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Creflo Dollar: Knowing Your Identity

Knowing Your Identity - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar Ministriesby: Creflo Dollar

Do you know who you are? I’m not talking about who you are because of your parents, your background, or your upbringing, but I mean, do you really know who you are in Christ? Most people know who they are in the natural realm as it relates to their family and upbringing, but when it comes to their true identity in Christ and what that entails, they don’t have a clue.

Often, people have a hard time identifying with God because they relate to their physical, natural identities and the things they can perceive with their senses more than they do with Him. God made us in His image, and when we accept Jesus as our Lord and personal Savior, we become one with Him. This means that, from a spiritual perspective, we are just like Him! Knowing who we are in Christ is the catalyst for walking in the power of God and demonstrating that power to the world.

Because the knowledge of who we are in Christ is so vital to our confidence as sons of God, it is the area in which Satan will consistently attack us. In fact, he attacked Jesus in the area of identity when He was fasting in the wilderness for forty days and forty nights. Matthew 4:1-3 says, “Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.”

When Satan tried to question Jesus’ identity in the wilderness, Jesus responded with the Word of God. He didn’t have to prove anything because He knew who He was! That is the same way we should respond to the devil when He comes to attack our identity in Christ. We should always remind Him of what God has said about us and about him. Jesus replied, “It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God” (v. 7). When Satan realized that Jesus was not moved by His attack, and that He knew who He was, the Bible says he left Him alone.

Jesus wasn’t the first one Satan attacked in the area of identity. In the Garden of Eden, he also attacked Adam and Eve. He made a statement that suggested to them that they weren’t who God had made them to be. In Genesis 3:1-5, Satan deceived Eve into thinking that she wasn’t like God, which was the opposite of the truth. God had created Adam and Eve in His image, which meant that they already were like Him. They allowed the voice of the enemy to get them to doubt who they really were. As a result, they took the bait and fell into his trap.

By constantly looking into the mirror of God’s Word, we are able to maintain a consistent consciousness of our identity in Christ. The Word will tell us exactly who we are, what we look like from God’s perspective, and how we are to act as sons of God. It will also reveal to us any areas of our lives that may not line up with God’s Word.

God is a spiritual being, and He has made us in His image. When we become born again, we carry the very nature of God on the inside of us, which makes us little “gods” or smaller extensions of Himself (Psalm 82:1-8, AMP). Therefore, we should identify with the identity that God has given us. Philippians 2:5-9 shows us the attitude we should have as Believers:

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”

Even though we possess the power of God on the inside of us, if we don’t embrace the same mind-set that Jesus had about His identity, for our own lives, we will never be confident enough to walk in that identity. From now on, begin to see yourself as Jesus saw Himself—a spiritual being who possessed the same ability as His Father. Renew your mind to who you really are and declare it every day. You will send the devil running in the opposite direction!

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Creflo Dollar: Mighty In God’s Love

Mighty In God's Love - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar Ministriesby: Creflo Dollar

Everyone experiences rough times in life. But having trials doesn’t mean that you’ve missed God. On the contrary, your trials are often a sign that you’re on the path to your destiny. When breakthrough is near, trouble often appears to sidetrack or distract you to keep you from receiving what is waiting for you. Although your trials may be difficult, you must realize that you already have everything you need to triumph over them. You’ve been equipped by God with a measure of might, and that is what will help you successfully overcome anything that sets itself against you.

What exactly is “might”? Might is “the power, authority or resources wielded.” It is your God-given ability to do whatever is necessary to accomplish a particular task. In the Bible, David used might to kill the giant, Goliath (1 Samuel 17). Likewise, Daniel used his might to tap into God’s wisdom to read the handwriting on the wall (Daniel 5:13-29). If you want to operate in this same kind of might, you must first recognize its source: the Word of God.

Ephesians 6:10-18 describes the various weapons available to help you win any battle. These weapons—the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit—all work together to enable you to stand against any opponent. When you firmly establish God’s Word in your heart, you are suiting up for battle and arming yourself with God’s weapons. And this is how you turn on the power of might.

First John 5:4 says, “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world….” When you become born again and allow the Word of God to take root on the inside of you, your victory in every battle is assured; you can overcome the world. That’s why in the face of every battle, you must believe that your victory is already at hand.

It is not enough just to know the Word, however. You must also know God’s heart behind the Word in order to activate the power of might in your life. The Bible is a written expression of God’s love, and it contains the truth about His character. When you know God’s character, you know His heart. And it’s knowing God’s heart—His true intentions and His will for you—that gives you confidence in Him and turns on might.

In every situation that you face, think to yourself, What do I know about God’s character? The first thing you know from God’s Word is that He loves you unconditionally and wants you to triumph in your battles (2 Corinthians 2:14). Next, you know that you have been commanded to love God with all of your heart, mind and soul (Matthew 22:37). Since God requires this kind of love from you, He is faithful to love you in the same way. Because He loves you, He will protect you and bring manifestation into your life. Walking confidently in the knowledge of God’s love keeps you walking in the power of might.

Might is a direct result of your revelation of God’s love. So if your doctor gives you a bad report or your harvest hasn’t yet come in, think about how much God loves you and wants the best for you. Keep a positive attitude, and don’t let doubt enter your mind. Anytime you question God’s ability or willingness to intercede on your behalf in any situation, you doubt His love for you and you hinder might from operating in your life.

Battles are real, but victories are even more real to the Believer. Even in the midst of your trials, position yourself right where God wants you to be—in the center of His love. Believe in His love and walk in the power of might today!

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Dr. Creflo Dollar: Eliminate the Fear Factor

Eliminate the Fear Factor - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar Ministriesby: Dr. Creflo Dollar

Are you afraid of heights? Or do you become hysterical at the mere sight of spiders? Perhaps you live in constant fear that you will never get ahead in life. Whether you are afraid of heights, spiders or failure, let’s be clear on one thing; it is not good to have any amount of fear in your life.

I have heard people say, “A little fear is good for you.” I disagree. Fear is not good at all. It is a trap used by the enemy to keep you from operating in the will of God. The opposite of fear is faith, and Hebrews 11:6 says, “…without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is…” Satan knows that you must have faith to believe that God’s promises will come to pass. If he can get you to doubt God’s promises, he will accomplish his goal of taking you out of the will of God, thereby keeping you from receiving your blessing.

Ask yourself these three questions to find out whether you are believing God’s Word or walking in fear:

1) Whose word is getting into my heart?

Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God, but fear comes by hearing the words of Satan. Negative words can get into your heart by entering through your eyes (what you watch) and your ears (what you listen to). Eventually those things will enter your mouth (what you say), and once you begin to speak negative words, those things will ultimately become a part of your life. Be sure to put God’s Word into your heart to increase your faith.

2) Who’s side am I on?

The world system operates by fear. The kingdom of God system operates by faith. The world system says that you have to be educated, have a certain degree, be the right color, come from the right neighborhood, say the right things or wear the right clothes. If you contradict this system, you may be challenged by feelings of inadequacy, which comes from fear. But in the kingdom of God system, God is not a respecter of persons; He is a respecter of faith. It’s up to you to decide which system you will follow.

3) What am I connected to?

Fear is a spiritual connector and so is faith. Faith will connect you with the Word of God. Fear will connect you with the very thing you fear. For example, fear of death will connect you to the death that you fear. Fear of lack will connect you to the lack that you fear. Fear of cancer will connect you with cancer. Don’t allow fear to connect you to negative circumstances. Instead, use your faith to release the blessings of God into your life.

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