Who have you been listening to lately?
Being fully aware, that the devil is a liar, and the ruler of the powers of darkness, who is out to steal, kill, and destroy the lives of humanity.
Consider how John 10:10 assures us of this reality, saying: The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. [But our, LORD, comforts us, by saying]: I have come that they may have LIFE, and that they may have it more abundantly.
The devil's first atack on humanity, began when he turned the minds of Adam and Eve against GOD. And in order for the devil to pull it off, he had to lie to them about GOD, and Adam and Eve, had to fall for it.
"Yet, if Eve would've been the only one that fell for the devils scheme." The whole of humanity, would not be in the condition that we find ourselves today." For from what I've gathered, it was solely because of Adam's disobedience that we've all been born "sinners, and law breakers."
So it was in that defining moment of temptation, that the devil lied to Eve about GOD’S goodness, HIS WORD, and HIS good intentions.
Consider how Genesis 3:1-6 elaborates on this, by saying: Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which The LORD GOD had made. And he said to the woman, "Has GOD indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree in the garden'?"
And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, GOD has said,
'You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die'!" [Yet, The LORD, never said, these WORDS": "You shall not touch it." So, because Eve, did not know The WORD of GOD; she was defenseless, against the attacks of the devil." And so, the devil continued his attack, and the story continues."]: Then the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. For GOD knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like GOD, knowing good and evil." [So because, Adam ate of the forbidden tree. We all, have the Law of GOD, written on our hearts, via, our "conscience. And so, we all know that we do wrong when we sin."
For we each, know, that it's wrong to lie, steal, kill, and blaspheme GOD'S "HOLY" NAME.
Yet, knowing that these are wrong,
some might, say; "I never killed, no one!" Yet, GOD'S WORD assures us, that whoever, hates his brother,
"Is a murderer!" And no murderer, Beloved, has Everlasting LIFE abiding in him.
And fully aware of this, Satan, continues his attack on humanity. Aiming to get, each, and everyone of us, to ignore The WORD of The LIVING GOD." Yes, so that he might gain the favor of unbelieving men, who embrace doing his will, above GOD'S.
And so, our LORD, JESUS, warns, that when the devil “speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar,” and the father of it.
And so, GOD, being omniscient, and knowing all things; "Knows, that there are a great number of people, even today, doing the will, and desires, of the devil." So our LORD, JESUS, pointedly speaks to them, from John 8:44, saying: You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in The TRUTH, because there is no TRUTH in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
[But our LORD, JESUS, being, HIMSELF, The TRUTH, declares]: But because I tell you The TRUTH, you do not Believe ME.
Because we Believe, and LOVE The WORD of The LIVING GOD, that directs our lives. Let it not surprise anyone of us, that when trouble interrupts our lives, the father of lies, will whisper in our ears, to get us to question the GOODNESS of GOD.
Yes, to keep us from FAITHFULLY following GOD'S WORD, and HIS teachings." Yes,
the devil, and the powers of darkness, would have us wonder, if "GOD'S WORD" is really TRUSTWORTHY.
Right!" If GOD'S WORD, can be Trusted." In that way, when our LORD, tells us things like, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth,” as specified in Matthew 6:19. The devil will tell us things like; The good LIFE, is really all about piling up things here on earth, and having money put away, for a rainy day! Causing many, to doubt that GOD will provide for us.
Our down-fall, is that we, like Adam and Eve, often times believe the lies of the devil. And when we do, our commitment, and loyalty to GOD, is compromised. Then, that old serpent, the devil, slithers off to his next assignment, leaving us alone, to face our regrets, and the realization that his lies, have seduced us away from trusting GOD.
And so, I ask you: "Whose been speaking to you lately?"
And Whom have you Believed?"