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The devil is a master illusionist. He likes to make us fearful and cause us to believe God’s promises are not true or that he is the one who has control. A lot of movies and television shows would have you believe he is all powerful or that he does not exist at all. He can bring about division just by sowing a thought into a Christian’s mind and then that Christian acting upon that thought. Whole churches have been brought down in this manner.

Jesus said in John 8:44 about him; " He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it."

During World War II the allies had to come up with a plan to fool the Germans. In northern Britain they created an elaborate illusion of a huge army preparing for invasion. They did this by building plywood tanks and using dummies. They even took the bodies of some soldiers who had died, put false orders in their pockets, and left them floating in the English Channel where the Germans could find them. The Germans were so convinced that the attack would come at Calais that they built up their forces there and left Normandy lightly defended. The invasion of Normandy was a success because the Germans were looking somewhere else.

This is the way satan operates. He creates the illusion that the attack is coming on your finances or other areas in your life when all the while he’s stealing your marriage or children. How do we combat this?

First of all believe in the promises of provision. In Matthew 6:25-34, Jesus told us we were not to worry about these areas. God will always provide not matter what your situation looks like.

Second, put on the armor of God daily. Ephesians 6:10-17.

Third, pray without ceasing and live a holy life. I Thessalonians 5:15-22.

If you follow these steps using God’s word you will see very clearly where the devil’s attack is coming and not be fooled. Above all remember that the devil is no match for God. God only allows what He knows we can handle and will the attacks to cause us to grow in Christ. Don’t let the enemy bully you around. Jesus humiliated the devil at Calvary and gave us all power and authority over him. He is a defeated foe. Hallelujah!

 

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Comments on: "Smoke Screens and Mirrors" (4)

  1. Thanks for this Gerry… copping for some flak myself at the moment.
     
    By the way, did you know that we pulled the same trick you mentioned on the German\’s in Egypt.  In fact, apart from building false tanks and fortifications, the British even built a replica of the city of Alexandria.  This lured the Germans into bombing a false target at night and saved the city.  you\’d have though they\’s ghjave l;earned how cunning and sneaky we are by the time of Normandy…. but I\’m extremely glad they didn\’t.
     
    Hope you are bearing up.
     
    God bless
     
    N
     

  2. Hi Gerry… just passing through to say hi, and blessings to you and yours! Hope this note finds you well.

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  3. pepsi? PEPSI????

  4. Pettho-A said:

    Hey Gerry
     
    How are you?
     I hope that you are doing well.
    I have some Goods for you in my web. Do you want to praise the Lord in many languages (French, English, Chinese, Korean, spanish etc)? I have some songs in these languages. So come on and download them from my web space.  I just made them for you guys. This is the direct link: http://spaces.msn.com/armelb/blog/cns!DDC2D265AF7BEFA!1477.entry .
     
    Don\’t wait and enjoy them.
     
    May the Lord bless you
     
    Petth\’o!

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