Satan the Great Deceiver
Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.Matthew 7:13-14
All those on the broad road are lost souls because they are deceived by Satan. His deceptions infiltrate all the world including some churches. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 6:12) It is important that we never fight people but we fight the evil forces in the heavenly realms. People who don’t know Christ are victims of Satan’s lies and deception.
Satan also attacks the churches, and causes people to twist scriptures to meet their own desires. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. (John 16:3) We bring the Truth to people through the divine power of Christ and the power of knowing the Word; and we reflect God’s truth with love and compassion with a caring heart.
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. (Matthew 23:37) With hearts of love we hurt for lost souls, and we minister with God’s love, compassion, and truth.
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. (1 John 4:16) God changes our hearts as we bring his love to others, and love is what motivates us to minister to others. God’s love is unconditional which means we love all people, even our enemies, because they have been deceived by Satan.
Today, minister to those who are on the broad road, and combat Satan’s lies with God’s Truth. Always seek scriptures to overcome Satan’s lies because the power is in the Word.
Prayer: Lord, guide me to minister to everyone, especially to lost souls. Guide me in your truth to combat Satan’s lies. In Jesus’ name, Amen.