Men ought to manifest who they are in order to fully carry out the reason for their existence and impact the world. Failure to understand who you are brings inferiority complex. All you see around is a-no-good-for-nothing you. A lack of understanding about yourself brings a mentality that you are a minority in life and that’s who you are meant to be. Everyone you will come across in life will always seems better than you are. A man cannot impact the world with an inferiority – complex – mentality. Come out of it! You are more than that.
The Almighty God can never waste His resources and time in creating you to be inferior. Why will He do that? Come to think of it, can God really purposed in His heart to make you a second class person to everyone? No right, then all you need is to seek to know the real you.
You must also know that understanding who you are can only come with divine revelation. If you are one of those still struggle to understand who you are this chapter is for you.
1John3:1 declare “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God; therefore the world knoweth us not because it knew him not”.
Elder John teaches that the world cannot reveal our identity to us because they didn’t know it. There is no other way of knowing your identity except by divine revelation. Only the Father can and will reveal it to us for only Him knows our true identity (He’s the Creator, He made you even your inner part).
Gen.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.”
The revelation about your identity is imbedded in the scripture above. Why am I so sure about that? Because it takes the manufacturer of a product to know the reason for making the product. Since God is your creator, you should be certain that He knows the reason for creating you and who you are meant to be. You can never know your true identity unless you know what your Creator says about you.
A REPLICA OF GOD
irstly, your Creator says He makes you in His image. You are meant to be the mirror of God. That’s who you are. Hallelujah! Let this revelation sink into your inner man….You are made in the likeness of God.
You can never exhibit your true identity until you know it…. “You are made in the likeness of God”….you carries the DNA of the Almighty God. You are created and meant to exhibit the nature of God. He wants you to be just like Him.
You are a replica of God! How can you be inferior? Doing big things, making exploit is part of your nature. If all things are possible with God, it shouldn’t be impossible to you because you are a replica of the Mighty God. Everything you needed for manifestation, to influence those around you, to make a landmark is already in you. All you need to do is just to realize this. Allow this light to shine through your heart.
Judge 6 recorded about a man called Gideon, who was destined to make big impact in his generation but has an inferiority complex due to oppression from the enemy. He fails to understand who he was due to poor family background. His family was the least in the tribe of Israel and he was the least of the family. Yet the angel told him just as the Spirit of God is telling you now that you are not meant to be hiding but you are destined to deliver your family and nation. You are not inferior to others for you are a man of valor. Once he got the understanding of who he really was, he did exploit, dismantling the enemy that he was once hiding from.
Are you also feeling inferior because of those molesting you? You only have to understand that you are a replica of God. There is no second class citizen in redemption. Begin to confess it: Am a replica of God, I refuse to be inferior.
Is your manifestation being limited by your poor family background? Listen, you are bigger than all the history of your family because you are a replica of God. In fact your poor family background is one of the reason you are in that family; to rewrite the history for good.
No one may have done great things before in your family. You may not have graduate, successful persons in their career and marriage, you may all be living below average yet they are not enough to convince or stop you from achieve great things. You are a barrier breaker. You are in that family to set the pace for other and rewrite the history for good. Rise up and do it.
Most times the thought of failure limit many from achieving great things. You had failed before, fine! You had tried many times yet still the same. I understand you perfectly because I’ve been there before, I have this to tell you the fact that you have failed many times doesn’t make you a ‘failure’ or ‘loser’. There are ups and downs in life. Failure is not the end; it’s just a way of telling you to do it better next time.
Whatever you have been trying to achieve without succeeding, you need to try again and again and again and again till you succeed. The more you fail and try again the more you know the better way to get it right next time. Show me a great man and I will tell you of a man that has failed many times but never give up or back down. The difference between those that people look up to in the society and those that are just there without any influence is they never give up. Don’t ever underestimate yourself by comparing yourself to other.
Who you are or what you can do is far above what you can ever imagine and comprehend. Don’t ever and ever underestimate that…YOU ARE A REPLICA OF GOD!!!
MORE THAN ANGELS
The question is why would God make you in His image? Why not other creatures? Why the human race, why YOU?
Let’s dig a bit into the scripture. Genesis 3:8 recorded a visit from the Creator to the first man and woman…“and they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.”
For Adam and Eve to recognize the voice of God in the garden shows that God has been a regular visitor to them. To the extent that while hiding somewhere they still recognize He is the one coming. God is a regular visitor to man. He visits you also just like He visited Adam regularly.
Psalm 8:4 stressed further “what is man that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man that thou visitest him?”
The psalmist was inquisitive. Why would He be mindful of man to the extent that He will leave all official business in heaven and come down visiting man? With thousand of thousands of angel in heaven, why would God be visiting man? It shows one thing clearly there is a good and strong relationship between God and man.
This goes deeper to say that God desire to build a relationship that is far closer and above the relationship between God and the angels. No wonder He made man in His image.
Before the existence of man the angels have being yet all attention was on the man when he was created. In fact the angels who are more powerful were made to be ministering to the man. Of a truth, Men appearances and statures are no match to that of the angels. Those who were privilege to see one will tell you that angels are fearful and powerful beings. All the encounters of angel and man recorded in the bible shows how frighten a man will be in the front of an angel. Elder john and Daniel fainted, Zachariah was made dump by an angel, Samson father and mother fell on their faces to the ground.
