identity

You ARE

Only recently did we discuss OUR identity in God as revealed by Christ; the understanding of which could and would change everything. One time we were in darkness, now, we move. This wouldn’t be some lengthy post like the last, there would be no boring gist. We are not here to PLAY. haha!

Times without number, I’ve heard people talk about GRACE like it is something added to the cooking ingredients of man to make man all curried up. Not to worry, I’ve also done that. However, Grace didn’t come to hype man or lie to make man beautiful. Grace is all for TRUTH.

“If not for Grace, where would I be?”

Of a truth, if not for Grace, we would still be in darkness, i.e. ignorance. Remember again I said Grace didn’t come to hype you or lie. All grace came to do was REVEAL your worth and true place in God; bring to light the awesome that you are. Do you feel inadequate? Insecure? Worthless? And full of all things displeasing before God? Hang on, Grace has a little something for you today.

“What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You care for him?” – Psalm 8:4

Consider your mind as a human. In what way can you measure it? The “mind” of this body, as we know it, is immeasurable, beyond measure, endless, infinite, huge, enormous, I can go on and on though. In physical terms, it is dimensionless; without dimension, inestimable. By no means can it and would it be measured. Not in this life. Remember when Abraham was given the opportunity to count the sand at the sea shores? The opportunity to count the stars in the sky? It’s about the vastness of space. He could in no way measure. Likewise your mind. It is in no way measurable.

We move on to what Grace yet seeks to reveal today. In the light of the same understanding that we have about our mind, consider God being MINDFUL of You. Deconstructing the word MINDFUL, we realize God’s MIND is FULL of you. He isn’t just mindful (i.e. aware) of you. His mind is actually full of you. I know you haven’t seen the twist yet. Haha! With the beginning thought that our mind alone is quite dimensionless and infinite, I beg you to consider what God’s mind would be like. Of course, God’s mind is in fact just as vast (if there’s such a word as vaster sef. LOL).

However, this isn’t the bone of contention 😉. Grace seeks to reveal there’s something actually capable of filling God’s DIMENSIONLESS mind. What could that possibly be? Just so you know, for a container to be full, the content has to be of same dimension. You think you are worthless? Grace would like to have you know you, in fact, have a worth that is so great a value cannot be placed on it. You are that infinite essence that fills God’s infinite mind. To God, you are of valuable essence, your existence isn’t a waste.

How can whatever fills God’s (Love’s) mind be inadequate? Alone? Insecure? Worthless? Or even lack LOVE? Just HOW!

AGAIN, KNOW YOURSELF AS YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN KNOWN BY THE ONE WHO KNOWS ALL.

All God knows is YOU. Be at PEACE, for you are COMPLETE; because God. God doesn’t think you less than Himself. God considers you just as valuable as Himself. You are INVALUABLE, LOVED, ACCEPTED, COMPLETE, SECURE, RIGHTEOUS, WORTHY, INFINITE.

“How precious also are your thoughts of me, O God! How vast is the sum of them. If I could count them, they would outnumber the sand. When I am done counting, I would only be beginning” – Psalm 139:17-18

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Be YOU; because YOU are the most important infinite essence to God.

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I beg us to consider and meditate on this, for when you realize your worth, you ultimately realize your neighbor’s. Do have a great week ✌️

On Issues of IDENTITY

A time in my life, after I was “SAVED”, I still didn’t feel SAFE. A friend made this statement yesterday that resonated within me.

“It is a terrible thing to live without knowing how awesome you TRULY are” – Effiong (The Rabbi).

Without realizing the awesome that you are, every decision made would be made out of uncertainties and fear of the unknown. Even for someone who “received” Jesus and was SAVED. He still doesn’t feel SAFE, because ignorant of what REALITY is. In my observation, it all began from hearing wrong about self. Listening to some pretty unhealthy news about Self.

From birth, we heard the news that we all sinned in Adam, and we carried on making Adam our reference henceforth. We made Adam our identity, the “one” who had the separation mindset since Eden. Hence, hearing the unpleasant news about ourselves. Leaving us ignorant of Who We Truly Are. Separated from our true identity, we hence lived life from a deluded mindset; living out the darkness initially meant to help us experience the light that we are.

“And because we do not know WHO WE TRULY ARE, we therefore live out WHO WE TRULY AREN’T”

We became blinded to a life that was supposed to be of PEACE, LOVE, ACCEPTANCE, UNITY, ASSURANCE, HEALTH and REST, and started to live out a life of WAR, HATE, REJECTION, DIVISIONS, FEAR, SICKNESS and LABOR. All because we made Adam our reference point. Again, a separated mindset. A lost IDENTITYSIN. Whereas, Jesus came and died for better. How that we didn’t hear the news that Jesus is our legitimate reference point baffles me though. I implore you to stop hearing the news that Adam is your reference point. He no longer is (he, in fact, never was). Move on from there.

How is it that we didn’t need to believe in Adam before we became SINNERS? The horrible news was just passed on to us. And because of one man’s sin, we all became condemned to a fate never meant for us. So hard is it for us to believe that before we were ever thought of being born, Jesus came and undid all that ADAM did. How come we were born to not believe one to participate and believe the other to participate. Nothing fair about that news to even make it good in the first place. We just didn’t get God’s message right.

We listened to God’s statement from an entirely different perspective, and we passed it on over years. Doesn’t make it TRUTH however.

