Once we claim Jesus as our Lord and Savior Satan can’t do anything to reclaim us. The victory’s won. We belong to Jesus. God is our father. That will never change.
But Satan will use every method available to try to discourage us, tempt us and conspire against us with lies and deception. He knows all our hot buttons and points of temptation. They used to determine our behavior. He hates us.
He will always lie to us. God will always tell us the truth.
Satan says seek success at any prize.
God says, “Seek ye first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be provided to you as well.” Matthew 6:33.
Satan says seek riches at any cost.
God says “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth . . .but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven.” Matthew 6:19-20.
Satan says it’s good for you to be popular, to be liked and looked up to by others.
God says, “If anyone will come after me he must deny himself, take up his cross and follow me daily.” Luke 9:23.
Satan says, if you don’t look after yourself, no one else will. God helps those who help themselves.
God says, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility considers others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians2:3-4.
Satan says eat drink and be merry for tomorrow you die.
God says, “Man must not live by bread alone, but upon every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4.
Satan says if it feels good, do it.
God says, “Not my will but thine be done.” Luke 22:42.
Satan says everything is relative and there are not absolutes.What’s truth for one may not be truth for another.
God says, “Thy Word is truth.” John 17:17