3 Remedies for These 3 Attacks of the Enemy

Have you experienced a case of spiritual identity theft?

Here are a few clues:

  • You find yourself thinking often about your past mistakes.
  • You feel like a victim instead of a victor.
  • You struggle with forgiving others who have hurt you.

Did you answer “yes” to any of the above statements? If so, don’t beat yourself up about it. Cases of spiritual identity theft have happened to some of the best of us—even Bible heroes.

The good news is, for every attack of the enemy there is a God remedy! I’ll share a few examples with you:

Moses: the attack of the past

When God revealed to Moses his destiny to free the Hebrew slaves, he became afraid.

Moses said to the Lord, “Please, Lord, I’m not a good speaker. I’ve never been a good speaker, and I’m not now, even though you’ve spoken to me. I speak slowly, and I become tongue-tied easily.” Exodus 4:10 GW

Here was this incredible destiny God had laid out for Moses, but he was still so focused on who he was in the past.

The Lord asked him, “Who gave humans their mouths? Who makes humans unable to talk or hear? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? It is I, the Lord! Now go, and I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”
Exodus 4:11–12 GW

The remedy for Moses’ fears was to see himself as God saw him! When you feel like you’re coming under an attack from your past, refocus and remember it’s about who God says you are and who He is in you!

David: the attack of becoming a victim instead of a victor

God handpicked David to be the true King of all Israel. There was only one problem—Saul, the current King, wanted to kill David because of his true identity!

Saul told his son Jonathan and all the attendants to kill David. 1 Samuel 19:1 NIV

David could have chosen to be a victim if he wanted to. After all, the King was trying to kill him! But he chose to believe God about his identity instead.

David sung this Psalm in a cave as he hid from Saul:

My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.
Psalm 57: 7 NIV

When you become tempted to feel like a victim, remember that God has made you a victor!

Joseph: the attack of unforgiveness

God gave Joseph dreams about his true identity to become a ruler, but Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery because of it.
After Joseph came into his position of power, Joseph chose to bless his brothers instead of cursing them.
And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you. Genesis 45:5 NIV

If you’re struggling with unforgiveness in your life, the remedy is to realize that God works all things for the good for those who love Him (Romans 8:28).

God restored these heroes’ true identities even when it felt like all hope was lost. He can do the same for you!

Blessings!

Doug Addison
DougAddison.com


P.S. Want more remedies to combat spiritual identity theft? Check out my new, live online training: 7 Remedies for Spiritual Identity Theft.

Doug Addison is the founder and president of InLight Connection. Doug is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where they are impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.

    • Willy
    • April 19, 2019
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    May God bless you too Nikki, for serving Him this wonderful Ministry.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • April 19, 2019
      Reply

      Thank you Willy! Woohoo!

    • Willy
    • April 17, 2019
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    Amen ! Powerful ! Glory to the Lord Jesus Christ !

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • April 18, 2019
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      God bless you Willy!

    • Claudia
    • April 15, 2019
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    I just read this just now! This has been happening to me and I refuse to bow dow to the words that Satan speaks. I am always in remembrance of The Lord booting him out heaven to earth! He was closer to God than anyone of us could imagine being!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • April 15, 2019
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      Bless you Claudia!

    • pcb
    • April 12, 2019
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    I fell into meditation after reading it.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • April 15, 2019
      Reply

      Awesome! That’s great! Bless you!

    • Mike Cleary
    • April 11, 2019
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    So good and timely. I am encouraged but I struggle to believe God could still use me, I definitely fell into the victim mentality and I have been angry about what’s been done to me. I still feel rather broken and stuck in old ways that dont work like you say, Doug.
    When is that Apopka seminar?

    • Mary
    • April 11, 2019
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    Awesome Thank you💐

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • April 11, 2019
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      God bless you Mary!

    • Derek
    • April 11, 2019
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    Good morning Doug!

    Your identity theft message is so timely, informative, and encouraging!!! Thank you for sharing the three scriptural examples. This was very helpful.

    Primarily, for me the struggle has been trying to understand my new identity (gifts, calling, office, etc) while in the process.

    The scriptures shows us the outcome but we’re having to search for deeper revelation to find and understand the process. It, seemingly, took me much too long to figure out who am I, what’s going on, and then where am I now in the process? Grateful that I’m much further along than before.

    I am at God’s mercy. I am grateful for the challenges and will continue praying through this journey while embracing my new spiritual identity.

    Thanks again!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • April 11, 2019
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      Awesome Derek! I am agreeing with you for you step into everything that God has for you! God bless you!

    • Dyan
    • April 11, 2019
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    This was very helpful and knowing a few of the men I look up went through gives me hope. Like Moses, I have a learning disability and it’s hard for me understand things so I need it broken down in visuals and repeated over again a few times, but also when I get nervous or scared I too stumble over my words and prounance them wrong or differently, but Jesus is calling me into ministry as well! Team Moses!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • April 11, 2019
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      I am so glad you enjoyed Doug’s blog post Dyan! God bless you as you step into all God has for you! Woohoo!

    • Apollo kaukisa
    • April 11, 2019
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    Thank you in the mighty name of Jesus for the blessed massages, that empower my spiritual divine mind.
    A men

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • April 11, 2019
      Reply

      God bless you Apollo!

    • Melck Van Rensburg
    • April 11, 2019
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    Thank you for this it spoke to my heart as the attack on myself is so great and although I say I forgive the hurt keeps cropping up when those sharp words gets uttered. Thank you

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • April 11, 2019
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      God bless you Melck. I am so glad this blog post was helpful for you.

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