Monday, November 17, 2014

Youth Camp Preaching : Who we believe we are

Many people have been led into believing that once you are saved, that’s it…! Once you accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior, there’s nothing left to do but just sit back and wait for Jesus to return… Many folks believe that once saved, we won’t have to worry about no more pain… No more heartache… No more rough times… In other words, we believe that we are immune to trials and tribulations…

But I came to bust your bubble… I’ve got to let you know that just because you’re saved doesn’t mean that you won’t go through… Just because you’re saved doesn’t mean you won’t experience hard times… Just because you’re saved doesn’t mean you won’t experience some midnight hours…! If you don’t believe me, just ask Job… Just ask Paul…
Many times, we get tricked by the enemy into believing that we are invincible… But we must understand that we are nothing and nobody within ourselves… The Bible says that, “all of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away (Isa 64:6)…” In the sight of God…!
(Problem) Many have been taken on the belief that they are a product of their own selves… In other words, “You are who/what you because of your own power… You are who/what you because of your own ability… You are who/what you because of who your parents are… You are who/what you because of your education… You are who/what you because of your position in the community…” But the truth of the matter is you are who/what you are because of God…! 
You see before you even had the sense to know who you were or what you wanted to be, God had already predestined (ordained, predetermined) your life… In fact He said, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart… (Jeremiah 1:5)” (Point) God knew you before you knew you…!
(Problem) Because we’re so hung up on who we believe we are… Often times we find ourselves trying to conform to our so-called beliefs without regard to if our beliefs are in the will of God…! And because you’re so busy conforming from believe to believe, and transforming from one thing to another… You’ll find yourself trapped in a state of amnesia, because you’ve lost tack of who you are supposed to be at the present time…! (Rom 12:2) “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…”
You see you must understand that it’s a mind thing… And until you change your thinking to God’s way of thinking… Until you change your mindset into a Godly mindset… Until you change your beliefs and believe in what God says… You will be stuck in the constant state of a spiritual identity crisis…! 

(Tell somebody…) “If you want to overcome a Spiritual Identity Crisis… Don’t worry about who the world thinks you are… Don’t worry about who you believe you are… But stand on and rest in…”