Satan’s Modus Operandi Exposed
Satan still uses the same tactics on mankind today the serpent who was Satan in disguise used on Eve in the Garden of Eden to question God’s commandments. He said to Eve in Genesis 3:1(b) – 4, “Has God indeed said, “You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, “You shall not eat of it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.” Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.”
Some of you are already listening to Satan because he has said to you, “You know where Don is going with this line of thinking don’t you?” And then said, “Did Isaiah the prophet, really say, “Jesus, took upon Himself your infirmities and bore your sicknesses?” That really isn’t what Isaiah said, is it? Read the words again, then ask yourself this question. Does God mean what He says? It should be pretty plain to the reader that what Isaiah wrote is exactly what Jesus came to do. He came to take upon Himself our infirmities and bear our sicknesses so we don’t have to be infirmed or sick. (Now read the fifty-third chapter of Isaiah because it gives in detail what Jesus did in your behalf so you wouldn’t have to suffer the same.)
You say you are a Christian; “Are you going to believe God‘s Word the next time a pain strikes you or the next time you have a headache two days in a row and the devil tells you – you must have cancer or you must be getting a migraine. Who are you going to believe? Are you going to believe God’s Word that tells you, “Jesus came to take upon Himself your infirmities, and bear your sicknesses, or are you going to believe the devil and head for the aspirin bottle? As surely as you know God made little green apples; you can count on this next thing happening: It happened to Eve, and it will happen to you. Just as soon as you say, Devil I am healed because “Jesus, took my infirmities and bore my sicknesses in His own body.” Satan is going to test you to see if you really believe what you say. Your life and your future is in your hand and in your mouth just the same as it was for Adam and Eve. What you do with your hands and what comes out of your mouth is the determining factor in what happens to you thereafter. Since Jesus came and defeated Satan, the devil no longer has the authority to make you acccept anything from him you don’t want to. He can’t force sickness on you anymore than the shopkeeper can make you pay for something you didn’t order from him. You have to believe the lies of Satan and accept his sickness before it can take hold in your life. That doesn’t mean he can’t put symptons of some illness upon you; he can. But just because you have the symptoms of the flu doesn’t mean you have the flu. It just means Satan is trying to make you believe you have the flu. You overcome the symptoms of an illness or disease using God’s Word to fight back. James, the brother of the Lord, wrote, “Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7) James said to resist the devil, not agree with him, and he will flee from you. But, dear one, once you accept the illness or disease as being yours, you have it; and getting rid of a thing is a lot harder and more expensive than receiving it.
Now read this next paragraph closely. What did God tell Adam and Eve would happen to them if they ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the midst of the Garden? God told them, “You will surely die.” Isn’t that what He said? Notice God said the only way they would die was if they ate from the tree. Isn’t that right? Do you think Adam and Eve wanted to die? I don’t. But they listened to a slick talking dude who confused them by contradicting God’s Word when he said to them, “You will not surely die. Because God knows…” Yes indeed God knows, that’s why He told them not to eat of that particular tree. God did not want Adam and Eve to die. That’s why He warned them about the tree in advance. And dear friends, He doesn’t want you to become confused like Adam and Eve did and die as a result of sin, sickness and disease. That’s why He has given us sixty-six books in the bible explaining to us the works of Satan and how he tricks people into believing his lies. Do you understand what happens to the people who believes the lies of that same slick talking dude rather than God’s Word? You’re right! They die a slow agonizing death which leaves their family owing large sums of money for their hospital, medical, doctor, and funeral costs. And the worse part is; Satan and his lying preachers have their parishioners believing this is the best man can hope for in this life.
Do you really think God gets glory from a person’s sicknesses or infirmity and that‘s why they are in the condition they are in? The devil would have you think so. That’s why he spends so much time contradicting God’s Word. If he can keep you bound up, broke, and a burden on your family; he looks powerful, and God looks weak. Think about this: If God really didn’t care whether or not you are sick, broke or disgusted with life; He wouldn’t have sent His Son, Jesus, to take upon Himself your infirmities and bear your sicknesses. If God received glory from your infirmities and sicknesses; He wouldn’t have provided a benefit package for those who serve Him that includes, good health, prosperity, and a sound mind. (3 John 2) Can you think of another area of life one of these benefits doesn’t cover? I can’t.
Just as the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.” The devil tells people today, “You know that healing and prosperity and sound mind stuff those fanatics talk about all passed away with the Apostles, don’t you? Just look at everyone you know. Aren’t they all sick, broke and disgusted?” Lies, all lies. Adam and Eve not only died; they lost their beautiful home, their beautiful garden, and their relationship with the Lord God Almighty, and from that time forward the man earned a living by the sweat of his brow and women feel unbearable pain during childbirth, and a desire was born in women to rule over man. Do you see the results of believing the lies of Satan rather than God’s Word. Adam and Eve’s life got harder, it didn’t get better. Things got worse; they lost everything that had been important to them. And that is exactly what happens to the person who believes the lies of Satan over the Word of God. God Says what He Means, and He Means what He Says. DThrash
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