If you haven’t seen the movie Courageous yet, please please please run to your nearest theater and see this movie immediately. If you have a father, are a father, are married to a father or someday hope to be, you MUST see this movie. It made me laugh hysterically, cry hysterically, and feel ever-so grateful for the men in my life who are fathers.
The devil is a liar.
Sometimes I know that God speaks to me through repetition. I hear the same message over and over in a short period of time from various sources, and I know He’s trying to get my attention. And over the past two weeks, God has been reminding me very clearly that
the devil is a liar.
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
The devil wants us to fail.
He wants us to believe that we are
and that life in general is impossible.
Discouragement is from him.
Hatred is from him.
Jealousy is from him.
Covetousness is from him.
Anything and everything that makes us feel less than a perfect creation of God, created to worship and adore our Savior, is from him.
Everything that separates us from the love of our Savior, Jesus Christ, is from him.
He justifies our sin and makes us believe that what we are doing is okay, allowable even.
His lies weaken us. His lies stop us from following God’s path, and remove us from His will.
When we buy into the devil’s lies, we are giving him the power. We are turning our back on the one who created us, and glorifying man, not God.
But the name of Jesus spoken in one breath, drives the devil away, cowering in fear.