5 Things You Need to Know about Who You Really Are
Adapted from the article “Who You Are in the Spirit” by Andrew Wommack
If I were to ask you “Do you know who you are?” your immediate answer would be, “Of course I do.”
But can you imagine what it would be like if you suddenly lost your memory and didn’t know who you were, where you lived, etc.?
It would be terrifying. There is enormous security in knowing who you are. That’s why people are so reluctant to change. They are secure in what they know and very fearful about what they don’t know.
Well, it is also necessary for you to know who you’ve become in your spirit. In the body of Christ, we have simply been ignorant of who we are in Jesus (in our spirits) and of the rights and privileges that are ours.
- You are a new creature in your spirit (2 Cor. 5:17). You have to re-educate your mind to think that way before the perfect will of God will manifest (Rom. 12:1-2).
- You are more than a conqueror through Christ (Rom. 8:37). But you won’t benefit from that truth until you’re sure of it, just as a millionaire would not benefit from a bank account he or she didn’t know was there.
- You have been given everything that pertains to life and godliness (2 Pet. 1:3). If Satan can keep you ignorant of what you have, he can keep you in bondage.
- Your spirit is righteous and truly holy! (Eph. 4:24) You were an ol’ sinner, but you were saved by grace, and now…
- You are the righteousness of God in Christ! (2 Cor. 5:21) The spirit you had that was dead unto God is gone, and the new spirit you received at salvation is righteous, truly holy, and perfect!
How do we become convinced of this so our faith won’t be shipwrecked?
The first step is knowledge. Philemon 6 says, “…The communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.” This verse makes it clear that our faith starts working by acknowledging the good things in our spirits.
We are totally dependent on Jesus. But we have to go beyond that and realize that as we depend on Him, we are totally superior to any weapon the devil can use against us. We are world overcomers.
We have to look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith (Heb. 12:2), when most of us have been looking at ourselves.
As we change our attention from our own frailty to Christ’s sufficiency, our faith will be activated, and we’ll begin to live like the King’s kids that we are!