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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Belt of Truth part 2; Mind Games

Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:13-14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

On Monday I began talking about the first piece of the armor the Belt Of Truth and the importance that God places on it. 

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.””
‭‭John‬ ‭8:32‬ ‭NLT‬‬


Just as the above scripture states it is only through knowing truth that we will walk in freedom. Jesus is the truth (John 14:6)
The Bible tells us that Satan goes around like a roaring Lion seeking who he may devour (1Pet 5:8). Satan can easily get to us, to devour us if we don't know the truth. This is what makes walking in the truth so crucial. We are told in the Bible that Satan is the father of lies (John 8:44). Deception is Satan's greatest weapon against us. 
    
   The problem with deception is that you can be deceived and not know that you are

    Satan does things in such a way that they appear to be the truth. And consequently our actions follow along with the truth that Satan has told us. For example, one of the biggest lies that Satan has propagated that the world has bought is that money is the root of all evil. Unfortunately, this "truth" is taught in churches all over the world. In reality, the scripture say it this way.

For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.”
‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭6:10‬ ‭NLT‬

    One word 'love', being left out of the statement has been enough to keep some people in poverty because they thought money was bad. It's pretty sad actually. All it would have taken, was these very people seeing the whole scripture to understand the truth. And then in understanding the truth, their actions would have changed. We have no need to fear money. It's the love of money that's evil not money itself.

    As you can see, having the truth is paramount. It is the only way to keep from being deceived by Satan. In the example about money, we saw just how easy it is to be deceived. In the next teaching I do, I'm going to show you how to not fall for Satan's lies or his deception. Until next time friends.

Be Blessed,
Steph