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What The Devil Does NOT Want You To Know

Even the demons learn Scripture. For them, that must really suck!

Special Note To My Readers:

I originally wrote this article as part of a series of articles on doing Scripture memory. (That’s why you’ll see references to me urging you to spend time memorizing Bible verses.)

However, I’ve noticed that many of you are finding this article via a search engine. So, I’ve decided to expand the scope of this topic to include even more helpful information regarding what the Devil does not want you to know. Scroll down a bit and you’ll see a list of additional spiritual warfare articles, with excerpts and links for each. The list is entitled:

Ten Things The Devil Does NOT Want You To Know

Read the articles and be blessed! ~Jan

what the Devil does not want you to know

The Devil hates you because he hates Jesus, and Jesus loves you.

God longs for you to get to know Him by way of internalizing His Word. There are many benefits that will be yours if you choose to do Scripture memory. Still, it’s normal for you to feel no urge to begin doing Scripture memory.

What you may not know — YET — is that Satan and his demons have been working overtime to keep you from discovering, reading, believing, and then acting upon the things you’ve read thus far.

But knowledge is power! Once you know you’re being manipulated by invisible spiritual beings, and having now read the truth, you can choose to disregard the lies of the Devil, and begin to obey God.

So, the purpose of this article is to give you much-needed information about what the Devil is up to, and how you should respond.

Ten Things The Devil Does NOT Want You To Know

  1. Fear is not just a physiological response to circumstances. Fear is also a spiritual phenomenon, inflicted upon you by the Devil. Somehow, Satan and his demons have the ability to influence our thoughts and emotions. BUT: once you know what’s going on, and know how to use the Word of God as a weapon against these demons, you can truly live free from fear…
     Read The Article 

  2. Just as we know that God cannot lie, we also learn from Jesus that Satan and his demons cannot tell the truth! Did you know that we can actually use that bit of wisdom against those demons from hell? Think about it: if we know that the Devil always lies, we also know that the opposite of what he says is the truth. So our job, then, is…
     Read The Article 

  3. First of all: Satan and his demons are finite, created beings. Also, God keeps the demons “on a leash” so to speak. So, there is no reason for you and I to fear the Devil. God is in you, and He’s more powerful than all of them combined, and He’s on your side. Still, you may ask, “If God is right there, why does He allow this to happen to me?” I know of six factors…
     Read The Article 

  4. Jesus has given us the perfect “how-to” strategy for gaining victory over the temptations, lies, and attacks of the Devil. In Matthew 4:1-11, Satan tried to tempt Jesus three times. But Jesus deflected each temptation by speaking the Truth of Scripture. In each response Jesus said, “It is written…” followed by a statement of Truth from the Word of God…
     Read The Article 

  5. Throughout the Bible, God promises He will never leave nor forsake us; that He will be with us always. Because we have a free will, God will not force His help upon us. Train yourself to turn to Him immediately when troubles come…
     Read The Article 

  6. As you think about going to bed tonight, do the words, “sleep peacefully” seem ridiculous? That need not be so. You have more control over the situation than you may be aware of. Let God help you, by using His Word as a weapon against the devil just as He intended…
     Read The Article 

  7. The devil’s goal is to keep you focused on your problem to the point where it overwhelms you. God’s goal is for you to partner with Him, so that He can help you defeat the devil, to live free from fear, and become one of His disciples…
     Read The Article 

  8. Here’s the truth: God knows exactly what’s going to happen. He’s already seen your entire life, down to the smallest detail. But because He’s given you a free will, He won’t force His will upon you. You’ll have to choose His will by trusting Him and surrendering your life to Him. Once you’ve done that, you can rest in the calm assurance that—whatever the outcome—God is in complete control. Paul understood this when he wrote…
     Read The Article 

  9. People say, “I know I should read the Bible, but I don’t understand the Bible”. Here’s the truth: you do not have to continue to be one of those who do not understand the Bible. God wouldn’t command you to Know His Word without giving you a way to do it. You need determination, training, and diligent practice. But that’s only part of the solution. The real problem (and the solution) is…
     Read The Article 

  10. Do you have what God inspired the prophet Isaiah to call “Perfect Peace”? Do you have it? Are you living in the comfort of that supernatural blessing? Do you want His perfect peace? You can have it–and a big part of the “HOW” involves you choosing to think God’s thoughts. That’s what you’re doing when you choose to commit selected Scriptures to memory. Here’s another thing the Devil does NOT want you to know!
    Read The Article 

Did You Realize This? You Are The “Rope” In A Spiritual Tug-Of-War!

That may not be a perfect analogy, but do you see my point? On one end, Satan and his demons are pulling you toward hell, trying everything in their bag of tricks to keep you from doing Scripture memory, and thus learning the Bible and then helping others do the same.

On the other end, God is working for your good to draw you to Himself, while at the same time respecting your free will.

The demons, as they always do, are exploiting the fact that God has given you a free will; they will stop at nothing to disrupt, discourage, distract, and deflect you away from obeying God by doing Scripture memory.

Demons have the ability to put thoughts into our minds. | Word Blessings | Scripture memory

When people read the Bible and it seems to make no sense to them, that’s because of the devil. Somehow, he has the ability to “veil” their minds from the truth of what God wants everyone do know.

Does The Scripture Above Alarm You?

It alarms me, because of all the people I know who are not ready yet to step into eternity. Some think they are ready–but they may not be. Some don’t seem to care. Many have been beaten down by religion, and want nothing to do with anything associated with churches.

The Devil loves that! He so wants to keep you from understanding the Word of God.

Here’s how Jesus describes what the Devil does. (Words inside the [square brackets] added by me):

18 Hear then the parable of the sower: 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom [the Scripture read from the Bible] and does not understand it, the evil one [the Devil] comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. (Matthew 13:8-9)

Here Are Seven Strategies The Demons Use

1 STEALTH: First and foremost, he doesn’t want you to believe that he exists. If God is the great “I AM”, Satan is the great “I AM NOT”! But Jesus, Paul, Peter and all the New Testament writers knew demons exist, and they strongly warned us to be on guard and not fall into the devil’s traps.

2 IGNORANCE: Whether you believe demons exist or not, they do not want you to know things such as the incredible power of God’s Word and the awesome benefits of Scripture memory.

3 ANESTHESIA: If somehow you throw off your ignorance of God’s Word and begin to read it, the Devil wants to keep you “anesthetized” such that you read the words–but they might as well be written in a foreign language. They have no meaning. The Gospel is veiled, and you are in danger of perishing. (See 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 above)

4 UNBELIEF: If they fail to keep the truth from you, their next strategy is to keep you from taking these truths seriously. The demons will plant thoughts of unbelief in your mind, and try to get you to think that doing things like Scripture memory are really not important…other things are much more important. They try to get you to doubt that God exists or doubt the accuracy of the Bible.

5 DISTRACTION: If you are still determined to believe and press on, the demons will try to distract you. You’ll feel hungry; you’ll feel tired; you’ll think about your grocery list or your to-do list; someone will call; you’ll feel inclined to spend hours on the internet, etc.

6 DOUBT: The Devil will try to make you think you cannot do Scripture memory. That’s a lie, and I can prove it: Obviously, you can read. Do you have a sound mind? Yes. Can you remember your phone number; your address; birth dates of friends and family members; details of how to do your job, etc.? Did you have to really work at committing those to memory? Of course not! So you see, you CAN do Scripture memory!

7 OUTRIGHT LIES: See John 8:44 (Scripture photo at the top.) EVERYTHING the Devil says is a lie. He tells half-truths, but those are like a pan of chocolate brownies… with dog poop baked into them! You would NEVER eat that if you knew what was in it! Neither should you “eat” the words of the Devil.

Satan And His Demons Have No Truth In Them; They Always Lie!

Thoughts put into your mind by demons are ALWAYS LIES! Your success or failure depends on how well you learn to recognize when your thoughts are lies and promptings from the Devil, and to disregard them! Act according to the Truth of God’s Word.

Using the analogy of the Word of God as spiritual food, the writer of Hebrews said,

But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. (Hebrews 5:14)

Once you’ve made some progress in Scripture memory, you will find that you have acquired the discernment you need to be able to distinguish the Truth from the lies.

There Are Only Two Spiritual Kingdoms! There’s No Middle Ground!

Read these Words of Jesus:

Whoever is not with me is against me (Matthew 12:30, Luke 11:23)

There is no neutral position. With every word and deed, each one of us serves either heaven or hell. And some day, each one of us will be held accountable for our choices.

The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day. (John 12:48)

How can we live according to God’s Word if we don’t know what it is? How can anyone claim to believe in Jesus, yet have only a vague notion of what He taught? And yet, there are churches filled with people who honestly don’t know what the Bible teaches or who believe that they must not read and apply principles from the Bible!

Someone has counted about 3,900 Bible verses that command us to know God’s Word. So we know what God longs for us to do.

And now you know what the Devil wants you to do.

So now you have to decide two things:

  1. BELIEF: Do you believe the things you’ve read here? Everything is based on the Truth of God’s Word.
  2. IMPORTANCE: Is Scripture memory important to you? If it’s important to you, you’ll do it. If it’s not important to you, you won’t do it.
Read Deuteronomy 30:19 below. See how God gives them (and us) a multiple-choice test? BUT NOTICE: He also gave them (and us) the right answer! God is, so to speak, bending over backwards to help us be successful!

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live.” (Deuteronomy 30:19)

And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15)

Note the urgency in those two passages:

  • “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today…”
  • “choose this day…”

Take Action! Here’s What To Do:

Decide NOW to walk in obedience to God, by beginning a discipline of learning His Word. (There is much more on how to do that in the next article.)

The Devil is likely talking to you right now, telling you to put it off. Don’t listen to that voice. It’s a lie!

The most dangerous word in your vocabulary is “tomorrow” (as in, “I’ll do it starting tomorrow“.)

Take a stand NOW!


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What The Devil Does NOT Want You To Know

Demons attack by STEALTH–they want you to think they don’t exist; by IGNORANCE–so you won’t find out the truth; by ANESTHESIA–to keep your senses dulled toward the Bible; by UNBELIEF–you dismiss the Bible as irrelevant; by DISTRACTION–get your attention away from the Bible; by DOUBT–so you question the authenticity of the Bible; OUTRIGHT LIES–put thoughts into your mind that turn you away from the Bible. Read more…

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      Glenn, I am moved by your kind words. I’m so glad to be able to help. ~ Jan

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  • Buffie October 7, 2014, 9:41 PM

    Great article. To the point. Distraction is something that I sometimes struggle. Then there’s the self-condemnation that I’m not doing enough. I know it’s all a lie and trick. I hope that we are all encouraged to give God our attention. It’s to His glory and our benefit!

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    • Jan Smith October 8, 2014, 12:28 PM

      Very well said, Buffie! You’ve put your finger on a couple of areas (distraction and self-condemnation) that the devil uses to keep us from God. But knowledge is power. We all get to choose, but we make better choices when we know what God would love for us to do, and the fact that He gives us the strength/power to overcome.

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    • Jan Smith October 8, 2014, 8:50 PM

      I’m really glad that you like my blog, Maxie.
      As for tips for aspiring writers: I began writing Christian / Bible topics before blogs even existed. I felt the call of God to write, so I wrote.
      Wordblessings.com is a WordPress site, and styled with a commercial theme named Thesis . I chose Thesis for two reasons: first, one of my sons was using it and recommended it. Second, I like the concept of a software that a community of bloggers are using. My experience from my own database programming days is that you end up with a powerful, well debugged product. There’s a whole community of users helping to continually polish and improve the tool they are using.
      The easiest way to get into WordPress is through the company that hosts their web site. We’ve been using HostGator . Their prices are affordable, and their service and 24/7 tech support is great! I’m using their “hatchling” plan. I don’t think Word Blessings has ever been of-line due to a hosting problem.
      I’m no expert, but I do know how to do a little about html programming and about styling them to get the “look” I wanted.
      There are many “plugins” that will help bloggers to add special functionality to their blog. These usually have been rated from one star to five stars. And there are forums where you can post questions. There are plenty of “newbie” questions that experts have answered. I’ve found that, whatever problem I’m having, others have had the same problem, found the solution, and posted i he solution in a forum.
      Let me encourage you (and others reading this) to take the plunge and get started.

