We are created in the image of God. We are a resemblance of God created to manifest His glory thoughout the earth. When God created Adam and Eve, it appeared that He wanted to share His love and be loved, and He loved mankind so much that He gave him a will of his own. God did not create robots but people with a free will who would choose right from wrong and also choose to love or be loved by their Creator God.
Adam and Eve forfeited their identity when they fell into the trap of decepton when Satan convinced them that if they ate of the forbidden tree that they would become like God. Satan has been trying to steal our identity since the Garden of Eden. "And he (Satan) said to the woman, Can it really be that God has said, You shall not eat from every tree of the garden?" Genesis 3:1 (The Every Day Life Amplified Bible)
He even tried to steal Jesus's identity when he said, "If you are God's Son....." Matthew 4:3 All the evil one needs to do is put a seed of doubt into our minds and that is where deception begins.
Don't be deceived by the world. Don't let the world tell you who you are. Stand up for who you are in Christ. We are who Almighty God says we are!!
BIBLICAL IDENTITY DECLARATIONS:
1. I am chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world that I may be holy and blameless before the Father. Ephesians 1:4
2. The Father has accepted me in the beloved. Ephesians 1:6 I have redemption through Jesus Christ's blood and the forgiveness of sins. Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:4
3. I am saved by grace through faith. I am not saved by my own works. Ephesians 2:8-9
4. I am God's masterpiece. He created me anew in Christ Jesus, so I can do all the good things He planned for me long ago. Ephesians 2:10
5. I am strenghtened with might through His Spirit in the inner man according to the riches of His glory. Ephesians 3:16
6. Christ dwells in my heart by faith. I am rooted and grounded in love. Ephesians 3:17
7. God gives me the victory through Jesus Christ my Lord. I Cor. 16:57 I have the mind of Christ. I Cor. 2:16
8. I am in Christ Jesus and therefore I am a new creation. Old things have passed away and all things have become new. II Cor. 5:17 (Igniting Hope Ministries, June 10, 2015)