Lies the Enemy Tells Series: Who exactly IS the enemy?

Lies the enemy tells

Who Exactly IS the Enemy?

When I first became a believer in Christ, I didn’t spend time thinking about a spiritual enemy. I wanted eternal life and, unfortunately, wasn’t in a church focused on discipleship. I thought my act of faith was the heavy lifting in my Christian experience.   I’d just continue living my life the way I’d lived it before and God would wave some sort of magical/supernatural wand causing all my problems to disappear.

I’ll wait while you laugh at me.

I know. It’s a bit funny to me now, but, also, it’s not at all funny because SO MANY new believers fall into the same trap!

There are many great discipline building churches out there (and I’m thrilled to be a member of one now), but that wasn’t the type of church I found at first.

Thinking there was an “enemy” out there seemed a bit overly dramatic to me. I mean, come on! I’m a suburban wife and mother. How would I even acquire an enemy?  Well, the minute I picked a side (go Team Jesus!!), I did.

And, if you’ve joined His team then you have too, but don’t fear. God has provided all the tools we’ll need to fight our adversary.

So, just WHO is this enemy Christians speak of so frequently?

The Bible has numerous names for him.

The enemy or Satan, devil, adversary, thief, or however you choose to address him (There are over thirty words to describe him in the Bible) is a very real entity who does NOT want us to have the freedom and joy found only in Christ.  His goal is to separate us from Christ (good news is that he CAN’T succeed!) and he uses whatever tools are at his disposal.

Over the next several weeks, we’ll discuss the various ways the enemy has whispered lies into my ear and the ears of other believers. More importantly, we will counter those lies with God’s truths!

Join me as we uncover the lies of the enemy!

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2 Comments

  • Jennifer May 9, 2018 at 6:11 pm Reply

    Perfect timing. 💜

    • AlyndaLong May 9, 2018 at 10:58 pm Reply

      His timing ALWAYS is, my friend!!

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