      I hope this helps!

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  • Michael Vanzandt July 28, 2014, 7:01 PM

    Hi, the Devil, want me to bet him on the word of God. He say the word of God is not true. I know it is. Have no doubt.
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    • Jan Smith July 31, 2014, 6:01 PM

      Many of our Scripture cards are targeted toward spiritual warfare. You can look at them online and see what Scriptures I used. Click a thumbnail in the sidebar of any blog post. ~ Jan

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      Matt, thanks for your kind words. It’s a blessing to me to know that people are reading these things and finding them helpful. ~ Jan

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  • Christabel kathure May 2, 2014, 6:39 AM

    UNBELIEF, DISTRACTION AND ANESTHESIA…. I have noted that these 3 strategies are at work in my life. i again need the grace of GOD to overcome these. I humbly request for your prayers.

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    • Jan Smith May 2, 2014, 11:34 AM

      Christabel, now that you recognize what’s been going on, stay connected to God so that the devil cannot torment you.
      Read my article entitled, “How To Defeat The Devil”

      Here’s a little excerpt from it for you:

      Here’s a sort of over-arching Scripture that declares God’s “how to defeat the devil” strategy:

      Submit yourselves therefore to God.
          Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7)

      I deliberately broke that verse into two lines, to emphasize the two separate thoughts:

      1. Submit to God. Obey Him. That’s the part you can and must do first.
      2. Resist the devil. As God’s obedient disciple, His power operates through you.

      Sadly, most people ignore the first part, and try to figure out how to defeat the devil by their own strength. But they can’t do it.

      If you would read that article and begin doing what it says, God will partner with you against the devil.

      When you’ve got God on your side (and you do) what else do you need?
      ~ Jan

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  • Christabel kathure May 2, 2014, 6:09 AM

    i have been attacked with thoughts of unbelief and they have really sucked the life out of me. i need the grace if GOD to overcome them. they have made me lose interest in godliness because I felt so overwhelmed by them especially after I succumbed to them. they have really discouraged me a lot and every time I want to believe, I get distracted and lose motivation. God’s Spirit has tried to warn me but I did not listen. that attack has turned me into a completely different person to the extent that I have forgotten my first love. i have also underestimated the power of GOD. I have also felt unfortunate and unlucky and unfavored because of that attack. I have watched my friends thrive because of the amazing faith they have in GOD and I have watched myself sink because of those thoughts on unbelief. i have envied my friends and i wondered why God allowed the devil to bombard me with those thoughts. i have felt weary and the zeal for GODLINESS has gone way down. i have blamed GOD, i have been frustrated and I have to some extent given up. What to do? I need GOD’S HELP!!!!

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    • Jan Smith May 2, 2014, 12:18 PM

      Christabel: You seem to be struggling with unwanted thoughts. Did you know that I have written something that will help you with that?

      It’s called: How To Banish Unwanted Thoughts Again, if you would read this and do what it says, you will discover that God will help you.

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  • Miebaka Lewis April 29, 2014, 5:22 AM

    I am indeed pleased with this page,I have this question to ask…..if ur desire for the word of God have faded away, and you know it is really affecting you and you want to change but is as if u can’t, how can one get back to studying and meditating on it.

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    • Jan Smith April 29, 2014, 10:52 AM

      Miebaka, that is a great question! (I will probably write an article based on that.)

      I see several encouraging things in your question:

      1. you had a desire for the Word of God in the past
      2. you recognize it has faded
      3. you also recognize that it is really affecting you
      4. you want to change
      5. you are asking for help and advice to get back to studying and meditating on it.

      Those are all very positive statements.

      But, having said those things, you also recognize that you feel powerless to do what you want to do; it is as if you can’t.

      Here’s what you need to know:

      1. God has commanded all of us to know Him by knowing His Word; by reading the Bible.
      2. God never asks us to do something without giving us the means to do it.
      3. That thought of “I can’t do it” that you are hearing in your thoughts is being put into your mind by the devil. Somehow, they have ways to do that.
      4. Besides, you were apparently able to do it in the past, so unless your mental capacity has failed, you can indeed do it.
      5. When you were spending time in the Bible in the past, it was easier to keep doing it than it is to start doing again. It’s just like pushing a heavy box across the floor. It’s harder to get it moving than it is to keep it moving.

