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Discovering Your Significance

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By Carole J. Keller

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A damaged self-worth can thwart our life’s accomplishments and keep us incarcerated in tombs of the past. Life experiences, verbal and non-verbal messages we receive from others, and negative self-perceptions and demeaning self-talk all contribute to low self-worth. We allow people to define our value and believe negative labeling as truth. Then we live our lives accordingly, hiding, fearing, pretending, covering up, etc., not ever knowing our true value. After the damage is done, it can take a long time before the losses we incur bring us to a place of healing. This chapter will consider the Biblical origin of self worth, factors that contribute to the loss of our true identity, and how it can be restored.

Created in the Image of God

Contrary to what we may have believed, our true value is not measured by our own performance, intelligence, or successes. Our true value is rooted in our creation, and God created us to be like Him: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them”(Genesis 1:27). According to Webster’s Dictionary, image is “a reproduction or imitation of the form of a person or thing. “We were made in the image of God which was revealed in the person of Jesus Christ! He is the visible image God wants to reproduce in us. This revelation of our true identity and acceptance of God’s opinion of ourselves will give birth to new reality in our lives.

Your identity is who you are. The only one who can define who you are is your Creator. Truth is the first step in discovering your significance, so the reality of who you are must be derived from God’s perspective. We need to know how God evaluates our worth. Here it is from the lips of King David: “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well…how precious also are thy thoughts unto me, 0 God! how great is the sum of them!” (Psalm 139:14, 17). Let’s look at the meaning of this verse.

 

The word “fearfully” means reverence. God created us to be respected and, by his signature, placed a high value upon our lives. According to Webster’s Dictionary, the word “reverence” suggests a “ self-denying acknowledgment of what has an intrinsic and inviolate claim to respect”! Inviolate means your right to be respected cannot be violated without a miscarriage God’s inviolate claim for respect. But did you know that, since we are made in the image of God, we have the same intrinsic and inviolate claim to be respected? This right cannot be denied because God made us to be moral like He is. The truth is that God crowned us with glory and honor, a rather humbling thought: “What is man that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man that thou nisi test him? For thou least made him a little lower than the angels and least crowned him with glory and honor. Thou made him to have dominion over the works of thy hands: thou least put all things under his feet” (Psalm 8:4-6). Remember the word “glory.” We will come back to it later on in this book.

Let us take this verse to another level and investigate the meaning of several words:

  • The word “wonderfully” means set apart from all others. This means there is not another one like you!
  • “Marvelous’ means to separate, distinguish, to make great. Not only are you set aside for a unique purpose, but it is ordained of God that you prosper in that purpose!

When David said, “my soul knoweth right well” (Psalm 139:14), I believe he was saying he knew his works were fashioned by the hand of God. David understood the source of his greatness. In Psalm 18:35, David proclaims, …”thy gentleness has made me great!” David loved who he was. David never backed away from ruling; he embraced it with vigor and confidence, always giving glory to God.

When we do not approve of God’s value for our existence, we are like beasts that perish: “Man that is in honor and understandeth not is like the beasts that perish” (Psalm 49:20). It is like exchanging royalty for poverty. David was elevated to royalty; he was a king who had a healthy self-image in God; a beast depends upon itself, has to fight for everything it possesses, and lives an impoverished life.

  • Finally, “precious” means valuable. When something has value, it is marketable, potentially profitable, and serves a particular purpose and need. As a result of our creation, we have been given unique properties and characteristics to fulfill a specific purpose: “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10).

What does it mean to be made in the image of God?

In Genesis 1:31, God saw everything He made, including Adam, and said that it was “very good.” In the context of personhood, what does “very good” mean? The word “good” means we were made to be fruitful, moral, correct, proper, kind and benevolent, like our Creator! It is when a people disown their Creator that they become immoral. In Ecclesiastes 7:29, it is written that “God hath made man upright, but they have sought out many inventions.” The word “upright” reflects the moral quality of the heart that directs men into right paths. Inventions refer to plans that are discovered which do not always foster moral uprightness. In other words, we look for new discoveries or plans because we are not satisfied with ourselves. Therefore, we look for another identity. Why? To exalt our human or carnal nature above God!

The Truth about Your Identity

There is a promise that, if we could apply God’s view of ourselves, and allow His image to be reflected, people will not see us, but God. This is our glory.

…If thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God” (John 11:40). In this verse the word “glory” has a two-fold meaning: “to think,” and to “recognize.” Think about that for a moment! From the word “think” we get “opinion”; and from the word “recognize,” we get “reputation, recognition, honor and praise.” [See The Complete Word Study Dictionary, p. 478.] God’s opinion marks the true value of man. His favorable opinion, or evaluation, is our true glory.

If you believe God’s opinion about yourself, you shall see the glory of God, because:

  • The glory of God is revealed in His image;
  • We are made in God’s image; and
  • God is honored when we reflect His image.

 

I think this is why the devil has such a hard time when Christians truly follow after Jesus. It is not so much that good things happen to them, or even that he (the devil) has lost his authority, but that God is glorified in the earth through us. That, to me, is the issue. God wins; the devil loses!

Now let us take this to another level. God is saying that when you agree with what He has said about you, and believe He will do for you what He whispered in your ear, and declare it with your mouth (rather than what you are not), good will manifest — through you as you live it. You are no longer walking in your old carnal image, but in the image of Almighty God! It really is not you, but His reputation, His honor, His praise that people see. This is your glory!

In order to apprehend these truths, our minds must be transformed to think like God. There is nothing more powerful than speaking forth God’s promises for your life. Supernatural power is released when God’s words are spoken in faith. Believe what God said about you — even if you are the farthest thing from it — and start speaking God’s righteousness into existence! “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you” (John 15:7). The word “done” means “to begin to be, that is, to come into existence or into any state” [The Complete Word Study Dictionary, Spiros Zodhiates]. This is not a recipe for prosperity, although God will bless your life when you believe and obey. More on this will follow in a later chapter.

For now, believe you can be a new creation, righteous and upright.

Therefore, we can declare His opinion about ourselves: “I have been given all things for life and godliness through the knowledge of God which has called me to glory and virtue. Whereby are given unto me exceeding great and precious promises that by them I may partake of God’s Divine nature having escaped the corruption of the world through lust” (2 Peter 1:3-4, personalized). In this verse, the glory that God imputes to His creatures means honor, praise, dignity! Virtue in the same verse denotes “excellence; His reputation.” Thus, as His offspring, when we are honored or praised for our deeds, we inherit an excellent reputation, because we are reflecting the image of our Heavenly Father. We do not have to work for it!

God has a purpose for our lives that many times is beyond our imaginations. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts higher than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9). The word “higher” means “to soar, to mount up or rise as an eagle.” God’s thoughts mean “contrivance, plan, or purpose.” God’s created purpose in your life is that you would soar like an eagle spiritually and that His image in you would be lifted up!

Therefore, your worth is based upon your creation and everything you think about yourself must correlate to what God thinks of you, in order for you r purpose to be fulfilled. If you choose to contradict God’s truth about your life, you will possess the “lower” thoughts and what they can buy. The result is that you may never live out the beauty of your creation! Nothing will derail God’s plan for our lives faster than unbelief. Unbelief is simply choosing to believe lies embodied in negative thinking. When we choose to put greater weight on what we see, or on what other people think about us, what they say about us, or what they expect of us, we have rejected God and our true worth. But you can reverse the damage caused by negativity by simply choosing to believe God’s word and apply it to your life. In Chapter 6, you will learn the power of the spoken word of God to produce positive thoughts and how engrafting God’s Word can raise you to a higher level of functioning.

Loss of Identity

We derive our identities from various sources, including our families, our friends, a worldly culture, our inner thoughts, Satanic lies, and our Creator. The loss of our true identity occurs when we reject God’s opinion about our true worth, namely that we are made in His image, that he loves us, that we have value, and that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Self-rejection is the greatest enemy of the spiritual life because it contradicts the sacred voice that calls us beloved. Self-rejection de-values our self awareness of the potential to which were born.

When we reject ourselves we become negative about everything. The word “negative” means to contradict. What do we contradict? The truth of God’s Word regarding our identity. We do not believe God’s Word is a true assessment about ourselves and we accept lies from a rejecting heart. We de-value ourselves when we contradict the truth of God’s word.

So we reject the love of God and accept the lies of the devil. Now we have to depend upon ourselves to create an alternate identity. This pressure creates insecurity and a door now opens to fear. Fear is controlling and tormenting; it robs us of confidence, causes us to retreat, cower, or freeze. Alternatively, it creates panic and causes us to anxiously move out in our own strength. Fear brings on dread, depression, and it is crippling. Fear is a curse. There is only one cure for fear.

The Love of God

The love of God is the most powerful force in the universe and nothing can defeat it. “And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and lie that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the Day of Judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear; because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love” (1 John 4:16-18). When we experience fear, we do not feel protected, secure, hopeful, valued, or cherished. When we experience love, there is a sense of relief, comfort, mercy and well-being.

