That ancient serpent called Satan has succeeded on several occasions by deceiving humans. He is still playing tricks luring people into eternal destruction. This post aims at exposing some of the things or ways Satan uses to deceive people so that you become fully aware.
Satan is known as the father of lies. (John 8:44) He is the grandmaster of deception and anyone who delights in deception is a son or daughter to Satan.
He has a big mission of misleading the world into eternal destruction. He knows very well that, if he tells people the truth they will reject him.
Humans who have carnal minds also have tickling ears. A little whisper of lies makes them happy and submissive to the schemes of the Devil.
In the garden of Eden, Satan succeeded in lying to Adam and Eve. This brought curses on both; Satan, Adam, and Eve.
This accursed creature has no truth in him and there is no redemption for him. Thankfully, there is redemption for humans through Jesus Christ.
Again, the father of lies tried his tricks on Jesus. On three consecutive times, he failed. He couldn’t deceive Jesus. (Luke 4)
Satan Is A Liar Wanting Everyone To Perish
Before I talk about some of the things Satan uses to deceive people, let me enlighten you about the nature of Satan.
If you call yourself a Christian, you are always on the radar of Satan. Oh Yes, he would try so hard to pin you down with his forklift without you realizing that the devil has imprisoned you.
It’s quite unfortunate that many Christians are in spiritual prisons because the devil has deceived them. Don’t be a victim. Let me help you out to stay alert all the time.
Do you think the devil is wise? No, he is not wise. If you are in Christ Jesus then you are wiser than the devil.
Many have mistaken Satan as a wise creature. I think that is inappropriate to call him “wise.” The most relevant word for him is “cunning” or “crafty.”
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Satan doesn’t have the fear of the Lord so he lacks wisdom. That is why he does sinful things and abominations in the sight of the Lord.
By saying wisdom, I mean heavenly wisdom. Yes, wisdom from above is what the Lord gives to His children so that they can live wisely in this crooked world.
“Therefore be very careful how you live – not as unwise but as wise, taking advantage of every opportunity, because the days are evil. For this reason do not be foolish, but be wise by understanding what the Lord’s will is.” (Ephesians 5:15 – 17)
Now get ready to learn about some of the ways the devil uses to deceive people.
Things Satan Uses To Deceive People
The Bible calls this ancient foe god of the world. He is ruling this world through deception. A father of lies knows how to trick his children into sinning against God.
Surely, I have to start with money. Money is powerful. King Solomon once said money answers all things. In 1 Timothy 6:12, it reads: “the love of money is the root of all evils.”
Those who fail to love God by pursuing righteousness fall into Satan’s trap of using money to lure them. These victims develop an insatiable taste for money. They put their faith and trust in money —hence idolizing it. The love of money is idolatry.
The Bible reminded us that you can’t serve two masters. You can’t serve mammon(god of money) and the Supreme God at the same time.
Because of the greed for money, many are going to perish on the dreadful day of the Lord.
2. Sex (Immorality)
Sex is a sacred thing that must be honored by married couples. This is one major thing Satan is using to deceive people into destruction. Look around, our society has given much attention to perverse lifestyles calling it “normal.”
Immorality comes from fleshly desires. This satisfaction leads to eternal destruction. Sexual sin grieves the Holy Spirit. There is no valid excuse for anyone who indulges in immoral life. The best thing is to repent and break free from the devil’s power.
1 Corinthians 6:9 – 10 and Galatians 5:16 -25 talk about living by the Spirit so that you don’t fulfill the desire of the flesh which satan is using as a tool to destroy people.
3. Internet And Social Media
Many Christians fall into this category. In the first place, making use of the Internet or social media is not a sin. But how you use it will decide. Satan being so crafty knows how to capture the minds of vulnerable Christians by presenting to them addictive programs that don’t glorify God.
Instead of a Christian feeling ashamed of watching nude photos or videos on screens, he/she will laugh in excitement. You can’t be a serious Christian.
If you can’t capitalize on technology to spread the gospel, study the word of God, share valuable information that helps build you and others up spiritually then you are tripping.
Think again and don’t let social media take the place of God in your life. How many minutes do you spend with God a day? Compare this to the minutes you spend doing ungodly things through technology.
It’s sad to know about the number of Christians addicted fo pornography. The devil has used it to win their minds and souls.
Pornography has both mental, physical and spiritual effects on people. Demonic forces come into play… The devil would be controlling your soul. Break free!
4. Material Wealth
I don’t want to elaborate on this point because it relates to money in point number one. Satan told Jesus to bow down for him so that he gives him the kingdoms of the world.
“Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their grandeur. And he said to him, “I will give you all these things if you throw yourself to the ground and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go away, Satan! For it is written: ‘You are to worship the Lord your God and serve only him.” (Matthew 4:8 – 10)
He is still telling the children of God to bow down for him in exchange for material wealth
The Bible sent a big caution to us by asking; what will you gain if you get everything in this world and lose your precious soul? (Mark 8:36)
Your soul is priceless so don’t sell it at a cheap price for the devil. Seek salvation for your soul through Christ. Never allow Satan to deceive you with these things.
If you are in any of these categories, it is time you repent and hold unto the true faith for Christ is coming for his children. Stop being a slave to sin or Satan.
You would never be happy to hear him say:
“… ‘Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire that has been prepared for the devil and his angels!” (Matthew 24:41)
Thanks for reading through. I welcome your comments and contributions. If need more spiritual lessons about this feel free to send me a message via the contact page. If you need prayers or guidance into repentance, contact me.
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