Monday, February 25, 2008

John 8:44

Have you ever thought about the fact that many angels were deceived by Satan? They lived with God in Heaven and were cast out along with Lucifer to the Earth.
What about Eve? She walked and talked with God in the cool of the day and yet she was deceived by Satan. Her and Adam were both cast out of the Garden of Eden soon after.
Why is it that we often feel that we could never be deceived by the devil? We have this attitude that we would never fall for any lie or trick the devil told us. Are we giving the devil enough credit? Have we forgotten that the Bible tells us that Satan is the lord of this world and has blinded the minds of the unbelieving? (2 Cor 4:4) And that he masquerades as an angel of light. (2 Cor 11:14) He wants nothing more than for us to feel comfortable and secure in something that is a lie and false. The root of deception is that fact it blinds us to the fact we have been deceived. He does not want us to see the truth that is in God's word. Why? Because he wants our souls and the souls of those around us. How then can we know if we have been deceived or not? The only thing that one can do is seek the truth in the only absolute truth... God's word.

I pray that you will test yourselves, prove yourself to be in the faith! Eternity is too long to miss.

4 comments:

Chelle said...

I'm in the faith, sista...hey, you got your comments to work! How did you do that??? Email me...

B Lines said...

After all these years of fighting, I do realize how powerful the old debil is. It's a constant battle for every one of us in the faith.

Tenille Rauls said...

Look at you figuring it out! I am so proud to be your friend :) Looking forward to Thursday~
I have to say I fight him and myself everyday. I have started keeping my favorite verses on a notecard in my wallet..where I fight myself the most!

LeLe said...

I sometimes wonder if God allows the devil to have free range on certain people like Job, except that he may not harm us. He can deceive us and take away things/family/property (after all, satan did come to steal, kill, and destroy). But then again, God allowed the devil to give Job all these skin diseases and whatnot. I guess it's a test of our faith and I'm pretty sure I would not react as humbly and faithfully as Job if I had acquired the horrible torment he dealt with. I'd probably be more like his friends...wondering what I did to deserve the pain and suffering. Then again, I'm not as righteous as Job was either. But it's definitely something to strive for.