And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus, I know and Paul I know, but who are ye. Act 19:15
Self identity is the indication of whom someone is, either physically, by spoken words or by your actions.Every person created by the word has a relationship with the trinity, that is God the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit; but our sins have always deprived us of this relationship. Jesus referred to people washed in the blood of Jesus as light of the world that should shine through the darkness of this world and bring lost souls into eternity. Our Christian life is not by boasting of our achievements or financial breakthrough but God instructs us to boast in what we know about Him. In order to be more identified with Him, the primary assignment given to us by Jesus is to preach the gospel as commanded by Him, with signs and wonders following. Such was done by Paul the apostle in (Act.9: 4 -6), after preaching to the people, he baptized them in the name of our Lord Jesus. He laid hands on them and they received the Holy Ghost and spoke in different tongues with prophecy. Certain of the vagabond Jews exorcist who were not identified with Jesus Christ, also wanted to cast out demons from people. But the evil spirit inside the man said, Jesus I know, Paul I know but who are you? The vagabond Jews had no self identity in Christ, they were far from being the light of the world as Jesus Christ was not abiding in them. Jesus beseech us to abide in him, so that we can be identified as light in the world without any challenge from the evil spirit.
BIBLE READING: Act 19:11-16
PRAYER: Father Lord, let me be filled with your spirit so that the name of Jesus will be as fire on my tongue for signs and wonders.
IDARAENI MO NINU KRISTI SE PATAKI
Ẹmi buburu na si dahùn o si wipe, emi mọ̀ Jesu ati Paulu, ṣugbọn tani iwọ iṣe? Iṣe awon Aposteli 19:15
Idanimọ ara ẹni jẹ itọkasi ẹniti ẹnikan jẹ, boya nipa ti ara, nipasẹ awọn ọrọ sisọ tabi nipasẹ awọn iṣe rẹ. Olukuluku eniyan ti a da nipa ọrọ naa ni o ni ibatan pẹlu Mẹtalọkan, iyẹn ni Ọlọrun Baba, Ọmọ ati Ẹmi Mimọ; ṣugbọn awọn ẹṣẹ wa nigbagbogbo ti mu wa kuro ninu ibasepo yii. Jesu tọka si awọn eniyan ti a wẹ ninu ẹjẹ Jesu gẹgẹbi imọlẹ ti aye ti o yẹ ki o tan nipasẹ okunkun aiye yii ti o si mu awọn ọkàn ti o sọnu wa si ayeraye. Igbesi aye Onigbagbọ wa kii ṣe nipa iṣogo fun awọn aṣeyọri wa tabi aṣeyọri inawo ṣugbọn Ọlọrun n kọ wa lati ṣogo ninu ohun ti a mọ nipa Rẹ. Láti lè dawamo pelú re, iṣẹ́ àkọ́kọ́ tí Jésù fi fún wa ni láti wàásù ìhìn rere gẹ́gẹ́ bí àṣẹ rẹ̀, pẹ̀lú àwọn àmì àti iṣẹ́ ìyanu tí o te le. Iru eyi ni a ṣe nipasẹ Paulu Aposteli ni (Iṣe Awon Aposteli 9: 4-6), lẹhin ti o waasu fun awọn eniyan, o baptisi wọn ni orukọ Oluwa wa Jesu. Ó gbé ọwọ́ lé wọn, wọ́n sì gba Ẹ̀mí Mímọ́, wọ́n sì ń sọ̀rọ̀ ní onírúurú èdè pẹ̀lú àsọtẹ́lẹ̀. Àwọn kan lára àwọn Júù alárìnkiri tí wọ́n ń lé wọn jáde tí a kò da won mọ̀ pelú Jésù Kristi, tún fẹ́ lé àwọn ẹ̀mí èṣù jáde kúrò lára àwọn èèyàn. Ṣugbọn ẹmi buburu ti o wà ninu ọkunrin na wipe, Jesu emi mọ̀, Paulu emi mọ̀, ṣugbọn tani iwọ iṣe? Awọn Juu alarinkiri ko ni idanimọ ti ara ẹni ninu Kristi, wọn jinna lati jẹ imọlẹ ti agbaye bi Jesu Kristi ko ṣe gbe inu wọn.Jesu bẹ wa lati duro ninu rẹ, ki a le ṣe idanimọ bi imọlẹ ninu aye laisi ipenija eyikeyi lati ọdọ ẹmi buburu.
BIBELI KIKA: Ìṣe Awon Aposteli 19:11-16
ADURA: Baba Oluwa, je ki emi ki o kun fun emi re ki oruko Jesu ki o le dabi ina lori ahọn mi fun ami ati iyanu.