Sunday, September 29, 2013

Prince of Doubts

Satan is without a doubt the greatest deceiver the world has ever known. His career of lies and deceit , started back in the Garden of Eden. When he spoke to Eve, he stirred up doubt by his comment "has God indeed said?" You know the rest of the story.
We are all attacked to varying degrees. His favorite trick is to make us think that God doesn't love us, and wants to punish us.
Satan brings things into your life that take advantage of your weaknesses. If you are worried about bills, he will really get to work making everything worse. You will start making bad, desperate decisions. You will start complaining that something always comes up to take your money. A common remark is every time I get a couple of bucks, something happens.
Maybe you feel that your marriage is less than perfect. Your children are nothing but trouble. He will make you dwell on these things to the point where you feel you are serving a life sentence on Devils Island.  Anger will cause you to lash out at your family, causing things to get worse. Comments like "what a lousy marriage I have" "these rotten kids will never get better" the devil wins again with your help.
While all of these things are going on, satan is putting thoughts in your mind like "if God really loved you, would he let all of this happen to you"?
I know two people who are convinced that God hates them t. It seems that they are oblivious to anything that is contrary to what they believe. God's grace can take them from satan's grip. He gave us His Word. No one is lost unless they choose to be. God loves all of us.
satan tries to put so much doubt into your mind, that you will not even think of reading the Word. He knows he cannot fight the Word of God.
Another trick of his is to get you to speak so many negative words about your situation that you actually bring on what you say. Just as faith filled words produce good, negative words produce destruction. Negative words help satan against you.
Read and believe the Word. If you are a believer, satan has no power over you in Jesus name. Becoming a believer in your heart is the answer to everything. If you aren't already, do it soon. God calls each of us, but we have to accept His Son Jesus in order to be saved. He died for us to prove His love. The more you know of God's love the smaller the chance of satan deceiving you.
God Bless You and Remember
Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation

"Oh God in heaven, I believe with all of my heart that Jesus has been raised from the dead. I receive Your Word, and I repent of sin. I renounce the past. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus. I receive my forgiveness. I receive the new birth, cleansed and washed in the Word and in the precious blood of Jesus. Fill me with Your Spirit, in Jesus name. Amen"