Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. 2 Corinthians 11:14-15 New International Version
What does Satan’s light look like?
One way Satan deceives Christians is with the gospel of prosperity.
Oh yes, you become a Christian and God becomes your servant giving you everything you want like a spoiled brat.
Becoming a servant of Christ (where you serve Him, not He serves you) is hard and encompasses a lot of sacrifice.
From my own personal experience and that of others being a Christian means a lot of suffering.
How many so called Christians run away at the first experience of hafting to chose Christ and suffer for it?
Are you ready to lose your friends because you refuse to go out and get drunk on the weekend and have one night stands or to use vulgar language?
Are you ready to lose your job because you refuse to cheat a client?
Are you ready to walk away from your family because they give you the choice between being a Christian or of being a member of your biological family?
Are you willing to leave the comforts of your home country to serve Christ in very primitive settings (no internet, no mobile phones, no MacDonald’s)?
I can say yes I have to each and every one of them.
A non suffering Christian is an oxymoron of words. The two do not belong together. Joseph- Anthony: Green
He can give you all your hearts desire so that you become lazy in your devotion to Christ.
“Give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may become poor and steal and so dishonor the name of my God.” Proverbs 30:8-9 New International Version
There was a time when I lived a very comfortable life. In that time the Bible was never read and there was no communion between God and me (except when I wanted something from Him). Oh, I did plenty of volunteer work but there was no relationship between God and me. That is not a blessing but a curse. You are so content with your life you spend no time with Christ. He can pretend to be an angel of light by being judgmental. He will bring up filth in your past and or condemn you when you fall into temptation.
When I first became a Christian I bragged that I could defeat Satan. He tempted me to have a beer. Being an alcoholic of course one beer led to another and me getting blotto. When I woke up surrounded by empty beer bottle Satan was right there to accuse me. “Look at you, how can you claim to be a Christian when you are nothing but a good for nothing drunk?” I felt deep shame, but thankfully repented to Jesus and then opened the Bible to this verse.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free Romans. 8:1-2 New International Version
By the way, here is something for you self righteous to think about: When you are quick to point the finger accusingly at others, are you serving Christ, or are you serving Satan?
Do you drive people towards Christ or away from them?
He can pollute the law of grace. “Hey, Jesus died for your sins so it is okay to just go out and do what you want then say a few Hail Mary’s tomorrow.”
Do not ever abuse the precious painful sacrifice Christ made for you by believing you can willfully go out and commit any sin you want and Jesus will for give you.
Do you think you can go out and booze it up on Saturday night, them Go into Church, sing some songs, probably sleep last nights drunk off during the sermon and put the change from your pocket into the collection box and that is okay with Jesus? Do you think having an affair during the week, then pretending nothing happened on Sunday is okay with Jesus? Do you think Jesus understands of you cheated on that test last week is okay?
Unless you repent, you too will all perish. Luke 13:3 New International Version
Now repent not only means admitting what you did, admitting it was wrong and saying you are sorry, but also to STOP DOING IT!!!
He can be a twister.
He can twist Bible verses to say the exact opposite of what they mean. Just look at the above example.
Read about how he twisted the scripture to Jesus when he tempted Him in the desert.
That is why it is best to test what you believe is being said against other Christian teachers.
Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. Proverbs 15:22New International Version
Prayer: Holy Spirit Rabbi (Holy Spirit our Teacher) please open my eyes to Your truth and the wisdom to see through Satan’s destructive lies. I ask this in the name of He who saw through Satan’s wicked deception in the wilderness Jesus Christ. Amen.
May you be blessed with Gods divine love, peace and joy.