It is a lie.
It is a lie.
Trust me first.
Because there are lies.
They are from Satan.
They will come.
Satan is the “father of lies” Jesus told us in the book of John. Do you know that Satan can present a lie in your thoughts? When God gave me this message, it was a true revelation for me. I began to recognize a lie in a thought. God is teaching me to take a lie and dismiss it. It is a new way for me to approach unpleasant, harmful thoughts. I hope and pray that this message from God will relieve you from the hurt caused by Satan’s lies.
The father of lies uses deception in many different ways. Sometimes he (Satan) will present lies in your thoughts out of nowhere. They are seemingly meaningless, yet Satan repeatedly brings them to your mind in an effort to distort God’s truth. This can cause doubt to arise even though there is no proof of this lie. Other times, Satan can offer you lies that may appear to have some merit. Disturbing thoughts, which ignore the truth of God, are most likely lies from the devil.
Satan’s greatest lie of all is:
He does not lie.
There are no lies.
He lied from the very beginning of man and woman’s creation.
Genesis 3:1-5 NIV
Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”
“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
In John 8:44, we are told that there is no truth in the devil.
"When he lies, he speaks his native language for he is a liar and the father of lies."
If you hear a thought that is the opposite of what Jesus would say to you (negative or hurtful) – it is probably a big fat lie from Satan. Consider this unhealthy, destructive thought and then think carefully about the reaction Jesus would have to it. Would Jesus agree? The one that laid down his life for you.
So, what do we do with these lies (bad thoughts)?
1. Recognize a lie from the devil. It will oppose the Word of God and His goodness.
2. Admit to yourself that this discouraging thought, lacking any hope from God, is a lie from Satan.
3. Contemplate what Jesus would say in defense to this lie.
4. Trust God first.
5. Tell God that you trust Him first.
6. Pray for assistance is resisting the devil and his lies.
1 Peter 5:8 NIV
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
Satan is looking for opportunities to lie to you.
James 4:7 NIV
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
You can resist the devil by trusting God first.
Love you all!
Writer: Truly Peters