Satan is a Thief (Kyle Champion)
John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
John 8:44 states-He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
2 Corinthians 3But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Satan's plan from the beginning was to Lie, Deceive, and Destroy the souls of God's people. That deception began with Eve in the Garden and has continued through time to the present church. He wants to put forth every effort possible to steal the Identity that you have in God.
When God placed the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the garden and told them not to eat of it or they would die, they had to choose to obey God and live, or to disobey God and die. Satan had absolutely no control over Adam and Eve. His strategy was to DECEIVE Eve so that she would use her free will to choose to disobey God.
Notice HOW Eve was deceived. Satan SEDUCED her through false promises. He told her, "...You surely shall not die! For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil" (Gen.3:4-5). The deception was that she would not suffer the consequences of her sin and not die, as God had said. Instead, she was led to believe that she would become wise like God.
Deception, simply stated, involves the pretense of making something to appear to be something it is not. Satan Enticed Eve.
He's done some of the same things to many of us. HE will tempt you, deceive you, Cause unbelief, Make u worry, Cause you to be disobedient, Rebellious, put fear in you, Lie to you, Cause you to harden your heart towards GOd, He'll try to gain access of your mind, he'll use circumstances to defeat you, or whatever device he can to Destroy your soul.
I'm sick and tired of the devil deceiving and destroying our churches, our families and our friends.
We do not have to live in defeat, We have the Spirit of God in us and through that Spirit we have power. I wish someone would start realizing the power that they have and fight. It's not time to be on the defensive, it's not time to live in fear. It's Time to be on the offensive and fight. Quit letting the devil beat you down, depress you, cause you to doubt and live in Fear. Somebody FIght.