Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Satan’s objectives: [intouch.org]
1. To draw us away from God through both direct and subtle means.
2. To thwart God’s purpose in our lives by getting us out of our Father’s will.
3. To deny God His rightful glory and honor, which results from our choosing to live obedient lives.
4. To destroy us in this world.
John 8:44 ''You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.''
1 John 4:1-4 ''Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world. You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.''
Many are tempted to believe what they want to hear and are falsely led down the wrong path. 'Faulty thinking leads to disobedient behavior, which impedes God’s purposes for us. Erroneous ideas produce vulnerabilities like worry or fearfulness, which Satan can exploit to hinder our spiritual progress.' In the verse above, it says 'test the spirits to see whether they are from God.' In other words, don't believe everything you hear. What is the test? Test it with Scripture only. Don't trust in the person who said it, don't be persuaded by propaganda and don't rely on your own understanding.
I was looking for information yesterday for my blog and ran across a verse but I didn't recognize the book of the Bible it came from. The verse sounded good but when I saw that it was from the book of Mormon I knew it was man made, not God breathed scripture. No wonder I didn't know the book it came from.
Use discernment to know what is true and what is false in every aspect of your life.