      Here’s what to do:

      1. Start “small”, but START! Perhaps just read a few pages or even a few paragraphs, but do it every day.
      2. Choose a few verses you want to memorize, and write them on recipe cards, then read them once or twice every day. This won’t take long, so it won’t seem so hard to get started. You are forming a new habit.
      3. When facing difficult situations, start forming the habit of looking for things that you can praise God for, in spite of circumstances. (Read my article entitled, “The Practical Practice of Praising God”)
      4. Always remember that the devil does not want you to know and do any of this.

      As you begin to recover the habit of reading the Bible and memorizing verses, you will fee the urge to increase the time you spend on it.

      Keep Saying These Things To Yourself:

      1. “If it’s in the Bible, it’s possible!”
      2. “If anyone can have it, I can have it.”
      3. “I want to serve God, NOT the devil.”
      4. “Lord I praise you that you have given me Your Word, and that I have a sound mind (see 2 Timothy 1:7) with which to read Your Word and benefit from it.
      5. “Lord Jesus, give me your strength and grace right now to do your will.”

      Miebaka, I hope this helps you. Feel free to ask for more. ~Jan

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      • Miebaka April 29, 2014, 12:28 PM

        I am really satisfied with your response tomy question, I will like you to continually keep me posted of your articles………thank you sir.

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    • Desifer May 1, 2014, 3:11 PM

      You want to get the passion back but you don’t have a passion for the one that the bible speaks about. Its like a marriage, you want the passion back in the relationship but if you don’t have a passion about the other one in the relationship you will not have the passion you seek no matter how many times you are intimate. I am not trying to say you do not believe or anything of that nature, what i am trying to say is that the passion will be given to you when you have a passion to truly want to wrote it. Start with the basics what is the name of the person who created everything. Im not talking about GOD, LORD, ELOHIM, or any of these titles. Be aware that the above mentioned are titles not names. How is it you claim to know someone and not know their name; that is the basics of a relationship. After you have found the name search for the truths that the world has hidden from you. Once you accept you have been lied to about almost everything you know concerning the bible you will want to know what did they lie about. Hope this helps you to find what you are looking for.

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  • Brenda April 26, 2014, 6:21 PM

    Thank you.That’s all I can say.It comes to show how I didn’t know a lot of things,and now they are very clear.I don’t even know how I arrived on this site,but thank God I did.

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    • Jan Smith April 26, 2014, 8:57 PM

      Brenda, thanks for posting a comment. I’m glad I could help you see more clearly what those liars from hell are trying to do to us. ~ Jan

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  • Anatoliy Bantya April 14, 2014, 5:34 PM

    What is ur opinion about the devil speaking in peoples ear saying( to read the bible promising for thing to prosper and to come true) only to come back and speak negative thoughts into the persons head about god to trick them. What I want to know is what you think, would the devil tell people to read the bible to that very same purpose or no??

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    • Jan Smith April 15, 2014, 4:09 PM

      Hello, Anatoliy,
      I shared your question with my wife, Joanne. She wrote a great reply:
      Yes, for when you consider it, what is Satan’s purpose in anyone’s life? To mess up your God-given desire for God and His ways, and to mess with your opinion of yourself and of God. That’s always been his intent…to pull you out of the Hand of God by messing with God’s original programming. When God created you, he built in a sense of desiring to be intimate with Him, and wanting to do things His way. Satan hates that. He goes after that programming from the beginning of your life, attempting to rewrite your operating software to have you conclude that “God doesn’t like me, God isn’t fair, God is fickle, or impotent, or uncaring, I’m not lovable, and God isn’t going to answer my prayers.”

      Why would the Devil speak into someone’s ear, “Read the Bible, and God will prosper you and what you want will come true?” (We call this the ‘Health and Wealth Gospel.’) He, being very well read in the Bible himself, would only do it if he figured he then could move in and distort the Truth of the Word in your mind. And it would be easy enough to do. God never promised that He would prosper each one of us, and He never said that He would be our Cosmic Butler and give us anything we wanted. What DID God say? That He would never leave us or forsake us, that He would always answer our request for wisdom, that we would never be left alone to handle life, that He provided a way for us to be forgiven of our sins and a way for us to spend eternity with Him, that He would be our protection, etc…but that all of this would be dependent on our turning to Him with our full hearts in obedience to Him and His Word.

