If you can have one takeaway remember this one thing…Lies of the Devil are meant to stop us from sharing the Gospel. This includes every lie he can muster up at His disposal! He will use every trick up His sleeve against us. I’m a Daughter of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! I refuse to let lies of the Devil stop me from proclaiming the Power of God in my life!
I know this without a shadow of a doubt and nothing will EVER separate me from that. God’s word declares this truth and one day soon I will come to the table and sit with my King!
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me; All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever. Psalm 23:5-6
For I am persuaded, that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us, from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
5 Lies of the Devil and How to Defeat Them
Satan does EVERYTHING in his power to try and convince us that this scripture is far from true. We find truth in God’s word! God’s word is absolute truth Friends. Lies of the Devil need to be crushed!
You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. 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. John 8:44
Five Lies of the Devil
- We are never enough
- There is no hope in us finding peace
- We will never be redeemable
- We will always be Alone
- There is a requirement to be Perfect
So if you’re NOT going through some kind of trial and tribulation, LOOK OUT it’s coming. Trust me on that! I also know, NOTHING comes before us that isn’t known and approved before God first.
KNOW THAT GOD USES EVERYTHING FOR OUR GOOD AND HIS GLORY
You may have recently read my post called how to overcome anxiety attacks and give it to God. I discussed a situation that is taking place in my life right now. The short version is when someone shows signs of temper rising this is a Red Flag to me! I have one thought at that moment…FLEE!
The RUN and FLEE reaction comes from an almost 15-year abusive marriage. By the way, if you wondering if there is help for abused women there is and you can have victory found in Jesus alone and situations such as this you can fight in your own strength!
We are never enough: Lie #1
Satan knows where my weaknesses lie and what will stop me dead in my tracks…FEAR from someone’s temper that’s getting out of control. The lies of the devil surrounded me at this point. Can you guess what happened to me again Friends? Yep! Another Temper showcased.
What? Say it isn’t so! I sincerely thought I had dealt with this issue and put it to rest! Unfortunately, Satan has been wreaking havoc in my mind and soul. I have allowed it! Sweet friends, what is wrong with me!! Why do I not let the Holy Spirit’s presence keep me calm?
LIES OF THE DEVIL CAN LEAD TO CONSTANT BATTLES OF THE MIND
- Past vs Present!
- Unknown vs Known!
- Fear vs Peace!
- Doubt vs Assurance!
- Lies vs Truth!
There is no hope of finding peace: Lie #2
You wanna know the worst part? All of these lies of the Devil leave the door wide open for Satan to have free rein in my heart and mind. As hard as I try to combat them they can sneak their way in Uninvited. He wants me to feel hopeless and convince me that I will receive peace over fear.
GUARANTEED TRUTH ON SHARING THE GOSPEL
Rest assured when you are sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ or inspiration and encouragement with other people you WILL face opposition. That’s the Gospel Truth! Satan does NOT want that!
We are Unredeemable: Lie #3
The Devil will do EVERYTHING in his power to keep you from doing so. If he can keep us bound up in regrets failures mistakes or whatever the case may be. He’s keeping us from doing what we’re called to do in the first place. Sharing the Love of God!
Beautiful Analogy of the Lies of the Devil Vs God’s Truth
Over the weekend my husband Mike and I took our grandson Gavin to see his first baseball game. Afterward, Sidewalk Prophets were performing a post-game concert. During the game, unwanted thoughts kept coming to my mind. I want to share a few.
LIES OF THE DEVIL: YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO ____?
- Get up early in the morning
- Gavin will get bored staying so long
- Do laundry that needs to get done
- Hate going to bed with a wet head
- You’ve already seen them perform before
- JUST LEAVE ALREADY!
I didn’t understand at the time but now I do! The lead singer David Frey asked the whole audience to close our eyes. He said I want you to envision a really long table. Do you see it?
Come to the Table Analogy
In the first section of this table are your loved ones, your family. Who do you see? How do they make you feel? You don’t want to leave. You want to stay where it’s safe and secure. But I want you to keep moving forward.
MIDDLE SECTION of the table
In this part of the table are your enemies those who despise and reject you. Who do you see? How do they make you feel? Not so good right? Do you want to linger in their presence? They make you uncomfortable and vulnerable right? Let’s keep moving forward.
