That dirty devil is always at it! At what? Getting you to falter and fail. We can no longer walk in disobedience if we are ever to get to heaven. This must stop now. The devil is like a broadcasting station that sends out messages over and over again until people believe the lies and think that sin is now okay and nothing will have consequences. The devil is known as the prince and the power of the air.
Ephesians 2:2 New Living Translation: 2 You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world.[a] He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God.(Greek obeying the commander of the power of the air)
Stop: Think about the verse above. What do you see there? Satan has the power to use the air (Broadcasting through his spirit, an attitude of disobedience) Boy, does he do this. But if you don’t understand his schemes you are surely going to fall for them. He sends moods, feelings, attitudes of hostility, anger, evil, hatred, racism, and thoughts into your mind to get you to do some type of evil. He is very good at his job and it will continue in us until we put a stop to it in our own life. All the devil’s junk he tosses our way if we are not grounded in Jesus…will/can lead us into disobedience to God.
This broadcasting air the devil uses on people, and that is just one way he gets people to do wrong, works on people’s hearts so they don’t even understand that they are being played by the devil. The devil has influence when we let him have it. One lie to our brain over and over and over again, and he controls that so we do whatever it is and most of the time without question. He will send people thoughts to confuse them, deceive them, lie to them, crush their spirit, and send thoughts of anger, pride, hate, foolishness, vanity, jealousy, lust, greed, envy, rebellion…and do all he can to control what you think, how you act, where you go, what you do or don’t do, how you treat other people and just know this…the devil is not your friend. He is a liar, a murderer, and a thief. Yet, people are so prone to believe the lies they are fed (especially in the media and by politicians, and all areas of government) that they truly believe the lies and think the good people are now the enemy.
I turned on my TV and changed the stations on the news. What power the devil has to cast his lies to billions of people out there? Lie after lie goes across the airwaves right into our brains. Right or left we are being fed whatever the “thing” is for the moment and each station from each side says the same thing over and over and over again. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week we are being fed the lie of the time. On the news, in the movies, in papers, in magazines, in music, and everywhere else. I don’t need to tell you what lies they are feeding you today…just turn both sides of the news on and it has its buzzwords for the day. They are distractions by the devil to bring you over to his lies.
The devil truly owns the powerful air stations in the world to spill his lies and propaganda to all the people of the world. The more smart (asinine dumb things we invent) the more the devil can use them to dumb us down and cause havoc on the world and twist all his garbage. It is like he is going into one’s brain and implanting the seeds of evil, hate, and destruction. He is so seductive in his ways that he has even gotten to really strong people because they believed the lies and fell.
Some think the devil has no power, but they are wrong. Right now he is in charge of this earth and can influence billions of people to do wrong. He really does blind the eyes to the truth because he is good at it. He wants horrible lawlessness upon this earth and just look around people…where is there no evil going on?
But know this…if you are a Christian then you have power in your through the Holy Spirit that God has given you. You can fight back and win. You have God with you, in your, around you, and you no longer have to do what that dirty devil tries to get you to do. Stand on the word of God no matter what you see out there and do what is right…in God’s eyes…no matter what people say about you or do to you.
Satan is out there spreading lies, but God has given you His word to help you make it through life. Hang onto that. The devil will attack for that is what he does, but God is right there to help you succeed in this life.
We each make a thousand or more choices each day of our life. When we get up, what we do, what we eat, where we go, how we get there, do we shop, clean, cook, take our meds if that is something we do, read, watch TV, music we listen to, who we hang out with and so on and so forth. We make choices about everything. It is time we start making godly choices in every area of our life. If something is evil we watch…turn it off and don’t allow it to permeate your mind. Oh, we have things we will see and hear, but don’t fall for the lies of the devil and dwell on them. We don’t set out each day expecting to be lied to and deceived, but if you turn on your tv and most likely you and I will…then something we are listening to is lying to us, trying to manipulate us, and change our view to the lie that is being fed to us.
The airwaves are being bombarded with devil propaganda and people are taking it all in as if it is truth. They run with lies and believe it all. Stop. If God calls something wrong then it is wrong. If God says something is right…then it is right. If God says something will hurt you then listen. Sin has consequences either in this world or when we die. We do not escape the evil of our soul unless we turn to God, ask Him into our life, and repent…which means we change to God’s way and kick that dirty devil to the ground. Turn off the devil’s radio stations, tv stations, and social media lies. You might not see all the lies because you could be blinded by the devil to not see them, but they are there.
God is trying to lead you to do right and have a relationship with Him, while the devil is leading you down the wrong road so you won’t go to God.
The devil doesn’t wear a red suit and has horns so you can identify him, no, no, no, no…the devil can look good and so can the sins he tries to get you to do. He doesn’t announce his intentions either. He plants the seeds, he implants the thoughts, he takes you to tv stations, radio stations, people, politics and so on and he gets his point across before you even realize what is going on.
Do you even understand this: Us, as Christians, are God’s kids? That is awesome beyond words, but the devil has kids of rebellion as well. Paul addressed a sorcerer named Bar-jesus, who was trying to hinder Paul’s preaching and ministry. Paul directly labeled this man; “O full of all subtlety and all mischief, you a child of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?” Acts 13:10 Paul identified him as a child of the devil. The devil’s kids are children of all righteousness and the ways of God.
Listen: Satan hates us. He hates that we can go to heaven and he will do whatever to try to destroy your walk with God. Satan is a destroyer of good, a liar, a thief, and a murderer (and that doesn’t just mean to kill you physically).
Why do people hate to hear the truth and live it knowing that in doing truth…we will get to spend eternity in heaven. Yet, what does the devil tell his kids? He lets many of them think/believe that hell is this big party. It is not! It is called hell for a reason.
The devil tells people what they want to hear…that the sins they are doing are now okay with God, or that God is old fashioned, and you can do whatever you want to do and there won’t be consequences for those actions.
Jesus said, “You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own; for he is a liar, and the father of it.” …”You are not of God.”
Note: The devil is a father who murders, lies, and destroys. As the author of killing, deceit, and destruction, he broadcasts these attitudes to his children around the world. Don’t be a child of the devil people for it will lead you right to hell no matter what you hear out there.
The world is full of devil worshippers who do his bidding and most don’t even understand they are doing that. If you are following the evil one then you are his kid and you are disobedient to God. You choose, even sometimes without realizing it…you are sinning and headed down the wrong road. Kids start to act like their parent (either God almighty and good, or the devil and evil). The devil’s kids lie, cheat, steal, commit crimes, do drugs, hate, are racist, and all the other evil things out there.
So now let’s look for a moment at what Paul says the last days on earth will be like: These things precede the return of the Lord: “This know also, that in the last days, perilous (dangerous) times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection (gay etc), trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lover of pleasures more than lovers of God, as the world unwittingly worships a different being who palms himself off as the God of the Bible.”
As you study this subject remember that the devil is called (for now) the god of this world, the prince of this world, the prince of the power of the air, and one who we saw weakens the nations and deceives the whole world
So in closing, this lesson out think about this: Whose child are you? Do you belong to God and are His child, or are you the devil’s child? No one can choose for you. It is you that must decide whom you will follow. If you don’t end up in heaven by your own choice you can’t blame God. Right now you can choose to follow Jesus and get right with Him. Right now you can ask Jesus into your life, confess your sins, and repent (change direction). Jesus won’t turn you down if you are honest with Him. You can’t con God. Just be truthful and ask Him to come into your life if you have not done that yet. He is waiting for you and all of heaven will rejoice over your decision.
Now may the Lord bless you, guide you, draw you, teach you, heal you, and give you His peace. God bless you.