There’s one thing hell hopes you never find out…your true identity in Christ. The world doesn’t want you to know your true identity; once you discover who you are through Christ, you become a force that hell cannot stop. We often forfeit our uniqueness in an effort to be accepted by others. The devil is a master deceiver who wants to steal your identity. You’re an essential part of God’s plan to build the Kingdom on earth. Stay grounded in the Word.


if you brought your Bibles turn them to

the book of

Colossians the first chapter the 13th

and the 14th verse as this morning we

begin a new sermon series entitled

identity theft with this message the one

thing that hell hopes you never find

out there’s a lot that hell has

Unleashed in our culture and our society

today they’re trying to distract you

they’re trying to overwhelm you all of

the powers and principalities of

Darkness are doing everything that they

can on a continuous basis to try and

force you to doubt God’s word draw you

away from his promises but of all of the

things that hell is trying and seeking

to afflict you with there’s something

that all of hell hopes you never find

out and that’s your true identity in

Christ the reason that hell does not

want you to know your true identity in

Christ is because if you were to ever

realize who you are in him and what you

can do because of his blood and because

of his

word then you become a force that hell

itself cannot

stop We Begin this message series by


who we are in Christ how many you have

ever opened up your inbox or gotten a

phone call that said there’s been a


alert and immediately fear and panic

enter into your soul as you begin to

wonder well who got my account and how

much did they take I mean there’s only

$247 in there but I need

that and You Begin this process of

trying to validate if you are who you

say you are and in order

to demonstrate that you are actually who

you say you are you have to say certain

things do certain things demonstrate

certain things that cause someone you

cannot see but you hear their voice and

they’re saying please understand this is

a secure line how do I

know and I’m your friend helping you

through this Pro how do I know how do I

know you’re not the agent of Abu Dhabi

who’s taking everything out of my

account as we speak

and they begin to ask you for answers to

weird questions like where did you go to

middle school and what’s the middle name

of your third child and what’s your

favorite dog and you forgot what your

favorite dog’s name was and you say

fluffy and they say scruffy and now

you’re back to square

one and then you go through all of that

process and the last thing they ask you

is what is your

pen and you realize that your pin and

your password are you know 1472

characters long containing 16 capital

letters 14 unique asteris and

underscores and

overscoring marks and at the end of all

of that harassment you got your


back how many of you know what I’m


about well the

devil he has a fraud alert on the

church he wants us to be anything thing

but what Christ has given us to

be Christ said Upon This Rock have I

built my church and the Gates of Hell

shall not Prevail against

it and therefore in every way that he

possibly can the enemy wants to steal

the identity of the church and cause us

to live under a cloud of confusion and

the alert of fraud because if we ever

become who Christ says we are if we ever

begin to shine like Christ has commanded

us to shine if we ever begin to do what

we have the authority to do I promise

you this based on God’s word that Gates

of Hell cannot Prevail against

us so if we’re going to validate who has

Authority in this world today we’re not

going to use a password we’re not going

to use a pen we’re not going to go into

some part of our past we’re going to

look at the truth of the word of God and

what it says about you is the

truth let’s look at what the Bible says

in one of many places Colossians the 1

chapter the 13th verse if you’re there

say amen

amen he has delivered us from the power

of darkness and conveyed us into the

kingdom of the son of his love in whom

we have have Redemption through his

blood and forgiveness of

sins heavenly

father thank

you for the

complete and total

victory that you have given

us in that you have taken us from a

kingdom of darkness and brought us into

the kingdom of your

son now let this

truth be some into our heart our soul

our minds and our bodies that when we

leave this place today hell will not

have any form of dominion but your

kingdom would stand victorious in Jesus

mighty name we pray and say amen amen

you may be

seated the word identity is a word that

you get to hear a lot in the world that

we live in

