I really wanted to touch on the subject for the people who easily tend to forget (like myself) when we come down too hard on ourselves, if we are depressed or think we're not good enough, not important or if we just feel that nagging feeling about ourselves we forget that Satan is the father of all lies. He would love nothing more than for us to feel that think it's the Holy Spirit or somehow God scolding us for being a horrible individual. I'm certainly not saying that that's an excuse that people can use for doing things out why I'm just speaking in general. I personally believe we are living in the end times therefore Satan is getting more desperate. He is sending out all his armies of demons to drag as many souls to hell as he can. He knows how it ends, everybody knows how The Bible and and Satan knows it better than any of us. He knows his demise is coming, at some point the enemy and his legions of demonic creatures and demons or whatever you want to call them, are finished.
Satan is the original liar. He is the “father” of lies. Satan told the first lie in recorded history to Eve, in the Garden of Eden. After planting seeds of doubt in Eve’s mind with a question (Genesis 3:1)he directly contradicts God’s Word by telling her, “You will not certainly die” (Genesis 3:4). With that lie, Satan led Eve to her death; Adam followed, and so have we all.
Lying is Satan main weapon against God’s children. He uses the tactic of deceit to separate people from their heavenly Father. The most common lie is "there is no God,” “God doesn’t care about you,” “the Bible cannot be trusted,” But we must remember the apostle Paul tells us that Satan “masquerades as an angel of light” so that what he says and does sounds good and seems reasonable. Another example would be "familiar spirits" demons masquerading as your past love one in order to get a foothold into your life. Of course they would know exactly what to say that only your grandmother would know and they could appear to look like you're lost and dearly departed. The Bible warns us to "be aware of the familiar spirit"
Satan has told more lies to more people (and even angels) than any being ever created. His success depends on people believing his lies. He has used everything from “little white lies” to huge, pants-on-fire whoppers to deceive folks. Adolph Hitler, a man who learned how to lie effectively, once said, “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed." Whether a lie is small or large is not really the issue. Lies are of the devil. If you’ve lied even once, then, unless you repent, you will not enter heaven. The Bible teaches that allliars “will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death” (Reveleation 21:8)
Satan also known as the devil, is mentioned quite often in the Bible. There are many popular ideas about this evil spirit being. Some think that Satan is not real, but is rather a personification of the wickedness that abides in the world. Others admit that the devil exists, but assume that he is now confined in the bottomless pit. Still others believe that Satan is free and actively promoting sinfulness in our world today. What is the truth? What does the Bible tell us about this evil being? God's Word clearly teaches the reality of Satan as a personal and very real entity. He is presented as an evil being who affects humanity by his actions. Many details about the devil are available in the Bible, but the facts have to be searched out.
Satan surrounds man with strongholds so as to prevents us from obeying the calling that God may have for us in this life. Not everybody has a calling but many have callings and Satan would like to prevent as many as possible from prospering and coming to pass. Satan likes to go after the mind. That is the biggest playground for him and demons. They could affect you in many ways they can cause oppression which is a lot like depression. When one becomes so bombarded with speculations or imaginations which are adverse to the obedience of Christ. Paul says "the weapons of our warfare against these are not of the flesh." These imaginations must first be destroyed before we can bring our thoughts into captivity.
Many of God’s children do not recognize many of our thoughts and thought process as the work of Satan. A person may consider such a thought as his own and take it as true, thinking that the brother really is wrong. And yet, this is not true. It is Satan who has put the thought into his mind. How is he to resist the devil? He must say, "I do not want this thought. I return it to you, Satan." Should he accept it, it will become his own thought. It is Satan’s at the start, but it will become his if he keeps it. That's just one of many examples of how you conduct spiritual warfare when those thoughts come to pass.
I wish everybody knew what Satanic temptation is. Satanic temptation enters mainly, if not exclusively, in the form of thought. When Satan tempts people, he does not come out and say " I am the devil tempting you". If people were able to better recognize it was of Satan they would resist it however, he is so very sneaky and plays dirty! All his temptations are formulated so as not to easily arouse us. He does not want them to suspect him; he would rather have us sleep on. So he injects a lot of thoughts into the minds of as many people as possible in order to seek out the ones that may be weaker at that time due to life normal ups and downs whether it be a death in the family or divorce etc...if we accept it, it has become a foothold for him. We must resist the enemy at all times. Always remember to pray over yourself daily and command that Satan and his entire kingdom have no authority over your mind, body, soul or spirit. Remember in Jesus's name we have authority over the enemy and his kingdom! Do not allow yourself to be bullied by him or his demons. Remember fear is not of God.
Written By Jennifer Lori Auld