It is sad to me that a majority of Christians have such a low opinion of themselves, and ignorance of their spiritual identity in Jesus Christ that they could literally write down everything they think of themselves on a post-it note and still have room for the groceries list.
It is absolutely necessary for all Christians to know exactly who Jesus is and to have wonderful revelations of what He has done for us, but if that is as far as you go, then you have missed the greatest revelation of all: Christ in you the hope of glory. The crowning glory of the revelation of Jesus Christ is that what He is, we have become. The same power that rose Jesus from the grave lives in us.
1 John 4:17
“Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the Day of Judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world.”
Our identity with Christ is so interwoven with Him that He calls us his body. He says we are flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone.
“For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones.”
“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.”
What I am trying to convey is that you must have a revelation of yourself in Jesus.
First, you not only need to have a revelation in the Word of God of who Jesus is, but as a believer you to need have a revelation of who you are in Him; you must be able to see yourself in Jesus. It is paramount that you see yourself identified with Christ; not only in His crucifixion, death and burial, but also in His resurrection life and power.
Buried with Him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised Him from the dead.”
“And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:”
This is what God has done for us in Christ and we must see this important truth.
Second, once you see and realize what God has done for you in Christ, you must put a voice to what you see. It is your voice that establishes your position in the spiritual world. Your voice is your address. The only thing that carries any power in the spirit world is what you say. What you think is of great importance, because eventually what you think is what you speak.
“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.”
When it comes to dealing with the enemy of your soul it is important for you to understand this important principle: Satan doesn't recognize you based on what God says about you, he recognizes you according to what comes out of your mouth. What do you say about yourself?
Don’t misunderstand what I am trying to say; it is important to voice the greatness of God and magnify the name of Jesus, but you can talk about Jesus and magnify and glorify and shout his name until you are hoarse, but in a spiritual battle that does you little to no good. David didn’t just shout how great God was to Goliath, he came at Goliath with the confession and demonstration of God’s power in his servant.
Satan and the demons already know about Jesus. But you only become a threat to hell when you recognize who you are in Christ and understand the power that you have in the anointing of the Holy Ghost, and you shout it in the face of evil.
You are never going to back hell off of you because you know who Jesus is. Satan will only back off of you when you realize who Christ is in you, who you are in Christ, and you declare it with authority in Jesus’ name.
The devil has gotten away with a lot of garbage because he has convinced many of God's people that they should never say anything good about themselves. The enemy’s lies have convinced many potential spiritual power houses that humility means that you never say anything good about yourself. After all we are taught that Pride goes before destruction.
Let me clear this matter up for you: pride is not saying something good about yourself, pride is boasting of yourself falsely, or to think and speak more highly of yourself than you are. But when we declare who we are in Christ, we are not boasting in ourselves, we are boasting in Christ and what he has done and continues to do in and through us by the power of the Holy Ghost.
Every time you acknowledge what Christ has done and who you are in him, you glorify God and bring honor to Jesus and joy to the Holy Spirit who is manifesting Christ in your life.
“The communication of your faith becoming effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing that is in you in Christ Jesus.”
Your faith comes alive and goes to work and becomes effective when you give voice to who you are in Christ and what you have in Christ.
“For he hath said I will never leave thee nor forsake thee so that we may boldly say: the Lord is my helper, I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”
Notice: The writer of Hebrews said, “so that we may boldly say.”
Anything God has said about you in His Word, you may boldly say.
God expects us to take what He has said about us in His Word and put it into fearless, brave, courageous, cheerful, and confident words that give verbal expression to His work in our lives.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
The truth is that your experiences in life, through the power of God, are limited only by what comes out of your mouth. You will never be more than your confession. What do you say about yourself?
The only thing that carries any power in the spirit realm is what you boldly say about yourself. The only thing that the devil will acknowledge about you is what you boldly say about yourself. If you don't know who you are, nobody else will either. If you don't know what you have nobody else will either.
Peter and John expected people to receive from them because they knew the power of the Holy Ghost was in them. If you knew and believed what was in you, you would expect people to receive from you too.
“Jesus said: he that believeth on me as the Scriptures have said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water thus spake he of the Holy Ghost.”
Do you believe in Jesus as the Scriptures have said?
Do you believe you have received the Holy Ghost?
Do you believe rivers of living waters are in you?
Do you say it?
You need to say it!
Fearlessly, courageously, cheerfully, and boldly proclaim that rivers of living water flow out of your belly! Boldly shout, “I am anointed! I have received power! In Jesus name I shall cast out devils! I shall lay my hands on the sick and they shall recover! I can do all things through Christ! Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world!”
The same power that rose Jesus from the dead lives in us, the power that is in us is greater than diabetes or cancer, heart trouble or kidney trouble, addictions and bondages, or any sinful habits.
You need to boldly say, “He has raised me up together with him and made me to sit together with him in heavenly places in Christ Jesus! I am more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus who loved me and gave himself for me! I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus! I'm an heir of God and joint heir with Jesus Christ! I am no longer just a servant but now I am a son or a daughter of God! Christ redeemed me from the curse of the law!”
You need to fearlessly, courageously, and audaciously inform Satan, “God has delivered me from the power of darkness and translated me into the Kingdom of his dear son! The kingdom of God lives in me now! Devil, you are under my feet, you are defeated, and Christ has dethroned, disarmed, and destroyed your power forever!”
The devil doesn't care how much you know, it's what you boldly say that sends shock waves through hell. The most powerful weapon we have against hell is a secret weapon to many Christians. It's a secret because they don't even know that it is a weapon. It's your mouth
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.”
The blood of the Lamb is what He has done for us, and the word of our testimony is what we say in agreement with God about what Jesus has done and is doing in us.
The reason so many are not seeing the power of God manifested is because they are not agreeing with God. We are not saying what He said about himself, and we are not saying what He said about us.
“Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”
What do you say about yourself?