The Enemy’s aim? Stealing…Killing…and Destroying John 10:10
Beloved, you ARE who God says you are. Your spiritual identity is not diminished by the power of your circumstances, your past behavior, or your rank in the world. Agree with the Word of God and make NO agreements with the enemy, the world, or your carnal inclinations when they deviate from His proclaimed and magnificent truth.
Have we become so influenced by the world that we are now suffering from an identity crisis? If we do not know who we are IN Christ and primarily seek worldly objectives during our private life, then when we gather together we will not harmonize as well with each other because while apart we were striving for different goals. Recently, the evangelist Angus Buchan spoke about revival and how it must begin within the hearts of each individual. The Lord initiates revival; therefore it will always be according to His purposes and His timing. However, we can choose to participate with His purposes by making certain our heart is in full agreement with his Word of truth in every way we know possible. Do you read the Word and verbally agree with what it has to say, especially about your identity in Him?
As believers, we must not seek after carnal inclinations and worldly uncertainties because they are our primary focal point and leave God’s promises in the periphery. Instead, we want to powerfully come together in the harmony of one accord, because our individual pursuits have been primarily focused on striving for the faith of the gospel. Standing firm in our identity in Christ and striving side by side for the faith of the gospel will make us even stronger as a unified church and we will be able to stand firm in the face of opposition.
If we do not stand confident in who were are in Christ, then we will fall for worldly alternatives. We will wander aimlessly through valleys as if we had no direction, searching for answers from the world and ignoring the Book that holds the answers. Confusion will encamp around us relentlessly offering remedial advice to prop up self, not seeing the self-prop is a snare. The problem with this wandering is there is no direction. With no direction, there will be no goals, and with no goals, there are no victories.
If the enemy’s objective is to cause an identity crisis among God’s created people, one way he can do that is by stealing the promises of God from us, killing our resolve to stand firm, and destroying our love, joy, and peace we have in the Lord. However, NONE of this can happen unless we allow it. It is our responsibility to
In His grace,