From the minister's desk
“Repent For Believing The Lies”Categories: from the minister's desk
Realizing now that ‘the Father of Lies’ is very shrewd and deceptive, we can free ourselves of the lies he has caused us to believe. Understanding how his covert lies work, many have seen their spiritual man discouraged, depressed and dead. His lies are deceptive and dangerous to our souls.
Believing that you don’t have to “give as you prosper or purpose in your heart and be cheerful, not grudgingly” was one of the devil’s lies. He deceived you into thinking ‘I don’t have to give my money if I need to buy food, clothes and pay my rent.’ He had you thinking that the Lord don’t care about you, so you have to take care of yourself. The truth is “Give and it shall be given unto you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you mete (measure) withal, it shall be measured to you again.” Lk.6:38 If you have been holding back from the Lord’s command to give as He has directed, just know that you have not been receiving the full blessings He wants to give to you. Mete out as Jesus said.
Believing that you do not have to attend worship or Bible class regularly is another lie Satan tells.
“Forsake not the assembling of yourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another, and so much the more, as you see the day approaching.” Heb.10:25 He had you thinking that as long as you say you have God in your heart, you don’t need to be in bibles classes or assemble with other Christians. How can you exhort, encourage and edify one another? Satan said that you don’t need other people, especially righteous people who think they are better than you. Just hang out with him and the world if you want to have much more fun, more friends and get a lot of stuff. Live your best life now. There is no life after this! Now that you have been reminded of what you once believed, repent. God loves you, Satan want to take you from God.
Believing that God will not destroy a person just because they don’t do what the scriptures says.
“For if we willfully sin after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins… how much more surer punishment do you suppose one is thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of God and has counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified an unholy thing, and has done despite unto the Spirit of grace? Vengeance belongs to me, I will recompense says the Lord. The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” Heb.10:26-31 Repent. God will destroy those who disobey Him. Satan will destroy them who obey him!
Believing that you don’t have to ask forgiveness every time you do God or somebody wrong. ‘Life is too short to be thinking about that. Most people will forget in time and didn’t God say He is a forgiving and loving God?’ Jesus said, “Be ye therefore merciful as your Father also is merciful. Judge not and you shall not be judged: condemn not and you shall not be condemned: forgive and you shall be forgiven.” Lk.6:36-37 Our Father is God, not Satan! Since “We will receive a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: for our God is a consuming fire.” Heb.12:28-29 Satan knows this but can’t repent. We can, so “repent and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord… whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of the prophets since the world began.” Acts.3:19-21 There is life after this life! Where will you spend it? Repent of the lies you’ve believed and be revived, restored and refocus “your affections on things above.”