Time To Name Things

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Series: Other Speakers; In His Image

Sun am 16 June 2013 – Trevor Kidwell

Rom. 8:16-19; Gen. 1:1-10, 26; Gen. 2:19-23; (John 17:21-22); Gen. 17:4-5;
Gen. 32:24-30; (John 14:9); (1 Cor. 1:2-4); Matt. 6:31; (Eph. 4:24);
1 Pet. 4:11; (Matt. 15:18); Eph. 2:6; 
1 Cor. 6:17;
(All Scriptures are from the Amplified Bible)

You are an oracle by the One who dwells in you. It is easy to say. “I will do this” and “I will do that,” but can you say, “I am”? That is the challenge.  The revelation of our identity must come to us.

We must become relevant on the earth today. We are living in a time/space where there is a demand on us to give expression to what we claim. We have all this knowledge but do we truly know Him? That is where it all begins. Have I found my name in this Book? Jesus found His name in the Bible. His purpose, His name, His identity, His glory is laid down there, and He says, “I am.” Stop, step back and re-evaluate. We do not have to cry out to heaven? It is what He has done already. “What am I going to become?” No, rather “What have I become?” “Who am I?” is the issue today.

When we want to discover our genesis, our beginning, when we want to understand what Christ has done, restored and put in place already, we need to go to Genesis. In the beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters.  And God said, Let there be light; and there was light.  And God saw that the light was good (suitable, pleasant) and He approved it; and God separated the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. And God said, Let there be a firmament [the expanse of the sky] in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters [below] from the waters [above]. And God made the firmament [the expanse] and separated the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse. And it was so. And God called the firmament Heavens. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day. And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be collected into one place [of standing], and let the dry land appear. And it was so. God called the dry land Earth (Gen. 1:1-10). So there were waters beneath and there were waters above and the space in between He called heaven. Then He creates Adam in His own image and His own likeness (vs. 26). Adam walked in this dimension, he walked on earth, walking above the expanse of the water below (rivers, water), where did he walk? In heaven! He walked and lived in that dimension; heaven. God blessed them. When He blessed, He empowered them to be all that would bring praise to the Father. Blessing is restoring all that God did there; bringing it into order.

And out of the ground the Lord God formed every [wild] beast and living creature of the field and every bird of the air and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them; and whatever Adam called every living creature, that was its name (Gen. 2:19). God gives Adam purpose. When that happened, God no longer needed to speak. Adam did not hear God walking around because they were one (1 Cor. 6:17). Those who are waiting for God out there must step back into their old nature to hear Him there. You have become one spirit with God! When Adam spoke, it was God speaking because He spoke out of the dimension in oneness with God, and what he said, isAnd the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam; and while he slept, He took one of his ribs or a part of his side and closed up the [place with] flesh. And the rib or part of his side which the Lord God had taken from the man He built up and made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. Then Adam said, This [creature] is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of a man (Gen. 2:21-23). God named her but Adam spoke the word. Adam was God’s oracle on the earth; God’s walking mouthpiece. Adam was there to reveal the glory.

With the fall of Adam and Eve, earth no longer had its care-taker, it no longer had its nurturer or its heavenly presence; it no longer had someone to speak the heaven’s intended mind regarding it. Then God had to start speaking again because they were detached. Jesus’ prayer was “That they may be one, as we are One” (John 17:21-22). Since the fall of Adam, God had to find someone He could talk through in order to maintain His mind and intended purpose in the earth. God wanted another Adam. So we eventually get to the last Adam, Christ.

God never left us as orphans, He never left us destitute. God had a plan and God will not be stilled and He will have a mouthpiece in the earth, and that mouthpiece will wake up to its purpose.

God had to come and change Abram’s name. Abraham knew what his name was; he was an “I am” person. He had to come and be restored to heaven’s mind regarding himself. We are sitting here because of that seed and that purpose in Christ. Abraham’s whole life’s purpose changed.

Look at Jacob (Gen. 32:24-30). We know it was God wrestling with Jacob. Do you think God could not get out of Jacob’s grip? What did God have in mind? Jacob makes a demand, “Restore me back to the original intent of heaven’s mind, the fullness of your intent and purpose in my life.” Here God latches on to Jacob and they are not letting each other go. The first thing God does is change his name (vs. 27). Immediately God restores him to His mind regarding his life. This is the purpose of being born again. It is an event of heaven encountering the carnal and bringing a total new creation into being, and giving it a name.

God wants a voice in the earth to do what He is doing. That is what Jesus came to do. He came and announced God’s intent regarding our lives. God wants to bring us to a place where we are sons, so we can say, “If you see me, you have seen the Father” (John 14:9). You need to be martyred to be a witness; a measure and demonstration of who He is.

Many of us are wrestling with things, and God is holding on to you and He wants you to receive your identity in that situation. He wants you to receive a revelation of the reality of who you are in your situation. Everyone wants to us to be who we claim we are, that is why it is vital that I discover who I am.

Therefore do not worry and be anxious, saying, What are we going to have to eat? or, What are we going to have to drink? or, What are we going to have to wear? (Matt. 6:31). Your identity demands that you do not function that way. Our baptism in Christ is to put on our new nature, a new garment (Eph. 4:24). When we put on the new nature it demands that we do not speak that language. Our new nature demands another mindset. We have to name our situation; when we speak, we must speak as an oracle of God (1 Pet. 4:11). We have to look at our language. What our heart is full of will flow out of the mouth (Matt. 15:18). Do we announce our day before we see it? The old nature has put another language in our mouths. We have to remind ourselves to name our day.

A Biblical father brings into order the name, nature and culture, everything that pertains to godliness in his household. He is called to that purpose; he reveals what Father is. And when (if) I go and make ready a place for you, I will come back again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you may be also (John 14:1-3). Where is “where I am”? He was walking on earth, seated in heaven. Jesus never disconnected from Father. He goes to the cross and comes back and says, “It is done, now you can be I am. You are now seated with Me in heavenly places; we have joint seating at the right hand of God” (Eph. 2:6). Are we separated from Him? No. I am walking in heaven on earth. If you want to go there, you cannot be here. He wants you to be there here! He wants you to be where He is; one spirit walking as an oracle.