today and it’s important that we

understand what the real definition of

identity is because these days you can

identify as just about anything you want

to identify

as whenever you’re trying to define

something unfortunately as much

information as we have in the world

today you actually have to go digging

for an older source and look for the

definition because whether you know it

or not they’re rewriting

dictionaries so the word identity when

you go back and look at the original

Webster dictionary not the

revised says a distinguishing character

or personality of an

individual you have an identity you are


individual God did not create two of you

and decide which one he liked better

there’s only one of you and you have

been made just like God wanted you to be

this is a powerful thing for you to

understand because when you recognize

that you have a unique identity and that

you are fearfully and wonderfully made

in the image of God it enables you to

become confident that if that kind of

God has a plan and a purpose for you

that he made you as unique and

distinguished as you

are the world itself cannot stand


you this issue of identity is one that

we see all around around us whether we

recognize it or not celebrities are paid

millions of dollars for the use of their

identity they want the identity of the

celebrity to hold up a certain drink or

wear a certain shirt or do a certain

thing the word identity is being

attached to a multitude of platforms how

many of you have heard the phrase


politics it’s all over the place right

now and identity politics for those of

you who don’t know what it means is

simply this it’s when a politician

seeking your vote will do anything he

can to identify with you even if he’s

nothing like

you and then whenever they identify with

you not only do they want you to

associate with them but they’ll do

everything they can to create as much

animosity as they can between you and

another group because if they keep you

divided they can control

you you say well I don’t know that

that’s true okay then why do you always

see politicians in churches during

campaign Seasons but not Sunday to

Sunday there’s identity

marketing you may or may not know this

but every time you pick up your phone

everything that you watch everything

that you like everything that you add

everything that you click on all of that

is building a profile for people to know

more about your identity as new as we

would like to believe that this ident

idty issue is Solomon was correct when

he said there is nothing new Under the

Sun because the World the Flesh and the

devil have been building a profile on

you wanting to show you the things that

you like doing everything it can to

steal the identity that you have in

Christ This is why we’re talking about

identity theft because the enemy wants

you to believe anything but what the

Bible has to say about you

why because if you begin to believe what

the word of God says about you then you

begin to operate like the word of God

says you should function what you need

to know is that you are not what this

world says you are you are not what the

enemy accuses you of being you are not

bound by your past you are not burdened

by your present and you are not afraid

of your future why because you are what

the word of God has to say you are what

the blood of Jesus Christ can make you

when you open this book you find out

that you are an heir and a joint Heir

with Jesus his blood has washed you

whiter than snow in Ephesians it says

we’re seated in Heavenly places it

didn’t say we’re going to be it says

we’re there right now why because I have

an advocate that’s up there his name is

Jesus and whenever I find a circumstance

down here that I need his help in a

there I go into Heavenly places and I

say in the name of Jesus and Jesus says

how may I help you on Earth my child and

when I begin to explain the situation he

says we can do that we can fix that we

can move that we can break that we can

build that we can destroy that because

whatever you ask of me you can have it

in my

name sometimes we get so caught up in

the busyness of the daytoday that we

forget to do the simple things in life

such as exchanging a friendly greeting

with our neighbors it is time to be

God’s love in action like the Good

Samaritan we are called to love our

neighbors as ourselves does your life

reflect his truth we are called to be

Salt and Light our actions and life

styles need to reflect the light of

Jesus to those around us we are a living

testimony of God’s goodness if we are

not shining God’s love on those around

us then who will they turn to this month

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ourselves call the number on the screen

