, died on the cross, rose from the dead, and ascended into Heaven to reconcile you with a God that you have never seen! And if you can accept THAT through faith, you can accept through faith that GOD is going to keep food on your table, a roof over your head, clothes on your back, health in your body, and joy in your mind! And because of that, all power is given to YOU through the Name of Christ. YOU can say “mountain be removed” and it will be cast into the sea. Whatever YOU bind or loose in, above, or under the earth shall be bound or loosed. YOU are the righteousness of God. YOU are fearfully and wonderfully made. The joy of the Lord is YOUR strength. In YOUR weakness is the STRENGTH of God made manifest. God is YOUR banner. God is YOUR healer. God is YOUR provider. God goes out before YOU in battle. Now when God told Jesus Christ to sit on His Right Hand until His enemies became His footstool, well, YOU are NOT going to be part of the footstool, because you are NOT an enemy of God, you are a FRIEND OF GOD! In the spirit realm, YOU ARE A CELEBRITY!  

So, you celebrity, whenever you encounter an obstacle in the spirit realm, or even a mere manifestation of the spiritual obstacle in the natural realm, you look at that obstacle and tell it: “You foul defeated devil from the pit of hell, DON’T YOU KNOW WHO I AM?” You don’t have to accept defeat. You do not have to accept the counsel of the enemy. You do not have to accept death. You do not have to accept grief and sorrow. You do not have to accept poverty. You do not have to accept curses or witchcraft. You do not have to carry around with you what your father, mother, uncle, brother, or whoever established in your line. You do not have to accept false doctrine. You do not have to yield to that temptation that is calling you to go out and lie, steal, gossip, have that abortion, or commit that act of lust, fornication, homosexuality, or abortion. Now I am going to tell you that whoever was on some TV show that got cancelled in the 60s, some rock band that broke up in the 70s, on the cover of some celebrity magazine that hasn’t been printed in the 80s, or was on some sports team but got cut in the 90s: they don’t have that type of power. That is why they have to act like they do, in order to try to bamboozle and intimidate things out of people that does not really belong to them. But that is not you. YOU DO have that power! You do not have to cheat or bully people to get things that aren’t yours but what you want. All you have to do is stand up, claim, and take back anything and everything that God has already ordained and stored up for you! You can have peace in your life! You can have joy in your heart! You can be equally yoked and on one accord with a saved spouse! Your kids can come to Christ! Those demons can be cast out of you so that you can be free of that sinful behavior! And when they go out of you, you can fill that dry place with praise and the Word of God so that they will not be able to enter right back again! You are a celebrity because of what Jesus Christ did for you, because when you accepted God in your heart through Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit came into you, and you received the power of God! 

Now you might be saying: “Well I hear what you are saying, but you just can’t be carrying on like that. That is being haughty and arrogant. You have to be humble, because pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” Oh please. You are supposed to humble yourself before GOD, not before some demon. Not before some temptation. Not before some lie! The notion that you are supposed to be just so meek and defeated because that is being a good submissive Christian is just another lie from the pit of hell that Satan has unleashed and has working through the Body of Christ using the combined forces of RELIGION and THE WORLD. Why? To control you. Religious people and institutions care more about exerting control than they do about empowering people to battle Satan. Some religious people and institutions will settle for exerting a little control over individuals in return for maximizing the NUMBER of people that they control. Other religious people and institutions will settle for having control over a few people in return for maximizing the AMOUNT of control that they have over an individual. But the name of the game is still the same: control. Letting people know and operate in the fullness of what God has done for them frees them from the control of the religious people and institutions and puts them under the Lordship of Jesus Christ under the direction of the Holy Spirit (which is where you are supposed to be anyway), and that is what they do not want. And as for the world? Well, the world hates to be reminded of their sins and that they are sinners. So of course they are going to promote false meekness and humility to Christians, because a defeated Christian will never walk up to a congregation of sinners and tell them to repent and turn from their wicked ways through Christ or else be shortly destroyed by a righteous God!  

