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4 of Satan’s Most Popular Lies

The devil is a dirty liar (John 8:44). His tactics haven’t changed since he lied to Eve in the garden of Eden (Gen. 3). Unfortunately, we fall his lies more often than we’d like to admit.

Here are four of Satan’s most plausible lies He uses today:

  1. Sin doesn’t matter.” Don’t you believe it! Sin does matter. The wages of sin have not changed (Rom. 6:23). We are exhorted, “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye SIN NOT (1 John 2:1).  “Awake to righteousness, and SIN NOT (1 Cor. 15:34).
    Sin will rob you of your peace, your testimony, your health, and your joy.
  2. Holiness is not important.” That’s a lie out of hell. 1 Peter 1:16 says, “Be holy, for I am holy.” We have the HOLY Spirit within us… We read from a HOLY Bible. You are commanded to “present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy” (Rom. 12:1). The truth is: It is God’s will for His children to holy lives.
  3. Church attendance is a waste of time.” Satan would love for you to swallow that lie. Christ loved the church and gave Himself for it (Eph. 5:25). The church is “the pillar and ground of the truth” (1 Tim. 3:15). It is God’s appointed agency through which He does His work today. Paul said, “Unto him be glory IN THE CHURCH” (Eph. 3:21). We admonished to not forsake “the assembling of ourselves together” (Heb. 10:25)? You never be more effective for God outside of a church than you are inside (Mt. 5:14-15 cf. Rev. 1:20). Satan knows this!
  4. Preaching is not relevant.” So many fall for this lie, even those who attend church. They prefer music programs, dramatic productions, or interactive dialogue. “They heap to themselves TEACHERS [not preachers], having itching ears” (2 Tim. 6:3). God has chosen the “foolishness of preaching to save them that believe” (1 Cor. 1:21). The Bible says, “Preach the Word” (2 Tim. 4:2). Satan hates Bible preaching (and Bible preachers). He will do all he can to keep people from the preaching of Gospel.

So, who are you going to believe—God’s Word or Satan’s lie?

How The Devil Disguises His Lies

Why hath Satan hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost? (Acts 5:3)

Nothing is more important in your thought life than TRUTH.  Truth is liberating (John 8:32)!  Untruth leads to bondage. The reason so many people are in bondage to fear… anger… depression… bitterness… etc is they are believing Satan’s lies instead of believing what God says is true.

The battleground is your mind and thought life (2 Cor. 10:3-5).  It starts when you entertain wrong thoughts. These false thoughts are Satan’s lies that lead to spiritual bondage.

Satan is shrewd. He disguises his lies so they go undeteDevilcted.  He will suggest a false thought to your mind and deceive you into thinking the thought is your own, and not from Satan.  For example, Ananias and Sapphira got an idea to sell some property and give a portion of the money to the church, but pretend they were giving the entire selling price.  They thought this plan to keep “back part of the price” was their own personal plan (Acts 5:2). But Peter detected this was a strategy of Satan (Acts 5:3). That is one of Satan’s most effective strategy’s—Mask his temptations in the guise of your own thoughts.

You see this strategy again in the case when Satan provoked David to  David to number Israel (1 Chron. 21:1).  David thought this was his own idea when it really came from Satan. If he knew this was Satan’s plan he wouldn’t have done it!

Beware of Satan’s lies.  They will often come to you wearing a “mask”— The mask of yourself!  The only way to detect the devil’s lies is by confronting them with truth.