Just what is identity theft? It’s when someone steals your true identity and robs you of who you are and even tries to impersonate you.
Has the devil stolen your identity? Are you a victim, not knowing who you really are? Let’s change that.
First of all, you’re not a nobody or a nothing! The devil might have told you that you’ll never amount to much, that things never work out for you, and even that you’re a loser. But these are all lies from the father of lies–the devil himself. To even say things is to bring reproach upon your Creator. Jesus purchased you with a redemption that is worth the whole world. Whatever He is and has, you have because in Him dwells the fullness of the God-head bodily. And the good news is that you’re in Him if you’ve been born-again! In other words, your true identity is in the Lord Jesus. Praise the Lord of glory!
Let’s look at what is actually in us. (The confirming scriptures are at the end of this message.)
1 – In Ephesians we see that we are blessed with every spiritual in Heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
2 – We were chosen before the foundation of the world.
3 – We have been adopted into the kingdom of God.
4 – Favor and mercy have been bestowed on us.
5 – We have been redeemed from sin, sickness, and spiritual death.
6 – We have been delivered from the power of darkness and translated into the kingdom of the Son of God’s Love—the Lord Jesus.
7 – We have salvation through the Blood of Jesus.
8 – We have been chosen of God—even before we were born.
9 – We have been sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.
10 – We are the Body of the Lord Jesus on earth and in Him dwells the fullness of the God-head bodily. Therefore, the fullness dwells in us by the Holy Spirit.
11 – And because we are in Jesus, Who is made unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption, we are righteous in the eyes of God and set apart for His glory!
These verses show you who you are in Jesus. You are powerhouse going somewhere to be a blessing to all those around you! Meditate on these attributes and you will annihilate depression, inferiority, and intimidation!
Ephesians 1:3-7 (KJV) 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Colossians 1:13 (KJV) 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Ephesians 1:11 (KJV) 11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
Ephesians 1:13 (KJV) 13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Ephesians 1:22-23 (KJV) 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
1 Corinthians 1:30 (KJV) 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: