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Father of Lies


I get so many people writing my space boasting about how great the devil is and how he is greater than God. Most of them contain really foul language and are not suitable for this space and so I have to delete them.

These people, mostly teens, have been fooled into believing that he is their champion and yet he is leading them directly to hell. He is called the god of this age. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 says; If the Good News we preach is veiled from anyone, it is a sign that they are perishing. Satan, the god of this evil world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe, so they are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News that is shining upon them. They don’t understand the message we preach about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God. (NLT) 2 Corinthians 11:14 calls him an angel of light.

These people have been drawn in by his lies in various ways. They lust for power and they think satan gives them that. Yes he will give them power and once he has them in his grasp, he will snuff out their lives. Many of them are lonely and come from broken homes or homes where the parents are too busy for their children. They have been introduced by friends or through music and other means that glorify the devil.

When I was about 13, I bought a Ouija board. It was in the toy store and it looked interesting. I had never heard about what it was or what it could do. An Ouija board is an open door through which satan can enter into your life. It was featured prominently in the movie the Exorcist as a means to demonic possession. I was fascinated by the way it would move around the board and would answer questions that nobody could have known. Fortunately about a week after, my mom made me get rid of it. If I had continued using it there is no telling what doors I would have opened. Other open doors to the devil and giving him power over you are things such as tarot cards, reading tea leaves, any kind of fortune telling, horoscopes, séances, music and much more.

Jesus said in John 8:44b concerning the devil; "He was a murderer from the beginning and has always hated the truth. There is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies." (NLT) He is good at deceiving people by giving them just a little bit of the truth mixed with a whole lot of deception. He used it in deceiving Eve in the garden (Genesis 3) and tried to use it with Jesus in the temptation in the wilderness. (Matthew 4)

1Peter 5:8 tells us to "Be careful! Watch out for attacks from the Devil, your great enemy. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for some victim to devour." Many believers fall into the trap of thinking it’s ok to fool around with horoscopes and fortune telling. I have a family member who claims to be a believer and yet bases all her interaction with others on what sign they are and when they were born. You say it’s just innocent fun and yet the bible calls it an abomination to God. The Scriptures make it clear that any type of astrological practice is severely condemned by God, for it attempts to understand the future through occultic means rather than through God’s divinely inspired Word. The fatalistic approach of astrology, which says our lives are determined by the stars, is contradicted by Scripture, which holds us responsible for our destiny. Astrology and Christianity are simply incompatible. Don’t be fooled. Whenever somebody asks what my sign is, I tell them it is the sign of the cross.

We as believers need to take a stand against the enemies plans. Pray for your children everyday before they go out into the world. I read a book called the Beautiful Side of Evil by Joanna Michelson. She used to be a high level devil worshipper who taught in school and would try and recruit children into satan worship. She said the children they could not touch were always the ones who came from Christian homes where the parents took time to pray with them in the morning and plead the blood of Jesus over.

Paul says in Ephesians 6:10-18; A final word: Be strong with the Lord’s mighty power. Put on all of God’s armour so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies and tricks of the Devil. For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against those mighty powers of darkness who rule this world, and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms.

Use every piece of God’s armour to resist the enemy in the time of evil, so that after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armour of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that you will be fully prepared. In every battle you will need faith as your shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed at you by Satan. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all Christians everywhere. James 4:7 says to resist the devil and he will flee from you. (NLT)

Satan is not the opposite of God and can not even come close to the power and majesty of God. He is not all powerful, all knowing, or everywhere like God. He can not read your mind and he has to use demons to do his bidding in order to things done.

Finally remember what the devil’s end is and remind him of it when he attacks. Revelation 20:10; Then the Devil, who betrayed them, was thrown into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. (NLT)

Keep on standing for Jesus no matter what the cost.

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