The greatest and most effective lie of the Devil is the lie that he doesn’t exist!!! So many people are comfortable believing this lie, while he continues his ministry in their lives…leading them farther and farther away from the truth. If you don’t believe he exists, you won’t resist him, you won’t suspect him, you won’t watch out for him, and you won’t even know you are in danger! He’s got you right where he wants you.
If however, you do believe there is such a thing as the Devil, or you suspect that there just might be, but you’re not altogether sure…you could get spooked by him. You might be afraid at the thought or idea of him. You might be weary of people who talk about him, afraid that he will suddenly show up and frighten you to death. However, because you are not altogether oblivious to his devices, he will work harder to trick you, through white lies.
These are lies that have the appearance of truth, of wisdom and of love, but which are far from being the truth, wise or loving. He wouldn’t use blatant lies, because you would spot them as such, and not accept them into your belief system. He appeals to the little insight that you have, and appeals to your pride, as he adds his venom and distorts the truth. You will think it is genius, inspired even! But if you know the truth, if you have the Spirit of God, you will be able to discern when an inspiration is of God or from the Devil…
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