Having considered what fear does, why do you suppose it separates us from the love of God? Unbelief! This is why the Apostle John over and over again stressed the importance of believing on Jesus as the key to the spiritual life: “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God” (1 John 5:13). Believing that God loves us is the source of our confidence, boldness, and the answers to our prayers: “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, lie heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him” (1 John 5:14-15).

Remedy for Restored Image

 

  1. Surrender indebtedness to God and for sake dependence upon own “inventions,” or works of the flesh.

 

All these fears when acted out produce SIN, which mars the image of our Heavenly Father set in place when we were created. However, in spiritual re-birth (John 3:5-6), we can take on the characteristics of our Heavenly Father if we voluntarily surrender the “old man” (the person we were before Christ).

God created us with value and dignity and sees us as good, but we must come to the Cross to restore that image and put our complete trust in God’s love to complete the work He started. The Cross brings us back into fellowship and union with God: “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

By Jesus’ sacrifice, we are delivered from the curse of sin and power of demonic forces that led to our self-rejection: “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins” (Colossians 1:13-14).

At the Cross:

  • We become naked before God as we take off the fig leaves.
  • We find acceptance and unconditional love. His love is unconditional because Jesus knows all our sins and does not condemn us as we might have been condemned by people upon whom we were dependent for our self-worth.

At the Cross…

  • Our rights are restored — the right to be respected and valued, the right to become something, the right to walk in our destiny.
  • We find the likeness of God, Jesus Christ, into whose image we are re-born. And it is at the cross that …
  • Our true identity is restored.
  1. Reject the “old” image:

We must look at the image we see of ourselves with a new paradigm based upon the original model: “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5).

The word “imaginations” in the above verse means “to reckon.” It has the same root as “image.” We cast down the old image, the old arguments that scream fear, failure, and worthlessness into our ears. To cast down means to take down, demolish. Because the greatest weapon of the devil is deception, he uses your life experiences and past allegiances to discourage your walk with God. Jesus said by our words we would be either justified or condemned. Like most people, you probably spoke many negative fears and beliefs into existence that brought negative results. So, in the same way you spoke negative words into existence, which was contrary to the knowledge of God, now you speak God’s words into existence to refute the old image and create the new. To do that, you must verbally reject, renounce, rebuke the image of failure on the basis that you are redeemed from the curse of the law so that you can receive the blessing of Abraham (Galatians 3:13-14).

  1. Accept the image of Jesus Christ as the new model:

Line by line, substitute the knowledge of God to create a new image: “And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him” (Colossians 3:10). Our new image is to reflect the righteousness and holy character of God: “And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness” (Ephesians 4:24).

We cast down the former image: “That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts” (Ephesians 4:22). “Conversation” refers to conduct and behaviors, which are caused by wounds creating lusts. In succeeding chapters I will show you how learned behaviors can be reversed as God reveals the root of these “deceitful lusts” that keep popping up, marring your true image. You will come to understand with greater clarity how you can be renewed in the image of God and accept your true identity.

 

 

The above article “Discovering Your Significance” is written by Carole J. Keller. This article was excerpted from chapter two in Keller’s book There’s Healing in His Wings.

 

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Power to Witness

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By Jack Tanner

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But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth (Acts 1:8).

What is the power and the language of this new kingdom? Since the kingdom does not come by observation, there must be some identifying marks that separate it from the fraudulent and deceitful systems that engulf the unwary.

POWER TO REPRODUCE

One of the identifying marks of the early church was the power to reproduce. Jesus sowed the seeds of the new kingdom for more than three years. These seeds were broadcast liberally and took root in some unexpected places. They started to grow in the hearts of people like the Samaritan woman, Zacchaeus, and Mary Magdalene. Jesus’ teaching had little effect on some of the more “religious,” pretentious people, but for those who opened their hearts, the seeds began to grow and to become fruitful.

It is the devil’s business to destroy the “witness potential” of all believers. Most people do not realize the effect of one person’s life upon another. Suppose a person won a soul to Christ each month, and his converts each won this amount. An entire city could be won to God in five years.

First year:        One person wins 12 = 13 Second year: 13 win 156

Third year:       156 win 1872

Fourth year: 1872 win 22,464

Fifth year:       22,464 win 269,568

If the devil can interrupt this pyramid of souls at the beginning, he has destroyed the power of growth and the potential to reach every soul with the gospel.

It is not our job to determine the types of soils we think would be most productive. We are to sow the seed. Who are the sowers? In the parable of the sower as recorded in Matthew 13, the sower is not identified by his personality, special ability, or station in life. It states, Behold, a sower went forth to sow He had seed in his hand and went forth to scatter the seed. We might have easily disqualified people like Zacchaeus and Mary Magdalene since they did not fit the image of the mature kingdom person.

