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The Devil's Schemes

The Devil’s Schemes

Ephesians 6:11
Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

In our Christian lives we are attacked daily by a power that is out to get us.  Some of you may just be saying… What “power”?  Who is out to get us?  Many people don’t understand, even those that may call themselves christians, what I mean by this.  This power is known as Satan.  He lurks in our lives in such a way that he wants to make us miserable, our lives to be ruined.  “How does he do this?” You ask.   Well, with lies, and deception is just one way.  What do I mean by this?

Well, first off… Satan wants us to do things like, worry.  Where does worry come from?  Well for one thing, it comes from not trusting in the TRUTH.  Yes, I mean the TRUTH in God’s Word.  Satan lies to us, and tells us things like “You don’t need to know that”, “You don’t need to have a relationship with God”, “Doesn’t that seem silly sometimes that you get up in the morning, and you pray?”, “Doesn’t that seem silly that you read this ‘book’, and TRUST, and Believe in it?”, “Doesn’t that seem silly that you have to do EVERYTHING that God says in His Word?”.  You see, Satan is sitting on the sidelines, just saying “Hey __________, it’s only a ‘book’ of principles that really don’t work all of the time, God owes you more, just choose to listen to what YOU want to listen to… Choose what FEELS GOOD, Choose to LIVE FOR TODAY!”… Better Yet… “If you don’t Worry about it, you’re not in control of it!”.

I can only tell you that it’s God that can bring you out of it all.  Every morning when I wake, I sit in bed, and I pray the WHOLE ARMOR of God around me, Debbie, and my girls.  Now you can’t just pray this prayer, and put on “The Helmet of Salvation, The Shoes of Peace, The Shield of Faith, The Breast Plate of Righteousness, the Belt of Truth, and the Sword of the Spirit”, and not listen to what God Says, and TRUST in it, and follow Him.

O.K., it’s time to step on toes…

You say “Yeah, I’m a Christian”, “I was brought up in a Christian Church” – Catholic, Protestant, Presbyterian, Baptist etc…  “Heck, I was married in a Christian Church or by a Christian Minister”, “I even had 1 Corinthians 13 recited at my wedding”

Well… If you’re following what God calls you to follow, you’d trust in His Word.  I was just talking with someone the other day who was brought up in what he says was a “Christian” home.  I asked him what the 1st Commandment was, and he couldn’t even tell me.  Tell me, how can we “LOVE GOD WITH ALL OUR HEARTS, SOUL, AND MIND” if we don’t know him, and listen to him.  What does this mean?

Just some basic things
1. Don’t Worry.. Just PRAY about everything
2. Don’t even put the word “DIVORCE” in your home.  You Dad’s need to stand STRONG to keep your families together – no matter WHAT the cost. – YES… NO MATTER WHAT THE COST!
3. There’s no such thing as ABORTION… What has our world come to?

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