Sunday, March 11, 2012

Masquerade

Ephesians 6:10-11 finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
Do you think the devil is concerned about what happens to you? Do you think he cares about your contentment? Whether you live or die. When you are in the world doing his work or the things that your heart desires life seems easy or easier.
That is the cover that the devil has given unto many. But when Jesus takes the scales off your eyes and you see clearly things seem to change in your world. The devil knows now that you are on God’s side and he opposes God. So he will do whatsoever he can to detour you from righteousness and all your blessings.
The Art of Loving God tells us that God loves us with His heart by wanting a relationship with us. He loves us with His soul by revealing himself to us. He loves us with His mind by knowing who we are and what we need. God loves us with His strength by giving us what is good. Julie Ackerman Link
Many of us have heard the saying “do not take candy from strangers”, because in order for evil to get what it wants, it must always disguise itself as something desirable. My mother always says “it’s not everything that glitter is gold”. For example the father that molest his daughter, will pretend to be the father that has his family’s best interests at heart. He professes to be loving, caring all the while doing evil behind closed doors.
 It is the same scenario that Satan has. Masquerading as the one giving out all the goodies. But the “gifts” of Satan are all counterfeits. They lead to futility, despair, and uselessness. We need to be alert at all times and watch for his tricks.
All he need is an opening. So pray always, live righteously according to God’s commands, and read your bible. He is afraid of the power in God’s words. When Jesus was finish fasting and the tempter came (devil). He told the devil “get thee hence Satan it is written “man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”  Look to God who is the author and finisher of your faith.1 Peter 5:8-9 be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
I love music; it always soothes my soul when things seem to be mixed up. Words are very powerful things. So I will share a song with you today, enjoy.