The sowers are simply the people to whom God has given the seed. If we have been given the truth, it is for the purpose of sowing. By sowing the truth, we do not bury it in the ground to destroy it. When it is planted, cultivated, and watered, God brings forth the increase. The only way truth can be destroyed is if we refuse to plant it.

The command to preach the gospel to every creature is an emphatic dogma that must be practiced or the fruit of the would-be sower will dry up and wither. Is it possible to hide the light of God under a bushel and still retain the light? The light will automatically be extinguished due to the lack of oxygen. The only way to retain what God has given is to give it away. If we attempt to save our lives, we will lose them. If we hold our witness, we will soon have nothing to witness about.

If we are to present hands full of sheaves, they first must be the hands of the sower. We will not always sow; someday we will reap what we have sown. If we present to God only the seed He gave us, we will be like the one given a talent by his master with no return on the investment. We must not regard the weather nor wait for what we consider the appropriate time. The command is to sow the seed!

THE SEED AND THE SOIL

God created the seed and soil and labeled them good. The seed has not changed, but some of the soil has become hard, dry, and unproductive. One purpose for Jesus using the parable of the sower was to teach us to sow liberally regardless of the circumstances. He also taught that all seed will not grow and mature equally, but that should not hinder the sowing process. The principal meaning of the parable is to sow, sow, sow. God will give the increase. We may look on the outside appearance, which does not always seem favorably inclined to the gospel, but God can see a spark of life waiting to be nourished.

Conditions and poor soil are not reasons for refusing to sow. We are poor judges of what effect the seed will have on lives of people since the Word can make new creatures of the old. Let us then use our hands as God intended, to sow the seed. If the sun withers the tender plant, we should not become discouraged but rather go into plan P, prayer. Sometimes our best intentions get misunderstood and bring confusion instead of harmony; God can add His support to implement the truth.

THE VINE AND THE BRANCHES

Jesus taught that He is the vine and we are the branches. The vine is the source of life and power while the branches are the outreach that bear the fruit. If most of the branches are cut off, the vine will grow more branches. The branches are important but not indispensable.

The power received through the Holy Ghost is God’s avenue of feeding the branches. This power gives life to the branches to flourish and support a fruitful, victorious life, which is the prerequisite for witnessing. To be an effective witness, we must have first conquered the enemies of our soul before we can direct others in their conquest. To witness, we must have something to witness about.

Jesus was not only the vine; He spent much time being the branch. He was fruitful and He sowed during His entire ministry. His disciples questioned the seed He sowed and His selection of soils. The disciples thought children should be placed low on Jesus’ priority list and they, the disciples, should be honored for their obedience to “follow me.”

BECOME AS LITTLE CHILDREN

Jesus said, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me (Matthew 18:3-5). The King hath spoken!

The attitude of the disciples needed more than a little light to shine in their direction. Jesus said, Except ye he converted. The deep resentment in the hearts of Jesus’ disciples, at His spending time on a child, needed repentance that would turn them 180 degrees. Sometimes an older con-vert outgrows his usefulness and must return to becoming a little child.

CAST YOUR BREAD

Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth. if the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree .falleth, there it shall be. He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap (Ecclesiastes 11:1-4).

Witnessing may seem to be a waste of time and effort that can be used better for more pressing matters. The ex-ample of casting your bread upon the waters is an extreme demonstration of faith. “Throwing away” your time and re-sources for what seems to be a hopeless cause must be under the direction of the Holy Ghost to be fruitful.

Some things happen that we cannot predict, nor can we do anything about them. A tree falls, and we cannot raise it back in place. This must be taken in stride as we go on. The text gives the illustration of a tree falling to the north or the south, opposite directions. One direction is our past life, and the opposite is our future. We have experienced falling trees in the past that are now beyond our ability to help. They must be forgotten or put aside for us to effectively face the future. Maybe there was a lesson to be learned that can be helpful in the future as we face other obstacles. Life is uncertain in the best of times.

Conditions are not often perfect for sowing. Past problems or failures must be put to one side as we face the elements to sow. Step over the fallen tree, fill your hand with seed, and get busy. He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.

There is a time for sowing. It is now! If we regard all of the negative aspects that could affect the sowing process, we will never sow the seed. There will never be a perfect time. The time is short, the night is falling, and if we expect to reap, we must first sow.

THE SOWER IS ALSO A REAPER

But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver (II Corinthians 9:6-7).

