By Pastor Jeff,
The devil is a liar, John 8:44, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” There is little dispute of that fact and in this lesson I will discuss that. In future ones I will share thoughts on how we are told lies that we really can’t blame the devil on.
Right from beginning the devil, Satan, Beelzebub, among other names given to him in the bible shows how he can twist what God said to make it a lie, Genesis 3:1-5, “Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” Ever since mankind has been in the spiral of the consequences of falling for this lie. Satan hates mankind, always has, and does everything he can to blind our eyes to the truth, 2 Corinthians 4:4, “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” 2 Corinthians 11:14, “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
Only through Jesus Christ and His Spirit living inside of us can we escape the trap of the devil, 2 Timothy 2:24-26, “And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.” The funny thing with the devil is that no matter who you are, he will quickly turn on you and make accusations before God, Revelation 12:10, “…for the accuser of our brethren is cast down…”
1 Peter 5:8, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” for he is a liar, and the father of it.!
Praise God through Jesus Christ the author of truth we have an advocate, 1John 2:1,“My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:”
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