I know many of you are thinking how is that possible? But the truth is, it is possible. I was sitting down reading scripture and I was remembering that Satan was created to serve God. And the truth is nothing has changed. If you are living according to the flesh you will have issues seeing this. Let me explain. When God created Adam and Eve he made them with his nature in mind. They saw according to God, in fact everything in the lives of Adam and Eve was perfect. I say this because to be in the Garden with God and to have fellowship with him it would have to be a place with no conscious of wrong basically you did not see fault nor had any thought of wrong.
(Sin was not present) If it was then it could not be called paradise. So what happened was sin was present when Satan walked into the garden. We have to see the two natures that are conflicting in this story. When Satan was cast out of heaven he lost the nature of God. If you think about it he does not have any of the fruits of the Spirit because this is the nature of God.
Fear, Anger, Hate, and murder are all from the nature of Satan.
When Adam and Eve fell it was because they disobeyed God. It was not in their nature to disobey God. They had a choice but remember someone came into the picture and twisted Gods words. Now remember Adam and Eve never would have questioned anything because they were in bliss and they had no reason to have their guard up. They were with God and everything was fine. Satan knew he could take advantage of them by introducing them to something they had never encountered. A need for something that Satan had told them they didn’t have, and the ability to question God. Now remember, Adam and Eve had need of nothing and he used their love of God against them. The key here is….”Gen 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat therefore, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”
This tells us that Adam and Eve had no conscious of evil or good. They didn’t know the difference. All they knew was God said. And all they had to do was obey. ( they didn’t see anything wrong with being like God because they truly loved God and they didn’t understand what wrong was ) God tells Adam after he hides from God. Who told you, that you were naked? Meaning someone had told him that! “That word doesn’t exist here”. God had created Adam and Eve perfect. Satan told them there was something wrong with them so they hid. God was not embarrassed by Adams nakedness. God did not hide his eyes at the fact that they had been naked. He had created them that way. Adam and Eve now got to see from a Natural perspective. Not a Spiritual one. They went from seeing through Gods eyes one minute, to seeing from Satan’s eyes. They now felt what Satan had been feeling this entire time SHAME! They had now adopted the nature of Satan he became their father. (Satan has a nature it’s called the sin nature)
“John 8:39 Ye are of your Father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, and the father of it.”
Jesus also has a nature
Jesus nature is without sin because he was born from God. His seed was from heaven not from man. Jesus has no sin nature.
“1 John 3:5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins: and in Him is no sin.”
Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with feeling of our infirmities: but was in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin.
Let me explain, Romans 5:12 says this, Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed unto all me for that all have sinned. You see we were all born sinners because of what happened to Adam, by nature.
Don’t worry I’m getting to the point I have to make sure you understand what I will be sharing with you. We must understand what sin is before we can move forward. Adam and Eve began to walk after the flesh after they lived in the spirit with God. It was a new nature that they put on.
Sin was not in Jesus. This states that sin was not on the inside of him. (1 John 3:5) or he didn’t have sin (Hebrews 4:15) this means that we had something Jesus did not have. SIN. Why did Jesus die for us? It’s not just to get us into heaven like we teach. It is to get us to the Father and the Father is in heaven. Father first and heaven is a place where he lives. We go to live with the Father in heaven; relationship is the key through Christ Jesus. But what is it that kept us from the Father? It was what was inside of us.
Jesus came to change our nature back to sons of God
“1 John 3:8 He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.”
It was the seed of Satan that had to go and the works of it in our lives. “1 John 3:9 whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for HIS SEED remains in HIM…” This talks about the seed… The seed of Christ has been placed in you this is why you are born again. The devil had planted a seed but Jesus came to rip it out of you. The devil seed sees carnally by nature but we now have a choice to put it off.
The carnal mind’s way of seeing comes from the fall and knowing good and evil gives us the ability to make choices with a corrupt seed of fallen Adam or from our new position in Christ. Rotten seed produces rotten fruit. Righteous seed produces righteous fruit. Nothing good was in us. So Jesus came to kill that part of us. “Romans 6:3 Knowing ye not, that so many of us were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?” The keyword here is KNOWING YE NOT? Stating you didn’t know something. You died, the old you is dead. (Colossians 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.) We must understand this if we are to grow in the Spirit. Let me explain how. When we are carnally minded. (“Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death: but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”) We are thinking under the Old man. From the fallen nature of Adam.
