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The devil is For Losers


 

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, seances, 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)

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 sulfur, 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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Poor devil


Well it looks like I got someone mad. But I sit back and laugh at his pathetic attempts stop the words of Jesus from going out. I am recieve quite a few hits each  day on this space. What the devil meant for harm is actually turning out for the good of spreading the gospel and the more these people try to to cause problems the more hits I get. Nothing can steal this joy that I have been given.

Listen to what the word of the Lord says to you who would try to trouble God’s children in Psalm 52

     You call yourself a hero, do you?
       Why boast about this crime of yours,
       you who have disgraced God’s people?

     All day long you plot destruction.
       Your tongue cuts like a sharp razor;
       you’re an expert at telling lies.

     You love evil more than good
       and lies more than truth. 

     You love to say things that harm others,
       you liar!

     But God will strike you down once and for all.
       He will pull you from your home
       and drag you from the land of the living.

    The righteous will see it and be amazed.
       They will laugh and say,

    "Look what happens to mighty warriors
       who do not trust in God. They trust their wealth instead
       and grow more and more bold in their wickedness."

     But I am like an olive tree,
       thriving in the house of God. I trust in God’s unfailing love
       forever and ever.

     I will praise you forever, O God,
       for what you have done. I will wait for your mercies
       in the presence of your people.

Brothers and sisters in Christ I love you. Thanks for your prayers and support. Continue praying for those who would persecute you. The Lord will always be glorified no matter what they try. Like Jesus prayed, "Father forgive them for they know not what they do."

For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes–Jews first and also Gentiles. Romans 1:16 

Keep spreading the good news! Maranatha!

In Christ

Gerry

Blind Guides


These days there are a lot voices calling for the attention of our youth. One of the biggest voices is MTV. Never has a medium produced such smut. Last year they produced the half-time show for the Superbowl. Besides Janet Jackson exposing her breast it included, Janet Jackson grabbing her breasts; another performer repeatedly fondling his crotch; striptease cheerleaders; gyrating transvestites; simulated lesbian sex; and Jackson and Justin Timberlake groping each other. This same MTV promoted Brittany Spears (who calls herself a Christian and now a student of the Kabala) and Madonna sharing an open mouthed kiss on their live award show last year.

Brittany Spears has called herself a role model for young girls. Unfortunately she is. Little girls as young as 3 want to dress like her and dance like her because of the videos they have watched off this channel. How can we allow our children to have these type of role models or even watch what they produce.

A school in Montreal suspended 2 thirteen year old girls because they were selling tickets to boys to come watch them kiss. They told their parents they got the idea from watching Brittany Spears and Madonna and thought it would be a great way to make money. This was going on for 4 months before school officials discovered what was going on.

These people are leading our children to Hell and some of us don’’t even realize it. We have become sensitized to the media. I’’m sure we have all heard the story of how if you put a frog in a pot of cold water on a stove and turn up the heat slowly, it won’’t notice the change in temperature and slowly boil to death. This is what the media has been doing to us and our children. They are slowly turning up the immorality and unless you are in God’’s word you don’’t notice it. Then when our children start acting and doing the things these people are doing we are surprised. Jesus said this in Matthew 15:14; Let them alone. They are blind guides of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch."  He gives those who would lead our children and young Chrristians astray a very strong warning. "But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. "Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin! Such things must come, but woe to the man through whom they come!"  Matthew 18:6-9

Earlier in Matthew Jesus said this; "The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is not sound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness" (Matthew 6:22-23). He also said, "If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and throw it away; it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell" (Matthew 5:29).  Unless you can control what you watch and have discernment, Turn off the TV. Don’’t let that garbage into your house. Christ is the best role model a child can and should have. He needs to be the centre of everything we do and watch.  It’’s time for us to stand up and say enough is enough, the only guide and role model I want is Jesus. Take a stand for righteousness today.

My apoligies to not getting Who Is Jesus? – Part 6 online as yet. I will get it up as soon as I can.

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Smoke Screen and Mirrors


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!

Who is Jesus? Part 5 will be publish tomorrow, May 31st.