08-13-15 – Identity

Identity

Genesis 45:3-7 (NKJV)

3 Then Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph; does my father still live?” But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed in his presence. 4 And Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come near to me.” So they came near. Then he said: “I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. 5 But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6 For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. 7 And God sent me before you to preserve a posterity for you in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

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Joseph feared the LORD. He lived his life in reverence to God as a provider of strength and authority. Joseph answered to God above all men. HE KNEW WHO HE WAS, AND WHOSE HE WAS (AND IS).

When we submit to the power of GOD working in our lives, we are not only subdued by it, but graciously emblazoned and empowered to execute the will of the Father, Yahweh.

1 Peter 2:9 (NKJV) – But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

“As Christ-followers we are defined by who we are in Christ, not what we do or fail to do for Christ.” – Pastor Jim Bolin

As we have put on the righteousness of Jesus Christ by the grace of GOD, we are a Royal Priesthood for Yaweh.

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