“And you, that were once alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath He reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and unblamable and unreprovable in His sight…. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath He made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses” (Colossians 1:21, 22; 2:13).
This was us, enemies in our own minds. The carnal mind is a big part of the struggle that we have as born again believers. Romans 12:2 tell us to renew it. It says this. 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. This states that the way we think and what we believe transforms us. Every action is rooted in a thought that produced it. What that means is you will live out the life you believe to be a part of. You can believe to still be in Adam or you can believe to live in Christ. Adam thinks one way, and Christ Jesus thinks another way.
Think death or life and peace. Let me explain something, 2 Corinthians 10:5 says this. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. Your life has to line up with who Christ is for you. Not just your life but also your way of thinking and what you think you know about who God is for you. You have another way of thinking in the Spirit. The problem with most of us is that we don’t use that muscle. I’m going to show you how to start training it. You can ware down the enemy if you get this. We will focus on what we have in Christ already. We have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
Remember you have a carnal mind and a Spiritual mind as well.
The key is to not use the carnal mind when dealing with your Identity in Christ. We use it to deal with it in this world but it does not take the lead in our lives. We get our lead from the throne of God we do not get it from the world. The world cannot teach us anything to do with the Kingdom of God. We use it, the carnal mind in a carnal world but we are not from here. (I am talking about logic and rational thinking to get around in the world and dealing with every day things in life.) Jesus did it so can we?
Our Identity is in Christ period! Not in Adam!
This is how you turn every attack of the enemy into a blessing.
I’m going to tap into the other side of who you are for a second and show you how to use this part of who you are now, in Christ Jesus. If you apply these small steps you will grow so fast you wont be able to handle the awesomeness that is in Christ Jesus towards everyday issues.
1st Understand the currency of heaven is promises. And you have so many of them. Even in places that you feel are empty you have promises in those places as well.
2nd understand that when you are in Christ, all your circumstances are in Christ as well. That means your problems are in Christ too.
That everything about you is wrapped in Christ. Ok now that we got that out of the way lets begin. What if God created a system that is unstoppable and it could make you grow in him every time you had an issue in life? What if every situation in life is designed to help you cultivate every gift of the Spirit that is on the inside of you? God created Satan to serve him. And nothing has changed. You see when you are in your true identity in Christ Jesus you are never challenged by what the enemy is doing, you are only challenged by who God is for you in every situation and who you can become in the mist of every attack of the enemy. You see with out problems you cannot grow in faith. What if we understood that when we are dead to the old man and alive to Christ Jesus in the new man we can learn to rise above every issue and circumstance in our lives? The Old man is constantly being tormented by what the devil is doing because that’s all he sees and his life is in the flesh. But you are not to live life out of the old you.
“Romans 8:5-10 5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
(This means we only pay attention to who we are in the spirit and what God is doing not to what the flesh and the enemy are doing.
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. (NOT BEING BORN AGAIN)
10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. (BEING BORN AGAIN)”
The old man has a rescue me mentality because he doesn’t understand what’s happened to him.
He has been rescued. The new you has everything he needs because his source is the Father and the Father has it all. When ever the old man would get into arguments with people it was because he was giving into his old way of doing things. He didn’t have anything to rely on but himself. But now the new man doesn’t have an anger problem he has a joy problem. He doesn’t understand that he now has joy in his new heart and that he has all the fruits of the spirit in him. The only issue he has is he doesn’t know how to draw from them because he is used to using his old ways and his old habits to solve problems. The born again believer doesn’t have a sin issue he has a sin habit. He needs to learn Christ habits to go along with his new identity. We now have the nature of God living on the inside of us.
