Bible School is every Wednesday starting at 6:45 Pm where we have anointed teachers bringing the pure word for growth in our spiritual walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. We also get the body of Christ to engage and we strengthen one another as we flow with the Holy Spirit. Our teachers tonight is Bryan and Julie Schmitz. Here are the sermon notes for tonight. Be blessed!!

                                      Your Mistaken Identity

 

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

 

The definition of Identity is – A distinguishing character or personality, A sameness, An exact likeness in nature or qualities.

 

Genesis 1: 26-27 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over [all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

 

Ephesians 3:19 To know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God

 

Matthew 23:25-27   “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and [l]self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also.“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. 

 

2 Corinthians 4:3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

1 Corinthians 10 1-13 For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. They all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ. Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered in the wilderness.

Now, these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: “The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.”We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died.  We should not test Christ, as some of them did—and were killed by snakes. And do not grumble, as some of them did—and were killed by the destroying angel.

These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come. So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! No temptation[c] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

How do you Break Free?

  • Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the identities that you are wearing and identifying with. Seek Jesus deeply in prayer that He unveils your eyes. Behold Him in His Glory and love.

2 Corinthians 3: 12-18 Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech—  unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away.  But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament because the veil is taken away in Christ.  But even to this day, when Moses is read, a veil lies on their heart.  Nevertheless, when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.  But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Romans 8:2 –For the law of the Spirit of life In Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

  • If you need help seek Godly counsel from a sister/brother in Christ to confide and speak into your life.( not someone that will keep you in the label but will pray and speak life over you.) 

Ephesians 4: 20-25 That, however, is not the way of life you learned when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus.  You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;  to be made new in the attitude of your minds;  and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 

 

  •  Do you follow a group such as the introvert group, pain group, any group that causes you to keep speaking and re-affirming these identities over your life? Delete these things.

 

2 Corinthians 4:1-2 Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

 

Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.

 

  • Speak affirming bible verses over you personalizing them to yourself.

 

Matthew 12: 33-37 Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give an account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words, you will be condemned.”

          Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
          Be acceptable in Your sight,
          O Lord, my [h]strength and my Redeemer

 

  • Allow the breaking off to happen. It may be uncomfortable but pray and seek Him through it. Completely submit yourself to Christ.

Isaiah 64:8- But now O Lord you are our Father, we are the clay, and you our potter, we are all the work of your hand.

John15: 1-8 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you[b] will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples

 

Mark 14:36- And He said, “Abba Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me, nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.”

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