Greetings My Friends
As you probably know by now, satan has a limitless number of ways to deceive people. Let's look at a few, and try to figure out what he is really after.
One way, is to constantly bring condemnation on you. The whole idea is to get you farther from God, by trying to convince you that God would never forgive someone with your record. He will go to great lengths to do it. He will even use your friends to unknowingly help him. They may say something like, " you're just paranoid always worrying about the devil".
Another way he has, is to help you slowly slide into sin. He will tell you things like "get with the times everyone's doing it". " all of your ideas are 2000 years old". If you go along with this kind of thinking, you'll eventually rationalize everything you do, to convince yourself there is no sin. After a while, you'll be so used to sin there won't be a reason to rationalize.
satan looks for our weak points. Everyone who wants to overcome someone looks for their opponents weak spot. He likes to try to discredit God. He will tell you that God does not listen or care. Miracles ended when the apostles died. Anything he can think of to cause doubt. He will point to a preacher that wears glasses, and say something like "if God is so good, how come so and so wears glasses?" How come so-and-so is sick? If he can get you to where you start to doubt, he knows the doubt can and a lot of times, does grow.
Remember that the devil hates God, and he hates you too. 1 John 4:4 says "I am of God and have overcome him(satan). For greater is he that is in me, that he who is in the world". Reading the word and quoting the Bible, will make satan flee. The best rebuke, is the word of God. satan does not fear yelling at him, but he trembles and leaves at the sound of God's words, spoken by a true believer.
What is satan after? Nothing less than stealing your eternity with God, along with as many other people as he can gather.
Verses to chase satan. 1 Corinthians 12:27, Romans 12:21, Psalms 23:4, Isaiah 54:14, Isaiah 54:17, Psalms 91:10 – 11, Ephesians 6:16, James 4:7, Revelation 12:10 – 11
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Prayer of Salvation
My Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior. Thank you Lord. Amen.