Sunday, 20 August 2017 03:41

The Devil's Device

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In 1 Peter 5:8 we are reminded to, “Be sober, be vigilant because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”. When Satan comes at us he doesn’t say, “hey, I am the devil; let’s ruin your life”.

 

He comes subtly and often under the radar. Often, he reveals himself as a non-threatening presence, “an angel of light”. It’s no surprise the word “serpent” in Genesis 3:1 translated in the Hebrew means “shining one”. When the enemy comes he comes questioning. In 1 Peter 5:8 we are reminded to, “Be sober, be vigilant because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”. When Satan comes at us he doesn’t say, “hey, I am the devil; let’s ruin your life”. He comes subtly and often under the radar. Often, he reveals himself as a non-threatening presence, “an angel of light”. It’s no surprise the word “serpent” in Genesis 3:1 translated in the Hebrew means “shining one”. When the enemy comes he comes questioning. 
Just like he did with Eve in the garden when he planted a word of doubt in her heart. He asked, “did God really say”? He asks her a question but he is not looking for information. He wants to draw something out of Eve.
He plants a question to form a doubt about God. The enemy is real. He is extremely subtle. He desires to do three things: steal, kill and destroy. Remember our opening verse where we are instructed to be sober and vigilant. If we find ourselves questioning the Word of God, you and I can know that the enemy is near, and we need to put up our sensors, obey the Truth and get out of there.

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