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I. Who am I really? What am I here for?
The answer to these questions was given before we were born
We were created for a purpose and we have been identified with Christ
Labels are used to identify. God has labeled us and Satan has tried to cover it up since birth. Jeremiah 1:5 - Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations
Satan has used many people who are led by their flesh to give us a wrong image
We are made in the image of God but that mirror has been fogged over by lies
If a lie is heard often enough about ourselves (29 times) we begin to receive it as our identity
Lies open doors for the spirit of self-rejection, self-hatred, sabotage, condemnation, unforgiveness, and an unloving spirit
We as counselors deal with flesh problems and spiritual problems
The flesh tends to line up with the Spirit. The Spirit is formed by belief
We have a lot of work to do as ministers of the Gospel to re-establish the true identity of the body of Christ
Most sinful and harmful actions are a result of false beliefs
Pray for your counselee to get a revelation of who they really are as seen by God
Sin is conquered through revelation of God’s will more than self-will
A changed identity results in the fruit of changed behavior
II. Scriptures to help:
I am accepted - I am God’s child. John 1:12 - 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.
I am accepted – I am a friend of Jesus. John 15:15 - Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of My Father I have made known unto you.
I am accepted – I have been justified. Romans 5:1 - Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ
I am accepted – I am united with the Lord. 1 Corinthians 6:17 - But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
I am accepted – I have been adopted. Ephesians 1:5 - Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will.
I am accepted – I have been redeemed and forgiven. Colossians 1:14 - In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins
I am secure – I am free from condemnation. Romans 8:1 - There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus.
I am secure – All things work for the good. Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according toHis purpose.
I am secure – I cannot be separated from the love of God. Romans 8:35 - Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
I am secure – The evil one cannot touch me. 1 John 5:18 - We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
I am significant – I am God’s temple. 1 Corinthians 3:16 - Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
I am significant – I am seated with Christ. Ephesians 2:6 - And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
I am significant – I am an heir with Christ. Romans 8:17 - And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together.
I am significant – I am a royal priest. 1 Peter 2:9 - But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood.
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