Know the Truth-Know Who You Are
I believe there are four “knows” that lead to spiritual maturity and freedom in Christ. This study will be divided into four segments:
1.Know Who You Are In Christ
2.Know The Father Intimately
3.Know Your Enemy
When my first son was born, I had to spend three days in the hospital. They brought baby John in for feedings, but they took care of all his other needs. One morning they brought John in all washed and wrapped. I looked at the nurse and said, “Now what?” She said, “Go home, he is all yours.” Without saying it, his father and I felt the same – “I don’t feel like a parent yet!” The truth was that we were parents. A new life had been born and we were responsible for him. Even though we did not feel like it, we were his mother and father. So we took him home and began caring for him – acting like parents. Now after 14 years and two more sons, we certainly feel like his parents. It took time and acting upon the truth of who we were to become what we already were – his parents.
The Heavenly Father tells us in His Word that we are adopted as His child, that we have been bought with a price and we belong to Him, and that we have been accepted. (Ephesians 1:5; 1Corinthians 6:19-20; Romans 15:7) You may not feel like these statements “fit” you, but if you are a believer, you will grow into it.
Who do you think you are? The answer to that question is the key to living in freedom and growing in Christ. Most believers do not know what the Father says about them. If we knew and believed all that God says about us – it would change everything. We would start living up to God’s standard. If we think we are just a “sinner saved by grace” and not a saint saved by grace – guess how we will act. We behave the way we believe. If you will let the truth of who you are saturate your heart, you will start living up to what God says about you.