or go to

breed and this is why the enemy is

trying to make sure that you don’t ever

discover who the authorized user of the

word of God happens to be you are the

authorized user of this

account when it’s in your mouth it’s a

two-edged sword when it’s in your heart

it’s a shield around your faith around

your family around your home when it’s

in your life it cannot be broken it will

not return void when you look at the

authorship of God here is how he wrote

it Genesis 1:2 7 God created Man In His

Image in the image of God he created

them how male and

female this culture of confusion is the

kind of environment that the devil loves

to operate in that’s why God is not the

author of it the devil is that liar he’s

the serpent of old he’s the one who’s

been a liar from the very beginning the

serpent was more cunning than any beast

of the field and he said said to the

woman has God indeed said you see that

in the middle of the verse how many of

you recognize that that’s a statement of

doubt and

confusion has God indeed said when

somebody asks you a question about the

obvious it’s not because they don’t know

the answer it’s because they want you to

question what is

obvious and if Eve would have remembered

what God said she would have told him

absolutely Genesis 2 of every tree you

may eat of how many every how many of

you know that God always gives you so

much more than he restricts you

from you can eat of every tree that’s


there you can eat of the MCB tree and

you can eat of the quarter pounder tree

and you can eat of the waterburger tree

and you can eat of the taco

tree of every tree you may eat but of

the tree of the knowledge of Good and

Evil you shall not eat for in the day

that you eat of it what will happen you

will surely

die there’s no question in that

statement God made it very clear if you

do this you will

die but now the enemy is causing

confusion let’s question God questioning

leads to

doubt will you surely

die doubt mixed with desire leads to

deception Genesis 3 and6 it says the

woman saw the tree that it was good for

food that it was pleasant to the eyes

that it was

desirable she wanted

it and whenever the enemy created

confusion and doubt her desire allowed

her to listen more clearly to the voice

of the serpent saying a deceptive thing

than it was God saying a very clear

thing in verse 5 he says the day you eat

it you’re going to be like like

God when you break God’s word you’re not

going to get worse you’re going to get

better and we sit here and we look at

Eve and we go how could she be so

dumb but how many of us in this room

have allowed the enemy to do the same

thing by playing games with

us you think you can break God’s word

and get

better you want to throw rocks at Eve

for eating fruit but you’re not doing

what God wants you to do on a daily

basis how dare she eat that Apple how

dare you not read your Bible and say


prayers and yet because our desire is to

give into the deception we’ll justify

that behavior instead of doing what God

wants us to do Eve Justified taking the

Apple deception led to death guess what

she believed believed what the father of

Lies had to say this is why Jesus in

John 8:44 says he’s a murderer from the

beginning Every Lie he tells is with the

intent of killing you destroying your

future taking what God has given you

that’s why he’s the thief who comes to

steal to kill and to

destroy Eve believed the lie but before

we feel sorry for Eve recognized that

she wanted to believe the lie and we do

too she took of the tree is what Genesis

3 and6 says she took of the fruit and

she ate it and she shared it with her

husband she knew that she was breaking


word and the first thing that she did

when she broke it is she shared it with


else what is it about Humanity that when

we break God’s rule we prefer to

celebrate it with others than be ashamed


why is it that when we do something

that’s a little bit risky or something

that’s out on the edge we want to tell

people you’ll never guess what I did

last weekend and for whatever reason we

feel good about

it you ever notice that no juicy stories

begin with you’ll never guess where we

went last


church as soon as she broke God’s word

she shared it with her

husband theologically we call this the

fall and while some think it’s the fall

of Man I’ll tell you that I believe it

was the fall of

everything yes indeed God’s creation

Adam and Eve lost severely but so did

all of

nature that’s why Romans tells us very

clearly that the whole earth is

groaning now the difference between Adam

and Eve and all of nature is that Adam

and Eve chose this route nature was

subjected to this route it’s not like

they took a vote and said to the rocks

and the trees and the flowers and the

garden hey you guys think we should

break God’s law no they couldn’t do that

because Adam and Eve had been given

dominion over all of nature so when you

tell yourself that your sin doesn’t

affect anybody else but you you need to

understand that everything that you have

Dem minion over is something that is

going to lose when you break God’s

word dad you think you can sin and it’s

not going to affect your children wrong

you have dominion over

them mom you think you can walk away

from God’s word and it’s not going to

impact your Generations wrong you have

dominion over them Adam and Eve

lost they lost their Supernatural nature

their eyes were opened and they were

naked and

afraid just a few verses prior to that

in Genesis 225 it says they were naked

and they were unashamed this speaks of


innocence the second that Adam and Eve

walked away from God they begin to feel

a new feeling and it was the corruption

of shame that had been brought into

their nature they lost their Dominion

Genesis 1:26 it said let them have

dominion and suddenly the Earth is now

cursed Genesis 3:17 curse it as the

ground for your sake God told Adam

