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DevotionsThe subtle fight of Satan

1 John 1:6

If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth.

 

He makes us doubt the promises and provisions of God and we begin to doubt God’s pronouncements concerning certain things.  Satan is still in the business of asking “Did God really say you must not eat from any tree in the garden?”  (Genesis 3:1b).  Satan beautifies certain sin so that we will be carried away by their new codes and attractions.  In order to identify the cause of a problem, we need to call it by its name.  Sin at any time is sin.  It is wrong to call sin “sickness” or “immaturity.”  Those who replace the word “sin” with modern labels may think they are kind in doing so.  Calling drunkenness a “disease” or a “sickness” rather than a “sin” is to take away hope.  There is no pill that will cure such a “disease,”.  The difference in labeling sin leads to a difference in thinking about the problem, which in turn, leads to a different solution and ultimately to a different outcome.

 

What begins by sounding kind ends up destroying hope.  But when it is given the real name the Bible gives it, “sin”, there comes hope, because Christ Jesus came not only to free us from the penalty but also from the power of sin.  We are to call sin, “Sin” and claim the promises of God for overcoming it.

 

What subtle way has the devil crept into your life? It is time to confess that sin by opening it up to God. Jesus is still in the habit of forgiving sins!

See also  Overcoming Fear

 

Prayer: Lord Jesus in any way I have denied my sins before you please forgive me. I confess I am a sinner. Come and save me! Amen.

 

Curled from the book “Overcoming trials by Patience Sopuru

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