How Satan Seduces Us: Part 2

Satan is a liar, and the truth is not in him.  His intent is to destroy our lives, steal our peace, and enslave us.  He is a master manipulator, and he often whispers in our ear and tells us things in an attempt to get us to do something that is not good for us.  He will tell us lies and provide us with a justification for our actions.  A lie that Satan often tells us is, “You are not hurting anyone.”  We use this excuse to justify any number of our actions.  However, what Satan knows all too well is that what he is urging us to do will hurt not only ourselves but others too.   

Another lie Satan whispers in our ear is, “You deserve this” or “You need this in your life.”  Satan will tempt us with things that will destroy our peace and leave our lives in ruins if we listen to him.  His lies encourage us to justify our actions and make us feel like it is okay to stray from the path that God has carefully planned for us.  Satan will take something that we are tempted by and place it in our path.  We can mistakenly think that it must be meant to be or that it is from God.  Satan will try to convince us that the things he presents us with are wonderful blessings that will lead us to a new life full of excitement and happiness.  However, the old adage applies most of the time. If something appears too good to be true, then it is.  The reality of what Satan offers us is never what it appears to be on the surface.  We cannot be seduced by Satan’s lies and empty promises.  They will lead nowhere good, and they will destroy our lives. 

That is Satan’s plan, and he is working constantly to try to achieve his goal.  He will use everything in his arsenal to enslave us.  Our job is to remain vigilant and to stay close to God.  When we do this, it will be harder for the arrows of Satan’s lies to penetrate us.  If we are continually talking to God and listening for His voice, Satan will not be able to trick us.  If we are always seeking God’s advice and asking Him what we should do, Satan cannot convince us that we should do something that is bad for us.  

Even when we stumble and are tricked by Satan and find ourselves in situations from which there seems to be no escape, God can help us.  When we cry out to Him and ask Him to deliver us from the mistakes that we have made, He will make a way where there seems to be no way.  If we ask for His help, God will beat Satan every time.  God will warn us of the traps Satan sets for us if we talk to Him about everything.  Even though Satan is real and he is intent on destroying our lives and stealing our peace, we do not have to be afraid.  We can bind Satan’s hands and keep him at bay by saying this to him: “Satan you are a liar and the temptation you put in my path will only lead to destruction in my life.  I rebuke you in the name of Jesus and choose to accept God’s peace into my life.”  When we do this, Satan will flee and we will be able to continue to live our lives walking on the path that God has planned for us which will always lead to peace, and PEACE MATTERS.