Manifesting the quest refers to living our lives in the way that Jesus would have us live it. He came to show us the way of how to do this. Hebrews 3:16 tells us of the Israelites’ rebellion, lack of obedience and their unbelief on coming out of Egypt. As a result, they did not enter God’s rest. We must be diligent to enter into God’s rest (Hebrews 4:11). In Genesis 1:29, God speaks of His creation: of making everything Man needed on the fifth day, of making Man on the sixth day and of resting on the seventh day. God’s original plan was for Man to have everything necessary and to live in His rest. The enemy cannot tell God to change His plan.
When we truly live in God’s rest, we have abundance. He has given us all things to live abundantly (2 Peter). This abundance does not just refer to money; as money is not meant to be our main source of abundance. Indeed, it can lead to our detriment as 1 Timothy 6:10 tells us that the love of money is the root of all evil. It also tells us that having money as our main source brings us sorrows. Anytime, our main source cannot cover a situation, then we are in a crisis. However, there is someone whom we can tap into, who is an unlimited source and that is the God whom we serve. The God whom we serve, is always ready to give. Abundance is knowing and living in God. It is living in God and not having to worry.
Mark 4:35-41 tells about Jesus being with His disciples who were fishing on the Lake and a storm arose. The disciples grew scared because Jesus slept through it as though He did not care. On waking up, Jesus put the storm in its place. Truly, He did not care because He was greater than the storm. We need to understand that our source can never run dry, no matter the problem that we are facing. If God is our true source, we will rest in His abundance.
We are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26). Therefore, His desire for us is to have His mindset. God beseeches us to present our bodies as living sacrifices to Him and to be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:1-2). This speaks to the fact that if we are to be transformed, we must renew our mindset. The renewing of our mind causes us to live in the will of God. Our mindset dictates our speech. It does no good if our speech is positive but our mind is negative. We are supposed to speak like God. In Genesis 2:19, God brought the animals to Adam for him to name them. Likewise, we can name every situation in our lives. In our spiritual vocabulary, we are to speak as God does.
Our speech can cause us to displease God. Too often, we speak negatively. What are we calling our situation and with what are we filling our minds? God is waiting for us to call victory into our lives and to call defeat to the situation. When bills cannot be paid, we have to speak to them. There are certain things that cannot happen unless we speak to them. We have authority over what is happening in our families and what we speak will come to pass. There is an enemy trying his best to mess it up, but it is very important to renew our minds. When God said “let us make man in our own image,” God was calling us into identity because He wanted us to see ourselves as He sees us. Identity is the key that unlocks the door to potential and purpose.
The enemy is terrified of our potential because he knows that the moment we tap into it, he is defeated. That is why he jumped on Adam and Eve so quickly. If we do not know who we are in God, we cannot tap into Him and receive what He has for us. The enemy has come to steal our identity in an attempt to kill our potential so that he can ultimately destroy our purpose. It is therefore so important to tap into our identity!
God wants us to know that we are adopted into His family (Romans 8:15). He also wants us to remember that we are co-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17). We are ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20) and we are never alone (Deuteronomy 31:8). We are wonderfully made as stated in Psalm 139:14. We are a part of God’s plan (Jeremiah 29:11). Finally Matthew 6:33 reminds us that we are to seek God’s rest, tap into His kingdom, learn it by learning His Word and how we fit into it to find our identity in Him. We will learn how Jesus acted while here on earth and this will help us have the right mind set and to know our identity in Him. These are just a few scriptures to remind us of the identity God has put in us.