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So many people have identity crises. It’s really sad to look at the world and see the confusion that goes on in the hearts of humankind. If you were raised with parents who are believers and they taught you the truth of the Word of God and your identity in Christ, you have an advantage. But the enemy is crafty. He will get a lie into your mind in any way he can.
The news, social media, TV, the radio, school, ungodly friends. All of these are gateways for the lies of the enemy to enter your life. Even if you were raised in the church and your parents kept you from the world as much as they possibly could, the enemy will lie to you and make it seem like you missed out on a lot of fun. In truth, the Lord’s way is the best way to live because holiness is the way our creator intended for us to live.
The truth I want to talk about that the enemy doesn’t want you to know? You are made in the image of God. He is our creator and He made us to be like Him in order to bring Him glory! So many don’t believe that basic fact and they are suffering greatly. Some are aware, some are unaware that there is a greater truth that they have not grasped.
God loves each and every one of us more than we realize and if we know Him, there will forever be more of His love to discover. If you don’t know Him, you are missing out on a great truth. God is love and you are fearfully and wonderfully created in His image! This is such a great implication that if we can just grasp this truth, a lot of our problems will be quelled because the enemy won’t be able to penetrate our minds with the lies he has crafted to deceive us.
There are a few ways the enemy wants to distort the fact that God made us in His image.
Plastic Surgery and Body Modification
When we don’t know the love of God and the fact that we were made in His image, it is easy for anyone of us to lose confidence in ourselves stemming from insecurity. This can result in wanting to look different. Now, some people take a drastic approach to changing the way they look. All sorts of plastic surgeries are possible and people take advantage of those possibilities. Nose jobs, liposuction, breast implants, and butt implants. I’ve seen documentaries of a few different people who got thousands of dollars in plastic surgery to look just like someone else they admired. That is just so sad because if you only knew Him! If you only knew Jesus and His purpose for your life, you’d have such joy!
Then some people get hooked on tattoos and piercings that change their entire look. I believe these actions are demonic because the Lord did not make you to look like someone or something else! I’ve seen people go so far as to have their whole bodies tattooed, piercings all over their face or skull. I’ve even seen a man get his tongue split and his eyes tattooed black so he could be a so called human snake. I shake my head at this because these extremes are such a huge perversion and they sadden the heart of my Savior.
I could write a whole other post just on this topic and maybe I will in the future. The LGBTQ community has really grown in the last decade and in the past couple of years especially, the agenda the enemy has placed in their hands is rampant. There are men dressing as women and women dressing as men, and trying to teach our children that this is okay. Then we’ve got some so convinced that they were born to be the opposite sex that they go through a sex change and hormone therapy. It doesn’t matter if one gets the sex change and takes hormones, still, they are the gender the Lord created them to be. It’s so sad because I have even seen a couple of people who had sex reassignment surgery then came to the knowledge of Christ and wished with all their hearts that they never would’ve gotten the surgery. I know that there is repentance for those people, but there really is no repair for the way they abused their bodies.
Now, this needs to be a whole ‘nother post too and I will write one in the near future, Lord willing. Medically, we are told that mental illness is a chemical imbalance in the brain and I am not trying in any way to condemn anyone with a mental illness. I take medication myself. But I am learning so much about generational curses and demonic oppression. The Lord can heal any mental illness, instantaneously, or gradually. The reason why I am bringing this up is that mental illness is in our minds and the war against the enemy is in our minds. Some develop PTSD from trauma, some people develop bipolar disorder or schizophrenia and are told that it runs in their family. Most people with mental illnesses go to therapy at some point in their lives and they work through negative thoughts and things that happened to them or words that were spoken over them in their lives. In whatever state, our minds can be transformed by the renewing of our minds according to the Word of God!
If you are struggling with any of these problems or anything else related to your identity, I advise you to get a Bible, make it your best friend, and ask questions. Ask to get an answer, not to debate. Humbly accept what the Word of God says about who God is and who He created you to be. Get to know our Savior, Jesus Christ! As always, if you have any questions, email me or contact me on any of my social media accounts. I am willing to help lead you to the Lord. Remember, you are greatly loved and anyone can overcome the enemy by the blood of Jesus Christ through Salvation and the power of the Holy Spirit!
The truth is that in Christ you are:
Fearfully and wonderfully made
An heir to the kingdom of God
A great resource that I highly recommend that talks about spiritual warfare and demonic oppression in great depth is a book by John Eckhardt called Deliverance and Spiritual Warfare Manual: A Comprehensive Guide To Living Free. You can purchase it here on Amazon: