Approval is an important aspect of life, and we need to understand whose approval we ought to be seeking and where we should be seeking it from? And a voice from heaven said, “this is my beloved son, with whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:17. This was an approval by God concerning Jesus’s sonship and earthly ministry, and immediately after the prophetic statement, “Jesus was driven into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit…”
Approval comes from God and His Word. The same words of affirmation spoken over Jesus is the same words spoken over you. You are as precious to God like Jesus was (pause and calmly think). You are of Jesus’s class and DNA (divine nature attitude).
Coming up out of the wilderness approves you to you and then reveals you to His creation for the sole purpose of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is worth repeating to our hearing, “approval comes from God and His Word.” Remember, Jesus’s identity was questioned by the tempter saying “IF you are the Son of God…” seriously, really, are you kidding me, you must be having a laugh Jesus would have thought or contemplated.
Jesus faced this challenge and He defeated the enemy because He understood who He was, and where His approval came from. His approval did not come from men, no a million times no, it came from the creator of the heavens and the earth, it came from His Father.
Do not allow society define and determine your identity, your identity is in Christ, and you have been approved by almighty God, you are His beloved, and He is pleased with you.
The voice of Gods approval resounds ever louder. Recall the scripture “the way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full day of light.” Proverbs 4:18. As you come up out of the wilderness, the voice of Gods approval over you will get even louder and louder to deafening, and you have to respond to that voice, like Jesus did, “…yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” Luke 22:42
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