John 1: 12 (KJV), ‘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’.
Yes, I’ve using a lot of comparisons lately, it’s because I listen to a lot of people talk. Here’s the thing, if you really listen to what people are saying to you, you’ll get something to take away from the discussion.
For those who do not know, Jon Snow is a character in Game of Thrones (if you know you are not prepared, don’t watch it, just read this post). Honestly, he is amazing, but he really never knew who he really was. He rose through the ranks where he was working. He became the Lord Commandant, he was pretty much our idea of successful. The point however is that he could have been so much more if only he had knowledge of the circumstances of his birth. All his life, he had been told by his ‘father’ who really wasn’t even his father that he was a bastard. He lived the life of a bastard and had the name of a bastard. But he was still successful. Jon snow was actually no bastard, he was a legitimate son to the most powerful king in the Kingdom.
Why all this gist? It’s the same way with our Christianity. We do not really know our identity in Christ we do not know our inheritance in Christ. We do not know that we are God’s own legitimate children. If we knew this, the devil will not dare try some of the things he does. We live average lives, which to normal people is pretty successful, but God knows that you’re not fulfilling purpose. God knows you’re not dominating like he intended you to. We occasionally fall sick because, it’s just one of those things that happens in this world, after God said he wishes above all things that we be in health (3 John 2: 2 KJV). The Bible in 1 Peter 2: 9 (KJV) says, ‘But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light’. When we know who we are in Christ, our attitude to life will be so different.
So today I ask you, do you have knowledge of the circumstances of your birth? Do you know what you got when you gave your life to Christ? Do you know who your father is? Do you know how powerful your father is?