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Let me begin by saying that Satan is our Enemy. We are at war everyday. He is the Father of Lies and seeks to destroy and devour you. He will do anything in his power to keep you from God, to blind you from the truth. He wants to hurt you. He wants your soul.
“You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. ”
1 Peter 5:8-9
“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.”
Satan is VERY real. He is cunning. He easily convinces us of his lies. Our flesh is weak, we are sinful by nature. Satan whispers his lies in our ear. Things like, “You deserve to be treated better”, “If he loved you….”, “God is not there for you, you have to take care of yourself”. These whisperings may seem like our own thoughts, when we agree with these lies, we are making agreements with our enemy. Where we make agreements, we form strongholds. We slip into sin. We lie to ourselves, and we lie to others. I did. I thought I was alone in my struggle, but 1 Peter 5:8-9 says that we should resist our enemy, stand firm in our faith, and that we are not alone. Everyone is experiencing the same kinds of attacks, everywhere in the world.
Satan spoke lies to me. I was weak in my faith. I didn’t trust God. I believed my enemy and made agreements with him. I let him build strongholds in me. The sin in my life and in my heart separated me from God. I lied to myself. I became my own god. I was unfaithful to my husband before I even realized I was being unfaithful. Emotionally. Verbally. I lied to him repeatedly about the nature of the relationship I was involved in. I lied about where I was going, who I was talking to. I started to believe my own lies. They became easier and easier to speak, to believe. I had no remorse for them. I just didn’t care anymore.
Making agreements with Satan is a very real, very powerful, very destructive thing. Bakinghomesteader did a phenomenal job explaining agreements with Satan. Please take a minute to read her post to better understand this.
We are all born sinful, it is a daily struggle to overcome sin and live pure lives.
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”
This is where we put on the full armor of God. We resist the enemy. We have to break those agreements, destroy those strongholds. No more lies! I’m not going to tell you this will be easy, it won’t be. It will hurt. It will change your life though, and you will start to see yourself the way God created you. Beautiful. In His own image.
I don’t want to be a liar anymore. I won’t believe the enemy’s lies either.
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