Identity Theft Leads to Identity Crisis!
Identity Theft Leads to Identity Crisis!
We here about “identity theft” all the time in the news & social media. Some say it has been a type of epidemic in our nation, even throughout the world in recent years…so, people invest in security measures to protect them from having their “identity” stolen, even take out insurance to protect themselves in case their “identity” is stolen.
What about CHRISTIANS?
We have a real epidemic on this earth of Christians who have had THEIR identity “stolen” and do not even know it!
What am I talking about? Many, if not MOST Christians do NOT even know their identity that is found in the King of kings though they may be quick to say, “oh yes, I am a Christian”.
The epidemic of unbelief is the tool the devil uses to steal identity.
This is WHY knowing who you ARE in Christ Jesus, is critical to survival, especially in the coming days!
When the “knowing who you are” becomes your norm, then “BEING” who you have been RE-born to be, becomes your “lifestyle”! AH, an authentic habitation of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit! Hmm…sounds like John 17 to me! That would be “JESUS prayer to our Heavenly Father” about the disciples then and also about US!
That we would be in THEM, even as Jesus was and is (always has been ) IN the Heavenly Father! THEN He prayed we would all be ONE together in Them even as They (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) are ONE!
This is the beginning of “knowing” where we have been rebirthed from, IN Christ Jesus…the Word says it these verses that many of us have read and heard most of our lives but…do we REALLY know what they truly mean?!
“4 We have therefore been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory and power of the Father, we too might walk habitually in newness of life [abandoning our old ways].” Romans 6:4
“Therefore if you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, sharing in His resurrection from the dead], keep seeking the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.” Colossians 3:1
“6 And He raised us up together with Him [when we believed], and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, [because we are] in Christ Jesus…” Ephesians 2:6
“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].” II Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore there is now no condemnation [no guilty verdict, no punishment] for those who are in Christ Jesus [who believe in Him as personal Lord and Savior]. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has set you free from the law of sin and of death.” Romans 8:1-2
“16 The Spirit Himself testifies and confirms together with our spirit [assuring us] that we [believers] are children of God. 17 And if [we are His] children, [then we are His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His spiritual blessing and inheritance], if indeed we share in His suffering so that we may also share in His glory.” Romans 8:16-17
“12 I assure you and most solemnly say to you, anyone who believes in Me [as Savior] will also do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these [in extent and outreach], because I am going to the Father. John 14:12
“You have made them to be a kingdom [of royal subjects] and priests to our God; and they will reign on the earth.” Revelation 5:10
THIS beloved reveals just some of the identity of everyone re-born IN CHRIST JESUS…who HE is, who we are and what we are given to do!
Problem is…IDENTITY THEFT!
The enemy has lurked around in his murky philosophies and world culture ideologies along with oppressive religion and governments in order to stir up a strife and deception which inevitably leads to depression, discouragement, dismay and destructiveness which always leads to UNBELIEF! Unbelief leads to destructive mindsets which are called “strongholds”.
ANYTHING that is not of our Heavenly Father Who IS Life and brings LIFE…is then therefore death. And/or leads to some type of death, eventually eternal death for those who never choose the only True Way TO our Heavenly Father…JESUS!
What does true IDENTITY THEFT look like for a Christian?
This type of Identity Theft IS true identity theft because it is more than taking your belongings and earthly things. THIS one has to do with your SOUL!
What is IDENTITY anyway? Definition from Merriam Webster-Identity means:
- who someone is : the name of a person
- the qualities, beliefs, etc., that make a particular person
Identity theft defined is:
- the illegal use of someone else’s personal information especially in order to obtain money or credit
WHEN a Christian, one born again IN Jesus Christ having Holy Spirit inside of them doesn’t believe all of WHO they are in Christ, then there is an “identity theft” and almost always an “identity crisis” going on.
The enemy (the devil and his hordes of hell) are lurking around to devour…how do they do this?
Stealing is a #1 way! The Word clearly tells us that the devil came to steal, kill and destroy. Isn’t this what a “thief” does when they steal your personal information? Doesn’t it bring a certain level of “destruction” along with discouragement, even depression over it? Jesus said it this way-
“10 The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).” John 10:10
The thief…satan, comes to steal… meaning: take (another person’s property) without permission or legal right and without intending to return it. Isn’t this pretty much how “identity theft” is defined as well?
HE comes to “steal away” who you are but how? Lies & deception.
Lies & deception breeds “doubt” which always leads to “unbelief”.
IF he can get “unbelief” into a Christian or at least “doubt” who the Word says they are meant to be, then the devil has them right where he wants them, and can control them because he won’t stop there! HE is out to “kill” them too!
- put an end to or cause the failure or defeat of (something).
- cause the death of (a person, animal, or other living thing).
Look at what happens to those who have believed the lies & deceptions of satan where he has set up “unbelief” as a stronghold:
15 To the pure, all things are pure; but to the corrupt and unbelieving, nothing is pure; both their mind and their conscience are corrupted. 16 They profess to know God [to recognize and be acquainted with Him], but by their actions they deny and disown Him. They are detestable and disobedient and worthless for good work of any kind.” Titus 1:15-16
This is why he steals using lies and deception to “set up camp” in the soul of a Christian because it will cripple their effectiveness for the plans the Father has for them!
SO, it kills the plans because of “unbelief” but the enemy doesn’t stop there…he wants to literally destroy them!
The last part of Titus 1 verse 16 shows a result of unbelieving which is associated with being corrupted…polluted. MIXED beloved….you cannot have both things inside and truly “BELIEVE” and walk in the authority of Jesus with that kind of mixture! Verse 16b says “…they are detestable and disobedient and worthless for GOOD WORK OF ANY KIND!”
“ There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, But its end is the way of death.” Proverbs 16:25
This began with IDENTITY THEFT!
This “identity theft” in the body of Christ is in a near epidemic proportion! THIS is why the Lord has released SO much on the earth NOW…so that HIS kids can be restored!
It is WHY revival must come so that there are salvation’s of the prodigals (truly lost) and also “deliverance and healing” to the rest of the ones in the “identity crisis” now! Delivered from the lies & deceptions that has led to unbelief! Healed because with demonic strongholds from lies and deceptions there is often physical, mental and/or emotional and spiritual issues that need to be healed! Hallelujah JESUS IS our Healer AND Deliverer as well as our SAVIOR!
THEN as there will be a massive “awakening”, meaning to be equipped, trained, growing in the Lord being fruitful in the identity of Christ…there WILL come HIS HOLY HABITATION to a significance that the WHOLE earth is going to SEE the manifestation of HIS GLORY demonstrated!!!
Make no mistake, HE will demonstrate with or without us…but we have the grand opportunity to be conduits for HIS magnificent LIGHT to shine out from us, releasing HIS extravagant love in power all over this earth…don’t you want to see Him take back what was stolen? YES, and it is JUBILEE YEAR meaning there is a place of much being returned to us that has been stolen!
“14 “But [the time is coming when] the earth shall be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, As the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14
WE need to prophesy, believe, speak into and pray into declaring this in Jesus mighty name so we will SEE this “identity theft crisis” STOP NOW!!
Come on beloved!
Let’s BE the ones we have been re-created TO BE! RULING and REIGNING WITH JESUS NOW…on this earth!!!!! So that our Heavenly Father’s will …will be DONE here on earth AS it IS in Heaven!!! YES and AMEN!