Introduction to Mistaken Identity
For some two thousand years now the Church has been dwelling in a mistaken idea that we are just human and just a sinner saved by grace. We are just filthy rags and undeserving of the grace of God. We identify with Adam and we write our songs to verify that. We look forward to some day when Jesus returns that we will be changed into His likeness and all will be fine then but for now we just have to make do. All of this is nothing but the lies and deceptions of the devil.
We need to have the Adamic veil lifted from our eyes. As the apostle Paul prayed so many, many years ago in Eph. 1: 17-20, (NIV)
"I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,..."
And in 2 Cor. 3:12-18 (NIV) Paul wrote,
"Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to keep the Israelites from gazing at it while the radiance was fading away. But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."
We need a revelation of Christ within us and we need to discern the difference between the Adamic consciousness and the Christ consciousness. Most of God's people today do not realize that the human ego, the carnal consciousness, needs to be totally consumed by Christ. Christ is our true identity, not the human consciousness. The Adamic consciousness is what keeps us bound and limited. The carnal consciousness knows that it cannot possibly live as Jesus lived on the earth. The human consciousness cannot possibly multiply the loaves and fishes. Yet because we do not realize that we are living by a mistaken identity, we keep trying to perfect the Adamic consciousness in us.
Because of our false identity, we feel condemned, because we cannot do that which we know deep inside of us (our Christ consciousness) we should be able do. When your eyes are opened to see that Christ is your true identity, then you will begin to realize that all the struggling you have done in Adam is to no avail. You then can focus your attention on the reality of the law of the Spirit of Life within you. This Law of the Spirit of Life is much more than head knowledge. I knew for years that Christ was in me and the Law of His Life freed me from the Law of Sin and Death, but I had very little experience living in it and no one to teach me how.
This is a progressive revelation. The more you turn your attention away from your Adamic consciousness and focus your attention on Christ within, the more you will experientially walk in the Spirit. Jesus is the door to show us the way to the Father. As the door, He is the example to demonstrate to us the way to our true identity. He used the illustration of the vine and the branches to show our oneness with Him. The vine and branches have the same life. The life of the vine in us is our true identity.
Jesus had a human consciousness, but He realized that He could do nothing of Himself but only that which the Father willed Him to do. He lived by His divine consciousness, not from His Adamic consciousness. He knew that as a man He was limited, but as the Son of God, His true identity, He could do all things.
God is purifying the hearts and the desires of His people that they no longer want to do anything that is not of Him. The Law of Sin and Death is simply where our carnal nature is still, in some degree, operating in our life. Every time that our carnal nature has a godly desire, the Law of Sin and Death has to come into effect, because the Adamic nature has to be brought to where it is utterly destitute, like Paul, when he cried out, "Oh wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from this body of death?
The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus (our new nature) supersedes the Law of Sin and Death (our old carnal nature). Every life has a Life Law. Adam, our carnal nature, has a Life Law that constantly brings us into sin and death. You cannot defy a law. For example lets look at the law of gravity. If you get on a building and jump off, the law of gravity is going to pull you down. You cannot live out of Adam without the Law of Sin and Death pulling you down.
I don't care how strong your desires for God are, I don't care how bad you want Adam to be conformed into Christ; he cannot be. The law of his life will continually pull you down when he tries to be godly. God designed it that way, because in the Tabernacles realm there is no place for carnality, none! Even in the Old Testament, it said, "No man can see God and live" (Ex. 33:20). The moment that Christ begins to appear within you, you will see that Adam is dead. And when you realize this, then you will understand the scripture that says,
"And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming" (2 Th. 2:8).