End of the table
In this last part of the long table is a lone figure. You didn’t see them before because you were too busy looking behind you. You noticed the closer you got to them their eyes had NEVER ONCE taken their gaze off you. Do you know who that lone figure at the end of the table is Friends? Jesus Christ!
We will always be Alone: Lie #4
I started bawling like a baby. I said OK God I get it! You KNEW I needed to hear this and needed the reminder! Forgive me for doubting you, Father! I am so SORRY! It shook me to my core!
Lord, I Believe, but HELP my Unbelief!
I thought I was on my own! You are always watching me, never leaving my side…No Matter What! See Friends, Satan didn’t want me hearing the words of God’s servant David Frey.
There is a requirement to be Perfect: Lie #5
Lies of the Devil is the only language the enemy speaks. He’s constantly whispering the lies that I mess up too much. God requires far more from me. I’m too imperfect for God to love me as I am.
If this were the case God wouldn’t have sent His son to take the punishment that I deserve. Satan wants to keep me in the pit of dark despair worry and fear because he doesn’t want me to be victorious over the roadblocks he sets before me.
God’s Love is unconditional
I also know without a doubt in my mind Satan would love NOTHING MORE to shut me up and NOT have me share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That will NOT happen! Get behind me Satan! When God is for me who stand against!!
HOW TO Defeat THE LIES OF THE DEVIL
Sweet Friend, Satan cannot read our minds, but he can and will most certainly plant thoughts and seeds of doubts within our minds. Lucifer enjoys nothing more than to replay over and over again our past mistakes and fears and use them against us because that’s his biggest weapon.
REMEMBER SATAN IS THE FATHER OF LIES
In God’s word, Satan is referred to as the:
- Father of Lies
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12
Confront Satan Lies with God’s Truth
In all honesty, our main defense against Satan is Scriptures. We must be battle-ready when we are being bombarded with lies of Satan.
With this in mind, remember Satan will try to tempt us, defeat us, and discourage us. But he is a liar, and we need to confront his lies with the truth of God’s Word. You and I must hold fast to our shield of faith in God’s Word.
As was previously stated, Satan knows my biggest weakness is FEAR. With this in mind, I have a resource of 27 Bible Verses about Fear ready for this reason and my Prayer is that it will help you too. You can also find a complete resource page on various abusive situations.
Even more, a sweet Sister in Christ has known I have been struggling with this issue and she has Faith and Peace that shines so brightly around her and it’s impossible to NOT see it when you’re around her.
Thank You, Arlene! She gave me some scriptures I want to share with you. Not only this but I have helpful ways to find healing from abuse.
SCRIPTURES FOR TRUSTING GOD’S WORD OVER THE LIES OF THE DEVIL
The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe. Proverbs 29:25
So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” Hebrews 13:
No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment, You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord. Isaiah 54:1
Do you see the Come to the table analogy?
David Frey has NO IDEA the peace he offered this night to my fearful heart just by His obedience to God! He blessed me so much just by being a humble servant of God. Again, God knew my situation and sent me the message He knew I so desperately needed this night.
After this particular concert, I was blessed to be able to go on the KLove Cruise and this Awesome God anointed Band was one of the performers.
I so desperately wanted to go up to him and share my story how much His Table Analogy helped bring me sweet peace on this night but I didn’t want to intrude on His vacation with his family.
They also have a meet and greet with the artists and bands. However, they move you through so quickly I missed out on my opportunity. If it’s God’s will He will make it happen for David and the band of Sidewalk Prophets to read my story…You never know because God works in mysterious ways!
In Closing on Lies of the Devil and How to Defeat Them
Sweet friends, I don’t know what your table looks like just know that Jesus Christ is there for you too. He has nor we will ever take his gaze off of you! This is a promise you can cling to!
May we ALL apply these truths in our hearts and lives today. The next time I encounter a situation such as this I need to refer back to my own post on overcoming the spirit of fear don’t I?
I have recently gotten connected with a fellow Sister in Christ Sunshyne Gray. She’s got an amazing e-course called Taking Every Thought Captive that I feel is a great resource in a situation such as this.
She uses biblical teaching along with her Degree. Go check it out! I am blessed beyond measure that I was able to defeat the Lies of the Devil this night YOU too can defeat that fear!