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What The Devil Does NOT Want You To Know

What the devil does not want you to know first and foremost is that he exists!

what the Devil does not want you to know

The devil wants to keep you focused on yourself and not on Jesus!

The Devil Has A Crippling Weakness:

What the devil does not want you to know is this:

  • What kryptonite is to Superman…

  • What light is to cockroaches…

  • What the Cross is to vampires…

  • God’s spoken Word is to the devil!

Satan and his demons are powerless and flee in terror when confronted by the superior power of the Truth of God’s Word.

Here’s why this is important to you:

Because the devil is behind most of the problems you are having.

The devil does not want you to know this:

God Promises: You Can Live Free From Fear, Panic, Anxiety, Nightmares, Etc!

God has put His power into His Word! You and I can access that power by speaking God’s Word against the devil.

The devil needs God’s permission before he can do anything to you. But the devil has figured out how to “game the system” to get God’s permission. Very legalistic; has to do with you and I having a free will.

In Biblical times, mighty men of war relied upon their swords to slay their enemies. That’s why God inspired Paul to use a “sword” as a metaphor for a powerful weapon:

And take … the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God (Ephesians 6:17)

So, what you need right now is some practical, focused information about three things:

  1. The strategies the devil uses to defeat you.
  2. Why all of this is important.
  3. Take Action. Here’s How To Arm Yourself.

Here Are Seven Strategies The Devil Uses:

1 STEALTH: As stated above, what the devil does not want you to know is 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 that demons exist, and they strongly warned us to be on guard and not fall into the devil’s traps.

2 IGNORANCE: Whether you know demons exist or not, what the devil does not want you to know about is the incredible power of God’s Word and the awesome benefits of doing God’s will in things like 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)

4 UNBELIEF: If they fail to keep the truth from you, their next strategy is to keep you from taking these truths seriously. What the devil does not want you to know here is they plant thoughts of unbelief in your mind. They 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, what the devil does not want you to know here is that they will work 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 surfing the internet, etc.

6 DOUBT: Another thing very high on the list of things the Devil does not want you to know is that he will try to make you doubt such things as the very authenticity of the Bible. This despite that fact that Proverbs 30:5 says, “Every Word of God proves true…”. He wants you to doubt that Jesus said, “It is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one tittle (small grammatical mark) of the law (the Bible) to fail.” (Luke 16:17). The devil even wants you to doubt that you could ever do such an audacious thing as to memorize even one verse of Scripture!

7 OUTRIGHT LIES: See John 8:44 (Scripture photo at the top.) What the devil does not want you to know is that EVERYTHING he says is a lie. Oh, he’ll tell half-truths, mixing a little bit if truth with a lot of untruth. But those statements 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.

More About The Strategy Of Satan:

Satan goes after your mind by putting his lies into your thoughts. His purpose is to keep you ignorant of God’s will for you. But once you begin to take hold of the principles I’ve shown you here, you’ll have a great defense against him.

Satan goes after your body by inflicting suffering upon you. His purpose is to get you to be impatient with God’s will for you. But as God said to Paul in 2 Corinthians 12: “My Grace is sufficient for you…”.

Satan attacks your will by attempting to sow pride into your life, so as to make you independent of God’s will. But when you filter your actions and even your thoughts by asking in your heart, “Would this thought (action) grieve the Holy Spirit?”, you are in effect making the Holy Spirit the gatekeeper of your mind.

Seven Things God DOES Want You To Know:

  1. The devil is real. He hates you because you love Jesus and Jesus loves you. By taking you down, the devil thinks he can hurt Jesus.
  2. The devil is behind most of the fear, worry, doubt, guilt, etc. in your life.
  3. Satan’s purpose is remarkably simple: he goes to great lengths with empty promises and lies to get you to choose to live independently from God’s will.
  4. God is infinitely more powerful than Satan and all His demons combined. So there is absolutely no reason for you and I to fear them.
  5. God will help those who walk in obedience to Him, and who put their complete trust in Him by turning to Him in faith.
  6. God does not promise a problem-free life. Actually, He uses your problems to help you grow spiritually.
  7. Always remember this: what the devil does not want you to know — but God DOES want you to know — is just how much God’s heart burns with love for YOU!

Why This Is Important:

It’s important that you realize this:

You are the “rope” in a Spiritual tug-of-war!

On one end, Satan and his demons are pulling you toward Hell, using everything in their bag of tricks to keep you from walking in obedience to God.

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 war between God and Satan is for YOUR SOUL!

The demons, as they always do, are exploiting the fact that God has given you a free will. They stop at nothing to disrupt, discourage, distract, and deflect you away from allowing God to be the Lord of your life.

The Scripture / photo below is an example of what the devil does:

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 one of the Scriptures where Jesus described what the Devil does:

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 comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. (Matthew 13:8-9)

Take Action! Here’s How To Arm Yourself:

Decide NOW to walk in obedience to God. Begin NOW to equip yourself for spiritual warfare first by reading the practical, beneficial information I’m presenting here, and by equipping yourself for spiritual warfare by beginning to put God’s Word into your memory.

How To Defend Yourself; Ten Things The Devil Does NOT Want You To Know:

  1. Your Fear Is Being Caused By The Devil
  2. The Devil always lies!
  3. God Is Infinitely More Powerful Than Satan And All His Demons Combined!
  4. God Is Offering His Supernatural Protection
  5. God Is Always With You
  6. Sleep Peacefully; God Says You Can
  7. God Wants You To Be Able To Honestly Say, “I’m Living Free From Fear”!
  8. We All Like To Think We’ll Live Forever, But God Knows How long I Will Live.
  9. I Don’t Understand The Bible
  10. Thinking God’s Thoughts Brings About His Perfect Peace

A Real-Life Example Of How Effective The Spoken Word Of God Is:

One of the reasons God allows troubles in our lives is so that we can show by way of our real-life examples how He works in the life of a believer. The Scripture below shows how God wants each of us to be an encouragement and a comfort to others:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

With that principle in mind, here is my own story of how I came to know these things I’ve written here:

Warning! Beware Of This Trap:

The Devil is likely putting thoughts into your mind right now, telling you to put off doing the things I’m urging you to do. Or he’s telling you it’s all nonsense, or that it’s too much to read. Don’t listen to that voice. Those thoughts are all lies from the devil! That’s how he manipulates us.

At this moment, the most dangerous word in your vocabulary is “tomorrow” (as in, “I’ll decide about that… tomorrow“.)

What I’ve done here is the equivalent of having a personal trainer show you all the types of training equipment and how to use them. But the trainer cannot do the workout for you.

Now you must decide: do you want to keep all your fears, anxieties, panic attacks, and nightmares?

Now it’s up to you.

Victory Over The Devil Is A Partnership With God!

Here is a short quote from another one of my articles, entitled, ” How To Defeat The Devil, As Demonstrated By Jesus . It make the point that we must be in partnership with God in order to avail ourselves of His promises.

In many of our interactions with God, there is a part that we can do, and there is a part that only God can do. And until we do the part that we can do, God will not do the part that only He can do.

The book of James helps us to understand 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)

There are two separate thoughts here:

  1. Submit to God. Obey Him. That’s the part you 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 “resist the devil” with their own strength. But they can’t do it.

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What the devil does not want you to know is: Everything In This Book!

Now I want to share with you an excerpt from a devotional I’ve been re-reading for years. The author, Oswald Chambers, has a way of stripping away our pretenses to reveal our true condition that always opens my eyes to a better understanding of Scripture.

This excerpt is from his classic book, “My Utmost For His Highest”. I highly recommend that you get a copy and read a page every day. Here’s one of the links to Amazon.com where you can buy a copy.

The Authority Of Reality

“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” (James 4:8)

It is essential to give people a chance of acting on the truth of God. The responsibility must be left with the individual, you cannot act for him, it must be his own deliberate act, but the evangelical message ought always to lead a man to act. The paralysis of refusing to act leaves a man exactly where he was before; when once he acts, he is never the same.

(From the reading for November 4.)

Notice the phrases he used:

  • give people a chance of acting on the truth of God…
  • responsibility must be left with the individual…
  • message ought always to lead a man to act…

The word “paralysis” describes the condition many are in:

  • paralysis of refusing to act…

I am living proof that this next phrase is true:

  • when once he acts, he is never the same

I’ve quoted a preacher from long ago to help make this point:

“Begin learning the Bible so you can do what it says. Along the way, it will transform your life!”


There Is No Neutral Ground Here!

There are two spiritual kingdoms: Heaven and Hell.

Contrary to the popular culture, there is no third kingdom of “just me”.

With every thought and with every action (or sometimes inaction) we serve either Heaven or Hell.

Jesus said:

Whoever is not with Me is against Me…” (Matthew 12:30, Luke 11:23)

Everything Is A Test.

God has put before you a multiple-choice test. But notice this: He loves you so much that He’s also given you the correct answer:

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

So Now, You Must Decide About Two Things:

  1. BELIEF: Do you believe the things you’ve read here? Everything is based on the Truth of God’s Word. And I don’t mean just mental assent to a set of facts. I mean, “Is your belief a deeply-held conviction that you would die for?”
  2. IMPORTANCE: Is obeying God by beginning to put His Word into your mind and heart 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.

Just as:

  • Nobody else can go to the gym and do your workout for you;
  • Nobody else can practice the piano for you;
  • In the same way, nobody else can undergo the discipline of learning to apply principles from the Bible for you.

Only you can make the decision to obey God and begin equipping yourself to have victory over the devil.

Getting Bible verses into you is not as hard or tedious as you might think either. Read my article: Memorize Bible Verses! Here’s How. Here’s what I do: I read each of the Scriptures I want to memorize ONCE EACH DAY!

Would you like some encouragement to get you motivated and to help you get started? Read my article: Persevere; Here’s What Will Happen. You’ll see how at first, it will seem like a discipline. But — and here’s the part you cannot see at first — you will begin to experience a desire for God’s Word. You’ll look forward to it. Keep on, and it becomes a DELIGHT! But as I said, you will see this only if you persevere.

