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Belief & Identity


Believing what God already believes about you will change everything!

His beliefs about you are so much greater than anything you will even be able to remotely comprehend!

Let Him establish your identity no other source. All others sources for your identity are inferior. His beliefs and view of you are perfect.  Rest in that thought…..

2 Corinthians 3:18
The days of window-shopping are over! In him every face is unveiled. In gazing with wonder at the blueprint likeness of God displayed in human form, we suddenly realize that we are looking at ourselves! Every feature of his image is mirrored in us! This is the most radical transformation engineered by the Spirit of the Lord; we are led from an inferior mind-set to the revealed endorsement of our authentic identity. Mankind is his glory!

A mirror shows what is directly in front of it. It does not show a past or future version of what is in front of it but that which is there at that immediate moment. He is mirrored perfectly in us, we are mirrored perfectly in Him right now.

He is my identity! What’s true of Him is true of you!

(The word, anakekalumeno, is a perfect passive participle from anakalupto; ana, a preposition denoting upward, to return again, and kalupto, to uncover, unveil. The word, katoptrizomenoi, is the present middle participle from katoptrizomai, meaning to gaze into a reflection, to mirror oneself. The word metamorphumetha is a present passive indicative from metamorpho; meta, together with, and meros, form. [The word commonly translated for sin, hamartia, is the opposite of this as ha, means without, and meros, form.] The word, eikon, translates as exact resemblance, image and likeness; eikon always assumes a prototype, that which it not merely resembles, but from that which it is drawn; doxa, glory, translates as mind-set, opinion from dokeo, authentic thought. Changed ‘from glory to glory’,  apo doxes eis doxan; eis, a point reached in conclusion; apo, away from, meaning away from the glory that previously defined us, i.e. our own achievements or disappointments, to the glory of our original design that now defines us. [Paul writes in Romans 1:17 about the unveiling of God’s righteousness and then says it is from faith to faith. Here he does not use the word apo, but the preposition, ek, which always denotes source or origin.] Two glories are mentioned in this chapter; the glory of the flesh, and the unfading glory of God’s image and likeness redeemed in us. The fading glory represented in the dispensation of the law of Moses is immediately superseded by the unveiling of Christ in us! Some translations of this scripture reads, “we are being changed from glory to glory.” This would suggest that change is gradual and will more than likely take a lifetime, which was the typical thinking that trapped Israel for forty years in the wilderness of unbelief! We cannot become more than what we already are in Christ. We do not grow more complete; we simply grow in the knowledge of our completeness! [See Col 3:10] We are not changed “from one degree of glory to another,” or step by step. How long does it take the beautiful swan to awaken to the truth of its design? The ugly duckling was an illusion! Whatever it was that endorsed the ‘ugly duckling’ mindset, co-died together with Christ!)


Shirley oh surely the reflection reminder…

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I have always looked at Psalm 23 as the conforting verse or the Sunday School chapter. “Look,  we have a good shepherd” kind of a chapter. But it really speaks identity to me now.

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.

1 The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need.

In Him I am found, I am who he says I am and he really likes me!

2 He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams.

A different wording-take Mirror word style:
Looking into the waters of reflection (still waters) we are suddenly reminded of who we are seeing by seeng our reflection (my original identity and redeemed innocence) (2 Cor 3:18 James 1:23-25)

3 He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.

He is my source and I am His glory!

4 Even when I walk through the darkest
valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.

The revelation of He in me completes me.

5 You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies.You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings.

Just WOW, you seriously dote over me!

6 Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me    all the days of my life,and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.

So you define me, complete me, and take care of me FOREVER!

YEAH I could really like this!

That’s all for now…



Who do you see when you look into the mirror?


My identity can only be defined by what God says about me… He defines me and what he says of me is awesomeness!!



What he sees in me is HIM! He created me pre-dirt with his DNA. I have His DNA!! I was made in His image!


What’s true of Him is true of me!!


2 Corinthians 3:18

 The days of window-shopping are over! In him every face is unveiled. In gazing with wonder at the blueprint likeness of God displayed in human form, we suddenly realize that we are looking at ourselves! Every feature of his image is mirrored in us! This is the most radical transformation engineered by the Spirit of the Lord; we are led from an inferior mind-set to the revealed endorsement of our authentic identity. Mankind is his glory!

John 1

12 Everyone who realizes their association is IN HIM, convinced that he is their original life and that His name defines them, in them he endorses the fact that they are indeed his offspring, begotten of him; he sanctions the legitimacy of their sonship.

13 These are they who discover their genesis in God beyond their natural conception! Man began in God. We are not the invention of our parents

14 Suddenly the invisible eternal Word takes on visible form! The Incarnation! In Him, and now confirmed in us! The most accurate tangible display of God’s thought finds expression in human life. The Word became a human being; we are His address; He resides in us! He captivates our gaze! The glory we see there is is not a religious replica; He is the authentic begotten son! The glory (that Adam lost) returns in fullness! Only grace can communicate truth in such a complete context!




Are you looking for something you already have?

Disney does it again.


