THURSDAY, JULY 1
Scripture: John 10:9-15
In John 10:9-10 Jesus says, “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” What if one of the things the thief has stolen is our spiritual identity? Identity theft today, in the natural, is a ten billion dollar industry just in the US alone. It is so bad that most people have to carry some sort of an insurance policy to protect against it. What if the greatest identity theft in history has been who we are in Christ as a King? It is interesting to note that the enemy has not attempted to steal the Priestly identity that we have, because that means love, love, love, grace, grace, grace, turn-the-other-cheek, turn-the-other-cheek, turn-the-other-cheek. He certainly has worked hard at stealing the Kingly identity of every believer because it is only in that dimension that we become very dangerous to him in stopping his activity. The first question we should answer in exposing the depth of this Kingly identity theft is, do we view ourselves as a King? The second is, can we stand in the Throne-Room and put covenant demands on God from that Kingly position? If not, we have some recovery to do.