This entry is day 3 of the Prophetic Insights for this year. The Church – the sleeping giant, is waking up to who she really is and we are in for an exciting time ahead as she releases the reality of Heaven into Earth.

Identity

Identity crisis – the Church has been in an identity crisis for centuries but God has been restoring the true biblical knowledge and experiential lifestyle of ‘who we are in Him’ to the Church and that restoration has accelerated, especially over the last ten years or so.

This year will be a year of awakening for many. It will be a year where old mindsets are torn down and new ones established. Many Christians will wake up to who Christ is in them and who they are in Him. For some it will be a quick work, as revelation hits them like lightning, but for most it will be an awakening, like the dawning of a day, that happens over a period of time as God roots out false beliefs. As this happens there will be a release of the power of God into their lives that will bring about huge transformation. For some it will be as if this is when they really get saved and they will say that what they knew before was not the real thing, but merely conceptual knowledge.

What is your identity – You are a much-loved son or daughter of God, a co-heir with Christ of all that is in Father’s Kingdom.

Rom 8:16  The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17  And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ…

In Father’s eyes you are as important to Him as Christ is. Your life-purpose is to love Him and let Him love you – utterly and completely until every cell in your body cries “I am loved”. And because you know you are loved that much you can be who you were created to be – a reflection of God, one made in His image.

Col 3:9 …you have put off the old man with his deeds; 10  And have put on the new man, which is renewed… after the image of Him that created him:

Your old life is gone – it has been dealt with completely by His grace as you accepted Christ’s work on the cross and were baptised into His death and resurrection. You are clothed with righteousness and resurrection power, and your identity is now that of a child of God. Your home is the Kingdom of Heaven. You have been qualified as a minister of the New Covenant and an ambassador of that Kingdom.

You were created to, and are now able to, do the kind of things Jesus does and to release His Kingdom into Earth. Just as Christ was, you are backed up with the full resources of your Daddy’s Kingdom as you release the reality of that Kingdom here on Earth.

Will the whole Church walk in this knowledge? I hope and pray so, but unless God does something miraculous in that area I suspect there will still be those who choose religion over living relationship. History has unfortunately shown us that, but I believe God is bigger than history. So let’s continue to pray and believe that God will do miracles.

Let the Lord root out false beliefs in your life regarding who you now are. Be intentional about asking the Lord to expose them and root them out, giving revelation knowledge to replace them, and be renewed in your mind and thinking.

Prayer – “Father let the reality of what You have birthed us into be made plain to each of us. Root out the old thinking that stops us from stepping into and living in the reality of what You have done for us in the Cross. Let our eyes be opened by revelation to the wonder of the reality of Christ in us and us in Christ. Let the freedom You have called us into be fully understood by us, first by revelation, then by our mind. May your freely given Grace permeate and rule every thing we think and do, causing us to walk in freedom and to bring others into that freedom, both in the Church and outside of it.”

Along with this understanding of the Grace we live in will also come an understanding of what we were created for and where we fit in the picture. Many people will begin to find their giftings and step into their calling this year. New ministries will start this year as people step into their long held God-dreams but mostly it will be the so-called ordinary people walking in extraordinary love and power  in everyday life. Being full time in Christian Ministry will not be the dream people aspire to but walking in obedience will be.

Because of this we will see increased evangelism. In the days ahead we will see more ‘living theology” – our lives will reveal the truth and reality of the Word of God.  We won’t just know about the Kingdom but will live it. There is an old saying that ‘we are the only Bible some people will read’. What will our lives tell them?

2 Cor 3:2  You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written in your hearts, to be known and read by everybody. 3  You show and make obvious that you are a letter from Christ…not written with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

“Father I stand with you and  call forth the Church to her rightful place as sons & daughters of God, those who understand who they are and who you are in them. I see them as they release Heaven into Earth, causing miracles and great signs and wonders to abound. Like you I see them walk in love and power and live their theology. Father I see a people who are sharp of hearing and quick to obey. I see a Church rising up in beauty and power, full of your love and representing you rightly in the Earth. In your authority I call to them now – come forth light bearers, come forth love warriors, come forth and shine as light in the world and release the gospel in love and power!”

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