Don’t Believe the Lie – 5 Lies the Enemy Tells the Believer
FEBRUARY 14, 2023
I want to encourage people not to give up on God. Jesus really cares about your situation and He is pulling for you to win.
When we are discouraged, we sometimes seek solutions in unhealthy places. When you are in pain physically or mentally, you want relief, and if we are not careful, we will medicate ourselves with unhealthy things. We have all done this. Our only hope is to run to the Father during these times and hide in Him.
Psalm 20:1-2 In times of trouble, may the Lord answer your cry. May the name of the God of Jacob keep you safe from all harm. May he send you help from his sanctuary and strengthen you from Jerusalem.
If you are feeling this way, run to the arms of Jesus. He will help you. Don’t allow the negative feelings to overtake you. As my wife says, “Emotions are good passengers, but horrible drivers.” Don’t trust your feelings. The enemy uses feelings to derail you from God’s divine purpose in your life. Whatever you do, don’t believe the lies that the enemy tells you.
Remember that you are loved by God, beyond what you can imagine. The favor of God is over your life, and God gets pleasure pouring His grace over your life. Every Sunday I have our church repeat, “God is 100% pleased with you because of Jesus Christ!”
Understand that the enemy’s job is to keep feeding you lies about yourself and to convince you that God is not pleased with your life. There are 5 lies you will hear over and over.
Lie #1 “The church is not effective.”
The Bible says He will send you help from the sanctuary. It is in the church where you get your strength in fellowship with like-minded believers. The joy of the Lord remains our strength. This happens when you are connected to a good church.
Lie #2 “God will not be faithful to you.”
“God won’t keep His promises” is a lie from the pit of hell. God will always keep His promise to His children.
Hebrews 10:23 (NLT) Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.
God is so faithful to His word, the Bible tell us in2 Timothy 2:13 (NLT)If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is.
Lie #3 “God is not going to answer your prayers.”
James 5:16 (NKJV) The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
The word “fervent” means having or displaying a passionate intensity. While God is hearing us, some of us have stopped praying with passion and intensity.
Please remember. Psalm 34:15-19 (NKJV) The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous. You are righteous because of what Jesus has done for you, and every time you open your mouth the Father hears you.
Lie #4 “Your sins are not forgiven.”
This is the reason Jesus came to earth, His total purpose was to forgive you and take away your sin. Your sins are rescinded, you are right now Holy, blameless as you stand before God without a single fault.
Colossians 1:22 Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault.
Do you believe that right now you are Holy, blameless without a single fault? This is the good news of the Gospel.
Colossians 2:14 He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross.
Lie #5 “We are not worthy of God’s love and blessing.”
1 John 3:1 (NLT) See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are!
Can you see God loves you so much that He has made you one of His children? That’s love. So, I encourage you to rest in God’s love. He is 100% pleased with you! Never believe the lies of the enemy. You are perfect in the sight of God!