Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:26-27
Many Christians today suffer from a serious IDENTITY CRISIS fuelled by the lies of the devil. So many have embraced false identities, dictated by our decadent society. Please note that when the enemy wants to mess up your impact, he will temper with your identity. He will try to redefine you.
That’s why there are so many confused people in the world today. Some think they are men trapped in women’s bodies and vice versa. Some, like Jabez in 1 Chronicles 4:9-10, have been misnamed by their parents. So their confusion stems from their upbringing. We should not look to people, culture or politics for our identities.
In this series we shall be exposing satanic lies concerning who we really are. Have you noticed that much space in the Bible is devoted to helping believers know who they people really are? As the passage above reveals, right at the beginning of the Scriptures, the true nature of the human being is revealed unequivocally.
YOU ARE NOT AN ANIMAL! While we cannot deny our natural kinship with animals to a certain extent, the Bible clearly points out the distinctive nature of the human being: only humans are created in the image and likeness of God. What are the implications of this truth?
There are many implications, but suffice it to say that this means humans belong to the “God-class”. Now, when you live from the perspective of being Godlike, your whole approach to life changes radically. For instance, the power of your words becomes obvious. Your creativity is liberated. Your love and compassion are unleashed. You live holy because God is holy. You appreciate every human being regardless of age, wage, gender or status-only because everyone is created in the image of God.