Bridle of the Tongue

February 04: Who are You in Christ?

Genesis 1:26

“And God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

2 Corinthians 5:17.

So that if anyone is in Christ, that one is a new creature; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Identity is the centrality of performance and productivity. Your being is the foundation of who you are. Life and the possibilities that it offers are within the circumference of its being. Plant life

can only afford plant being; animal life can only afford animal being, angelic life can only afford angelic being; and so is the divine life. Our opening Scripture reveals what God had in mind when He wanted to make man. It says, “And God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over….” God meant for man to be made in His image, and after His likeness. Verse 27 of Genesis 1 tells us that God actually made man in His image. Man is the image of the invisible God; he is the visibility of the invisible God. Therefore, our identity stems from God. We take our reference from God. You are like God in Christ. You are God’s offspring in Christ, a brand new man, made in the likeness of God. Hallelujah! That suggests what you are capable of. You are wired with God’s ability to act like God. Little wonder the Word tells us in 1 John 4:4 that we are of God, and have overcome Satan and his cohorts; for greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.

As we learn of God through the Word, we discover our identity. As we look in the mirror of the Word, we see the glory of the Lord, and we are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even by the Spirit of the Lord (2 Corinthians 3:18). Stop trying to discover yourself outside of God; stop trying to ask people to know who you are, because they don’t know. Go to the mirror of the Word, and see for yourself by the revelation of the Holy Spirit, who you truly are. Then, you can operate and perform optimally, according to His Word. You cannot truly know who you are until you know God. God is the Rock from whom you are hewed; He is the parent Rock of ages from whom you are chipped.

My Solid Front (Confession):

Thank You Heavenly Father, for You are the Rock of ages from whom I am hewed; I am Your child and I live by Your Word. I take my identity from my Heavenly Father as I see Him through the mirror of the Word. Amen.

Further Meditation:

2 Corinthians 3:16-18; 2 Corinthians 4:6-8.