A cub lives as the “prince of the jungle” because it knows its identity and worth as a child of a lion “king of the jungle”. What if it never knew about its identity? its probably going to be living daily like any other animal in the jungle, timid and without self-will. The same principle is applicable to humans and more specifically Christians. Firstly, it is the knowledge of our identity as humans that made us live and work with other humans instead of feeding on grasses and domiciling in the bush or forest. Going deeper and more specific, it is the full knowledge and awareness of your identity in Christ Jesus that enables you to launch out with boldness and achieve unconquerable victories and exploits.
If you are a carrier of God’s Presence (which you are as a born again Christian), you cannot but do the humanly impossible. Except you are yet to discover your true identity. Why was bro Daniel so bold, influential and distinguished from other Babylonian captives? Well, he answered the question in Daniel 11:32b “…but the people that do KNOW THEIR GOD shall be strong, and do exploits.” this is just a question of identity. once you know your true identity, you will shine like light in darkness. oh yes, you are the LIGHT because the Lord Jesus Christ says so. He said “You are the light of the world” Matthew 5:14. whenever there is light in the darkness, people will notice, recognise and appreciate it. The level of darkness cannot hide the light irrespective of how small the light is. In fact, the darker the surrounding, the brighter and more noticeable your shining. That is why you cannot afford to “put yourself under a bushel” because you are afraid of the high level of darkness or corruption around you. Isaiah 60:1-3 says Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light…” This means that you are to shine in the mist of gross darkness. This would be made possible not because of your prowess or personal achievement but because the glory of the Lord is upon you.
And because there are many people living in perpetual darkness and ignorance but are posing as light, you need to shine with great vigor and power consistently and persistently brighter at an exponential rate to distinguish yourself from the imposters. (1 Kings 17:17-24). Therefore, be bold, do not accept anything less than the best, do not offer anything less than excellent, and let no reason be reasonable enough to excuse your inability to shine expressly, or excuse your mediocrity. You are limited by your ignorance.
Therefore, KNOW your IDENTITY, ARISE in this might, and SHINE forth limitlessly
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CHRISTIAN G. OKWUDIWA
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