      What is Satan banking on then, when he suggests that “reading the Bible will cause God to have to give us what we want to prosper us?” He is betting that we will get pissed at God when things don’t go our way. He is betting that we will harbor anger and resentment toward this ‘supposedly loving God’ who “didn’t do things my way.” Does this game work? You bet it does! People often assume that a want or dream that came into their mind was put there by God, and that of course God is going to make it come true. So when it doesn’t come true, do we choose to get angry with God, or do we instead question where the thought came from originally? Was the original idea in actuality from Satan as well?

      Spending time in the Word allows us to get to know God, and to hear His voice through His Word. The more time we spend, the more likely we are to hear accurately whether the voice we are hearing whispered is from God or from his enemy and ours, Satan. You are right; Satan will stop at nothing to get Christians to turn against God, even if he has to use such righteous-sounding ideas like “Read the Bible and God will have to prosper you.” When you are in a right and intimate relationship with God, you will be asking Him how you can serve Him, not asking Him what He is going to give you.

      Being aware that Satan never gives up on trying to pull us to his side will help you to keep a wise ear to what you are hearing. Ask yourself always, “Does what I am hearing match the Word of God, or could this be the enemy calling?” We as Christians will never be immune to Satan’s devices and attacks, just as Jesus never was. Remember what it says in Luke 13 about Satan’s attack on Jesus at the beginning of his ministry: “Now when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time.” An opportune time. That’s what our enemy is always waiting for. Will you be listening with your ear attuned to the Word of God? Or will you easily be fooled? ~ Joanne Smith

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  • Thomas April 14, 2014, 5:44 AM

    Thanks for sharing. Its something we take for granted yet it carries our victory. We are too busy praying yet having no time to feed on the very Word if life. The enemy has deceived the Church into fighting and battling in that we are drained off the life of God. The Word has all that we need for our nourishment in the faith, health and wealth. The Holy Spirit revealed to me the other day that the Word is the Blood of God, when we hear and meditate on it, His life begins to flow withing us reviving us into devine beings that overcomes the world and all evil.

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  • damilare david o. April 8, 2014, 12:09 PM

    May God help u more and more,its owesome

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  • Dave March 30, 2014, 10:46 PM

    I praise God for this page. I believe God directed me to this page. The enemy has planted some horrible thoughts in my mind. I just knew they were of demonic origin. Although I am saved, I truly needed some reassurance. Thank God for you!

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  • Tamara Higgins March 11, 2014, 4:25 AM

    hey this page has helped me at 5:25 this morning and i want to thank you for these scriptures because i need them.

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    • Jan Smith March 11, 2014, 6:58 AM

      Hi, Tamara,
      I’m so happy to read your comment, and to see that the Scriptures have helped you. That’s exactly why I’m writing all this stuff.

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  • thea james March 2, 2014, 12:41 PM

    Thanks so much for this ive been trying so hard to follow god and everything in tbis passage explains to me how the devil works. I know its true because sometimes I cant shake the negative thoughts and I dont know why. I try and read the bible then I just quit. Sometimes I read but never understand what I read or what it truly means. I have a lot of Unanswerd questions. But I really appreciate whoever took the time to write this article. I am going to move on tho the next. Thanks so much and do pray I find my way

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    • Jan Smith March 2, 2014, 3:58 PM

      Hi, Thea,
      I really appreciate your comment. My wife (Joanne) and I are both committed to shining the light of truth on what those liars from hell are doing to God’s children.
      I noticed that you said you can’t shake the negative thoughts. I have another article that tells all about that. Here is a link to that article:


      If you click the “Blog Index” link in the top menu bar, you’ll see several lists of articles I have written.
      Each list has a clickable heading, to take you to a page with an excerpts from each article in the list.
      Thanks again for posting a comment.
      Blessings to you,
      ~ Jan Smith

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