The truth that we are made in the image and likeness of the Father is something we should never take lightly. Perhaps the greatest void in the heart of man is the issue of “IDENTITY.” The serpent’s deception in the garden was designed to lure man to place of confusion about who he was in the Father. Those four insidious words, “Has God surely said…” is a continual reminder of the wedge that caused man to doubt the Father and give in to sin.
No greater event in creation occurred than when the Father fashioned us after His glory. The one who laid the foundation of the heavens and earth and made all things is the same one who chose us to be His body on the earth. How small of a thing do we think this is? Obviously, anyone in the right frame of mind realizes that this is absolutely significant. We should never undervalue our place in the Father. Recognizing our identity as His children/sons should bring us to a place of introspection where we realize that, “Our Father is before the beginning, and the end is the greatest, and we who are His sons walk in the inheritance of what He has laid out for us, making us stewards of greatness.” Small thinking is an embraced mindset that draws us away from the mirror so that we can no longer see ourselves as the image and likeness of the Father.
To walk in the Father’s power and authority is to become perfectly tuned to His voice. Many people fall in love with the “fame, fortune, and accolades of power and authority.” My goodness, the excuses we make to justify using power and authority for our own ends, even if it means quoting the Scriptures to justify our actions! Let’s face it, we see a lot of this taking place within the church. There is a humility we each must possess in order to handle power and authority in a healthy rather than destructive manner. Power and authority are not given to us to use for our own ends but so that mankind can be restored to his original identity as Father’s image and likeness. When we find Father, we find ourselves. Part of the purpose of power and authority is to raise up and restore. Before we can raise up, we must tear down everything that opposes the knowledge of our Father, every human system and principle that is designed to govern mankind but doomed to fade away as quickly as the grass in the field. Only the Father’s voice and words are everlasting. They never fail!
Our purpose for walking in the fullness of the Father is to exhibit His glory. This is true light. The enemy tries to masquerade as light, and we must learn to discern his counterfeit. True light represents to mankind that our Father is real. And that’s who we are in Him: reflectors of His true light.