thorns and thistles shall It Grow for

you from the sweat of your brow shall

you eat from dust you came from to dust

you should

return Adam was formed in dust and the

supernatural Breath of God was breathed

into him and when God’s breath got into

dirt dirt was exalted to have dominion

over everything

else and the second that he walked away

from God he lost that divine nature and

now he is going right back down to

dirt don’t you ever think that you can

get by without

God not only did he lose his Dominion he

lost his

Fellowship prior to deciding to eat this

fruit Adam and God had blessed

Fellowship they had a relationship like


other look at what Genesis 2 and 19 says

it says God brought the animals to Adam

so that he could name them I don’t know

anybody else that’s ever had such a day


God God brings you an animal and says

what do you want to call it he says

let’s call it a giraffe he goes I agree

let’s call it a

giraffe he brings him another one says

what do you think this one looks like he

said that looks like a

arvar says I like that

arvar God and Adam spent time together

and they had such a sweet relationship

that whenever God’s presence showed up

in the garden Adam ran to God but as

soon as the fall of occurred the Bible

says that they heard God Walking In The

Garden in the cool of the day and what

did they do they hid from God Adam and

Eve lost fellowship with God they lost

companionship with each other look at

what God Said to Eve in Genesis 3:16 he

said because your desire is towards your

husband he shall rule over

you up until this point Adam and Eve


Partners God took from Adam’s side a rib

and he made woman out of that rib he

took from the side because he wanted

them to be co- laborers he wanted them

to be


Companions and when the fall occurred

God said we’re not going to be

companions you’re going to be

competitors and this is something we

struggle with even to this

day not only did they lose their

companionship but all of creation was

subjected not willing

ly Romans 8:

20-22 the whole creation was subjected

how not

willingly because of him who subjected

it who was him him was

Adam because he had dominion over it he

subjected it to the bondage of

corruption verse 21

and it will also be delivered from the

bondage of corruption into the Glorious

Liberty of the children of God for we

know that all creation

groans with labor

pains literally Paul telling the church

that the world is saying

oh even so come Lord


Oh even so come Lord

Jesus what do I believe the groans of

the Earth are

saying I believe they’re saying what you

heard during the triumphal entry when

Jesus and his disciples made their way


Jerusalem you see there was a crowd

lining the street that day and as Jesus

was entering the city what they were

saying was Hosanna hosan to the king

hosana to the one who comes in the name

of the Lord and some of the Pharisees

came to Jesus and they said do you think

it’s right that these people should be

screaming hosana blessed is the king who

comes in the name of the Lord and Jesus

looked at them and said if they don’t do

it the rocks are going to start saying

it the Rocks would start saying Hosanna

hosana hosan to the king hosan to the

one who comes in the name of the Lord

why because since the Genesis of time

those rocks have been waiting on Jesus

since since they fell and started to

work against the plan of God they’ve

been waiting for somebody to come and

make things right when Jesus walked into

Jerusalem the Rocks were so filled with

anticipation that they were literally

vibrating saying this is what we’ve been

waiting for this is the moment that

we’ve heard about this is that seed of

the woman who was promised to crush the

head of the serpent this is that one who

was coming to redeem and to restore and

to make things right again this is the

one that the prophet said about that he

would have the government upon his

shoulders and of his kingdom there

should be no end church if the men would

have shut up the Rocks would have cried

out hosan hosana the king is coming the

king is


here this is what the devil doesn’t want

you to find

out who you

are in


why because he knows that if we get

together he knows that if he can’t

accuse us if he can’t burden us if he

can’t shame

us he knows that if one of us puts a

thousand to flight two of us can put

10,000 to flight he knows that if two or

three of us get together in his name

Jesus Christ has promised to be in his

midst he knows that if we agree on Earth

concerning anything and ask according to

the word of God in faith believing

whatever we ask God the Father will do

it he recognizes behold how blessed and

good it is for Brethren to dwell

together in unity because there God

commanded the blessing and the commanded

blessing that he gave was life forever

more you see Church whenever the church

comes together in the beauty of Holiness

bought by the blood of Jesus Christ and

begins to beave like the church that he

set us free to be there is nothing that

the gates of hell can do to Prevail

against you because Jesus said I’ll give

you the keys to the kingdom and what you

bind on Earth is bound in heaven and

what you loose on Earth it is loosed in

heaven child of God you are liberated

today because the authorized account

says that you stand in the Liberty by

which Christ has made you free you are

Eternal today because the Eternal

account says that those who believe in

him shall never die you are a son and a

daughter of God today a joint air with

Jesus because the word of God has

declared that you have been made equal

in the place of heaven give the Lord a

hand clap of Praise in this house

today the one thing that hell does not

want you to find out is who you are in

Christ Jesus you’re not an improved

version of your old self you’re a new

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