I have so much to share with you that I feel like I’m going to bust open. Firstly, those of you who have already registered for the conference and those who are considering going and have written to me, I’m just doing the Snoopy Dance to know that I will meet you face-to-face, this side of heaven. This conference is going to be so filled with God’s presence that I’m expecting healing of hearts, marriages, and physical bodies. Dineen and I are committed to lay our hands on you and pray with you if that is what you want and need. Even if we stay up all night long in order to do so. If you have registered, email me so I know you are attending.
Second, do you remember Maria who I met at the conference at Bethel. She and I spent 15 minutes talking that day and it utterly changed so much about my faith and how I pray (read that story here – see the video here).
Well on Friday I had lunch with Maria. We met at noon and three hours past like it was 10 minutes. My friends, we talked about our Great God, His Kingdom, our authority and some astonishing stories of deliverance… You may remember that Maria has a ministry where she works with women emerging out of the porn industry into faith. Maria said to me that many of these women are demon possessed. Much of what Maria does is deliverance. She shared a story with me that gave me shivers. Hope to tell it here soon. But after all of our discussion two things came up over and again.
Rejection! Maria and I talked a great deal about rejection and how our rejection by others is at the core of much of our spiritual bondage. Rejection by our earthly fathers profoundly impacts the way we view God (Our heavenly Father). Rejection by parents, friends, spouses…… So much pain and at the utter core is this: Identity
We misplace, crush, disbelieve and surrender our God-given identity as an heir, a child, a prince or princess of the King of the Universe. It is our lost identity due to rejection which empowers satan and his demons. We don’t know who we are so we listen to the liar. We agree with the lies and hand over our power to him.
What I’ve come to understand and even “feel in my soul” is my identity in Christ is my power. I absolutely believe what the Bible tells me about who I am. NOW THAT terrorizes the devil.
Understanding who I am in Christ has profoundly affected for the positive my mismatched marriage, my parenting and every relationship that I have. So as I sat in church Sunday morning, God spoke to me and I was overwhelmed by the words I’m about to share with you. I believe that God was speaking to every single person in this community. I don’t know much about prophetic words and such but my friends, I think this could be exactly that for all of us. Prophetic! So, grab a cup of coffee and take these words in. They were spoken to me and now to you from the Lord our God.
You are mine. I know the pain of your rejection and the lies born out of that fear and hurt. But hear me now, YOU ARE ADOPTED.
Child I will tell you every day that I love you. You are my family. And I have given you a community. You belong. You are adopted and loved. THIS DAY, I declare for you New Beginnings. You will be strengthened, the road before you will be smoothed out. I have prepared riches for you and a life of the divine. I am your joy in what could be sorrow. I’ve called you out of the ordinary to experience the supernatural. Your home in this place is a community of healing, restoration and wholeness. I now place my identity in you. Do not despise small beginnings because your foundation will sustain you.
This house was a secret but today it is open for the orphan. It is ready for the outpouring. The rain, the Holy rain is falling upon this house and upon my children. I’m strengthening your home, your marriage, your family and your individual ministries. So come into this house, let it rain – for my hand is upon you and my Presence rests within you.
Step into your royalty and stay the course. The road ahead is filled with triumph, miracles, signs, wonders, healing and salvations. The best is yet to come.
My friends, I don’t know who needed these words today from our Abba, Father but I know I was to share them. You are fully His and when we KNOW this at our core, the devil can’t touch us.
With all of this said on Friday, I have a few stories to share about warfare. So get your Royalty on because you will need it.
We are Kingdom people destined to live in His Presence, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. I love you all so much. I can’t wait to look deeply into your eyes and thank God for you. Love, Lynn
Identity in Christ PDF. Follow the directions in this exercise and let your freedom shine forth.
Lynn, I couldn't stop reading this book! It is the best you have written! It's a "self-help-bible-based-do-it-yourself-demon-slaying-victory-winning book" like no other I've ever read. I learned some new prayer points as well as clarification on what exactly does my situation mean. Everyone who reads this will want their bible, notebook and the Holy Spirit sitting next to them as they strategize with the tools you've given! -Barb