(From Personal Photography) The cocoon thought his life was over until he broke loose from his shell and grew wings.

Identity

In today’s world, we are often required to show two pieces that show our identity.  Most common are driver’s license and passport.  In most cases in everyday life with shopping, eating out and paying for services using a credit card, our driver’s license is widely accepted. 

But does the photo ID really tell people who we really are?  The picture reveals a face recognition that we are the person we are claiming to be.  There is so much more to a person’s identity than facial recognition.  Granted the software that has been developed for facial recognition has enabled law enforcement agencies to find many whose true identity is a threat to society.

Technology today has put in place layers of security for doing business on line.  Most accounts are protected by password and secret questions.  Yet, many suffer from identity theft and find their lives turned into a nightmare and many times in financial ruin by someone who stole their identity from just a picture on social media.    

While we all are at risk for being victimized of having our identity in our everyday life stolen, I believe that many live in turmoil having our identity stolen by the enemy of our souls. Our true identity is really is defined by the one who formed us in the womb. (Jer. 1:5)  We were chosen and loved even before the foundation of the world. (Eph. 1:4)  And Psa. 139:16 says, “Your eyes saw my unformed body, all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” NIV

The enemy is relentless in stealing the identity of the believer.  Unfortunately his victory began in the Garden.  Through his cunning and deceptive ways, he convinced Adam and Eve to doubt who they were in relationship to their Creator Father.   

Today he is not much different in his tactic to steal the identity of the believer by causing us to doubt who we are “In Christ.”  He is a master of twisting Truth into religion.  He throws a little curve ball into our mind.  Falling for the lie, causes us to step out of “In Christ” and begin to live from our soul instead of the Spirit of the One who resides inside our reborn and redeemed spirit. 

Our righteousness is sealed in Christ through His blood shed once for all.  Beloved, don’t continue to fall for the twisted religious lie that we have to work harder to secure righteousness.  Let the Holy Spirit in His gentle way remind you who you are in Christ and step back into “In Christ” and let the work of enabling grace working from the inside to the outside changing behaviors as we walk in the Spirit. 

Just as we might have to use a pin code to access our online accounts, the Mirror Bible says the pin code for the believer is “IN CHRIST”. (Romans 8:1)  So when the thief comes to rob, kill, and destroy your identity, declare to him that you are In Christ and hidden in God.  It is the pin code that automatically disconnects the enemy and puts you back in line with the Spirit of Truth who always validates who you are.  You might want to search out how many times “In Christ” is used especially in the Epistles. 

 ~~~~From my   Heart  to yours~~~~Andrea