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Return to the Father's Heart
So the Earth Will Survive
Robert B. Scott

Return to the Father’s Heart

This crucial book will pave the way for the of coming Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6, who is prophesied to bring today’s absent fathers toward their neglected or jettisoned children and bring the heart of believers back to their Father in heaven. The book offers a solution to a pervasive problem among men today: their inability to forgive abusive fathers. This modern-day Elijah will “restore all things” (Mat. 17:11), including the true gospel of the Kingdom or Family of God, revealing the dangerous error of the grace revolution leading to the appearance of the man of lawlessness, an evil leader who will fight the second coming of Jesus. Click HERE to order your copy today!

Our Awesome Identity in Christ

 

Our Awesome Identity in Christ


 
This article is a chapter from the book, Why Doesn’t God Heal Me? by Robert Scott. We encourage you to obtain the e-book on our Bookstore Tab. It has much more valuable revelation about our identity in Jesus.

Christians – 99.9% of them, to be specific – do not know who they are in Christ! Yet next to our knowledge of God, our knowledge of who we are in Jesus is by far the most important truth we can possess. It is the basis of our Christian walk. It is the very foundation stone of our Christian edifice. And more importantly, for the purposes of this book, it is the sure way to freedom from hindrances to healing!
 
Whether in the carnal or Christian realm, identity precedes behavior. No one can consistently behave in a way that is inconsistent with the way he perceives himself. In other words, if you don’t know who you are, you will end up acting like someone else. Do you know who you are?
 
Forty years ago one TV program fascinated me. On To Tell the Truth, a panel asked questions of three guests, two of them imposters. The goal was to guess who was in fact the real “John Doe” – the guest whose feat was famous but whose face was not. I always hung on the host’s final words: “Will the real John Doe please stand up?”
 
And now I ask a similar question. Will the real you please stand up. Who are you?
 
A family friend asked a young child what his name was. He answered, “Johnny stop it!” He thought that was his name! Those words always accompanied his parents’ nagging rebukes. They never told him he was precious to them, leaving him cursed with a negative identity.
 
I can almost hear a proud father in the South saying to his son, “Hold your head up high, son. You’re a McCoy!” The son will most likely act like a McCoy. That could imply fighting with a rival clan or it could indicate noble deeds. Do you know “the real McCoy”? Do you know who you are?
 
In the carnal realm, we moderns talk much – too much – about self-esteem. We even have a magazine now called Self.  What a commentary on our selfish society! God prophesied in II Timothy 3 that in the last days men would be “lovers of themselves.” Too often self-esteem becomes self-glorification. Jesus said we were to die to self and let Him live in us. Self-esteem can include killing someone you esteem less than yourself, standing up for your rights, being selfish and a host of other carnal pursuits.
 
Self-worth is the proper word. When you value and love yourself, you can value and love others. That’s Biblical teaching.
 
Even self-worth, however, is a paltry and carnal substitute for who we become when we accept Jesus Christ as our Master and Savior. That’s right. We actually become someone different. An awesome miracle takes place at conversion that few Christians realize in its depth and splendor. If they did, they wouldn’t act the way they do.
 
Tiger Wood’s father did not teach Tiger he was a weekend “hacker.” He was a golfer worthy of the name. He knew it. He believed in the positive truth of who he was. He became established in that truth – and practiced it. How much greater is our knowledge of who we are in Christ!
 
A friend of mine asked a seven-year-old boy who had accepted Jesus that simple question, “Who are you?” He didn’t say his name. He said, with gusto, “I’m a son of God!” He knew. Do you?
 
Lies Satan Wants Christians to Believe
 
Most Christians have not internalized their identity as believers. Ask some Christians who they are and here’s what you hear: “I’m a wretched sinner saved by grace, a hunk of junk, unworthy, weak and always messing up, constantly sinning, just hangin’ on for dear life, hoping to somehow squeak into heaven. I don’t see how God could love someone like me.” If that’s what you think of yourself and more importantly, what you say over yourself, it’s no wonder you have become that kind of Christian!

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