I posted the other day on the revelation found within the movie The Lion King. Basically it speaks to your identity and Christ in you.  Rafiki (the gibbon) has Simba (the young lion) look into the water and asks him to tell him what he sees.
Upon looking into the reflection he responds “no, that’s not my father.” Rafiki says “look harder. .. . You see, he lives in you.”

Mufasa “you have forgotten me, so you have forgotten who you are, look inside yourself Simba, you are more than what you have become…Remember who you are, you are my son.”

In a way that is the gospel,  Christ came to show us who we are. We are all God’s sons and daughters.  The finished work of the cross is the act that provides this as revelation.  It is that realignment of out thoughts and beliefs as to our identity.

In the Lion King post I stated I get things out of Disney movies. In the movie Mulan there is as good of an analogy of grace as I have ever seen.

Mulan comes home

If you will notice in the YouTube clip, Mulan wants to come to her father and be accepted and forgiven. She thinks that by bringing medals and the sword she can gain it. Next notice her father response. 

Fa Zhou: Mulan…
Mulan: [kneels] Father. I brought you the sword of Shan-Yu, and the crest of the Emperor. They’re gifts, to honor the Fa family.

[Fa Zhou drops the sword and crest on the ground and embraces Mulan]

Fa Zhou: The greatest gift and honor… is having you for a daughter.

I know personally I have always felt like I have had to work to attain some kind of spiritual ok-iness (my own word). I was taught to do this and do that and I would gain righteousness.  I was taught I had to work to gain access to God. When all along (pre-dirt, Gen 1:26) I was made in God’s image. I have had His DNA before the earth was created. All along I have been his son. All mankind is His sons and daughters. We have been deceived into believing we are less. We have been deceived into believing we could do some 7 step method to gain righteousness.

Grace, salvation,  and righteousness are all free gifts that we can fo nothing to gain on our own accord.

Are you looking for something that is already inside you?

It’s not about you…


Todd White
It’s not about you

Darkness of ignorance, Where are you getting your identity?

I read this,  this morning.  Francois Du Toit had posted it on Facebook. Where are you getting your identity? Is it an accurate identity or a skewed one? If it is not founded on God’s definition of you it probably is skewed.

People are not born Christians, yet every person ever born comes from God! God says in Jer 1:5 “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb!”
We are God’s idea: we began in God! We are born into a world where we are bombarded with many diverse cultural and traditional mindsets, most of which directly stems from the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil system, which is the fallen mindset system which says you are not…you have to strive to become! People who do gross things do it from believing a lie about themselves and not knowing the truth of their incredible design as image bearers of God! James says in Js 3:9, We can say beautiful things about God the Father but with the same mouth curse a man made in his mirror likeness. The point is not what the man did to deserve the curse! A doctor doesn’t slap his patient and command him to stop coughing! You may have the flu but you never become the flu!

True worship is to touch someone’s life with the same devotion and care you would touch Jesus himself; even if the other person seems a most unlikely candidate.

Multitudes of people are living in the darkness of ignorance, not knowing the truth of the integrity of their design and their redeemed value and innocence! The adventure of the Christian life is to declare what we have discovered to be true about every single person! Jesus says that when we discover that the son of man is indeed the son of God then the gates of hades (not to see) will crumble and the prisoners of darkness will be free to discover themselves in him!

Truth does not invite dispute, doctrine does!Truth awakens resonance!

UNION BEFORE DIRT – Francios Du Toit


To make all men see! That is the Gospel, the good news. The message is for all and that message is what he believes about you. What he believes about you is what matters. He set your identity before there was dirt. That view is and will always be of you forgiven and righteous. Standing as his son and or daughter, a joint heir with my big bro Jesus!

Identify yourself please…


Identify your identity, and settle in it.

I can not define God let alone myself, but! He defines me perfectly!

He knew each of us before the creation, forgave us before creation, saw us pure and spotless before the creation and that’s the only way he will ever see us. I live by his definition of me!

Contemplate this!


What’s true of Him, is true of you!

Jesus is not an example for you, but of you!

He is the I AM in me!

Ok, if you haven’t gotten it yet folks, we were made in his image, he is my identity!

Religion emphasizes what man must do with strings attached. ..
God emphasizes what he has already done for you with no strings attached. ..

Cone Man!


Posted this in reply to a Facebook post by  Tim Cone (oh, ladies I think he’s single)


“My identity is not found in what I do, but who I am in Christ”

My identity is who I am in him, He is the I am in me! His definition of me trumps who I say i am every time. He created me before the world was formed, he forgave and poured out grace for all mankind at the same time (time is a man concept, God doesn’t deal in a time continuum) Romans 6:10-11. Says he died once for all mankind. So his only image of me is forgiven an whole. Gen 1:26 says wevwere created in his likeness his image, we weren’t goats or guinee pigs! We were created in his image, he is my identity. 2 Cor 3:18 is the whole mirror deal. When we look in the mirror he is the reflection in the mirror. A mirror does not show the past or future but what is there at that exact moment. He is the I am in me! As he is so am I!

Sanctifa… When? sorta blogged on this, this morning. .

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