3 Ways Satan Tries to Lure Us Away from Christ

3 Ways Satan Tries to Lure Us Away from Christ
2 September, 2020 No Comments Blog, Devotion Justice

Satan tries to lure us from Jesus Christ

From the very dawn of human history, Satan has made his intentions clear. Man has been the object of his intense hatred. As he conversed with Eve in the garden through the serpent, his purposes become quickly evident.

 

With the words, “…did God say?” (Genesis 3:1), we are stunned by the sheer audacity of it all. This impudence is surpassed three verses later when he announces, “You will not surely die.” Questioning God and calling Him a liar? Satan’s opening salvo on our first parents would set the stage for what is one of the most momentous events in history: the Fall.

 

It is momentous in its far-reaching and detrimental effects on the world at-large, but most specifically, on the crowning achievement of God’s creation: man. God would ultimately respond to Satan’s actions with these words:

 

And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel” (Genesis 3:15).

Does Satan Have Power Against Us?

These glorious words of prophecy would only serve to intensify Satan’s vitriol against mankind and give him a new and more predominant object to target: the coming Christ, who would spell his demise and in the fullness of time, strip him of his power.

 

But what is the connection? Two verse of Scripture in particular I am sure “stick in the craw” of Satan. These scriptures, along with many others, express the absolute deliverance that takes place when one is born-again:

 

Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

When a person responds to the call of salvation, and becomes born-again, Satan awaits. Because of your union with Christ, He will now extend all of his energies to mar, frustrate, and otherwise destroy your life. These “energies,” which are the modicum of power he is allowed to retain, will prove to be inconsequential to the one whose faith is anchored in the Lord through His blood.

 

God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished” (Romans 3:25).

At the Cross, Satan’s power was more than simply censured or reduced; it was taken away! We read this is Colossians 2:14-15.

 

This then was and is the effect of the cross on Satan; Christ wrought a complete victory over Satan and his minions. So while Satan in essence has no power over the blood-bought child of God, we are not to underestimate him by any means. All that we can gather from Scripture tells us that he is subtle, deceptive and an opportunist.

 

source: BibleStudyTools.com

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