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Satan, Father of Lies

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When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

John 8:44

Everyone in the world is either living in God’s truth or living in Satan’s lies. God uses his people to be a light for truth in the world, while Satan uses his people to bring evil into the world. But always remember that light takes away darkness, and darkness can never take away light. All who live in God’s truth will be victorious in Christ and our destiny is eternal life with the Father and the Son in heaven.

Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, (Matthew 24:12). We are seeing today how agape love is growing cold in people. Not so much with Christians whose love grows stronger, but with people believing Satan’s lies. When love grows cold we begin to see more of Satan’s evil working through people.

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God (1 Timothy 3:1-4). This describes people whose love has grown cold because they became self-centered. It is God’s love that frees us from self and puts our thoughts and hearts towards ministering and helping others.

What do we do as Christians in a world that is filled with people believing Satan’s lies? You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:43-45). Pray for the misguided souls and get people in your church to pray. God cares greatly for those souls who are blinded to the truth by Satan’s lies, and we need to petition God in prayer to touch their hearts. Many terrorists are having dreams about Christ and are now Christians, and the same thing can happen to all misguided, lost souls.

Today, pray for lost souls, and for your enemy, because they are blinded by Satan’s lies. Get others to pray and get your church family to pray. We need to fight to save lost souls as much as, or more than, Satan is blinding souls to the truth. Remember, hearts are open to the truth by reflecting God’s love.

Let’s Pray: Lord, help me to minister with love and patience to lost souls believing Satan’s lies. Enable me to bring them your truth. Fill me with the words from the Spirit and help me to hear your wisdom through the Spirit. In Jesus’ name, Amen