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“And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us UNDERSTANDING so that we know the true ONE, and are in union with the truth One–that is, we are in union with His Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and the Life of the Ages” – John

Christ came to give us an understanding. He came to give us insight. He didn’t come to play. Seeing that we have been living out WHO WE TRULY AREN’T, Christ came to give us insight on WHO WE TRULY ARE. Christ is the understanding; the understanding of which could change everything. The understanding that God is our point of reference, and not Adam. The understanding that SIN isn’t our identity, but RIGHTEOUSNESS is.  Never should we have heard we were sinners, or ever separated from God or even condemned by God at all. All was a lie. We all were never to hear such news – news that was never about Christ; the understanding of our Identity.

WHO ARE WE TRULY? At least, I know who we aren’t… We aren’t enemies of God, slaves of God, servant of God, or even separated from God e.t.c. We are but SONS of God. One WITH God. Always IN God. Living AS God. Our Identity is LOVE, PEACE and RIGHTEOUSNESS. Reason is we have always been ACCEPTED, HOLY, BLAMELESS.

Interesting part is “whatever God knows to be TRUE” never changes. And he knew you before he formed you to be HOLY and BLAMELESS before Him in LOVE. Why then have you chosen to know yourself differently because of what your Pastor says happened to you in Adam? Do you realize what God knows you to be true before the foundations of the world is waaaaay greater than what happened to you in Adam.

KNOW YOURSELF AS YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN KNOWN BY THE ONE WHO KNOWS ALL.

The knowledge He (God) has of you is of PEACE and not of EVIL. In other for you to ACCEPT and LOVE Yourself, FEEL SAFE in being SAVED; which is your EXPECTED END. Be at PEACE with yourself, in yourself and all things around you. So you know, God didn’t change his mind about you because of Jesus. Rather, Jesus is God’s mind made up about you before the world was formed.

Again, I say remain at peace, for God is at peace with you.

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Have a great weekend in Advance. 🙌

EMMANUEL and CHRISTMAS

EMMANUEL and CHRISTMAS

BASIS: God is LOVE

Oh! Before I start to share my bit on Christmas and what I’ve learnt this year, I first apologize (yeah, I know I always apologize. LOOL) for being away for long. I’ve been taking my time learning and enjoying the awesomeness of life. Basically, my year in summary.

Okay, down to what I have to share…

EMMANUEL

Emmanuel means “God with us”. Emmanuel is God in the flesh. The incarnate Word. From our basis, we see that God is love. Hence, God = Love = the Word = Jesus. Any word from God should be about His nature which is Love, and Jesus is about this same love. The question is “how?”. Follow me as we walk this together. God is love as a Spirit, Jesus is love as Spirit incarnated. Simply put, Jesus is God (which is love) in flesh.

Hallelujah!

Now, the message in the name Emmanuel is awesooome, how? We already know it means “God with us”, but we know not how. Again, let’s walk and see this beauty together.

WHO IS EMMANUEL? – Emmanuel is the baby Jesus, the brightest of God’s glory, the express image of the Father. His life is the light of all men. The true light that enlightens every man coming into the world. God’s glory simply means Love’s opinion and judgement of you (of the world). When you see Emmanuel, you see God’s opinion of you and the world around you. He’s not bias. Seeing Emmanuel’s life brings light to your understanding. It enlightens the darkness our minds create about who we are.

WHY EMMANUEL? – Scriptures say when we behold as in a mirror Emmanuel, we would see and remember who we are. The false and dark ideas of who we are would come to change when we know for ourselves who we are and what love sees and says about us. This is the reason for Emmanuel’s birth. He came to show who we really are. He came to show our worth. He came to show God’s (Love’s) perfect opinion of us. As Emmanuel is, so are we in this World.

Amen.

Now, I think we know who Emmanuel is. Emmanuel is God’s perfect opinion of YOU. Emmanuel is YOU. You are Love in the flesh. The core of our being is LOVE. Our only essence is LOVE. Emmanuel shows our true identity. Love with us. We can never be separate from LOVE, for love does not only tabernacle with us, love is our life – for by love we live, move and have our being.

This is Emmanuel – LOVE with us, LOVE in us and LOVE as us.

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Okay… now Emmanuel was born, to bring this light to our darkened and fallen mindset of us and God. That we should know our true identity and know that we have always been on point. It is Christmas and we celebrate our true identity. Emmanuel is our true identity – LOVE as us.

This is a season that never ends. We are love beings, always in the season of love. This is who we are, this is the core of our being (as well as your neighbour and everyone you see). We are not just celebrating the birth of Jesus, the baby, this celebration should also be in remembrance of God’s perfect opinion of you and the world.

So, this is my take on Christmas upon all I have learnt this year, 2014. Awesome year for me. Learning God’s perfect love for you and I. Every day for me is Christmas. LOOL. For I live every day to love the man next to me because his DNA is same as mine – of Love.

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So, I’m leaving a great year unto a greater one. This year was my year of discovery. Discovering my true identity in our Father, which is LOVE. Year 2015 is my year of EXPLORATION. You can join me on this by following the blog for monthly discoveries, and share with friends and family, as we keep on listening to our Father’s heart. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR IN ADVANCE 😉 😀

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Our Father is good, our Father is beautiful. Our Father is love that casts out fear. Fear comes at the sight of something UGLY. Ugly is created by our minds, it’s an illusion. A false Image. Our Father is not ugly, and because of this, you aren’t ugly. We are His selfie, we have His DNA. We see ourselves as BEAUTIFUL. See someone BEAUTIFUL today and TELL 😀

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Have a Great day knowing you’re beautiful because your daddy God is beautiful, and all that beauty is.