The devil does not want you to know that you don't have to be a 'jellyfish Christian'

The devil would like you to just drift along like a jellyfish does.

Don’t Be A “Jellyfish Christian”!

Do you know what a jellyfish is like? In outward appearance, there is a certain beauty to them. But look at what they’re really like, and what they do:

  • They’re flimsy.
  • They’re weak.
  • They’re spineless; they have no backbone; they can’t stand up for anything.
  • They just drift along with the prevailing currents. You might say they “go with the flow”.
  • With their tentacles, they sting with venom whatever gets in their way.
  • With those same tentacles, they reach out and grab what they want.

There are many people who identify themselves as Christians, but are a lot like that jellyfish.

But you won’t be like that, will you? Now you know the truth, and you know how to apply it.

I Know You’ll Make The Right Decision. I Know You Won’t Let The Devil Win!

~ Jan


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  • Teneshia young December 10, 2014, 9:30 AM

    i have been dealing with a dream like feeling and feeling like i am going to loose my mind. i have been to a counselor nd she stated that what i am feeling is normal and that it is associated with anxiety. i have also tried medicine and it only help for a little while. i spend time with god and he has revealed to me that i am being elevated to a new level in him to be able to help others and my test is over all i have to do is belive and stop doubting him. these thoughts can some time be overwhelming but i know god has me!!!!! praying……i know this will soon be a memory!!!!! thank god

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  • Rachel December 2, 2014, 1:01 PM

    Going through the hardest trail of my life. I don’t know how I will make it through, but after reading this, it helps.

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    • Jan Smith December 5, 2014, 6:50 PM

      Hi, Rachel,
      I know all too well how it is to go through those “valleys of despair”. But you can be sure that God has a plan for your life. When the fiery furnace of adversity is so hot, God has His hand on the thermostat. He knows exactly how much you can stand. His goal is to strengthen you and make you more like Jesus. Think of like this: He is the potter; we are the clay. He shapes us and stretches us and it hurts. But then we have to go into the fire. For if the pot is not “fired” it won’t be of any value. It will be just soft clay, not a beautiful vessel. Just cling to Him through His Word. You’ll make it. ~ Jan

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    • migu December 10, 2014, 3:33 PM

      i use to suffer from chronic depression anxiety anger issuse sleeping disorder i live in drugs and the street life but since i gave my life to CHRIST all i do is sing cry read study praise love GOD from my inner soul I AM! a knew man i an impowered daily by his spirit i suffer no diagnose at all i am free happy and so wise GOD`s Holy Spirit is the only way to defat this horrible world ,its obiedience and trust aplly that in your life and he will open Heaven for you that is apromise and it is my testimony if i had never made up my mind i would live in mysery like always JESUS is the King of the universe the HOLY TRINITY IS ONE!!! halleluja!!!

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      • Jan Smith December 11, 2014, 12:34 PM

        Migu, what a great testimony! I am rejoicing with you and for you!

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  • Severin December 1, 2014, 10:06 AM

    That is really a great article and writings, for which I thank you a lot. I still have doubts though. I would really use and greatly appreciate some help, although I probably need to read it again and reconsider it’s sayings. I will try to resist the devil’s power which is forced upon me daily and try to move on and help myself by reading the rest of your writings. Much love to you friend, greatly appreciated and keep spreading God’s word!

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    • Jan Smith December 1, 2014, 9:12 PM

      Severin, remember that you can only “resist the devil’s power” with God’s help. None of us can match the devil’s power. But God can, and He longs to help you. ~ Jan

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    • Jan Smith October 22, 2014, 11:41 AM

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  • Glenn October 20, 2014, 8:48 PM

    Thank you Jan Smith, you really help me alot, you completed my full believe, sharpen my faith put me all the way in the light, I had a few toes hanging out that was leading me right back to the darkside! you stop the tricks that were being played in my mind. I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to you & your wife for taking time for me. Thank You Again!

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    • Jan Smith October 20, 2014, 9:21 PM

      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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    Would you advise starting with a free platform like Wordpress or go for a paid option? There
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    Any suggestions? Thank you!

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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 the 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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      Thank you so much for taking the time to write a comment. It’s such a blessing to me to know that people are reading these things I have written. May God bless you! ~ Jan

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      Mimi, I appreciate your taking time to write a comment. ~ Jan

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  • shika August 5, 2014, 10:23 AM

    I found this article very inspiring and motivating. I try to live à Christian life but i struggle because i don’t know alot of scripture and this is hindering me from à relationship with God. Again great article.

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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.
    Because faith and betting don’t go hand and hand. Is that the truth. I want to learn to read the wise of the devil, so
    can help other people. So, I am asking you to send me the scriptures to help in that area.

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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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    May God bless you friend. I’ve truly enjoyed reading through several posts you have here on your site. Keep up the good work and be encouraged that you are indeed helping others.

    Regards,
    Matt Vaden

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    • Jan Smith July 9, 2014, 9:23 PM

      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:
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      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.
      Jan

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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:

      http://wordblessings.com/how-to-banish-unwanted-thoughts/

      ALSO:
      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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