The devil is a liar. That’s not all he is, but he is good at what he does.
He’ll tell you whatever he needs to tell you in order to trip you up, or keep you down.
And he’ll change up the delivery of his message depending on what you’re going through.
So when you’re suffering a trial, the devil will whisper a message of hopelessness to you. He’ll say something like: This will never end.
On the other hand, when you’re in a season of blessing, the devil will try to shake your confidence by telling you the exact opposite: This will never last.
But trials do end. Joy comes in the morning. There is a mountain of victory on the other side of your valley.
And blessings do last. Even though seasons change, God’s favor is forever. He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it.
One thing, is to remember, Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4 (KJV) 4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
Here are some other Lies Satan will use against you and the church.
You can be okay with God and not love your brother or sister in Christ. After all if they were “right” they would see things your way.
Satan will also lie and tell you, you don’t need to be faithful to your church. It is okay to divide your loyalties. Satan will get us too busy with other things some of them maybe good things, but not the best things, so as to take our focus off God’s Vision for us.
Satan will also lie to you and tell you it’s okay not to support the leadership of your church, especially if you don’t agree with them. One of the great dangers in the church is when we begin to think I can just do my own thing. Remember, Prov 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. This warning is so important that God says it again just two chapters later in Proverbs 16:25 Also one of the problems with the Children of Israel was they lacked a willingness to follow God’s leader and desired a new thing, a king. And the scripture says one of the things which lead them to disobedience was that “every man did that which was right in his own eyes.”
Satan will also lie to the leadership and try to convince you that you are not accomplishing anything. If Satan can disillusion you with the leadership or disillusion the leadership, he wins.
How does Satan do this?
- We begin to question the Lord. We question is God really in control? Where is God when I needed Him? We question His direction and Leading. Remember the disciple questioned Jesus when he said He must needs go up to Jerusalem.
- We begin to deny the Lord access to He wants to do with us. Remember Peter when Jesus was washing the disciple’s feet? Peter at first didn’t want Jesus to wash his feet.
- We begin to focus on our own selves, our wishes and desires or how good we are.
- We begin to follow the Lord afar off
- We draw near the world’s crowd. We will begin to seek like company even if it is with the world or other backslidden Christians, rather than staying near the Lord’s family.
- We get comfortable and begin to sit and run with the world’s crowd.
- We begin to deny Christ with our words and actions.
- We go out, out of the church, out of fellowship and out of God’s will. We have lost our focus and lose our vision.
Don’t let the devil twist the truth.
Catch him in his lies, and stand on what God says.
Together in Christ’s Service,