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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Things Satan Doesn't Want You to Know

"We will help you with things the credit card companies don't want you to know!" This message blared on my radio on the way to work. Of course, you have probably heard, "things the government, banks and others, " don't want you to know. So, I started thinking, "Are there things that Satan doesn't want people to know?" Of course.

I can't say this will be exhaustive but I can think of several things without taxing my brain too much.

Satan doesn't want people to know that the trip to heaven is paid for. He wants people to think that they have to work their way to heaven. He doesn't want them to know that Jesus paid for their sins and wants to give them His forgiveness. This is like getting a job at Walmart hoping that you can save enough money to buy the crown jewels of England when you are actually an heir to the throne and don't need to work for the jewels at all.

Satan doesn't want people to know that they don't have to keep beating on themselves for their sins. He wants to keep accusing them of the things they have done. He wants them to feel guilty all of their lives. He doesn't want them to know that their sins were committed against God and and the payment for those sins does not need their approval. He wants them to think that they must do some great penance for their sins. He doesn't want them to know that whatever they do won't be enough. He wants them to think that they can have a higher standard than God for sins to be forgiven. He doesn't want them to know that Jesus death was the highest price possible.

Satan doesn't want people to know that he will run from them if they would resist him. He wants them to believe that he is the most powerful being ever. He wants them to believe that God has no power over him. He wants people to believe that they should run from him. He doesn't want people to know that he is a wimp when you invoke the name of Jesus.

Satan doesn't want people to know that they have access to infinite power. He wants them to believe they have only what they have within themselves. He doesn't want people to know that God is always for them. He asks people to pray to Him. He promises that there is nothing that can be beyond us when we work with Him. Satan would like for us to believe that we are powerless with every difficulty.

Satan doesn't want people to know that you can always come into God's perfect will. He wants you to believe that you will have to accept God's plan B or C or some other letter if you commit certain sins. He doesn't like the story of the Prodigal Son. He doesn't like the fact that God causes all things to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purposes. Satan doesn't want us to know that God has our best interests always near His Heart.

Satan doesn't want people to know that God is always seeking them. Jesus stands at the door and knocks. He does so that we will hear His voice and open the door. Satan wants people to believe that God is very hard to find. Satan does not want you to know that God is wanting to be found. God keeps the lights on so that His children can find their way home.

Satan doesn't want people to know that he is already defeated. He appears to be winning at this time but he will soon be toast (maybe literally). Satan is the defeated animal that lashes out to take as many with him as possible. His demise is imminent. He wants people to believe that they can follow him and receive more than they can from God. He knows others following him will make God grieve. Only a fool would have joined the army of Hitler right before the fall of Berlin. Satan wants you to believe that he might win. He won't.

These are just some of the things that Satan doesn't want you to know. I'll bet he is trying to make you believe that he has taken control. The worm has not.

Don't keep believing Satan when he tells you these lies. Resist him with the truth. Jesus did and Satan left Him.

3 comments:

Royce said...

In dark times such as these, a message like this was just what I needed. Much appreciated.

Debbie said...

after hearing some false beliefs about satan. I amso glad to know these truths. sounds like the old snake to me.

Anonymous said...

What the devil, Satan, Lucifer wants is for you to underestimate him so he can devour you like a roaring lion. Faith without works is dead, the Bible says. Be careful, he has you duped.