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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Satan “loves” to cast doubt on a Christians’ identity in Christ because he knows it’s the “core of everything we do,” filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick said ahead of the release of their new film "Overcomer."
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“Satan loves to convince people that they’re the opposite of what Ephesians 1, 2, and 3 say they are,” Alex Kendrick told The Christian Post during a sit-down interview in Anaheim, California. “He’ll say, ‘Oh, well, you’re not actually loved that much; you’re not really blessed. You’re a failure. You don’t have the ability to do what it takes.’ And Scripture says, 'No, you have the Holy Spirit inside of you, and you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.’”
Kendrick pointed out that when Satan tempted Jesus in the wilderness, he began by saying, “If you are the Son of God” (Matthew 4:3).
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“Satan was attacking Jesus’ identity,” he explained. “The devil knows that our identity is the core of everything we do. All the way to the cross, Jesus was constantly attacked on the basis of His identity. But before Jesus healed anyone or performed miracles, He heard His father say to Him, ‘This is my son in whom I’m well pleased.’ Because Jesus knew who He was, He could hang on the cross, rejected by everyone else, but confident in knowing He was loved by the Father.”
Scripture reveals that all Christians — regardless of age, sex, or race — are going to be falsely accused, mocked, and tempted to question their identity in Christ, Kendrick said, adding: “Satan temps us just like he tempted Jesus. Our identity is going to be tested. We should respond with, 'Lord, let me remember who You say I am. Let me remember what Your Word says about...
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