‘But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. ‘
2 Corinthians 11:3
I got to be honest with y’all, I had this BIG, super LONG, message typed out for this God Gold, but after sitting and thinking about it more. I deleted all of it. Yep. Hit the backspace button on it so I could tell you of this simple truth and then one other simple truth that’s even better.
The devil is real. The devil is crafty in the way he schemes. He plants lies in our lives and does everything possible for us to believe them. Why? Because his only goal in life is to keep us from having LIFE. YEAH! I’m talking about LIFE, all caps, abundant, the kind of LIFE where we are filled completely and need nothing more. The LIFE that never ends. The enemy works hard to get us away from this LIFE, the unfortunate thing is, we are weak and we often fall prey to these lies. But we don’t have to lies that make us feel like we’ve died, because I can rhyme anytime! Haha sorry I couldn’t help myself! But seriously, we don’t have to live dead lives in those lies because Jesus Christ has given us LIFE.
‘Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. ‘
1 John 4:4
The second truth. We have seen the devil is real, the devil is after us and the devil’s goal is to keep us from living in a pure devotion to Christ. Life can be hard when facing the schemes of the enemy and all his lies. BUT all that you need to know is the truth, because as Jesus says, “the truth will set you free.” Jesus has already won the victory over Satan no matter how trapped by him we feel at times. All you need to know, focus on, believe, and hold every piece of trust you have to, is this. Jesus is greater, always and forever, no matter what. He can’t hurt you, harm you or trick you. Even if he does this truth doesn’t change about Jesus, He is still greater. The problem is in what we believe. The lies, or the truth.
Like I said, I had A LOT more written out but I have a problem of over complicating what Jesus has made so daggum simple. I learned a valuable lesson today that God’s truth is God’s truth, I could have used examples, made it sound cool and exciting but at the end of the day, God’s truth is God’s truth and nothing can be added to it or taken away from it to make it any more powerful or true than it already is. So there it is, God’s truth.
Now that is the truth, and that truth can and will set anyone free to live the LIFE that only Jesus gives. The question is, do you believe that truth? Do you believe that truth over the lies that surround you? That’s the part that we make so hard, but Jesus has laid it out for us plain as day, now we get to LIVE in it, be free, filled, and BELIEVE the truth of Christ!!!!
Praying for you today that God will move you aside and make this truth as simple to you as it is, praying that this truth will free you from falling to the lying, crafty schemes of the enemy and free you up to live, TRULY LIVE in pure devotion to Christ!!! There’s no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it, it’s just God’s truth, and His truth will set you free. Praying that God will get us out of the way and allow His truth to reign supreme in our lives!!!