Revealing Satan's Lies

Revealing Satan’s Lies…

Satan is the father of lies. (John 8:44). In this post we are going to tackle doctrines that Satan has implanted in the church. Let’s root out these false beliefs and seek the truth of God’s Word!

Satan says, “What better way to live in your freedom than to be able to do whatever you want. If you want to smoke, do drugs, steal, murder, take part in all manner of perversion, then do it because you are free! God’s grace will cover your sins. No one can tell you what to do!” In contrast, we understand through the scriptures, that we are able to do all things but that not all things benefit our body and soul. Paul said it several times. (1 Corinthians 6:12 & 1 Corinthians 10:23). We are either sons of Satan or sons of God. (1 John 3:8). There is no in-between. You are either subject to sin or subject to Jesus. The choice is ours but Moses said we should choose life. (Deuteronomy 30:19). Grace is not a license to sin without consequences. Sin is a seed of death. If you keep planting death in your heart you will reap death. (Romans 8:6). Jesus provided a way out for His followers: grace. Grace is the power to resist sin and live holy. Only through grace, can sin be ruled over. (Romans 6:14).

Satan says, “Find your quiet place. Chant these words and do these rituals to find inner-peace. Once you find your inner-peace you don’t need anything else.” We can only have peace in Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit. (John 14:27). All other peace is pride in disguise. God told us we would have troubles on Earth but to take courage for He has overcome the world. (John 16:33). When we submit to Him, the Holy Spirit leads us out of danger, into God’s will for our life, and gives us all things that we need. (2 Peter 2:2-4). Without His involvement, we cannot have peace. We would have no stability. We wouldn’t know what is coming up and how to deal with it. The Holy Spirit, in contrast, reveals the future and gives us the wisdom to conquer any problem that dares to block our path. (John 16:13).

Satan says, “Just be a good person. Do good to others and you can make it into Heaven.” Wrong! Jesus Christ is the only name with which men are saved. (Acts 4:12). We cannot earn our way into Heaven. We can never measure up to God’s standard of holiness. (Romans 3:23). Only through Jesus’ blood can our spirit be made righteous and holy to enter Heaven. The works of the law (any good deed) cannot save us. (Romans 3:28).

Satan says, “Everything that has happened is God’s will. God killed your baby to teach you a lesson. God killed your family member because they were evil. God caused that car accident to teach you about healing. Everything is God’s will therefore you don’t have to do anything.” What a load of crap! It is never God’s will to kill. That’s what Satan does. He steals, kills, and destroys. (John 10:10). God sent Jesus so that we could be free from Satan’s influence. (1 John 3:8 & Acts 10:38). God gave man free will and dominion over the Earth. God doesn’t violate man’s free will because love doesn’t manipulate. (1 Corinthians 13:5). Adam and Eve foolishly gave their dominion to Satan. We live in a fallen world that Satan controls. (2 Corinthians 4:4). Only through Jesus, can we be free from Satan’s clutches to live life without worry in abundant blessings and in the goodness of God. (3 John 2). Our faith in Jesus gives us authority over all the power of Satan. (Colossians 2:15). We can take control of circumstances and speak what the Word of God says and see it happen. (Matthew 17:20).

Satan says, “God loves everyone and because of that, He won’t send anyone to Hell. Jesus died for all and the work is finished so there is nothing you have to do. Live your life however you want. God took care of everything.” Again, this is false. He’s using bits and pieces of the Word and then compromising the integrity with wrong conclusions. The Bible is clear; we only enter Heaven through belief in the finished work of Christ. (1 John 3:23). We can’t add to His work, but we have to put our faith in Jesus. (Hebrews 12:2). There is a required action. (Romans 10:9). Believe in the heart and confess with the mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord. Then you shall be saved. There is no other way. (John 14:6). You have to choose to believe in Jesus. It is not automatic.

Satan says, “The baptism of the Holy Spirit passed away. That was only for the early church to get it started. God doesn’t do tongues, miracles, signs, wonders, healings, or prophecies anymore. After the church was established, there was no need for them.” Wow, what a terrible thing to say! Jesus said the promise of the Holy Spirit is for us, for our children, and for any who are afar off. (Acts 2:39). Only through Jesus, can we receive the power of the Holy Spirit to be witnesses of His love. (Acts 1:8). Tongues and gifts of the Spirit are powerful. They build us up, they encourage us, they change the atmosphere, they lead us into victory, they minister freedom and healing, they perform miracles, they discern evil spirits, they reveal the future, and they help us make decisions. (1 Corinthians 14 & 16). Paul spoke in tongues more than us all and wrote 1/3 of the New Testament! (1 Corinthians 14:18). All the gifts of the early church are in operation today! We need the power of the Holy Spirit to reach the world with the Gospel. The gifts and power of the Holy Spirit, set Christianity apart from every religion.

“Lord, I thank You for revealing truth to me. Your light of love has removed the dark lies and fear that Satan has spoken. I choose to trust in Your unfailing Word, Jesus. Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance, the words that Jesus has spoken to me. I will not let my own preconceived ideas get in the way of what the Bible says. I will study diligently and be a good steward of the Word of God. I will seek You with my whole heart so that I will never be led astray by Satan’s lies. Thank You Lord, for revealing Your true nature, Your good purpose for my life, Your abundant provision for my every need, and lavish blessings to prosper me. I am forever grateful to You, Jesus. I will be thanking You forevermore for Your faithfulness to me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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