John 10:10 “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (NKJV)
Identity theft can happen both in the natural and in the supernatural.
Identity theft in the natural happens when someone deliberately uses another person’s identity, or credit to gain a financial advantage for themselves.
By stealing a person’s identity, this often takes away the buying power from the person whose identity that has been stolen, leaving them at a disadvantage or loss.
The person who’s identity that has been stolen, can sometimes be held responsible for the perpetrator’s actions limiting the person’s buying power to make purchases.
Identity theft in the supernatural can be described as taking a believers identity in Christ.
Someone might ask the question “what is my identity in Christ?” The answer can be found in the following scripture;
1st Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;” NKJV
One goal of the enemy is to try to steal a believer’s identity in Christ. If the enemy can accomplish this, not only is the believer’s identity taken, but a believer’s power and authority can also be lost.
Many times people will base their identities on what they do (from their jobs to their roles in relationships), defining themselves by these pursuits.
Many people struggle with their identity as a Christian because they do not know who they are in Christ. The enemy can often cause confusion or distractions by getting a believer to identify with other things which can easily lead to “supernatural identity theft.”
A believers identity defines who they are as a Christian and with that identity, believers can encompass the abundance of being a beloved child of God. Who are you in defines your identity, and that can be a question many people struggle to answer.
Proverbs 23:7 “For as he thinketh in his heart so is he” (KJV)
The way we think, and the thoughts we have as a believer, will reaffirm our identity as being;
A child of God
Ephesians 1:5 “He predestined and lovingly planned for us to be adopted to Himself as [His own] children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the kind intention and good pleasure of His will—” (AMP)
A citizen of heaven
Philippians 3:20 “But [we are different, because] our citizenship is in heaven. And from there we eagerly await [the coming of] the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;” (AMP)
A new creation
2nd Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life]. (AMP)
Lord Jesus, thank you our identity that we have in You, …Amen!
Continuing in His service…Rev