The evil one is lying to us, seeking our agreement…every single day. He doesn’t just plant the thought in our head and hearts; he keeps hammering away until we agree with him. Jesus called Satan the “Father of Lies”. One of his all time favorite lie is – You do not really love Jesus…that you are only pretending…that you are only deceiving yourself. You really wouldn’t be thinking these thoughts…doing these things, if you really loved Jesus with all your heart. This ranks right up there as some of the worse news he could deliver to you? He’s hoping we’ll buy into whatever he’s saying, offering, insinuating. Our first parents bought into it, and look what disaster came of it. Stand firm on the truth. Do not agree with him!
Today, try and hang onto this fact; Your heart matters to God. Try to hold this up for even a day. My heart matters to God. You will be amazed at how much accusation you live under. I’m such a lousy parent, I’m such a bad spouse, I’m such a weak Christian, I have no will power. And slowly another agreement is made. Satan will take any small victory he can get. It moves from you did a bad thing to you are bad. After a while it just becomes a cloud we live under, accept as normal. Do not agree with him. There is a reason why Jesus said, “the truth will set you free.” Click here to share with the Stepping Stones community your thoughts on the accusation and lies you live under.
Dear Father God, I thank You Father for Your Holy Word that warns us about Satan’s lies. I am so tired of living under this cloud of accusation and lies. I pray Lord that You will help me remember today and everyday that You made me in Your image…and that my heart matters to you. Help me, Father, to avoid agreeing with the enemy. I pray in the name of the truth, Christ Jesus, and all God’s children said, – AMEN!
“and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
(Jesus speaking about satan)“He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”
I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”
Thanks for the reminder and warning about Satan's lies. They are sometimes so subtle that I don't hear them. Or I've been hearing the same lies for so many years that I don't even recognize it for what it is . . . a LIE!
I just finished reading Ted Dekker's newest book, Boneman's Daughter. It also reminded me of how Satan works, but how God loves us abundantly more! He gave Himself to rescue us from the father of lies!!! Praise Him!!!
Thanks for your work in sending these devos.