Ah, you doubt? You think that I am just one of these charismatic Word of Faith blow – hards who rejects sound doctrine and established tradition? Well, turn to your Bibles, oh you defeated Christian of such little faith! I know, I know, Access
Hollywood is on. Entertainment Tonight is on. Your favorite movie is in the DVD or on TiVo in the other room. There is only five minutes left in a tied football/basketball/soccer/hockey contest that will determine whether some team is fourth or sixth seed in the playoffs. But take a break from those important pursuits and investigate your Bible. Go back to Luke 1. An angel appeared to Zacharias the priest, telling him that he would have a son that he should name John (who would later be known as John the Baptist). Now Zacharias doubted because his wife was barren and he and his wife were old: he CONSIDERED both his own impotence AND the deadness of his wife’s womb concerning these things and CHALLENGED the angel how these things could be. This man, in other words, did as Sarai, who laughed when God told her that she would conceive, and not as Abraham, who believed, or Mary, who said “Thy will be done”, or even Joseph, who while contending within himself nonetheless faithfully and in doing so held his tongue lest he transgress with his lips. No, Zacharias challenged the angel because of his own lack of faith. As we know, faithlessness is a DEMON. So, the angel spoke not so much to Zacharias but to THE DEMON OF FAITHLESSNESS THAT ZACHARIAS HAD ALLOWED INTO HIM AND TO SPEAK THROUGH HIM all this doubt and negativity for the purpose of delaying what God was seeking to establish. And you know that the angel did? Do you KNOW what this angel did? DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS ANGEL DID? That angel said to that demon of faithlessness being given power and utterance by the BODY of Zacharias (because all demons want and need is a willing vessel to work through) “DON’T YOU KNOW WHO I AM? My name is GABRIEL. I am an ANGEL. I am a MESSENGER OF GOD, OBEDIENT TO GOD, DOING GOD’S WILL, and thereby have THE APPROVAL OF GOD and the POWER OF GOD behind ME. You are a DEMON. You are a REBEL against MY GOD, so over MY GOD, MY GOD’S WORK, and ME you have NO POWER. Now demon of faithlessness, SHUT UP!”  

And notice this, you people who oppose the Word of Faith doctrine: Gabriel didn’t just shut Zacharias up to close up the vessel of doubt and unbelief that had been established through decades of his being childless, his people living in Roman occupation, and all of the losses and disappointments in his life that the demon was using and manipulating while Gabriel was talking. No, Gabriel didn’t say: “Shut up while grown folks’ talkin’!” No, Gabriel said “shut up until your child is born!” So up until the moment that this child was born and the manifestation of that which was spoken by the angel had come to pass and therefore this demon could no longer manipulate the condition of the flesh of Zacharias to cause him to speak destruction into this situation because the situation had already come to pass and therefore could not be denied, the angel closed the mouth of Zacharias in order to prevent his establishing doubt, fear, and destruction into that situation with his lips! Now, had Zacharias been allowed to speak, would Elisabeth have miscarried? Who knows! What we do know is that had faithlessness continued to be allowed to speak through him to establish failure, defeat, and negativity through the words of Zacharias, no good thing, nothing constructive, would have been built and established into that situation! So that angel told that demon: “Don’t you know who I am?” and shut him up! 

Now, if an ANGEL has the power to say to a demon, to say to a mountain, to say to a situation: “Don’t you know who I am?” and overcome that situation with the power of GOD, how much more can you? A Christian? A born – again believer? If an angel can do it, how much more can a person who is made higher than the angels (Psalm 8:5 according to some translations)? A person who is called gods, children of the most high (Psalm 82:6), by none other than Jesus Christ Himself (John 10:34)? A person who will JUDGE ANGELS (I Corinthians 6:3)? No, but your religious tradition and doctrine teaches you that you are less than angels; that you should even worship and pray to them! Again, religion seeks to keep you powerless so that religious people and institutions can have power by having power over YOU. They tell you that you are this little meek and humble mouse with no power in the spirit realm, therefore you need to go so some preacher to have him pray to some angel or to the Queen of Heaven the Eternal Virgin Mary for you. Not that I am Catholic – bashing: this same nonsense goes on in Protestant churches, and it ESPECIALLY goes on in false charismatic and Word of Faith churches. But I am here today, sent by God, to sent you free. How can I do this? Well, I am telling you right now: “DON’T YOU KNOW WHO I AM?” Obviously you do not, for the only way you can know who I am is if you know what is in me, and the only way you can know what is in me is if you know who YOU are. So Christian, DON’T YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE? And if you don’t, why don’t you? If you are not in some place where God through the Holy Spirit by the Blood of the your own Savior who died for YOU on the cross and rose for YOU from the dead so that you can be forgiven of sin, to pay your penalty of sin, and to give you power and the victory over sin and death can tell you who you are, then brother or sister let me tell you, there is a leak in that old building that you are in, and I am sent by God to tell you that it is past time for your soul to move! And while you are at it, get your family out of there too, because if you knew who you were, you would stand up and say “As for me and my house we WILL follow the Lord (Joshua 24:15)!”   

Please, say the Salvation Prayer today, and so that you can start knowing and living who you are, a mighty one called, established, and defended by God! And if you are already saved, start living like it! 

Prayer:

Father God in the name of Christ Jesus, please lead your children into knowledge and acceptance of what has already been accomplished within them, and may they seek obedience so that they might live out what you have ordained for them in their lives. Father God, may they know and do these things so that their will might be surrendered in them and Your Will might be done in and through them. In the Name of Jesus Christ, amen! 

Deliverance:

The demons that works in this area is faithlessness. Please read the Basic Spiritual Warfare guide to learn more about how to go against these demons to help set captives free and win battles in the name of your God through the power, authority, and victory given to you by his Son Jesus Christ and by his blood shed for you!

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