This is the main tool that Satan uses to attack people and he wields his tool very well indeed. He knows all he needs to do is to get into that fleshy lower nature that we all have and we will do the rest.
God has put certain boundaries in place not to stop our pleasure but to stop us from destroying ourselves. You see Satan knows what buttons to push in order to get us to move away from God and his strategy is the same strategy he used in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve, it is the same strategy he used when he tempted Jesus in the wilderness after Jesus had fasted for 40 days and nights and it is the same strategy he has been using all of our lives to tempt us. That is:
The Lust Of The Flesh
The Lust Of The Eyes
The Pride Of LiFe
Gen 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
Lust of the flesh he was hungry
Mat 4:3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
The Pride of life, trying to challenge about who Jesus is to get him to try and prove himself
Mat 4:5 Then the Devil took Him up into the holy city and set Him upon a pinnacle of the Temple.
Mat 4:6 And he said to Him, If you are the Son of God, cast yourself down. For it is written, "He shall give His angels charge concerning You, and in their hands they shall bear You up, lest at any time You dash Your foot against a stone."
Lust Of The Eyes, trying to show Jesus what he would give him
Mat 4:8 Again, the Devil took Him up into a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.
Mat 4:9 And he said to Him, All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.
This is why it is so important for us as individual believers to know the words for ourselves because if you read the full account of Satan's attack on Jesus, Jesus always responded with the word, IT IS WRITTEN.
If Jesus had to do that, how much more us?
The reason why Satan wants to distract us from reading and studying the word is because he knows, if we do, then we are equip to resist his attack.
When you read Ephesians 6 where it talks about our battle amour, the only piece of affensive amour is the Sword Of The Spirit, which is the word of God
Eph 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God,
Satan is not going to tempt you with the things you do not like, so if someone has never been a drinker, he is not going to tempt you with alcohol! However if you used to be a womaniser and you have turn your life around and you are now married, he will tempt you with opportunities to be unfaithful to your wife.
The temptation in of itself is not sin, however the yielding to the temptation is:
1Co 10:13 No temptation has taken you but what is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, but with the temptation also will make a way to escape, so that you may be able to bear it.
Satan has established his system here on this planet and it is for one reason and one reason only, to get man to fall and move away from God. Everything he does is to try and take away the glory from God as creator:
So if he can stop people from knowing him, he can stop people from worshipping him!
If he devalue Marriage he stop people from understanding the true meaning of society therefore creating social disorder. Not only that, if he can stop a Man and a Woman coming together he can take away the glory from God as creator, because two people of the same sex cannot produce any offspring and the production of offspring gives glory to God!
If he can saturate the planet with alternative belief systems, which have some truth in them, because you cannot deceive someone with 100% lie, then people will not know what to believe. This is why there are many sincere people in other belief systems, but you can be sincere and sincerely wrong.
Satan has had millennia to master the use of his tools and he works on levels that most people cannot comprehend.
This is why Jesus said:
Mat 11:28 "Come to me, all of you who are weary and loaded down with burdens, and I will give you rest.
Mat 11:29 Place my yoke on you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Mat 11:30 For my yoke is pleasant, and my burden is light."
He also said
Joh 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
This is the knowledge Satan does not want the people to know.
There are many different types of people that are going to start a Reliv business, each with different gifts and talents.
With the nature of our business there is the potential to make a lot of money and because of this, Satan uses this to try and tempt people.
You see as my Pastor says,
"Your gift will make way for you, however, your gift can take you where your character cannot keep you"
Satan will use greed and pride to try and get people to fall in this business, however as believers in this business we have our own tool box and it is called the Fruits Of The Spirit
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith,
Gal 5:23 meekness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
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