Know Your Bloodline

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An Orphan: A child whose parents are dead.

Before we were born again, we were orphans. Our fallen human spirit isn’t in God’s bloodline.

We were cut off from our inheritance God originally intended for all mankind.

Yet Love rescued us. Not by giving us a handout, but adopting us when we accepted Jesus.

This would be like Prince William and his wife visiting the slums of London. They see a young boy run past them. He’s naked and barefooted. He smells like a garbage dump. His lice-covered dark hair is long and wild.

They ask the mayor about this boy. He’s an orphan since birth. The local teens have raised him.

The boy sees Catherine smiling at him. He walks up to her and shakes her hand. Catherine’s heart melts.

She bends down and asks his name.

“Boy,” he responds. He doesn’t have a name. He calls himself boy because that’s what everyone calls him.

What would happen if instead of giving him clothes and food, they gave him a name and let him live with them in Kensington Palace? What would happen if, after three years, they asked him if he’d become their son through adoption?

If he says yes, he becomes royalty. Irregardless of his past, his bloodline, his biological parents.

That’s what happened to us when we accepted Jesus’s gift of salvation. He rescued us as orphans so we could inherit God’s bloodline.

This love not only brings us into the Kingdom, but sets us free from our orphan identity. An identity where we felt unloved, unwanted, and undesirable.

God through his grace has not only written our identity in our newborn spirit, but in His word. He has made a public declaration of who we are!

  • But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. (1 Peter 2:9 NLT)
  • The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. (Romans 8:16 NKJV)

So, it’s time to shed that orphaned identity and put on the royal robes of the Kingdom.

  • Know who you are.
  • The resources available to you.
  • Whose authority you’re operating in.
  • What freedom you have.

For God is always on the move, ushering his Kingdom to earth. So, he’s summoning his sons and daughters to rise up and take authority on this earth. Things are happening even now. Mighty moves that will surpass past movements are coming.

And God needs your unique contribution! So lets rise in our inheritance and take our place in the Kingdom!

How about you? What has God revealed about your identity? Please share in Comments below. Thank you.


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