“1 Peter 1:2- 4
Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”
You don’t have issues you have promises. Maybe the problem isn’t the problem maybe the problem is your trying to solve them out of the dead man who has to rely on his ability to fix things instead of relying on the God who has placed Christ in you so that its not about God doing something but its about us becoming someone in the mist of every issue. Maybe the problem is our perception of the problem? So how we deal with the attacks of the enemy is we recognize what it is. It is a situation that is standing in front of you as a son of God that will build you up in Christ and you start to step into your identity and you come out of the other side a victor because what is inside of you is more than a conqueror. So maybe what we should be doing is allowing every situation to sharpen us in Christ. It’s not about what God has called you to do, more than who he wants you to be. Every situation brings you closer to Christ because he is all about relationship. He basically is saying stand close to me hold my hand and don’t panic! I GOT THIS!
Stop talking about what the enemy is doing and start talking about what God has done and is still doing in your life. Start to see every situation as an opportunity to grow closer to God. You will always be faced with problems the question is who will you become in the mist of them. You have to deal with the devil on every level that you’re on. You grow in every situation. But if you are in the Old man the enemy will beat you down to a pulp. He uses the carnal mind and the world around you to pull you out of your position in Christ Jesus. Don’t let the enemy or the world around you rob you of your identity in Christ.
Listen to your self-talk? Then ask your self who is talking, is this the old me, or the new me talking? The new you only sees victory because he is seated with Christ in victory. You have a new way of seeing as well. You have a new way of thinking and speaking and walking. You should be handling everything with the new nature of Christ Jesus. The old you is dead, you are new in Christ Jesus its time to start learning to function out of the new you. I have traveled the world and the issue is the same everywhere I go. People are trying to serve God out of the Old man. The churches are pastoring corpses and then we wonder why nothing is changing. We tell people just try harder you can do it. Just hang in there. NO! Don’t hang in their get rid of the old you. Put off the old and put on the new.
God is not trying to change your life he removed the old you and he wants to give you a new life. God could not fix you, that is why he had to remove the old you. The old nature of Adam it wasn’t just a spiritual issue, it was also the habits that we learned from him that are still lingering that’s why we must renew our minds. That isn’t us anymore. Get new habits by understanding that you are in Christ. We must learn to function new. Everything about you is new, some of us don’t believe it and that is why some back slide. We feel we can never get it right! You never will get it right because it’s not about getting there it’s about who you become along the way. It’s the hope of Glory that is inside of you that does it. It’s an inside Job. It starts by understanding you are right with God before you can walk it out.
We must deal with issues out of this new mindset. You have to replace a mindset with a mindset! This was I! But NOW this is me! I was this but now I’m this! It all comes from the new you in Christ. This is the baby stage of Christianity 101. If we don’t get this right we will be serving God out of the wrong Identity and all we will get in our walk are struggles and issues because the Old man is not wired to deal with life in the spirit.
If what you believe as truth is not setting you free then it’s not really truth until it begins to change you from the old to the new. Sometimes we ask God for mighty moves of his power and to help change us. (YOU HAVE BEEN CHANGED) And we need to understand that he works through us in process and that he positions us to walk as the new man instead of the old man and that the answer is in the new man because he (meaning the new man) understands his position in Christ and on earth. And he can bring heaven to earth in his new identity. But we function out of the woe is me identity (the old man) and so we walk away feeling as if God didn’t show up. The sad thing is he shows up every time you show up because he is in you.
I can hear God saying I’m positioning you in every situation to grow and to learn but you see it as an attack from the enemy every time I’m trying to teach you something. We ask God to grow us by asking for more faith. God knows you can only grow in faith by having more issues in life but only the new man knows this and he takes advantage of every situation that is throne at him. The old man rolls up into a ball and cries out for God to show up. HELP ME GOD WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME WHY ME!
What if God is positioning you in every circumstance to walk out your identity in him? The Holy Sprit is trying to teach you something. But he only teaches the new you because he had to get rid of the old you in order for you to walk this out.
You cannot pour new wine into old wine skin. I teach this at The School of Identity and Lifestyle. We don’t teach believers how to heal we teach them who they are in Christ.
If you would like to come train at the School send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you information on the week long school.
We build up Christ because he is in you, and that means we exalt you greater than our selves.