If your spirit is in a relationship with God you will have learned of our nature. Man is unique among creation because he was made in the image of God. Our makeup is of body, soul, and spirit. One needs to be informed of all their areas of their existence. Looking to the temptation of Christ you will see the first addressed His body, the second His soul, and the third His spirit. These were the three vehicles of pathways but the object was the same in each instance. In each case the devil was trying to temp Jesus into an identity crisis. In this way He shared completely in every manner of temptation we face except without sin, (Heb 4:15).
Jesus was baptize and upon His ascension out of the Jordan a dove landed upon Him and a voice from heaven declared “This is my son, the beloved, with whom I am well pleased”. This was given Him before His temptation to secure Him in His identity . No less has been done for us because God’s scriptures are His words to secure us in our identity. You have seen many fools who profess Christianity come on this blog as agent’s provocateur for the devil attacking my identity in Christ. Like their father they would like to see me confounded by my circumstance and to fall prey to an identity crisis. But the devil’s tricks go back to Adam. By the same mechanism Adam was bluffed out of his identity. This is why faith is so important. It keeps your eyes viewing your spirit properly so this deceit cannot harm you. Look at how Jesus wrought His victory; was it not by the word of God?
My critics don’t know what it is like having a long string of trust victories to draw from. That is why I can stand firm in my identity and their own accusations rail against their status. So know who and whose you are and resist every temptation whether it comes by body, soul, or spirit for you are a new creation in spirit to destroy the works of the enemy (Jn. 3;8).