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Identify Yourself


  1. God - Would You Identify Yourself?
  2. Person

Ge 32:24 ¶ And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. 25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. 26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. 27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. 28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed. 29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there. 30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

  • Why do you ask my name?
  • Why do you want to know my name?
  • If you don't know by now?
  • Lives Out of Order


Many people today want to exist in a no mans land of anonymity. By this they cam change their position to fit the mood.

ILLUSTRATION: Man I was working with stopped going to church because he said, the preacher kept saying how other religions were wrong.

It takes faith and great courage to be a Christian.

Before we can get the help we greatly need, we must be willing to step out of the shadow and Identify, align, define, make a clear cut.

To God "Identify Yourself"

Ge 31:11 And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I. 12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ringstraked, speckled, and grisled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee. 13 I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.

Ex 3:13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? 14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

God to Individual

  • Honesty
  • Identity -- Do you even know? Who are we going to be?

When addressed by a military you guard you might be required to identify yourself
Who are you?

  • Do you have the right to be here?
  • Are you enemy or foe?

1. Adam - Where Are You? Gen. 3:8

Confess Your problem.

Ge 3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. 9 ¶ And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

2. Jacob - What is your Name? Gen. 32:24-32

3. Cain - What hast thou done? Gen. 4:10

Acknowledge your wrong.

4. Saul - What should you be doing?(running from God’s will)

5. Esther - Who are your people? Esther 2:10; 7:3-6

Are you saved? Are you a Christian? (There are no mongrels)

Esther 2:10—Esther had not shewed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not shew it .

Esther 7:3-6—Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request: [4] For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. …

Iranian Air Defense Radar: 'Unknown aircraft you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.' 

**Aircraft**: 'This is a United States aircraft. I am in Iraqi airspace.' 

Air Defense Radar: 'You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace we will launch interceptor aircraft!' 

**Aircraft**: 'This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 fighter. Send 'em up, I'll wait!'
  1. Disciples - Who is Jesus to You?

Disciples weWho is jesus to you? Matthew 16:13-17 \

  1. **Peter - Where do you stand? **

Peter stood before the servant girl and denied association with Jesus. Matthew 26:69-75

Rachel Scott was the first of 13 to be killed at Columbine High School. The day she died, Rachel Scott carried a notebook in her backpack, on which she’d written the words “I won’t be labeled as average.” The shooters shot her in the leg and asked if she believed in God. She replied, “You Know I do.”