“Who you identify with defines who you are”
We will take this series for some days as the Lord will help us, I believe that this series will be of help to you as a teenager on how to identify yourself with Christ Jesus. I understand that identity is one of the greatest force on the earth, it can cause you to be embraced and it can cause you to be persecuted. Everyone loves identity and identity varies in degrees according to human but the greatest of all identities is to be identified with Christ. To understand your identity in Christ we need to look at the person of Christ so that you will know Who you are identifying with.
- WHO IS CHRIST?
Christ is the Son of God, He is Jesus the CHRIST, Christ means the anointed one. We understand by the word of God that Christ is not just a name, He was actually made to become it by the Father.
Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, THAT GOD HATH MADE THAT SAME JESUS, WHOM YE HAVE CRUCIFIED, BOTH LORD AND CHRIST.
We see that He was made to become Christ and that’s why in this series we will also see how God has made you Christ’s. The making of Christ is an ordination into a name, which He inherited through from the Father.
Hebrews 1:4 BEING MADE so much better than the angels, as HE HATH BY INHERITANCE OBTAINED A MORE EXCELLENT NAME THAN THEY.
Jesus obtained a more excellent than the angels, He inherited the name through a making, He was made both Lord and Christ after crucifixion. So Jesus has been made both Lord and Christ. We understand that Jesus knew the name and when He spoke with His disciples He told them not to tell anyone about that name, I can not tell why He did that accurately but can it be because He has not yet been crucified? But we know He is Jesus the Christ, everyone in Israel were waiting to see Him but He came and men could not identify Him that He was the One that was sent to them.
Colossians 2:8-9 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, AND NOT AFTER CHRIST. FOR IN HIM(CHRIST) DWELLETH ALL THE FULNESS OF THE GODHEAD BODILY.
Christ is the one that house the Godhead bodily. When you look at Christ He houses the whole Godhead in His body. The fullness of the Godhead lies in His body. He is the eternal counsel of God. This is because it pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell even the Godhead,
Colossians 1:19 For it pleased the Father that IN HIM SHOULD ALL FULNESS DWELL;
“If the fullness of God can dwell in Christ then bringing you into Christ and be identified with Him can not be a problem”
It’s pleased the Father to make all fullness dwell in Christ and that is Who you are to identify yourself with.
Scriptures made it clear that Christ is the wisdom and the power of God
1 Corinthians 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, CHRIST THE POWER OF GOD, AND THE WISDOM OF GOD.
In line with the previous scripture above that Christ house the Godhead bodily, this tells that Who we are identifying ourselves with is wise and He is powerful and when you check the scripture, you’ll see that through Christ God has made Him unto us wisdom.
1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are ye in CHRIST JESUS, WHO OF GOD IS MADE UNTO US WISDOM, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption
In our next series we will look at THE PURPOSE OF CHRIST.