I felt lead by the Holy Spirit to inspire you all on today on the topic of “Deception” for it is running rampant in the world and in the lives of many even today.
Many of God’s people are being deceived by satan’s lies. We must be in tune with the Spirit of God so that we may know who’s speaking to our thoughts. God or the enemy?
John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Deception in the greek is exapataó and it means to seduce wholly, deceive.
Three are 2 spiritual forces in the world. The Spirit of God and the spirit of satan. We ALL have to decide which one we will listen to, follow and serve.
There is a real “SAVIOR” whose name is Jesus Christ and there is a real “devil” whose name is “satan”.
There are many names that the bible uses for satan. He is called the devil, thief, crafty, the deceiver and the father of lies” just to name a few. His goal is to “STEAL” your mind! Yes, your mind! He does not want your possessions or anything you own, he wants your mind and he knows if he can get your mind to turn to him as your source of information, he has the whole you for it is in the mind where our thoughts and desires originates.
Jesus gives us a full description of who satan is. He is a “thief”. A thief’s goal is not to bless you but steal from you. Satan wants to steal your mental capabilities, destroy your goals, dreams, vision, purpose in life, your life and eventually your final destination.
Jesus also tell us what His plans are for us in this text. He said” for I have come into this world so that you may have life and have it more abundantly.”
The abundant life is not going to come without a fight from satan in his attempt for us not to have it. YES! We have to fight for the abundantly life. We have to fight for a peace of mind, joy in the midst of life’s storms, etc.
When temptation comes to cause us to want to disobey what we know to be true in God’s Word we must pray and ask God to give us the strength not to yield to the temptation and He will give us a way of escape from it if it is our desire to do so.
Too many of God’s people are going around feeling defeated, depressed, abandoned, left out, rejected, hurt, wounded, suicidal, stressed, oppressed because of the lies of satan that have consumed their minds that are not true. His goal is to make you turn away from God and turn to Him so he can torment, frustrate and eventually destroy you.
I REBUKE THE SPIRIT OF DEPRESSION, SUICIDE AND DEFEAT IN THE NAME OF JESUS!!! YOU ARE PRECIOUS IN GOD’S SIGHT!
It is time to talk to ourselves and tell ourselves that we are victorious, more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus!
Jesus has a plan for our lives and He says this concerning you and I in Jeremiah 29:11 I know the plans I have in mind for you, declares the Lord; they are plans for peace, not disaster, to give you a future filled with hope.
WE HAVE GOT TO GET THIS TODAY!
Satan is liar and a deceiver. The same devil who deceived Eve in the Garden.
Satan placed doubt in Eve’s mind about God’s Word and she took the bait! The truth of the matter is that she knew the truth! She spoke it to Him, but in his deception, He convinced her that he was telling the truth and God was not and was hiding something good from her.
Let’s refresh our memory of this deceiver in action.
Satan: Genesis 3:1-Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
Eve: Genesis 3:2-3The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.
Satan: Genesis 3:4-5 :“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Knowing the truth and believing the lies of satan ended with this result in Genesis 3:6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it and gave to her husband and he ate too.
Because of Adam act of disobedience in eating the fruit Eve gave him they both died spiritually because of what is known as the ‘FALL OF MAN” in the garden. That day Adam and Eve died spiritually and every creation that came into being from that day forward was born in to sin.
From that moment and even to this present moment the world is still in chaos, confusion and full of evil all because of the fall.
Satan’s lying and deceiving spirit is alive and well today and you CAN NOT allow yourself to be gullible in believing his lies.
WARNING TO US ALL :1 Peter 5:8 Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. DO NOT LET IT BE YOU!
WE ALL HAVE A DECISION TO MAKE TODAY!
Who’s report are we going to believe? The truth of God’s Word about who we are or the lies of satan who seeks to destroy everything about us through deceptive thinking in the mind?
THE KEY TO FIGHTING AGAINST SATAN'S LIES AND DECEPTION IS IN KNOWING WHO GOD SAYS YOU ARE AND WHAT HE SAYS CONCERING YOU!
It does not matter what the devil or anyone else says who you are. WHAT IS GOD SAYING TO YOU? WHO DOES GOD SAY YOU ARE?
GOD’S DESCRIPTION OF YOU: 1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Colossians 3:12-14 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
THE WORD OF GOD WORKS IF YOU WORK IT DAILY THROUGH STUDY, MEDITATION AND OBEDIENCE TO IT!
IT’S DECISION MAKING TIME AND TODAY IS THE DAY TO DO IT!