1 John 4:17 “For as He is, so are we in this world.”
2 Corinthians 3:18 “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord…”
Romans 5:10 “…We were reconciled through the death of His Son…”
Ephesians 2:13-16 “But now in Christ Jesus, you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace, and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity.”
Ephesians 5:31 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.”
Matthew 19:6 “So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let not man separate.”
When you look in a mirror, you are beholding the Son of God. You behold the Father. Why? Because we are one with the Father. When Simba looked into the water again to see his reflection, after Rafiki said, “Look harder,” what did he see? His Dad. He was looking not at himself, but his Father, for that’s who he was. They were one. It was as if he was his Father, for he had his father in him, his identity, and his name. The same is true about us and God. Since the beginning, we were made in His image, and Jesus came and restored our true, original value, our image, our inheritance, our design, our oneness with God. When sin came, there was separation; a divorce, a wall between man and God. When Jesus came, there was marriage. He took the Bride, sealed Her with the promise of the Holy Spirit, and gave Her a new name, the name of Jesus. We were reconciled, joined with Him, made one! When we look in a mirror, we are beholding our Beloved! We behold our Savior! Why? Because, “It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me”! We have taken on the identity of God once again! And may no man separate what He has joined together! Wake up to who you truly are, and reject once and for all the lies of the enemy concerning you and who you are.
This is precisely why He told us to heal the sick, to raise the dead, to love one another, to speak to the mountains to move, to take dominion over the whole earth, and more. Because when we do these things, He is doing them. My movement is His movement. When I act, He acts. When I Iay hands on people, He touches them. I don’t need to spend my time anymore crying out for Him to shine His light or move mountains, or change a city, or bring revival. Why? Because it is in my going that He does things. He’s ready to touch people…through you and me. Not through our fasting, crying, or amount of hours prostrating. And I’m not afraid to say these things, because this is what I did before I woke up. Where I go, He goes because we are one. We are believing that we already look like Christ, given all that we need to carry the same ministry, and so we do the same things Christ did and greater. St. Augustine said, “God became man, that man might become God.” This isn’t blasphemy. This is who you really are. No exceptions, no but’s. God does His part when we go. He has always been about us going. “He esteems His word above His own name” (Psalm 138:2). And His word says that we carry the ministry, and for us to walk in obedience as sons, not slaves, is giving Him honor and glory. And we can, as a body, can put an end to calling this “evangelism” because this is what we were all called to. It is God being in us, it is us being Christ, fulfilling the mission “love one another” till all the earth is full of light, His glory. His glory will cover more and more of the earth when His children be who they really are, created in His image, loving one another.
Know who you are. It will change your mind from identity crisis, to identity Christness.