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God Given Identity

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You as a man, as a father have a God given identity. And it might be different or totally opposite of what the world, culture, your family has assigned to you as your identity. A God Given Identity will always fulfill God's plan in your life!

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Isaiah 46:9–11 ESV
9 remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, 10 declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’ 11 calling a bird of prey from the east, the man of my counsel from a far country. I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass; I have purposed, and I will do it.
Isaiah 46:9–11 RVR60
9 Acordaos de las cosas pasadas desde los tiempos antiguos; porque yo soy Dios, y no hay otro Dios, y nada hay semejante a mí, 10 que anuncio lo por venir desde el principio, y desde la antigüedad lo que aún no era hecho; que digo: Mi consejo permanecerá, y haré todo lo que quiero; 11 que llamo desde el oriente al ave, y de tierra lejana al varón de mi consejo. Yo hablé, y lo haré venir; lo he pensado, y también lo haré.
God Designed the Family unit; we see it from the beginning of creation. So if GOD designed it that means that it is a perfect design made to function and fulfill his calling and purpose for HUMANITY!
There is a fatherlessness epidemic happening in this country and around the world.
Fatherlessness leads to much higher rates of drug use, addiction, suicide, teen pregnancy, etc. .. so many statistics I could share…
God is your Heavenly Father! You have a Father, You are not fatherless.
Fathers: You have a GOD GIVEN DESIGN FROM God for your family.
“A Father is meant to represent the Fatherhood of GOD to his children” - Myles Munroe
You are not in this by yourself; You and your family form a perfect design from GOD! to fulfill his purpose; you are a TEAM.
In a team everyone has different roles but they all work together towards the same goal.
Why do you think the world is working so hard at distorting the image of the family, the image of fathers. The world seeks to inject confusion and distort; this is the work of the devil.
Because he knows that if the family comes together, If the Fathers “take their place” in their homes, jobs, communities, churches, his kingdom of darkness is now threatened.
According to Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology & Counseling:
Identity: In the most general terms identity refers to one’s answer to the question, Who am I?
According to Erik Erickson:
the individual judges himself in the light of what he perceives to be the way in which others judge him in comparison to themselves and to a typology significant to them; while he judges their way of judging him in the light of how he perceives himself in comparison to them and to types that have become relevant to him… Confused yet?
Erickson goes on to say:
Those who do not adequately resolve the identity crisis will experience identity confusion and isolate themselves, draw their identity from a peer group, culture, media, or suggestions from any other source and likely to engage in delinquent behaviors (Erikson, 1968; Santrock, 1995).
Is46.8: Remember: To remember means to draw strength by contemplating God’s past acts of power.
Have you ever seen God do something powerful and mighty?
Have you ever experienced God’s mighty hand in your own life?
Has God ever answered even ONE of your prayers?
Did you wake up this morning?
If he has done it before God will do it again!
If God predestined you before the foundation of the world, Do you think he will did that to only bring you half way?
Did he do that so you would adopt an identity from the world? from the adversary?
No! He predestined you because he wants to fulfill all of his purpose in your life!
In order for that to happen you need to acknowledge and accept HIS IDENTITY!
Ephesians 5:8–17 NLT
8 For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light! 9 For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true. 10 Carefully determine what pleases the Lord. 11 Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them. 12 It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret. 13 But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them, 14 for the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said, “Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” 15 So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. 16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. 17 Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.
Ephesians 5:8–17 RVR60
8 Porque en otro tiempo erais tinieblas, mas ahora sois luz en el Señor; andad como hijos de luz 9 (porque el fruto del Espíritu es en toda bondad, justicia y verdad), 10 comprobando lo que es agradable al Señor. 11 Y no participéis en las obras infructuosas de las tinieblas, sino más bien reprendedlas; 12 porque vergonzoso es aun hablar de lo que ellos hacen en secreto. 13 Mas todas las cosas, cuando son puestas en evidencia por la luz, son hechas manifiestas; porque la luz es lo que manifiesta todo. 14 Por lo cual dice: Despiértate, tú que duermes, Y levántate de los muertos, Y te alumbrará Cristo. 15 Mirad, pues, con diligencia cómo andéis, no como necios sino como sabios, 16 aprovechando bien el tiempo, porque los días son malos. 17 Por tanto, no seáis insensatos, sino entendidos de cuál sea la voluntad del Señor.
So then the question remains why does GOD call Men Fathers?
Genesis 1:26–27 ESV
26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:26–27 RVR60
26 Entonces dijo Dios: Hagamos al hombre a nuestra imagen, conforme a nuestra semejanza; y señoree en los peces del mar, en las aves de los cielos, en las bestias, en toda la tierra, y en todo animal que se arrastra sobre la tierra. 27 Y creó Dios al hombre a su imagen, a imagen de Dios lo creó; varón y hembra los creó.
Jesus is the FOCUS of his KINGDOM!
Image: Tselem (tseh -lem): Resemblence; a representative figure, image; Something cut out of.
Romans 13:14 ESV
14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
Romans 13:14 RVR60
14 sino vestíos del Señor Jesucristo, y no proveáis para los deseos de la carne.
