Genesis 28:16 (KJV)
And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not.
Because Caleb grew up in a very racist community, his confidence in life came from the fact that he was from a particular race, and he saw all other races as inferior. Because of this mindset, he could not advance in the kingdom of God the way he desired. He wondered why the miracle-working power of God was not present in his ministry even though he had had encounters with the Lord. The Lord graciously revealed to him that as long as he still defined himself from the standpoint of his fleshly identity, he wouldn’t be able to fulfill his destiny that is tied to his divine identity.
Yesterday, we saw that except a believer overcomes his fleshly identity and ways, his encounters and blessings with God may not make much difference in his daily life.
Every other encounter Jacob with God would have been for his growth if he had utilized the first appropriately. Because of this lack of understanding, he suffered 21 years of hard labor and pain. Every unnecessary labor in your life will end today if you will let your identity in Christ dominate your life from today.
Unlike Jacob, Saul asked this question when he had his encounter with the Lord, he asked: ‘what wilt thou have me to do?’ see Acts 9:6 (KJV). It was his obedience to the Lord’s response that launched him into his glorious destiny.
Go into today remembering that the world desperately awaits the manifestation of the sons of God like you (Romans 8:19). Ask the Lord to help you walk in your divine identity and do exploits.
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