I know the devil is a great deceiver. What is his dirtiest trick of all?
- The devil’s dirtiest trick is not the fact that he lies.
- Nor is the devil’s dirtiest trick his ability to inflict fear and panic upon you.
- The devil’s dirtiest trick is not that he tempts you, although he has studied you and knows your weaknesses.
- The devil’s dirtiest trick is not even how he accuses you before God — after getting you to fall for his temptations!
All of those malicious, harmful actions are evil and calculated to make you miserable. But here’s the most cunning, the most devious, the most dangerous, the dirtiest trick of all:
Here It Is! This Is The Devil’s Dirtiest Trick:
The devil wants to keep you from understanding the Bible. He wants to keep you ignorant of the fact that God put practical, beneficial, life-transforming principles into the Bible. Because once you become aware of these truths, the devil knows you’ll begin to apply them and actually live by them. And just the mere thought of you doing that freaks the devil out! Therefore all of hell is working overtime to keep you and most others TOTALLY IGNORANT OF THE BIBLE!
Because then, you’ll never get to know God.
Best of all: THEN HE HAS YOU!
Here are seven of the many “fun things” the devil has planned for you — IF he can just keep you from reading and understanding the Bible, and then actually living in obedience to the principles you’ve found in the Bible. Oh, how he DOES NOT want you to know Bible principles and then live by them.
- He’ll be able to confuse, trouble, and torment your mind at will. Then he’ll laugh at you as you spew venom on everyone around you, thinking they are the cause of all your misery.
- He’ll keep you thinking your soul will be going to heaven just because you belong to a particular religion. And you’ll believe it, because you won’t know what God has said about salvation.
- The devil might even bring material prosperity into your life, knowing how effective that is in keeping people distracted from the things of God.
- The devil has read the Bible. He knows that, even though God is right there with you, you won’t know that, and thus you won’t know that you can just turn to Him for help. Then the devil can sneer at God as he torments you, knowing that God’s hands are tied because of your free will.
- He might even help you get promoted, knowing that you’ll get the big head, and become totally invested in the things of this world.
- He’ll keep you locked into a “try-harder” religion, then laugh with delight as you wear yourself out trying and failing again and again.
- He’ll keep you thinking that Christians who really believe the Bible and try to live be the principles in it are just a bunch of “Jesus Freaks”.
Oh, the devil may not mind at all when he sees you just read the Bible — but without seeing any connection between what you’re reading and the affairs of your life.
What makes hell tremble is when something you read causes you to stop in astonishment, because something you just read has intersected with a need in your life. That will cause you to re-read the passage, this time with understanding. A shiver will go up your spine as You realize that God had you in mind when he put those words into the heart of His writer! THAT is the moment that terrifies the devil.
God’s Word is the funnel through which His wisdom, His power, His love, and His blessings flow into your life!
If you believe what I’ve said, you have a choice to make:
- Do not respond in any positive way to what you just read. The devil will rejoice!
- Click Here to read excerpts from my articles on a relatively easy way to get Bible verses into your memory. Read those articles, and begin doing what they say. God and all of heaven will rejoice!
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. (James 1:22)
The choice is yours. MAKE IT A GOOD ONE!