~Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD GOD had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Since the beginning of time, the devil has been trying to make the Word of God unbelievable. His subtle questions in the Garden of Eden were worded in such a way to cause Eve to question what God had said. He is still doing it today.
Today’s Christian must take a stand. We have the Word of God at our fingertips and we have no excuse for not knowing what God has written to us. It is only by knowing the Word that we will be able to recognize the devil’s subtleties. Knowing is half the battle, as they say.
~2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
So, to be able to recognize the devil’s antics, one must:
- Read the Word
- Apply the Word
- Live the Word
It is one thing to read your Bible, but we must also allow the Holy Spirit to do a work in our heart. Once we have been taught by Him, we can be a testimony to the unbelieving world.
~1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: