Are You Listening to the Enemy? Remember, the Devil Is a Liar

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Life is not always easy. Ministry is not always easy. When people break their word to you, it’s disappointing. When people close to you malign you, it’s hurtful. When you are sick and tired and see no rest in sight, it’s easy enough to grow weary in well doing and fainting doesn’t sound like such a bad thing. At least you’d get some rest.

I’ve been there more than once—and you probably have too. Daniel 7:25 says the enemy comes to weary the saints but Paul told the Galatians not to grow weary. There’s tension between those two verses. The devil really is roaming about like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour (see 1 Peter 5:8) and we a really are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus (see Rom. 8:37).

As warriors, we labor in the Spirit to push back darkness and make the paths straight for Christ to have His way. We make intercession to see His kingdom come and His will be done on earth—or in any given situation—as it is in heaven. But we’re wrestling against principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this age and spiritual wickedness in high places to get the job done (see Eph. 6:12).

You Won’t Believe What the Devil Said to Me

That’s it in a nutshell. Sometimes I just get tired. One time, when I was completely worn out, had just been betrayed, was physically sick, facing unexpected pressures and generally disappointed, the devil said this to me:

“Your life would be so much easier if you would just work a job, go exercise at night, then come home and relax and watch TV. It would be so much easier for you. Think about it.”

Of course, I knew it was the voice of the enemy. There was no doubt about where this not-so-subtle suggestion was coming from. And I did think about it for a minute. I agreed quickly with my adversary. I thought to myself, “That’s right. My life sure would be a lot easier if I just got a regular job, worked my 8 hours, then came home and watched TV. It sure would be. Yes, indeed. No doubt about it.”

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SOURCE: Charisma News
Jennifer LeClaire