Luke 4:3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”

Satan tried to question Jesus’ identity by saying, “If you are the Son of God.” Satan attempts to do the same thing with us. He uses thoughts, ideas, and suggestions to make us question our own identity. Some of these identity issues have invaded the church.

Some believers like to say, “I’m an old sinner saved by grace.” That’s not what God’s Word says. That’s an idea that came from Satan. God’s Word says, once we accept Jesus Christ as Lord, we’re saved (Rom. 10:9). That’s it. Our identity has been changed. We may still sin, but that doesn’t make us sinners.

Another belief that some like to proudly say is, “I’m a servant of God.” It sounds good, but that’s not true. Galatians 4:7 says, “Therefore you are no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.” We are children of God. We can still serve God through righteous actions, but that doesn’t make us servants.

If we don’t know our identity, Satan can stop us from being all that God called us to be and he can stop us from receiving all that God has for us.

Our identity is found in the Word of God. Study the Word to know who you are in Christ. Any identity outside the Word is a lie.