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Word for the day “Be careful with Satan”

13 Jun

Acts 5:3 (NKJV) Why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit?

Satan’s primary strategy is deception. He will introduce his thoughts and ideas into your mind and deceive you into believing that they are yours. It happened to King David. Satan “moved David to number Israel” (I Chronicles 21:1), an act God had forbidden, and David acted on Satan’s idea. Did Satan walk up to David one day and say, “I want you to number Israel”? I doubt it. David was a godly man and he wouldn’t have obeyed Satan. But what if Satan slipped the idea into David’s mind in first-person singular? What if the thought came to David as “I need to know how many I have in my crew; I think I’ll count the troops”? Many leaders today do this today with their church numbers!

If Satan can place a thought in your mind and he can, it isn’t much more of a trick for him to make you think it’s your idea. If you knew it was Satan, you’d reject the thought, wouldn’t you? But when he disguises his suggestion as your idea, you are more likely to accept it. That is his primary deception. If you knew where the thought came from, you wouldn’t be deceived. I know today I am talking to someone reading this message!

I don’t think Judas realized that it was Satan’s idea to betray Jesus (John 13:2). It probably came to him as a way to prompt Jesus to deliver Israel from the Romans. How about Ananias and Sapphira might have thought that it was their idea to withhold some of their offering while getting the strokes and attention from others who believed they had given everything. If they knew that it was Satan’s idea, they probably wouldn’t have done it (Acts 5:1-3). If Satan can get you to believe a lie, he can control your life.

Point to ponder- There is one common characteristic shared by everyone in bondage: They all lie. The alcoholic lies about their drinking. The prideful lie about their arrogance. Remember to distinguish in your heart and mind what’s your idea and what’s Satan idea for your life! Have an Amazing Monday..

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Kingdom Blessings,

Pastor James Baker, Jr.

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Posted by on June 13, 2016 in Daily Inspiration

 

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