Your Identity IN Christ

The goal of this piece is to help people understand who God says they are through the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ.

Video created by Cleone that I found through our dear friends in Christ, Joe & Lydia Nickelson, currently in Virginia, who I met at my first kickstart in San Antonio TX March 2016.

And the rest is HIStory as we say ūüėČ

Be doers of the word

Kickstart San Antonio March 2016
Kickstart San Antonio March 2016

For years, in the workplace I had been the person who managed the quality systems, created standards and processes, to make sure we had a system to produce repeatable products and services.

As the quality manager, I was¬†conditioned to make sure all products and services were delivered¬†“right first time”. So as a disciple, I thought it would be best to invest time to make sure I had no remaining knowledge or experience gaps, and would not need to go back and get more training, so I could be perfected as a disciple, capable of performing¬†God’s work on the streets and in the neighborhoods of healing the sick, casting out demons, and preaching the gospel.

Functioning as a quality manager is about control and standardized processes for everything. Living by the Holy Spirit is very different life.

I remember sitting in the audience at the West Palm Beach, Florida kickstart and hearing the Holy Spirit say to me to let go of having to have audio recordings and videos and processes for everything, and trust Him alone for all.

Earlier today I was reminded in a Facebook message from some friends in the city that Pete Cabrera is speaking Wednesday-Friday at a church in North Kansas City sharing at his identity training.

Because Pete’s identity training would help me, as I believed ‘make sure I had no remaining knowledge gaps’, I contacted my partner to let her know I would not be joining her for our usual Wednesday night dinner with her Mom, because I was going to go to the training.

Even though my flesh wanted to ‘get more training’ and ‘make sure had no remaining gaps’, I sensed Holy Spirit redirect me to¬†learn to deliver the kickstart seminar¬†as the priority, and go out daily anywhere¬†to be His hands and feet, because if I continued to be dependent on classes and processes and videos, or ‘have to have someone else to go with me’ I would never learn to disconnect and depend on Him alone as my guide that He is…

“Now as for you, the anointing that you received from him resides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things, it is true and is not a lie. Just as it has taught you, you reside in him.” 1 John 2:27

…else I’d continue to¬†be like what Paul talks about in letter to Timothy:

‚Äúalways learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.‚ÄĚ‚Ä≠ 2 Timothy‚Ĩ ‚Ä≠3:7‚Ĩ

I have arrived at the knowledge of the truth, and the season for training is over, and the season of doing has arrived, as James says:

‚ÄúBut be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.‚Ä̬†‚Ä≠James‚Ĩ ‚Ä≠1:22-25‚Ĩ ‚Ä≠ESV‚Ĩ‚Ĩ

Training upon training upon training is no different that sitting in a church, being talked at week in and week out.

What about you, how many classes have you been to? what is the ratio of classes taken to action taken? did you lay hands on the sick and they were healed? when was the last time you shared the gospel? this week? this month? this year?

The time for training is over. The time for doing has arrived. Let us all be doers of the word, not just hearers.


Can you share the Gospel?

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“I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.‚ÄĚ

‭‭John‬ ‭17:14-19, 24‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Does the world hate you because you share the word. Word is truth.

Does the world hate you because you share the truth?

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