Tagged: lies

Tag: lies

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How Satan hijacks our minds

Jesus describes Satan as a thief. Thieves cannot steal from us or break into our homes when we remain alert. Satan is only able to steal from us when we let our guard down. Here are some ways he will hijack our minds and blind us to his tactics.  ...

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When to agree or disagree with Satan

Figuratively speaking, our beliefs first begin as ideas that come knocking on the “door” of our hearts. Once we open the door to let certain ideas in and agree with them, they become part of our lives and influence our perspectives. As disciples of Jesus, it is critical for us to identify...

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Prayers that protect our thoughts against Satan’s lies

Have you noticed how some Christians exhibit such peace, joy and wisdom from God that you can “see” Jesus Christ just by observing their actions? It is because their minds are firmly rooted in God’s Word and they have allowed Jesus to be Lord over all of their thoughts.  ...

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Common themes in spiritual deceptions

Satan couldn’t command Adam and Eve to do anything. He simply used subtle suggestions and half-truths, to manipulate their thoughts, feelings and behaviour. The enemy can only resort to subliminal suggestions and manipulation to deceive us today. Here are some common themes.   Genesis 3:1-5 ESV  Now the serpent was...

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Realities behind not forgiving ourselves

All of us have something in our past that causes us great embarrassment, shame, accusation and pain. Just thinking about it is enough to make us cringe. Why do we have so much difficulty in forgiving ourselves?   Unable to forget  God promises us that once we ask Him to...

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How we are to use our words, according to the Bible

Words are powerful. God spoke our entire creation into existence. Without God speaking, nothing would exist. God doesn’t talk meaninglessly. Every word He speaks is intentional, powerful and accomplishes His purposes.   Psalm 33:9 ESV  For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm. Isaiah...

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Stumbling blocks to breaking sinful patterns

Jesus came to set us free from bondage to sin. To break free from cycles of sinful patterns, we first need to remove the stumbling blocks in our minds that prevent us from walking in spiritual freedom. What are some typical spiritual stumbling blocks?   The powerful Holy Spirit that raised Jesus...

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Satan’s dangerous web of “advice”

We will live with more joy and fulfilment if we are able to discern the lies that the devil lays in front of us. The world is full of life “advice” that teaches us to idolise ourselves. Such idolatry will eventually lead to our spiritual death. How do we ensure...