Sunday, October 15, 2017

Stolen Identity...

Who are you?

Too many of God’s children are in the middle of an identity crisis.  It’s not that people have forgotten who they are in Christ…many have never known.  There is a famine of God’s word all across the land, and it is not because it isn’t available, it’s because people are not partaking of the bread of life.  Jesus said, “I am the bread of life.” (John 6:35), and John 1 tells us that Jesus is the word, and has been since the beginning.

But we have to read it to truly know who we are! 

Do you know what happens when people don’t know who they are?   They take on a persona that is not who God says they are.  Why do you think there is such an epidemic of men who think they are women and women who think they are men, or why we are having an explosion of homosexuality? 

It’s because satan himself hones in humanity’s self-will and convinces people (even at very early ages) into believing that they are the exact opposite of who God has called them to be and who He says they are.  It’s a complicated case of mistaken identity; complicated because people truly believe lies about themselves.  They grasp those lies with all their might until they totally accept the deception.  It then becomes a case of identity theft. 

To put it as plainly as I can:  The devil twists God’s truths and convinces people that they are who he (satan) says they are instead of who God says they are.   They are perishing from lack of knowledge…the lack of knowledge of who they truly are! 

And it’s not just happening in the world.  It’s going on in the church, in our youth, and even in our own lives.  We (or maybe I should just say “I”) believe we are not worthy to do what God called us to do because of the way we look, or not able to do God’s will in our lives because of our current circumstances or situation.   God has a plan for each and every one of us, and the thing holding us back is a lie…or more specifically when we believe the lie. 

Read God’s word about who you are, and get in your rightful place.  If you have accepted Christ as your savior, you are a legitimate child of the One True God.

John 1:12
…to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.

1 John 3:1
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 

1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

On Calvary’s hill of sorrow
Where sin’s demands were paid,
And rays of hope for tomorrow
Across our path were laid.

I see a crimson stream of blood,
It flows from Calvary,
Its waves which reach the throne of God,
Are sweeping over me.


  1. Funny, I was thinking a bit along these lines just before I sat down here to shut down the computer before going to bed. I was troubled by what some Christians, people who I've gone to church with for years & I know are saved, are posting or liking on FB. I was thinking that their FB activity reveals a heart condition that ought not to be there anymore...that they're not living out who they are. Your post went a different way, but I think it reveals fruit from the same tree. And it troubles me.

    As I was finishing your post, the words from a song crossed my mind: " He's a good, good Father...that's who He is...and I am loved by Him...that's who I am."

    And, Margaret, I'm just sad for the Body of Christ right nw. I think Jesus is, too. May we truly know, and act like, who we are.

    1. Agreed, Deb. The church is acting more like the world than God's children. I believe a change is coming, though. We just gotta keep on sowing good seeds.

  2. I love how you speak the truth and that is unusual for this day and time! We must all do more of this!

    1. Truth is so important...and so hard to find! Thank you, Linda.

  3. I remind myself often of who I am in Jesus. I have to, otherwise the enemy is right there doing what he does best, telling lies.


    1. I probably need to remind myself more often...I get too wrapped up in the world around me and let it affect my mental well-being.

      Not probably...I definitely need to remind myself more often.


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