Put on the Image of Jesus Christ. Be his image,
You know when they say “He’s just like his father”
Let them say of you He’s just like his Father Jesus Christ!
Let us look at some Principles of Kingdom Fathers
The Bible is not about a religion;
The Bible is about a Kingdom, His Kingdom and his royal children, ( A ROYAL FAMILY)
A Kingdom is a country with citizens, not religions with members.
You have to understand this concept in order to understand DOMINION
Dominion: Hebrew: (Radaw); Means not only to Govern/Rule but it is a sovereign Rule; Royal power; Kingdom Rule
In the 1950’s the Bahamas was a “Colony” because it was under control of a KINGDOM.
Every morning all of the CITIZENS had to wake up and sing an Anthem. Because in the Kingdom you wake up every morning and WORSHIP the Sovereign
- In a Kingdom you are Required to worship.
Kingdom: The governing influence of a King over a territory impacting it with HIS WILL, HIS purpose, His Intent; Producing citizens with a lifestyle reflecting the “CULTURE”, Values, Morals, and Nature of the KING!
Psalm 24:1 RVR60
1 De Jehová es la tierra y su plenitud; El mundo, y los que en él habitan.
Lord: Adon; Master Owner;
When you are in a kingdom you take on the lifestyle of the Kingdom you are a part of.
All Kingdoms colonize, Republics/democracies do not do this.
So God told Adam: colonize the Heavenly Kingdom on Earth.
Goal is to establish Heaven on Earth.
“All societies create a culture that expresses the values and morals, standards of the people of that culture.”
The culture of “Heavens Manna Church”
Going to heaven does not fulfill GODS will but dominating earth fulfills GODS WILL
Religion gets you ready to leave; Kingdom prepares you to bring the Kingdom of Heaven to Earth! COLONIZE! Fathers!
You are not here to focus on getting raptured, you are here to invade cities, governments, etc. .. Bring the KINGDOM
John 17:15 ESV
15 I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.
When a Kingdom colonizes a territory the first thing they do is destroy their language, They make them speak the Kingdom Language:
Your language will identify you” What Kingdom are you part of?
Tongues is not a religions practice but rather it is a sign that you are not of the EARTH!
Here comes an extremely important principle on Kingdom Fatherhood!
God creates the Man as the Father; Which is the foundation.
He created Man from the SOIL. from the Foundation. Notice he didn’t create the woman from the soil. Only the Man.
Father: You are the foundation.
Every Building has a foundation.
Buildings NEVER have 2 foundations
Foundations HOLD the entire building but you never see the foundations. They just do what they were created to do.
Father in OT: Abba
Father in NT: Pater; Patter, Patron,
John 8:19 ESV
19 They said to him therefore, “Where is your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.”
Opinions do not change your composition
Male is designed by GOD to Father (Pater) the human family
Principle 2:
What you do in Secret is not secret, you are altering your DNA and affecting your generations.
Malachi 4:6 RVR60
6 El hará volver el corazón de los padres hacia los hijos, y el corazón de los hijos hacia los padres, no sea que yo venga y hiera la tierra con maldición.
1 Cor 11 the head of every man is Christ!
Principle 3:
Fathers Provide Covering
Physical, Emotional, Spiritual
Hebrews 12:8 KJV 1900
8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
Hebrews 12:8 RVR60
8 Pero si se os deja sin disciplina, de la cual todos han sido participantes, entonces sois bastardos, y no hijos.
2 Samuel 7:13–14 ESV
13 He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 14 I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. When he commits iniquity, I will discipline him with the rod of men, with the stripes of the sons of men,
2 Samuel 7:13–14 RVR60
13 El edificará casa a mi nombre, y yo afirmaré para siempre el trono de su reino. 14 Yo le seré a él padre, y él me será a mí hijo. Y si él hiciere mal, yo le castigaré con vara de hombres, y con azotes de hijos de hombres;
Romans 8:15–17 ESV
15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
Romans 8:15–17 RVR60
15 Pues no habéis recibido el espíritu de esclavitud para estar otra vez en temor, sino que habéis recibido el espíritu de adopción, por el cual clamamos: ¡Abba, Padre! 16 El Espíritu mismo da testimonio a nuestro espíritu, de que somos hijos de Dios. 17 Y si hijos, también herederos; herederos de Dios y coherederos con Cristo, si es que padecemos juntamente con él, para que juntamente con él seamos glorificados.
EDEN: cannot be translated literally because it is a combination;
It is best defined by the following words:
Moment
Spot
Presence
Open Door
Access
That is: A Spot in a Moment in the presence of GOD, where he opened the Door, and Granted you Access!
The first thing a Man Needs is not a woman, or a career, it is the presence of GOD: WORK THE EDEN!
Here is what God Gives Man (Fathers)
Eden
Work
Cultivate
Protect
Teach
2 Samuel 10:12 ESV
12 Be of good courage, and let us be courageous for our people, and for the cities of our God, and may the Lord do what seems good to him.”
2 Samuel 10:12 RVR60
12 Esfuérzate, y esforcémonos por nuestro pueblo, y por las ciudades de nuestro Dios; y haga Jehová lo que bien le pareciere.
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