Thursday, April 21, 2011

Who Do We Think We Are?

PHOTO: Fairy Bridge on the Isle of Skye ©2005 Thyme2dream

"(I pray) that God may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation-of insight into mysteries and secrets-in the deep and intimate knowledge of Him, By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you..." Ephesians 1:17-18


I have become convinced that most problems we face as Christians are, at the root, just knowledge problems. We have the same power that raised Jesus from the dead dwelling in us and once we learn how to submit to God, get out of the way and allow that power to flow through us, victory will come.

As I have mentioned in previous posts, the above prayer from Ephesians is one I have prayed for myself and others ever since I first read it in the word nearly 30 years ago. Although I have spent a lot of time listening to good teaching and learning about "who we are in Christ", the Holy Spirit has recently been prompting me to personally delve deeper into this understanding by focusing on specific passages in the word that talk about us being "in Him" or "in Christ".

Since there are many ways that is phrased and the verses can be hard to find in a regular search with such common words, I have been using a great little resource that Kenneth E Hagin published years ago, called In Him (available from Harrison House publishers) In the booklet there are a couple of chapters introducing the concept, and then lists of all the verses on the subject. My project is to go through verses one at a time, copy them down in a journal and spend time meditating on each one as I go. This morning as I was starting to think about my blog, I decided that I would also like to start a series of sorts here along the same theme. So over the next few weeks/months I will aim to do at least one post a week along this line. This should be a great learning process, and I invite you to post comments if you like to contribute to the study so we can go through it together:)

2 comments:

  1. Good stuff, well said my friend!

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  2. Probably the greatest single chapter within The Scriptures for truly understanding who we really are is: " Psalm 82 ". In the article entitled: " What is The True Meaning of Psalm 82? " - I have broached some very interesting topics along these very same lines.

    The ' Real Question ' to ask yourself, is: " What does being created in God's Own Image truly denote? "

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