Sunday, February 15, 2015

satan The Illusionist

It Is Written,2 Thessalonians 2:9, the coming of the lawless one is according to the working of satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders.
The definition of illusion is a false idea or belief, deceptive appearance, wrong or misinterpreted perception. This is a really good description of how satan works. He is also a master at creating doubt and fear.
Wheater we agree with what is in the Bible or not is up to us. It says what it says. You either accept it all, or nothing by default. We cannot pick and choose what we accept, or what we think God really meant,  or how He may have changed His mind. You deceive yourself if you put your own meaning to what God says. The Word is not intended to change with the times, the times are to change with the Word.
The Bible says we must accept Jesus as the only way to heaven. That is exactly what it means. No matter how good a person is, he cannot get to heaven on his own. Just as satan told Eve, surely God didn't mean that, he says the same things today. Surely God wouldn't send that good man to hell. The fact is that that good man chose hell by not accepting salvation through Jesus. God does not send anyone to hell.
There are specific things in the Bible that are condemned by God. No man can change God's law, or find some excuse for not obeying what God said. Just a few examples. Homosexuality is condemned. No way around it. People say abortion is okay because it isn't in the Bible. It is in the Bible. The Bible says thou shalt not murder. No matter how you rationalize, or make excuses, life is at conception, and destroying it is murder. You cannot make an argument for it on judgment day. What you think doesn't matter, it's what God says that counts.
satan gives people perceptions that are contrary to what the Bible says. He makes wrong look right, and bad look good. It is all an illusion set up to deceive. It's all in the Bible, look it up. Just as a magician deceives the eyes to give the brain the wrong information, satan tricks us.
satan puts many things in people's heads. People have extreme views about many things.  Ultra liberals argue they are protecting everyone. Ultra conservatives say they are protecting society from the liberals. Politicians forget that this country was founded on a belief in God. They do whatever it takes to get votes, and many of them cater to people controlled by the devil.
Just because you choose to ignore something, doesn't mean it will go away. Look around my friends. satan's handiwork is all around. The Bible says, satan loses. Why would you pick the losing side? Don't wait until judgment day to find out that satan made a fool out of you. If I am wrong, what did you lose believing in Jesus?
Remember Jesus Loves
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You
Amen