Monday, July 14, 2008

Deceptions of the Enemy

In the times that I have been ministering, I have seen the deceptions of the enemy. Two of his greatest deceptions is fear, and keeping Gods children too busy. The devil will instill fear into a person, this fear is real, it grips them and makes them emotionally and physically impaired. During an altar call after the word has been preached the real battle begins. Because we know that we war not against fles and blood but against principalities and powers of the air. (Eph 6:12) The battle that we war is in the mind. The devil will use any means possible to tell people that they are not worthy, and we know that this is a lie. None of us are worthy, But because what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross, by shedding his blood he has made us all worthy. He tells them that they are the only one that is different, and that they do not belong, and that they should not be there in the first place. Why would God want you, you have done so many things wrong that you have lost your opportunity and God doesn't want you. Another Lie. For God tells us that he does love us uncondtionally and he takes us just the way we are. So many people think that they have to clean up there life first, but we know this is not so, because if we could clean up our own life we would not need God. And that would be works, and were not saved by works but by Grace. (Ephesians 2:8-10) The other fear that he hits them with is embarrassment, he tells them don't go to the front, everybody will look at you, and judge you, and know that you are a bad person. But what people don't realize is that God has made provision for all through his son Jesus Christ. And there is therefore no condemnation (Romans 8:1) to those that are in Christ Jesus. So if you are out there and your reading this God has lead you to this message. Be encouraged for you are truly loved by the God of heaven and earth. And he DOES except you, just the way you are. Come as you are and recieve his mercy, love, and grace today. God has made his gift of salvation simple the devil has tried to make it complex and conditionary. But the bible says if you will profess with your mouth or speak that Jesus Christ is Lord and ask him to come into your heart you will be saved (Romans 10:8-13). Now if you have said this prayer, know with confidence that you are saved. And NOTHING, but NOTHING can take it away. (romans 8:35-8:37-39) Second tool that the devil uses is on God saved children. and this tool is used to convince christians that they need to stay busy, working for the Lord. But what happens we get so busy that we neglect our family's, even though we think we are doing right we are actually doing wrong, this is the deception. You can stop this deception by resting the way that God set and example for us when he rested, for we know that God doesn't need to rest. So we need to dedicate ourselves to love our families and our neighbor's ourselves.

God Bless you all!

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