Yet with all their glory and strength, angels are made ministering spirit unto us and they are not to be revered or worship for God has made you higher than the angels. No any being in heaven, on earth or under the earth deserves our devotion and worship except the Almighty God.
The creation of man causes a shift from heaven to earth. A shift of focus from the host of heaven to humans. All happenings in heaven are because of the man on earth. Earth and other creations were made for him. Many times angels are sent to fight for the Israelite, rescue the apostles from the prison. Sometimes God came down in His glory as a fire and pillar of cloud to dwell among His people. When angels (devil and fallen angels) rebelled against God, He casted them out without repentance but when men rebelled against Him, instead of casting us off He sort for a way for redemption (which cost Him the only Begotten Son). He planned a new heaven and a new earth for us so that those who believe in His Son can be with Him forever and never be separated again. Why? Because of the form of God on earth (man), we are made in the image of God. Our creation is the beginning of a new bloodline of royalty. We are a breed of the Almighty God. You are more than the angels for you belong to the bloodline of God.
The bible stressed that God is not just visiting us neither is He with us but He lives in us. Greater is He that lives in you. You are a tabernacle of the Most High. You are a dwelling place of God. He lives in you. Once you surrender you life to Jesus, this is the hope that you have that CHRIST in you is the hope of your glory.
No wonder angels are made to minister to us as they minister to God. They are made to watch over you, protect you from evil, fight on your behalf when you don’t even know, take you request to heaven and bring back the answer, go wherever you send them, answer you any time you call them.
It’s a pity that men don’t know their reality in Christ, even the devil knows this. He knew angels are ministering spirit, he told Jesus in Luke 4:11 the exact word recorded in Psalm 91:12 ‘and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash they foot against a stone’. Those who worship or use angels name to pray are doing so in error.
One of the greatest weapon devil uses in attacking men is ignorance. Bible says if you know the truth the truth will set you free. Devil knows this too and he’s doing everything to keep you from knowing the truth. You must take responsibility in knowing the truth about yourself. Access to the revelation about yourself is the liberating key for your destiny.
FAMILY OF GOD
As you know that like begat like. If God chose to make man in His likeness and want a closer relationship with man, then it means God is building a family to relate with. Being made in His likeness makes you a member of God’s family.
The worth of a son is determined by the worth of the father. If you father can do wonders, exploit, the impossible then it’s in your power to do same. Stop being an inferior to others. You are a replica of God therefore you belong to the family of God.
John 1:12 – 13, says But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God’.
Membership of God’s family is a privilege given to us by Jesus and its open to all, not limited to a set of people or race. Before anyone can talk of being a son of God, you must be born into God’s family. This is fundamental.
You must be born again. Being born again is a re-birth into God’s family. Since the fall of Adam, men lost his true nature (which is God’s nature). To regain the lost identity and nature, everyone must be rebirth in the family by accepting the righteous in Christ Jesus through faith. Where you are dead to the old sinful nature and put on the new Godly nature [Eph4:22-24].
Galatians 4:4 – 6, says ‘But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father’.
According to John 1:12-13, the condition of getting this privilege of membership is to BELIEVE and RECEIVE the Giver: JESUS. When you believe and receive Jesus, you are adopted into God’s family. In Christ, we have a new identity and a new reality which is made possible through the finished work of Jesus Christ on the Cross.
It is of utmost importance that you are sure of your salvation, without it, you cannot be admitted into God’s family. Salvation is the certificate of acceptance into God’s family. Are you saved?
Only those who are sure of their salvation are those who will manifest their destiny to the fullness. The danger is when a man is not saved, devil will hijack his purpose and use it against God’s plan to fulfill his wicked mandate.
Is your purpose hijacked already? You can make a u-turn to fulfill destiny in the right part. Cross over to God’s family fully and your future will be secured. Your salvation guarantees a well fulfilled destiny. It guarantees a manifestation of destiny that is in line with God’s plan for your life.
Salvation is not about attending church services. Your church attendances (without surrendering to the Lordship of Jesus Christ) will only make you a church member not a member of God’s family. Salvation is not about being a pastor, a minister, pastor child or a worker in the church or a minister of the gospel. You can be a minister of the gospel in this era when you have a zeal for God’s work yet not being saved and sanctified. Salvation is not about keeping the law, it’s about receiving the grace given to us by Jesus Christ. Salvation is not a self-righteous work but Christ righteous work.
Don’t ever confuse living a moral life to living a sanctified life. Being a Moralist is not the same as being saved. No one can keep all the law yet we can be saved by trusting in the finished work of Christ.
Are you sure of your salvation? Do you really belong to Jesus the way you claim? Can you boost that Jesus knows you as a son? If not you can access salvation right now and become a part of God’s family.
Say this prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for sacrificing your precious life for me. I believe that you died and rose from dead. I confess all my wrong doings, have mercy and forgive me. I surrender my life to your Lordship as from today… In Jesus name I have pray. Amen
Welcome to God’s family.
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Excerpt from DESTINY: The Manifestation of The Sons By OLADIMEJI OLAYINKA JOSEPH