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Subtle Serpents “Did God really say?”

Last week we spoke about how the devil serpent introduced doubt to the believer. This week we intend to expose some serpents of today…. When mankind was kicked out of the Garden I believe that Satan followed because there was no one left to deceive.

You may NEVER return!

You may NEVER return!

As believers we must not be ignorant of our enemy. I know many people use the demonic as an excuse for poor choices and bad decisions. Then on the other extreme people deny the existence of the spirit realm both good and bad. The truth is we have free will (choice) and we all can be influenced by the spiritual realm both good and bad. The serpent (demonic) has predefined rules to follow as to how he is able to influence, trick & deceive man, the Bible calls it “such as is common to man” in other words appealing to senses which is all something all men have. With Eve the serpent began with the fruit. I don’t think for a moment that the fruit was selected by the serpent, to offer it to Eve. I believe the serpent noticed how Eve looked at the fruit, perhaps from a distance, but more than likely right up close. I believe he painted the picture how that all she desired (except obedience to God) could be obtained by doing what she desired to do anyways. Eve wanted to eat the fruit and all of us want to know what we don’t know.

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!

BACK UP! WALK AWAY, quit looking so hard. The enemy of your soul will find a way to present you with a choice. Not only will the choice be presented, it will most likely be while your guard is down and your support system is away. Then subtlety he whispers in your ear all the reasons why the wrong choice is right for you. You only live once Right? It’s your Thang do what you what to do! You deserve to be Happy! and so many other phrases are spoken to us and by us that allow the enemy to pitch poison I mean potion to get what whatever he (Satan) I mean we desire.

You do YOUand I'll do ME!

You do YOU and I’ll do ME!

I intend to explore 3 major areas in which the “Serpent” is speaking. He began as a whisper and has increased in volume so much so until few are really listening to what God has to say anymore. All three of these areas intersect but I would still like to divide them. 1) Politics/Philosophy 2) Idolization of Celebrities 3) Social media. In each one of these areas Satan is constantly challenging (introducing doubt) what has clearly been understood as God’s stance on issues according to the Bible. Check back next Friday as we explore this topic a little deeper.

Grace & Truth

Liv4Christ4ever

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Seeking to promote true life through Jesus Christ by making the Gospel relevant to our lives today. Presenting the word of God as the final authority on how we as believers, hypocrites and those yet to believe should live in order to please our Creator. One thing is sure, the creature (all creation) was created for a purpose. We will do well by acknowledging our Creator and using His gift of free will to accomplish His purposes. According to scripture “Every knee will bow (Submission) and every tongue will confess (Confession)” to Jesus Christ the Lord. We just choose to submit and confess Christ’s Lordship daily that we might live with Him now and forever.

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7 thoughts on “Subtle Serpents “Did God really say?”

  1. Satan is allways out to deceive us. With God by our side.. This will never happen

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    Posted by Monica | September 27, 2014, 9:34 pm

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