Identity Theft 1
Identity theft is when someone attempts to assume or use your identity for the purposes of their gain or to commit crimes, resulting in your disadvantage or loss or even penalization.
The first attempted Identity Theft was done by Lucifer
"Because your heart is proud, and you have said, 'I am a god. – Ezek 28:2
Then he lured us into attempting Identity Theft
For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” – Gen 3:5
1. Your eyes will be opened
2. You will be like God
3. You will know good and evil
Affirm that you have a valuable identity
Your identity is connected to your unique purpose
Being who you are supposed to be – not anyone else
Genesis 4:1–2 (ESV)
Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gotten a man with the help of the Lord.” 2 And again, she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground.
Being saved & sanctified is not your identity
It is your position
Psalm 139:1–18 (ESV)
1 O Lord, you have searched me and known me!
2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.
3 You search out my path and my lying down (winnow)
and are acquainted with all my ways.
4 Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.
5 You hem me in, behind and before, (beset; besiege)
and lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is high; I cannot attain it.
7 Where shall I go from your Spirit?
Or where shall I flee from your presence?
8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
9 If I take the wings of the morning
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light about me be night,”
12 even the darkness is not dark to you;
the night is bright as the day,
for darkness is as light with you.
13 For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. (to be distinct, to be different)
Wonderful are your works; (marvelous; extraordinary)
my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you, (strength; might; power)
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
I awake, and I am still with you.
Psalm 143:8–10 (ESV)
8 Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,
for in you I trust.
Make me know the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul.
9 Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord! (do not let me be distracted or diverted)
I have fled to you for refuge.
10 Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God!
Let your good Spirit lead me
on level ground!
Psalm 32:8–9 (ESV)
8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
9 Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
which must be curbed with bit and bridle,
or it will not stay near you.
I am Uniquely Made
I am Awesome
I am Distinct
I am Different
I am Extraordinary
I am Marvelous
I am a Masterpiece