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“Yes, you who trust him recognize the honor God has given him. But for those who reject him, “The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.” And, “He is the stone that makes people stumble, the rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they do not obey God’s word, and so they meet the fate that was planned for them. But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. “Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.”” 1 Peter 2:7-10
I don't know if you've ever been victim of Identity Theft, but it happens every time we allow the world and Satan to Identify us. In the Old Testament, David went against a giant and people that thought and said he was too small to defeat the giant. But, David knew who he was through God. God Identified David as the victor even before the battle took place. So, David actually had the advantage over the giant, even when no one else saw it. God has Identified you through His Son Jesus Christ, and has given you authority over this world and the temptations of the devil. What does that mean? It means YOU HAVE THE ADVANTAGE! You have overcome this world because He has overcome the world. You have the most powerful, there all the time, all knowing Spirit by your side giving you authority, and even though you feel weak sometimes He is made stronger through your weakness. YOU HAVE THE ADVANTAGE! He has put in you just the right gifts to be what you were created to be. More than a conqueror, a chosen people, God's very own possession. Kill that giant, the Identity the world has given you, and cut its head off. YOU HAVE THE ADVANTAGE! Now Use It!