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Luke 16 to 18
Since the 60's they say that people have been 'finding themselves'. Even today they tell us that people don't know who they are and are looking to find their identity in what they do.
It might be appropriate to start the day by answering this question once and for all, and looking at Jesus will help us.
Luke 4:9 The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. "If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down from here. 10 For it is written: "'He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully; 11 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'" 12 Jesus answered, "It says: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'" NIV
In this temptation, Satan tries to find out what Jesus knows about His own identity. The answer is clear – Jesus is fully aware that He is the Lord God! Satan gets this fact shoved in his face and he decided to leave Jesus for a while. Even Satan saw the futility of continuing to tempt a man who was confident in his divine identity and knew that He had authority over Satan.
Jesus told us we have authority delegated from Him:
Matt 28:18 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go... NIV
We need to know that we have His authority and also who we are:
1 John 3:1 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! NIV
Rom 8:17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs — heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ NIV
2 Cor 5:20 We are therefore Christ's ambassadors NIV
We are children of God – joint heirs with Christ and also his legally appointed ambassadors to the planet Earth.
When you wake up in a morning, remind yourself who you are and as long as you operate under the Lordship of Jesus, Satan will keep having to give up on you too!