Playing the "Who Am I?" Game

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You’ve probably played the party game: Somebody tapes a name of some famous person to your back and you mingle around asking questions as you try to figure out who you are. I’m embarrassed to say I can never figure mine out before I get too sore from all the partygoers kicking me!

But if you’d like to play, imagine that God has placed a name on your back. Now go on wandering about in your daily existence and ask questions to deduce who you are:

1. “Am I an animal?”

Nope. After God finished creating the animals after their own kind, “God said, 'Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness' … male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:26-27 Genesis 1:26-27 [26] And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. [27] So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
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). This says “Our” because it is referring to God—both the Father and the Word (who was Jesus before He became the Son as explained in John 1:1-18 John 1:1-18 [1] In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. [2] The same was in the beginning with God. [3] All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. [4] In him was life; and the life was the light of men. [5] And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. [6] There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. [7] The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. [8] He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. [9] That was the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world. [10] He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. [11] He came to his own, and his own received him not. [12] But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: [13] Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. [14] And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. [15] John bore witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spoke, He that comes after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. [16] And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace. [17] For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. [18] No man has seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.
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). They created humans to become part of Their family, which Jesus referenced when He quoted Psalms 82:6 Psalms 82:6I have said, You are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
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by saying, “You are gods, and all of you are children of the Most High” (Psalms 82:6 Psalms 82:6I have said, You are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
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, John 10:34 John 10:34Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, You are gods?
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). Your destiny is to be born at the resurrection into the God family.

2. “Do I have an immortal soul?”

Plato and other philosophers influenced everybody to think so, but the Bible says you are a soul rather than you have a soul (Genesis 2:7 Genesis 2:7And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
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). Also, the soul that sins will die (Ezekiel 18:4 Ezekiel 18:4Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sins, it shall die.
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). 

3. “Am I just physical then?”

Nope. You have a “spirit in man”—what puts you on a higher plane than animals—which is meant to be united with God’s Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:11 1 Corinthians 2:11For what man knows the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God.
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) when the Father chooses that the time is right to call you (John 6:44 John 6:44No man can come to me, except the Father which has sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
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4. “Am I called now?”

If you understand such spiritual concepts: “Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord” (Isaiah 55:6-7 Isaiah 55:6-7 [6] Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near: [7] Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
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).

5. “Am I just the nobody I feel like?”

God the Father sacrificed His own Son for you, and He plans to freely give you all things (Romans 8:32 Romans 8:32He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
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). He is ready to share His divine nature with you (2 Peter 1:4 2 Peter 1:4Whereby are given to us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
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6. “Am I just going to end up failing such a wondrous purpose for living?”

“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 4:6 Philippians 4:6Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
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, emphasis added). Please let God begin the process in you!

7. “Wow! But I still have no idea who I really am.”

“He who overcomes … I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem … And I will write on him my new name” (Revelation 3:12 Revelation 3:12Him that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God: and I will write on him my new name.
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).

Then you will know who you are! For now it’s pretty good being God’s son or daughter with such a future.

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