Genesis 1:27 King James Version
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Who is God? What is he like?
Who is God when things go wrong in our life?
Who is God for me when I am in need?
How does God see me?
How does he like to be with me?
How does he talk to me?
Matt 16:13–18 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremiahs, or one of the prophets.
15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Your Identity; my identity has 2 parts
How we are known in Heaven
Who we have become in earth through our earthly experiences.
Our physical, intellectual & emotional
Our behavior, personality & character
We must make war against the negativity
It does not matter how other perceive you. It does matter how you through Christ see yourself
God invests 3 things in our identity
Legal authority over the enemy (satan)
Permission to overcome every obstacle
Elevated above our difficulties & circumstances
Every difficulty we would face he knew about before we faced it, before it happened. He is way ahead of us
If he knew this was coming and he allowed it without stopping it then he must have a purpose in it. Look at the story of Joseph. He was sold by his own brothers but God spoke to him in dreams about who he was.
What does God say you are in Christ that will give you peace in your circumstances? Who are you in Heaven is who you are on earth.
Who was Saul? On the road to Damascus Saul was given a new name.
Who did God say the David the Shepherd boy was that made him confident to Kill Goliath?
Do you believe the giants in your life or can you trust your creator God said you are.
God knew the giants you would face. He allowed them to happen because he knew his purpose in it. Do you?
When you know how God says you are you will know how to stand against that giant.
Satan is like that one bully at work. That bully we have all had that is so threatened that to feel big they have to make you smaller. They point out all your mistakes and imperfections so you second guess who you are at work. They want you to get discouraged and to feel defeated. Satan is the same. He wants you to get discouraged and to feel defeated and blame God. Feel like God has abandoned you. What is Joseph had let slavery defeat him. What is David was scared. What if Saul kept remembering his ugly past? Satan is scared of what you will be. He wants to hold you back.
Your giant is just a doorway to your future. The giant is not an obstacle
Gods plans are bigger than your plans. His ways are bigger than your ways. Read God’s word; pray and ask God to show you who you are in heaven.