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Turn Away From God’s Love.

SATANS TRAP

 

Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them. Jonah 2:8 New International Version

 

Whatever you love more than Jehovah is an idol. Joseph- Anthony: Green

So, what is your idol?

Have you ever heard the saying: “People used to love people and use things. Now, they love things and use people.”

Is that not sad but oh so very true in todays society?

We used to care for our aged parents when they could no longer care for themselves. How many adult children just throw their parent into a seniors home and the only time the parent sees them is when they want money to support their extravagant lifestyle (which is their idol)? Being a volunteer at a seniors home I see this quiet regularly.

 

Do you think Jehovah will love and bless those adult children?

When a teacher in Asia the parents only wanted their children to study hard so they could get a good job. Of course when the children got the good job the parents expect them to support them in a lifestyle like kings and queens (which is their idol).

Do you think Jehovah will love and bless those parents?

It used to be friends enjoyed each others company and helped each other. Now, you are friends with each other as long as the other individual has something you want. When you no longer need it or cannot get it you drop them like a stone. If they need your help they are a stranger to you. What kind of friendship is that? Is that not making your ego an idol?

Do you think Jehovah will love and bless friends like that?

The current craze is the selfie stick. Where you take your own photo and plaster it all over social media. Is that not making yourself your own idol?

Do you seriously expect Jehovah blessings and love for someone who is obsessed with self love?

The other thing on social media is where they dress animals up like children and talk to them like children. They spend more time and money on their pet than they do Jehovah. Is that pet not an idol?

Do you expect Jehovahs blessing when you love and worship an animal more than you do Him?

Can you think of anything else that can be an idol?

The more you worship things the less you worship Jehovah. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: please bless me Jehovah-Kanna  (The Lord is Jealous) to always be attentive to anything or anyone I place above You. I would never want to sacrifice our loving relationship with temporary things that can never compare with Your divine love. I sincerely ask this in the name of He who exalted You above all others Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.

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The Three Attacks.

LORDS STRENGTH

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

In the first attack Satan tempted Jesus’ material needs.

The longest I have fasted was twenty eight days and I can tell you, you become acutely aware of all the fragerant smells of all the food around you.

So Satan tempted Jesus with His hunger.

So too does he tempt us with material things which become things we give in to such as spending too much time working for your house that it takes time away from Bible study and prayer.

 

Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”

 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

This is the second attack. The devil will tempt you to do stupid things like maybe go into a dangerous neighborhood alone to share the gospel believing Jehovah will send angels to protect you. If Jesus does not send you there and you go on your own, you are tempting God.

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor.  “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”  Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”

 

This is the third attack. Satan tempts you to surrender your morals to become popular, to gain prestige and to gain wealth.

From my experience when you make this deal with the Devil you not only surrender your soul, you surrender your heart. In time not only do you lose your popularity, prestige and wealth but you have lost your heart and soul.

Just look at all the former sports stars, TV stars and popular singers of days gone by. Almost all of them are living in abject poverty now.

Do you want to follow them?

From Matthew 4:1-10 New International Version

Prayer: Please Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) bless me with the necessary tools to defeat the cunning deceiver Satan when he comes a knocking so as to protect me from his conniving attacks and deception. I strongly request these tools in the name of He who defeated Satan once and for all on the cross Jesus Christ. Amen

 

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.