God is a giver. He is a giver of physical life and spiritual life, giver of our next breath, and giver of sunlight and spiritual light. He is the giver of water and spiritual water (Holy Ghost). He is a giver of Himself as our Savior and soon coming King.

The Lord loves to give good gifts to His people, and He wants us to have the same giving spirit. Sowing is for our benefit. If we are friendly, we will receive many friends. By sowing faith, we receive renewed faith, but the opposite is also true. If we sow doubt, we will receive doubt.

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that sow-eth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let its not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not (Galatians 6:7-9).

This is sowing season. Reaping may not come until we get to heaven, so do not become weary in well doing. “Due season” is the time only God knows. We must now pray, Give its this day our daily bread (Matthew 6: 1 1). Today we need a day’s supply of strength so we may be productive in God’s kingdom. Tomorrow, God will give us our daily supply according to our needs for that day.

Jesus fed the five thousand from one boy’s lunch. He did not say a prayer that produced a mountain of fish and bread, but He divided the boy’s lunch among His disciples to pass to the hungry multitude. Each time they broke off a piece of bread and a portion of fish, they had enough left for the next hungry soul. It required faith for the disciples to go from one person to the next with only a handful of food.

The manna God supplied to the children of Israel in the wilderness was only a day’s supply except on the day prior to the Sabbath. In our receiving, God would also like to increase our faith as He supplies our needs.

God does not want us to live on stale bread. He wants to give us a fresh supply every day. This will guarantee a spirit that can both receive and give.

Natural food is important to sustain life, but more important is spiritual food, which will not only sustain us but also increase our awareness of the present spiritual needs of the people whom God has placed in our hands.

Our spiritual life should go beyond our personal needs. Yes, we need power to overcome temptations, to make right decisions, and to finish the race. Some start the race strong but do not keep up their spiritual strength. We must stay “in condition” by eating the right foods, exercising our faith, and bettering our time beyond our past performance.

POWER USED OR MISUSED

Power misused can destroy. Nuclear power can be used to generate electricity or it can destroy the world. The Holy Ghost is a creative power that makes new creatures out of old sinners. A new convert will help to dig out others and will continue the power of reproduction. if this urge is not fulfilled, the Holy Ghost will be suppressed.

The drive for reproduction, if not fulfilled in one’s ministry, will lead the person to look for self-justification. In-stead of new converts added to the kingdom, the only production is the creation of excuses. A positive force is soon turned to a negative reaction due to frustration. One of the main functions of the church is to teach new converts how to witness. Someone should go with the convert to instruct, bolster his confidence, and help set up Bible studies.

A church that is actively using the power of witnessing eliminates problems before they happen. There is no substitute for Holy Ghost witnessing to keep the church growing and happy.

A church that does not reproduce is dying spiritually, and it will be only a matter of time until it is dead physically as well. God’s church is alive and well, and as a healthy church, it will raise its young to be healthy.

There is much controversy over the meaning of the par-able of the leaven. Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened (Matthew 13:33). I would like to offer this explanation; leaven is usually considered as a negative ingredient but it also has some very positive characteristics. The above verse states that the kingdom of heaven is like leaven. The kingdom of heaven is not sinful, vile, or negative.

Leaven is active, and a little can affect much, which is also the characteristic of a true believer in the kingdom of heaven. One can put ten thousand to flight, but our battle is not conquering people but rather conquering sin. The leaven of the Holy Ghost is pure and multiplies quickly. The three measures could be Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria and then to the uttermost part of the earth.

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth (Acts 1:8). First, three measures were leavened, and then the boundary was the whole earth.

The amount of leaven hidden in the meal seemed insignificant, but hiding leaven is almost impossible. It works even though it may at first be unnoticed. Leaven is powerful because of its ability to spread quickly. The gospel of the kingdom is like yeast. If it is alive, it will always be at work. Anytime the yeast is no longer working, it is dead or has run its intended course.

As the yeast invades the meal, the meal becomes part of the leaven, and together they become one. If we are partners with Jesus, we lose our identity and become more like Him. Paul declared, For to me to live is Christ (Philippians 1:21). When Jesus comes into our lives through the power of the Holy Ghost, He has chosen to be part of us.

Jesus would rather call us sons than servants. To be sons we must accept part of the Master’s burden and responsibility. As sons we are proud of our Father and are not ashamed to talk about Him to all we meet.

 

The above article “Power to Witness” is written by Jack Tanner. This article was excerpted from chapter fourteen in Tanner’s book The King And His Kingdom.

 

The material is copyrighted and should not be repainted under any other name or author. However, this material may freely be used for personal study or purposes.

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