Wednesday, February 25, 2009

You are NOT who they say you are..

Matthew 16:15 (NLT) Then he asked them, "But who do you say I am?"
With this message today I want to really bless someone who may be being held back by the bondage of who you were in the past. I want to tell that you are walking NOW into the fullness of who God created you to be. And in doing so there are some from your past that may intended through guilt and condemnation to keep you from getting there. But today you have to know that your forgiveness is final and your redemption in Christ is complete. Don't let other people's opinions and criticism keep you stuck being the person God never intended you to be. The enemy through the words of other people will be quick to point your past mistakes, attitudes, and behaviors. There are some people in your life that can STILL only see you through the filter of your past. They have no clue who you are but it is because they have no clue of who they are.
There were people close to Jesus Christ that didn't know who He was either.
Matthew 16:13-14 (NLT)
When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?"
"Well," they replied, "some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets."
In Matthew 9:34 the Pharisees even accused him of being associated with the devil.
So I want to tell those of you reading this today don't be alarmed, shocked, or even hurt by people that don't know you and want to assassinate the work the Holy Spirit is doing in your life.
The ones that should be able to see the change, the growth and the difference are the very ones that don't see it. You just have to forgive them, continue to love them but keep moving forward. Never allow their spiritual blindness to stop how you see yourself. There is a mighty work taking place in your heart, soul and spirit.
I want to remind you today to confess the powerful word of God.
Philippians 1:6 (NLT) And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Be Blessed, Manie