Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Don't listen- he's lying

How did you come to fall from the heavens,Daystar, son of Dawn?How did you come to be thrown to the ground,conqueror of nations?You who used to think to yourself: I shall scale the heavens; higher than the stars of God I shall set my throne. I shall sit on the Mount of Assembly far away to the north. I shall climb high above the clouds, I shall rival the Most High.' Now you have been flung down to Sheol, into the depths of the abyss!
Isaiah 14:12-15

A long time ago, Lucifer use to be a wonderful musician. He began to think he was going to have his throne higher than the stars of God. He exalted himself and thought he could rival with the Lord God Almighty. We know who the winner is, there is no comparison. The devil is no where near the goodness of the Lord.
Unfortunately, the devil still ain’t learned that part yet. He’s still kicking and fighting. He’s throwing a fit and trying to take everyone else with him. Just like a spoiled rotten kid that says “If I have to be miserable, everybody else has to be too”. One bad apple can spoil the whole bunch.
The devil is full of pride, and doesn’t want to be the only one in hell, he is angry and doesn't want you to have what Christ can give you– life. He is a no good rotten liar, and he wants you to believe him, instead of the Truth– which is Jesus Christ. If you end up believing the enemy, you’ll end up right where he wants you.
One of the biggest tricks the enemy does is to lie. It’s what he does best, it’s what he is. He doesn’t know how to tell the Truth because the Truth is not in him. He will deceive those who don't know the Truth. The devil paints a pretty picture, tells them something exciting, something interesting that they want to hear, makes them feel good ...for a while.
But God in His grace can hear the smallest cry from the deepest parts of the earth. His ear can hear the cry of His child anywhere. And the best part is, he’ll pick you up from the dirtiest, nastiest, filthiest place there is without hesitation if you ask. He loves you that much.

Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: Isaiah 59:1

I don’t care what you've done, where you’ve been, where you are, or where your headed, if you cry out to the Lord for His help, He will hear you. The devil wants to tell you there’s no hope and he wants you to believe it. He wants to tell you there’s no way out, your worthless, but he’s lying again. He trying to hide the Truth.

"But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 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." II Corinthians 4:3-4

The devil doesn’t realize the fact that many people cry out to the Lord in desperation when they can’t take any more. So satan’s plan has backfired, and God gains His child back.

And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the Lord because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a Saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them. Isaiah 19: 20

When we decide to stop listening to the lies, turn from the wrong way and look to God and accept His Word, we are saved. The situation we were in has turned around, our Lord works everything out for His glory to those that love Him.

And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord. Isaiah 59:20

The love of sin is no longer in our hearts, the want to be with God and in His ways has taken over. We’ve known all along that Jesus is the answer, it just takes some of us a little longer to figure it out. When we turn from the lie, we will find the Truth. He has always been there. We have come to the crossroads.
We don’t always have to be on rock bottom to cry out to the Lord. Those of us who know the answer still sometimes have a habit of listening to the devil. He still tries to hide the Truth, he tries to steal the Word even when we have it. Sometimes we listen to the word of the devil and not the Word of God. This exalts the enemy instead of God. We need to brake that nasty habit and begin to know the full Truth.
Knowing the Truth is as easy as reading your Bible. Pray and ask God to reveal His Truth to you, His every promise. Study His Word and know the real Truth. Walk with the Lord and keep His commandments you will come to know His ways, His love, His pure goodness, who He really is. There is no lie within Him.

Jesus said to him: I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man comes to the Father but by Me. John 14:6

When you accept Jesus in your life, you’re on the road that leads to heaven and all it’s glory to be with your Lord. You’re on your way to knowing the complete Truth. You can learn all about your Savior and how much He loves you.
You can know Jesus better than you know your best friend. You will know that the fact that the Lord gives good things, nothing evil. He does not give a spirit of fear. Our Heavenly Father gives peace and contentment. He doesn't give strife or chaos. Our Lord gives you joy inside and fulfillment in knowing Him.
God says you are important, you are worthy, you are His child, therefore you have everything that belongs to Him– love, grace, mercy, forgiveness, all that is good.

“You don’t know how precious you are to Me. Your words cannot express how I feel about you. My love for you is indescribable. “ -God

When you accept Jesus, take His every Word, not just part of it. You can have and hold the Truth, the whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth. Know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus loves you.
Remember, when the enemy tries to fill you with despair, hopelessness, or even fear, don’t listen to the liar. He only comes to kill, steal, and destroy your life, the life that Christ died for. Remind the devil of what God’s Word says– that you are a child of the King with all of His blessings and all your sins have been forgiven.