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When the Lord Jesus changed my heart and I became hungry for God I spent hours daily in the Scriptures. During these times the devil kept telling me; it wasn’t me the Word of God was speaking to but to the Jews. Some other times he will whisper in my ears that the Bible is not God Word it’s the opinion of men, ‘can’t you see Gospel of John, or the Epistle of Paul written on it?’ Throughout this period as I continued saturating myself in the Word, the Spirit of Truth was pulling down the stronghold of lies the enemy was erecting in my mind. Thank God today, I can’t think otherwise.

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:4-5).

The greatest stronghold of the enemy is the stronghold of lies. The enemy cannot overcome you until he has made you to believe a lie. That was how the serpent deceived Eve.

But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ (2 Corinthians 11:3).

 Our enemy is not wise but he is subtle, he is not powerful but he seduces us with deception (lies). Every lie we believe will result in compromise that will eventually lead to our downfall. What do you believe about God? What do you believe about yourself? Most of our self beliefs are entrench in error, lies of the devil. I have seen an entire society build their ideology and value system on lies of the enemy. World religions are birthed out of the lies that the leaders believe and pass onto followers.  And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14).

Truth is our greatest commodity and that is the foundation of the Christian faith.

But if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. (1 Timothy 3:15 NKJV Emphasis added).

 Deception is truth distorted. And that is Satan’s number one weapon against you. We can never overcome him until we develop love for the truth. We must stand for truth if we do not want to fall for deception. Loving truth simply means loving the Holy Spirit; because the Spirit is the truth (See 1 John 5:6).

Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; (2 Tim 3:8 NKJV Emphasis added).

 Truth is resisted when we do not allow the Spirit of Truth lead us into all truth Himself.  Truth is the knowledge that comes from the Spirit of God; when He breathes upon the pages of Scriptures it leads to divine encounters; truth experienced is never forgotten. When we approach the Scriptures without allowing the Spirit of truth teach us our pride for knowledge increases but we are never able to come to the knowledge of truth  but deception (See 2 Timothy 2:17-18; 3:7). Just like Hymenaeus and Philetus mentioned by Paul without the Holy Spirit people with good intention can be wrongly inspired by the angel of light (Satan) and led into deception. This is how heresies have been developed in church history. Not all truth is equal. Truth is multidimensional- some things are true, and some things are truer. Jesus knew the greatest battle we will fight on earth is the battle against believing the deception of the enemy. That is why He called the Holy Spirit the Spirit of Truth. The Holy Spirit has been given to lead us into all truth.

 I would like to give you the opportunity to receive Jesus into your heart. This is the greatest decision you will make on earth. It is abnormal not to know God; it’s a sickness you must get the cure to now!!!

Confess this: Lord Jesus, I confess you as Lord of my life. I believe in my heart that you died for me and you rose again for my justification and I confess with my mouth, that I am saved!




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