IDENTITY - THE WHY OF WHO YOU ARE Gal 4:19-20 My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you, 20 I would like to be present with you now and to change my tone; for I have doubts about you. NLT until Christ is fully developed in your lives. AMP until Christ is completely and permanently formed (molded) within you GNT until Christ's nature is formed in you THE MESSAGE Do you know how I feel right now, and will feel until Christ's life becomes visible in your lives? Like a mother in the pain of childbirth. NCV until you truly become like Christ. FOUNDATIONAL CREATION BASICS: 2 NATURES IN THE EARTH: MAN/SPIRIT; ANIMAL/FLESH 2 PEOPLES IN THE WORLD: CHRISTIANS; NON-CHRISTIANS 2 KINDS OF KNOWLEDGE: REVELATION; SENSE 2 KINDS OF WISDOMS: HEAVENLY; EARTHLY 2 KINGDOMS: LIGHT; DARKNESS 2 REALMS: KINGDOM; WORLD 2 RULERS: ALMIGHTY GOD; THE PRINCE/GOD OF THIS WORLD 2 MOTIVATIONS IN THE WORLD: LOVE; SELFISHNESS 2 FORCES IN THE WORLD: LIGHT; DARKNESS 2 TYPES OF SPIRIT IN THE WORLD: ALIVE/SPIRIT; DEAD/NATURAL 2 KINDS OF LOVE: GOD/SPIRIT; MAN/NATURAL 2 KINDS OF BELIEVER: NEW MAN/ SPIRITUAL; OLD MAN/ CARNAL 2 KINGDOMS: LIGHT; DARKNESS 2 REALMS: KINGDOM; WORLD 2 RULERS: ALMIGHTY GOD; THE PRINCE/GOD OF THIS WORLD Matthew 4:23-24 THE MINISTRY OF JESUS – THE KINGDOM And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. 24 Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them. 2 Corinthians 4:4 “age”= cosmos also translated world whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. Eph 5:8-9 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 1 Thess 5:5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness 1 Peter 2:9-10 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; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God. 2 KINDS OF BELIEVER: NEW MAN/ SPIRITUAL; OLD MAN/ CARNAL: THE NEW MAN IS IN HARMONTY WITH THE KINGDOM AND THE LORD THE OLD MAN IS IN HARMONY WITH THE WORLD AND SATAN: THE NEW MAN 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new . 1. “THE NEW MAN” IS THE PRODUCT OF THE RECREATED SPIRIT WHICH IS MADE NEW IN THE LIKENESS OF THE LORD AND… IDENTIFY! 2 Corinthians 5:17, Colossians 3:10, Ephesians 4:24 Ezekiel 36:26-27 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. 2. THE RENEWED MIND – MADE NEW THROUGH KNOWLEDGE—WHICH TOGETHER CAUSE TRANSFORMATION. 2 Peter 1:3-4, Romans 12:2, Eph 4, etc. “THE NEW MAN” MUST BE PUT ON, THE OLD MAN PUT OFF TO BE VICTORIOUS, FRUITFUL, MATURE AND TO RECEIVE REWARD. Ephesians 4:24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. NLT Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.