Pastor's Pen: Don't Listen to the devil.
We are told by Paul, "Neither give place to the devil"(Eph 4:27). He would like to blind us if he could in many areas of life. He has in the past. Stop it! Don't be fooled by his snares in this life. He would come into our emotions and set up shop for our destruction.
We need the wisdom of God to guide our steps through this maze. Will you ask God for his wisdom?
James 1:5 says, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God." Don't make your decisions without God. God is light. We should seek his light through Christ.
That voice to resist God is Satan asking for a place at your table. Wake up America! God gives us his peace if we will take the right steps. The Bible says, "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."(Phil.4:7)
You must come to Christ for peace. Pray right, think right and do right is God's plan for peace. Jesus is coming one day.
1 Thess. 4:18 says, "Wherefore comfort one another with these words". It is up to you. Will you trust a risen Savior who will come again one day. Are you prepared? Have you put your faith in the risen Christ?
Don't let the evil thinking of the devil invade your life. We are told to "think on these things" in the Word of God. "Whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." (Phil 4:8)
Don't give place to the devil. What do you read? What do you listen to? What do you watch? Do you hear the devil knocking on your door? Don't invite him in to the table of your life. Don't even give him a chance or place to destroy you. He is a liar.
Don't follow the actions and behavior of the devil. He will enslave you. He will bring you to the cliff of the fires of hell. He wants you useless to God or dead. Don't give him place at your table. When he offers a good time through drugs, alcohol or sexual degeneration of any kind, don't give him place. Don't invite the enemy to your side. Don't be fooled by his devices. It's a trap.
We live, "In the midst of a crooked and perverse nation,"(Phil 2:15). God would have us, "Be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke." We should be, "Holding forth the word of life," (Phil 2:16). That life is in Jesus Christ. Christ shed his blood for your salvation. Don't believe the devil's lie and go to a devil's hell. Trust Christ now.
Jesus loves you. He gave himself for you. He came to seek the lost. The devil seeks to destroy you.