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Jesus of Nazareth, The Seed Who Bruised the Serpent’s Head.

Updated: May 29, 2022

God has equipped us with so much! He created us in His image, and has given us dominion over everything He made; the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the livestock, and over every creeping thing that creeps over all the earth (Genesis 1:20) Yet, at times, we fail to forget that we are who He says we are and our identity is in Him! When Jesus walked the earth, He exemplified everything we were supposed to be, with so much poise, grace, and wisdom. Everything, already inscribed in our hearts by our Father. The book, The American Church by Sophie Stubbs summarizes the enemy's attempt to alienate us from that knowledge. It is written that the enemy “is fearful of people who truly know who they are in Jesus -a generation of people who know their kingdom identity and truly walk with the Lord on a daily basis,” (Stubbs, 1).

In John 18, Judas led a band of soldiers and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees to the garden. Jesus, knowing this would happen to Him, stepped forward and asked them, “Whom do you seek?” They answered Him, “Jesus of Nazareth.”

Jesus said to them, “I am He.” Judas who betrayed Him was standing with them.

When Jesus spoke, they drew back and fell to the ground, “John 18:6”.

So He asked them again, “Whom do you seek?”

They said, “Jesus of Nazareth”.

Jesus answered, “I told you that I am He. So, if you seek Me, let these men go.” (John 18:2-8)

This was an attempt of the serpent to disrupt everything God created in the garden of Eden. But Jesus, stood with the authority of God, and said I am.



“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

Jesus never denied who He was. He never operated outside of the calling and the purpose God established for Him. “I am He” he said, “If you seek Me, let these men go”. All the way to the end, He stood by His Kingdom identity. There was so much authority spoken in these words, so much weight in Him knowing what was to come, yet boldly and firmly stating He was one with the Father, (John 14:9,11; see also John 8:19, 10:38, 12:45).