WHAT IS YOUR IDENTITY IN THIS LIFE ON EARTH?
What about in the Spiritual Realm (invisible world)?
There is great joy in knowing who you truly are in life!!!
You can NEVER find YOUR IDENTITY in your
- Ministry, etc
That’s not how YAH created the world to be!
Also, Check out the teaching called: ARE YOU A SOUL, A SPIRIT OR BOTH?
You are a HUMAN BEING made in YAH’S IMAGE and AFTER HIS LIKENESS as seen in Genesis 1-2. Your career, job, ministry, etc will PASS AWAY some day however you are IMMORTAL. Your fleshly body will die someday and decay however, your SPIRITUAL BODY / SPIRIT MAN will remain alive forever. Where you will be alive for eternity is up to you while you live on this earth! Hebrew 9
Hebrews 9:27 King James Version (KJV)
27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
While here on earth through your ACTIONS, etc you CHOOSE DAILY where you DESIRE TO BE FOR ETERNITY, that is to say, either RETURN TO HEAVEN or go to HELL!
Heaven is not a place we can just SLIDE INTO. We need to work towards it (Philippians 2:12). We need to have TESTIMONIES like those of ENOCH, ABRAHAM, ELIJAH, ELISHA and most of all YAHUSHUA our Mashiach!
We, the inhabitants all over the earth have an IDENTITY of some kind. It is either in YAHUSHUA or Satan!
We are SPIRITUAL BEINGS!
We are not just born to live, work, get married, have children then die!!!
There is so much more to life than that! The earlier you realise and understand YOUR IDENTITY, the better life will be for you because then it means that you would be very mindful of
- what you do,
- how you do it,
- where you go to spend your time,
- how you spend your time, etc
If you are reading this and are NOT BORN AGAIN IN YAHUSHUA (YAH’S SALVATION) through YAHUSHUA’S BLOOD, then your IDENTITY IS IN SATAN, THE DEVIL!
You need to read John 3:16 & Book of Acts) and consider ENTERING YAH’S ARK OF SALVATION if you want to have a PORTION IN HEAVEN!
If you are already BORN AGAIN and daily WORKING OUT YOUR SALVATION WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING (Philippians 2:12), then you need to understand more of WHO YOU ARE IN YAHUSHUA!
Once you are BORN AGAIN IN YAHUSHUA through YAHUSHUA’S BLOOD, then your IDENTITY changes (PHYSICALLY & SPIRITUALLY)! You then have a RESPONSIBILITY to live according to your NEW IDENTITY!
2 Corinthians 5:17 Names of God Bible (NOG)
17 Whoever is a believer in (MASHIACH, YAHUSHUA) Christ is a new creation. The old way of living has disappeared. A new way of living has come into existence.
Isaiah 42:9 English Standard Version (ESV)
9 Behold, the former things have come to pass,
and new things I now declare;
before they spring forth
I tell you of them.”
Revelation 21:5 Names of God Bible (NOG)
5 The one sitting on the throne said, “I am making everything new.” He said, “Write this: ‘These words are faithful and true.’”
So, WHO ARE YOU IN YAHUSHUA?
Ephesians 4:17-24 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
Live as God’s People
17 Therefore I say this — indeed, in union with the Lord I insist on it: do not live any longer as the pagans live, with their sterile ways of thinking. 18 Their intelligence has been shrouded in darkness, and they are estranged from the life of God, because of the ignorance in them, which in turn comes from resisting God’s will. 19 They have lost all feeling, so they have abandoned themselves to sensuality, practicing any kind of impurity and always greedy for more. 20 But this is not the lesson you learned from the Messiah! 21 If you really listened to him and were instructed about him, then you learned that since what is in Yeshua is truth, 22 then, so far as your former way of life is concerned, you must strip off your old nature, because your old nature is thoroughly rotted by its deceptive desires; 23 and you must let your spirits and minds keep being renewed, 24 and clothe yourselves with the new nature created to be godly, which expresses itself in the righteousness and holiness that flow from the truth.
As Believers in and Faithful Obedient Followers of YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH, we are running a SPIRITUAL RACE….
(Exodus 12 – Joshua 24; Psalm 19:5; 1 Corinthians 9:24; Galatians 5:7; Philippians 3:14; 1 Timothy 6:12 & 2 Timothy 4:7; Hebrews 12:1)
….while on this earth from Spiritual Land of Bondage (a.k.a Slavery to Sin / Satan, the devil which is also called Spiritual Egypt) to our Spiritual PROMISED LAND OF YAH FLOWING WITH MILK AND HONEY (HEAVENS) with YAHUSHUA as our SHEPHERD/(spiritual) LEADER.
Our days are numbered as seen in Psalm 90 & Ecclesiastes 3.
We are called:
- SPIRITUAL JEWS (No Longer Gentiles) / SPIRITUAL MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL through the BLOOD OF YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH (Romans 11). We are called Messianic Jews. That is our Original name (which was changed to Christian years later).
- SPIRITUAL BRIDE and GUESTS OF YAHUSHUA (2 different categories of believers but ONE in YAHUSHUA) and YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH is OUR SPIRITUAL BRIDEGROOM (Matthew 22 & 25; Revelation 7 & 14; Revelation 19).
- SPIRITUAL SHEEP and LAMBS OF YAHUSHUA (Psalm 23; John 10).
- SPIRITUAL BODY OF YAHUSHUA with various parts and Functions / Roles (1 Corinthians 12).
