Sometime ago, my younger daughter was not feeling fine health wise. We had given her the needed attention. On one of those days, she woke up and came to meet me with these words; “Daddy, I am strong…”. Rather than being bothered about her health condition, I was excited about that faith language; I am strong.

Friend, your language is a reflection of your heritage. When you came to Christ, God did not just bring you to Church, He brought you to partake of an heritage different from where you are coming from. You have a new Father, family, lineage and reality. You now belong to God and the Kingdom (1 Peter 2:9-10).

Don’t let the devil confuse your heritage. Don’t allow where you came from in the flesh to affect your destiny of greatness (2 Corinthians 5:17). If you are genuinely born again, your past, present and future are in Christ, not in the curse of your family or the weakness of your lineage (Galatians 3:13-14). You carry a new DNA. You must believe this if you hope to manifest it (John 1:12-13).

Just like Daniel in Babylon, the devil wants to change your name and language today (Daniel 1:4-8). He wants to call you what God has not called you. He wants to give you a language that is different from the kingdom. We have a new language in the kingdom (Mark 16:17). It is the language of faith. It is the language of possibility (2 Corinthians 4:13).

We don’t confess the fact of our physical circumstances, we confess the truth of our spiritual realities in Christ (2 Corinthians 4:13-18). Be proud of your kingdom heritage. Don’t be ashamed to say that you are strong when your body says you are sick (Psalms 105:37, Joel 3:10). Don’t be ashamed to say that you are financially buoyant when you have no dime in your pocket (2 Corinthians 8:9).

Who you look at you would look like. My daughter has never heard me or her mum say we are sick or weak. She has learnt the kingdom language. This is the beauty of kingdom parenting (Isaiah 51:1-2, 2 Timothy 1:5). What about you? Would you say what the world is saying or what your kingdom family is saying? This is the beauty of the local Church family. We have a goodly heritage (Psalms 16:6). Hallelujah!

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria