Identity Theft: Part 1

Identity Theft is a rapid growing problem in America. 15 million identities are stolen each year. Identity theft has increased by 50% in the last several years. The financial impact is estimated at more than 55 billion dollars, (yes – billion with a “b”) not to mention the emotional and mental impact it has on people.

Identity theft happens when someone steals your identifying information. John 10:10 says, “the thief comes to steal and to kill and to destroy.” The evil one wants to steal your identity in Christ.

We all have feelings of insecurity and inadequacy. We all fear rejection and we all want to be accepted. I believe the number one problem that people has is not knowing who they are in Christ. Our understanding of identity impacts how we live out our lives. If you don’t establish a clear sense of personal identity in Christ, you are going to struggle throughout your entire life. Why is it so important? Because we cannot consistently behave in ways that are different from what we believe about ourselves. If you don’t think right, you won’t believe right and you won’t behave right. If you think wrong, and believe wrong, you will act wrong.

The Bible tells us in John, chapter 8, verse 44 that Satan is a liar and the Father of all lies. He has been lying to you and for many of you, he has stolen your identity in Christ. Read this – listen carefully…You haven’t had your identity stolen – you are in Christ! You are in bondage to the lies that the devil has told you that you believe about yourself.

Aren’t you tired of an unfulfilled and unproductive walk with Christ? Remember who you are. Remember WHOSE you are! Quit believing the lies of the evil one. Tomorrow, I will share with you Who You Are in Christ.

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