The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
In this digital age it's much easier to access our personal information and accounts. With the swipe of a card, or the click of a button we can purchase items and make reservations without even moving off the couch. We can even access our phones simply by face recognition or a fingerprint. The amount of technology that we carry in our pockets is almost beyond comprehension.
Things have never been more convenient, but a new danger has risen from the computer age, identity theft. Unfortunately there are people with dark motives who use the internet to steal your identity.
And likewise there is a spiritual thief who is waiting to steal your Christian identity, it is none other than Satan. As soon as a child of God lets their guard down Satan rushes in and steals their testimony. A person's testimony takes years to build but can be tarnished or ruined by one careless decision.
Remember, if he can steal who you are, he can stop what you are doing. Put in place the proper security system (the scripture) and do a frequent scan of your life with the Holy Ghost to look for hidden thieves. If not, you may find yourself having to rebuild your entire testimony. It's much easier to maintain something than it is to rebuild it.
Pastor Todd McClain