- SPIRITUAL SPIRITUAL ARMY OF YAHUSHUA together with YAH’S Holy Angels (Ezekiel 37; Ephesians 6; Luke 10:17; Revelation 12:11).
- SPIRITUAL BRANCHES OF THE VINE WHO IS YAHUSHUA WHILE YAHUVEH / YAHWEH GOD THE FATHER IS THE GARDENER (John 15; Romans 11). We are expected to produce GOOD SPIRITUAL FRUIT (John 15; Galatians 5:22-23).
- A CHOSEN GENERATION, A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, A SPECIAL PEOPLE called out of darkness and into HIS MARVELLOUS LIGHT (Psalm 118:22; 1 Peter 2:9).
- YAH’S PRIESTS (Levitical Priests). YAH has also APPOINTED some of us as HIS HIGH PRIESTS (Human Shepherds / Men & Women of YAH on earth who guide HIS people as YAH leads them to). As PRIESTS, we have a responsibility to dress a certain way in the SPIRITUAL REALM (Numbers 18-21; Deuteronomy 12; Nehemiah 12; Ezekiel 44-46; )! YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH is our GREAT HIGH PRIEST (Hebrews 4; Hebrews 7)!
SPIRITUAL LIVING STONES WITH YAHUSHUA as the CHIEF / HEAD CORNERSTONE (Psalm 118:22; 1 Peter 2:4-6).
- YAH’S CLAY – YAH is the PORTER and we are the CLAY (Psalm 139; Jeremiah 1; Jeremiah 18). YAH desires to mould us more into HIS PERFECT IMAGE if only we let HIM by being LOVINGLY OBEDIENT to HIS TORAH (INSTRUCTIONS) accordingly plus longing for HIS FILLING US MORE WITH HIS RUACH HA KODESH (Psalm 42; Joel 2:28-30; Acts 2; Matthew 7; 1 Peter 1:16).
- LIVING SACRIFICE UNTO YAH, SET APART FOR YAH, YAH’S TEMPLE for Paul said, “MY OLD SELF HAS BEEN CRUCIFIED WITH YAHUSHUA. IT IS NO LONGER I THAT LIVES BUT YAHUSHUA (a.k.a JESUS CHRIST / YESHUA) WHO LIVES IN ME! So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the SON OF YAH, who loved me and gave HIMSELF for me.” (Romans 12 & Galatians 2:20).
- YAH’S LABOURERS / SERVANTS in YAH’S Vineyard for YAH has blessed us with HIS TALENTS to use for HIS GLORY and in the end, bear much fruit / profit (Matthew 9:35-38; Matthew 20:1-16 ; Matthew 25:14-30; 1 Corinthians 3:9-11).
- YAH’S (SPIRITUAL) TEMPLE / HOUSE both as individuals as well as a group (1 Corinthians 3:17; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
The LOST SHEEP = those people who belong to YAH but have not yet accepted YAHUSHUA as their personal LORD and SAVIOUR / MESSIAH.
The LOST SHEEP also include those people who have accepted YAHUSHUA as their Messiah / MessiYAH but sadly, backslid, hence needing encouragement so as to ARISE and SHINE AGAIN FOR YAH (Isaiah 60).
These are the people (LOST SHEEP) whom we as believers in and the followers of YAHUSHUA need to reach out to with YAH’S LOVE (Isaiah 61; Matthew 28; John 3:16-17; John 10; Matthew 22; Romans 11).
THE FOLLOWING IMAGES DEPICT WHAT WE ARE ABOUT:
YAHUSHUA IS OUR CHIEF / HEAD CORNERSTONE (ROSH PINNAH, in Hebrew).
WE ARE SPIRITUAL LIVING STONES.
When the STONES are put together, whilst BUILDING a SPIRITUAL HOUSE which is also called– THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, also known as THE HOUSE / TEMPLE OF YAH, the end result is thatThe BODY OF YAHUSHUA is produced with YAHUSHUA at the very Top / the Leader – THE CHIEF / HEAD CORNERSTONE as well as THE FOUNDATION (STONE = The LAW which is TORAH and The PROPHETS)!
(1 Peter 2:4-12 & Psalm 118:22; Ephesians 2:20)!
We look up unto ABBA YAHUVEH / YAHWEH, YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH and RUACH HA KODESH who is also SHKINYINYAH GLORY (OF YAH THE FATHER) for everything (Matthew 6:33)!
WE ARE THE BRIDE AND GUESTS (2 different categories of believers but ONE in YAHUSHUA) as well as SPIRITUAL ARMY OF YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH
(Matthew 22 & 25; Revelation 7 & 14; Revelation 19:7-10; Ephesians 6)!
WE ARE THE SHEEP AND LAMBS OF YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH (Psalm 23; John 10)!
WE ARE PRIESTS and YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH is our GREAT HIGH PRIEST
(1 Peter 2:9 & Hebrews 4)!
YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH is THE VINE and WE ARE THE BRANCHES.
YAHUVEH / YAHWEH GOD THE FATHER is the GARDENER / VINE-DRESSER!
(John 15; Romans 11)
Romans 12:1-2 King James Version (KJV)
12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Acts 20:23-24 Names of God Bible (NOG)
23 However, the Holy Spirit warns me in every city that imprisonment and suffering are waiting for me. 24 But I don’t place any value on my own life. I want to finish the race I’m running. I want to carry out the mission I received from the (Messiah YAHUSHUA) Lord Yeshua—the mission of testifying to the Good News of God’s kindness.[a]