I admit, this isn’t a great introduction but, we have an enemy. We hear much today from people about the love of God, and the need for Christians to love and accept those who don’t believe and live like they do. I agree with that to an extent. Where I stop agreeing with that is when we reach the point and say love is acceptance of beliefs or behavior that go against the word of God.
John 10:10 NIV “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I (Jesus) have come that they may have life; and have it to the full”.
This verse shows us the objectives of both the enemy of humanity and the creator of humanity.
Let’s go back to the beginning. In Genesis 2:16-17 NIV “And the LORD God commanded the man, “you are free to eat from any tree in the garden; (17) but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”
People often wonder why God would even create that tree in the first place if He didn’t want us to eat from it. The answer, while simple, is not often received. God did it because of love. If God made us totally submissive that would make God controlling, not loving.
God gave one rule in the beginning for out benefit, not to keep something from us.
Then in Genesis three the devil came and asked the question, “did God really say?” The enemy of Adam and Eve’s paradise caused them to question the goodness of God.
Once Eve doubted God’s goodness and love in her heart the enemy was able to manipulate her mind. She responded and said exactly what God said, except she added, “and you must not touch it”. In order to tend the garden you had to touch it. The enemy then lies once again and says if you eat it you will be like God, knowing good from evil.
God didn’t want them knowing of evil because once they knew of it they would have to deal with it. What’s more is they were already like God, being created in His image.
Sin, doubt, sickness, death, and separation entered the world at this point. God had to create more rules to combat the sin problem but when Jesus came he summed up all the rules in one word, love.
Guess what, the enemy has perverted the meaning of that word to bring forth sin.
The enemy is all about stealing our identity of being made in God’s image. Even if you do not know God, you are created in His image and to walk in how you were created you need to know your creator.
Transgenderism is identity theft! Homosexuality is identity theft! Abortion is identity theft before identity even comes forth!
Bruce Jenner is God’s creation and “Caitlin” is identity theft. Even as sad as that is, I am even more grieved at how the enemy is using Jenner, exploiting Jenner for their own agenda. The devil, nor the media care about him as a person, they just want to use him.
Think about it, how many people have done this and not been in the media or lifted as a hero. The enemy is just robbing Jenner’s identity and purpose even more.
God is not the author of gender confusion, he is not the maker of crossed wires in the brain, all of this is the work of the enemy of humanity. The devil who wants you to be confused, depressed, lost and empty doesn’t care if the lie you buy is transgender, homosexuality, lying, stealing, he just wants to take you off the path of destiny.
Jesus came and died and rose again for one reason, to restore our identity.
Jesus restored the ease of God’s commands for our good life.
Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to empower us to love God, love our neighbor, and fulfill God’s plan for our life.
Confusion, sin, sickness, depression, divorce, and identity theft are not part of that plan.
Does God love transgender people? Yes. Does God love the homosexual? Yes. God loves everyone and He loves each of us enough to tell us the enemy of our humanity is stealing from us, even to the extent of taking our whole identity.
Come to Jesus and get your identity back. Come to Jesus and be truly who you were created to be.
If you are someone who is dealing with these lies ask Jesus to help you. If you don’t know Jesus just tell Him you want to know Him and have a relationship with Him and that you want to be free from the lies of the enemy.
If you are a Christian, don’t buy the lie that says love accepts things contrary to the Word. As believers we need to help protect from identity theft.
How do we protect ourselves from identity theft? by knowing who we are in Christ, by being in the Word and communing with God daily not just in church services.
Tools to help prevent “Identity Theft”:
Renewing your mind in the Word of God