Tuesday, July 11, 2006


These are the enemy's tools to get us off track on God's purposes and plans for our life. How easily we are swayed! How easily we succumb to the lies and deception of the evil one. What is his plan?


He creates all kinds of distractions such as anger, fear, selfishness and what a dear friend of mine calls "Navel gazing". These are very successful. Look closely at your life. Which one of these are you dealing with right now? Yes, it works doesn't it?


What about destruction? It says in the Word that satan roams around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). Sounds like he is bent on destruction to me. He will destroy your reputation, your marriage, your family, your job, your health, your joy, and your relationships that honor and glorify the Lord, your word, your testimony, and your self worth. He will do it very subtlely or very boldly. Sometimes he gets in a hurry and just slaps you down. It is at those times we know who our enemy is. It is at other times we think our enemy is each other. Oh how wrong we are when we look at each other as the enemy. He blinds us to the truth. He is a chameleon changing colors at will and deceiving us. He is pretty good at it unfortunately because he has had lots of practice.


Then there is disobedience. He will tell you, you will not surely die if you don't do what God told you. Do you really believe that this is going to happen just because God told you? He is the author of confusion. He will provoke you to disobedience by lying to you and causing you to doubt God's Word.

Children of God, BEWARE! Do not listen to him! Do not let the distractions take your eyes off Jesus! Do not allow him to destroy you! Do not disobey the word and the will of God!
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Matt. 6:33

Give all your trust and allegiance to your Heavenly Father. In Him is the only answer for the three tools the enemy uses against us. Stay in the Word of God, meditate on it day and night, and walk in the Spirit of the Lord taking hold of all He has promised and given to us. There is no substitute for truth, love, joy, peace and rest. No substitute at all!

Dear friends, as we walk through these busy days of summer, do not neglect your quiet time with the Lord. As we have spent many hours on our face before the Lord during these days at home, we have heard Him speak concerning the times in which we live. We are bombarded over TV and newspapers with the 3 tools the enemy uses to steer us off course in our Christian walk.

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Galatians 6:7-9

God bless and keep you all!

Charley & Karen