Knowing your identity in Christ and standing on it is important in warfare because in the battle against evil, our identity is somehow under threat. We are in hostile environments where people’s tongues serve as the devil’s sword, ruthless instruments of the devil to confuse Christians concerning their identity, authority and privilege as a child of God. Worse attacks come from the mouths of people we love, trust, and serve.
A warrior who loses his identity at the warfront becomes threat to his own comrades; worse even, an enemy in Christ’s Body. One who loses his identity loses his loyalty and commitment, becomes confused with his purpose and mission. This scenario may lead to his destruction which can infect others to become enemies of God’s people.
Therefore, it is important to have a concrete foundation of our identity in Christ so that no storm nor earthquake will be able to topple us from standing on our true identity.
Identity is the sameness to an entity or being. It is the sameness to that which exists. To be is to exist, to be identifiable, to be proven the same to that which is, or exists.
Our identity in Christ is being one with and being like him. In thought, words or deeds, we are like him because he is in us and we are in him. His Father is also our Father. Since he is the only begotten Son, we come to the Father through him. In him and with him, we go to the Father. Thus, we are identified with Christ. Since Christ is one with the Father, we who are one with Christ also become one with the Father. The Father, Christ and we are one. The Father looks at us through his Son Jesus. We also look to the Father through his Son Jesus. How is this?
In the beginning there was only GOD. Then he created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was formless and empty, Then God decided “Let us make man in our image and in our likeness”...So God created man in his own image. In the image of God he created him, male and female he created them.