Pulling Back the Curtain on Satan (Part 1)
I want to pull back the curtain and give an example of how he has and will attack you. The apostle Paul thought it was of utmost important for us to be aware of Satan’s schemes and not outwitted by them (2 Cor 2:11). There are two main ways Satan will attack you and we will only get to one of them here.
In Revelation 12:10, we find out that Satan is the accuser of the people of God. His accusations against us can throw us off track not only in how we see our relationship with God but also how we see ourselves. His accusations sound like this:
- God is cold to me because I’ve messed up
- God has given up on me
- I can’t approach God because of my continued disobedience
- This particular sin and my inability to stop doing it has disqualified me
- God is punishing me because I can’t get it right
Believing these lies will cause us to believe we aren’t worthy and not able to be connected to the creator of the world. This insecurity also leads to isolation from others. Our thinking will take us places where lies like, “I am the only one who deals with this sin”, “if anyone knew about _____, they would reject me”, “I am the worst” become common place. When these accusations go unchallenged, they damage our partnership with God and relationship with him and others.
What should we do to fight this tactic?
When Satan tries to accuse you, don’t try to defend yourself – just remember what Christ has done for you and the unbreakable relationship God has promised to you.
Next time, we’ll talk about how Satan tries to deceive us.
Note: If you want to hear more about Satan’s schemes and how he tries to defeat us, listen to a sermon by J.R. Vassar called, “Facing a Defeated Enemy.”
Great piece. God bless you pastor Vassar.
This wisdom and knowledge that i have receive today "Pulling Back the Curtain on Santan" has really opened my eyes to my insecurities that I've been trying to finger out what has been my issue for a long not knowing WHY I kept running from relationships( I mean some good people). That devil is so trickery but I see him now. Thanks so much, God is good!