Lies Satan Tells Us

What does the Bible say about satan?

Satan is a deceiver, and one of the primary ways he deceives us is through the lies he tells us. These lies can be subtle and insidious, designed to lead us astray and away from the truth of God’s Word.

The Bible tells that satan is a liar, the father of lies. This is what we find in John 8:44, NIV: “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.”

Let us explore some of the common lies that Satan tells us and what the Bible has to say about these lies. Also, we will look at how we can counter them with the truth.

How does Satan talk to us?

Satan will talk to us in our own language, meaning it will come in a way that we will understand.

In 2 Kings 18, starting in verse 28, the Rabshakeh spoke to the Israelites in their own language, Hebrew. What can we take away from this? We can see that the enemy will talk to us in ways that we will understand.

Satan’s purpose is to “steal, kill, and destroy” (John 10:10). He wants to steal God’s truth, your joy, money, health, etc. He wants to kill whatever he can, and wants to destroy our lives.

The Rabshakeh did the same thing: he told the Israelites lies and put fear/doubt in them.

If the enemy gets us to entertain these thoughts or think about them instead of praying/talking to God, then he was successful in his attack on your life.

What are the lies satan tells us? How does satan take away God’s Word from us?

Satan will tell us all kinds of lies: whether it be about ourselves, others, about God, especially so when we are new in the faith.

The Bible tells us that satan “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour,” found in 1 Peter 5:8, NIV. It also tells us in that verse to “be alert and of sober mind.” Satan will tell us all kinds of lies to thwart our faith and trust in God.

Lie #1 that Satan tells us: “You are not good enough.”

One of the most common lies that Satan tells us is that we are not good enough. This lie can take many forms. From telling us that we are not attractive enough, not smart enough, not successful enough, or not worthy of love or acceptance. The underlying message is always the same. We are somehow flawed or inadequate, and we will never be good enough in God’s eyes or in the eyes of others.

However, this lie is completely contrary to what the Bible teaches about our worth and value as human beings. In Ephesians 2:10, we are told that “we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” This verse reminds us that we are not mere accidents or mistakes. Rather, we are intentional creations of God, designed with purpose and meaning.

Furthermore, in Romans 5:8, we are told that “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” This verse reminds us that our worth and value is not based on our own merit or performance. It is based on the love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

So, how can we counter this lie with the truth?

First and foremost, we can remind ourselves of the biblical truths outlined above. We are not defined by our flaws or inadequacies, but by the love and grace of God.

Additionally, we can seek out the positive and affirming words of others who see us through the lens of God’s love and grace. Finally, we can seek to serve and love others. This can help us to see ourselves through the eyes of Christ and recognize the our God-given value.

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Lie #2 that Satan tells us: “You are alone and abandoned.”

Another common lie that Satan tells us is that we are alone and abandoned. That no one cares about us or will be there for us when we need support or encouragement. This lie can be especially subtle when we are going through difficult times or experiencing feelings of loneliness or isolation.

However, this lie is completely contrary to what the Bible teaches about the love and support that is available to us as believers.

In John 14:18, Jesus says, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” This verse reminds us that even when it feels like we are alone, Jesus is always with us, providing us with the love, comfort, and support that we need.

Additionally, in Hebrews 13:5, we are told, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” This verse reminds us that God is a faithful and loving presence in our lives, and that he will never abandon us or leave us alone.

So, how can we counter this lie with the truth?

First and foremost, we can remind ourselves of the biblical truths outlined above. We are never truly alone, as God is always with us and will never forsake us. Additionally, we can seek out the support and companionship of other believers.

Lie #3 that Satan tells us: “You don’t have enough.”

Satan often tells us that we don’t have enough. Not enough money, not enough resources, not enough time, not enough talent, or not enough ability. This lie can lead us to worry, stress, and anxiety as we try to acquire more and more. It may convince us that we will never have enough to truly be satisfied or content.

However, this lie is completely contrary to what the Bible teaches about the abundance and provision that God provides for us.

In Philippians 4:19, we are told, “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” This verse reminds us that God is a generous and loving provider. He will meet all of our needs according to his riches and glory.

Also, in Matthew 6:25-34, Jesus teaches us not to worry about what we will eat or drink or wear. Rather, to seek first God’s kingdom and righteousness, trusting that God will take care of all of our needs.

So, how can we counter this lie with the truth?

First and foremost, we can remind ourselves of the biblical truths outlined above. We can trust in God’s promise to provide for all of our needs. And we can recognize that true contentment and satisfaction come from a heart that is focused on God and his kingdom. We do not need to be focused on material possessions or earthly success.

Additionally, we can seek to be generous and giving with what we have. We can recognize that all of our blessings are gifts from God. We are stewards of his resources, not owners. Finally, we can practice gratitude and thankfulness, recognizing the many blessings and provisions that God has already given us.

Lie #4 that Satan tells us: “You are powerless and helpless.”

Satan often tells us that we are powerless and helpless. That we are at the mercy of circumstances, people, or even our own negative thoughts and feelings.

This lie can lead us to feel discouraged, defeated, and hopeless. We may even believe that we are unable to change or influence our circumstances or our own lives.

However, this lie is completely contrary to what the Bible teaches about the power and authority that we have as believers in Jesus Christ.

In Matthew 28:18, Jesus says, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” This verse reminds us that Jesus is the Lord and King of all. He has given us the authority and power to advance his kingdom and to overcome the enemy.

Additionally, in Ephesians 1:19-20, we are told, “His incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms.” This verse reminds us that the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is available to us as believers. It empowers us to overcome any obstacle or challenge that we may face.

So, how can we counter this lie with the truth?

First and foremost, we can remind ourselves of the biblical truths outlined above. We have the power and authority of Jesus within us. We can use this power to overcome the enemy and to advance the kingdom of God. Also, we can seek to grow in our faith and in our understanding of the Word of God. This will help us to stand firm in the face of adversity and to recognize the power and authority that we have as believers. Finally, we can pray and seek the guidance and strength of the Holy Spirit. We can recognize that He is the one who empowers us to live a life of victory and overcome the lies of Satan.

How does Satan talk to us?
How to deal with the lies Satan tells us

How does satan tempt us today? What are the tricks of the enemy?

One way satan tempts us is by mixing truth with a lie. We see when he was talking to Eve back in the garden.

In Genesis 3:4-5, NIV, satan says the following to Eve: “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman.“ For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Satan mixed truth with a lie. She really didn’t die immediately, but she was sentenced to death because of her sin. And yes, her eyes were opened. She did know good and evil, but not to the extent of saying it is ‘like God.’

He does the same to us! Can you think of ways he may do this in your life? How may you have compromised on something because we believed the lie coming from satan?

What to say when the devil talks to you?

When the devil talks to us (when negative thoughts fill our mind, when fear creeps up), we can do what Jesus did in the wilderness.

See Matthew 4:4, NIV. “Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

How did Jesus answer the attacks of the enemy?

He used scripture! You can find what He said to satan in Deuteronomy 8.

How does God talk to us today? How does God speak to us?

God speaks to us through His Word and through the Holy Spirit.. Those 2 are the CLEAREST ways He speaks. Some people say prophets or people, but prophets/people are sinners too. How can we truly know the word is coming from God? A bit risky in my opinion. But when we train that faith muscle and spend time in the bible, we can more clearly discern His voice!

Lies Satan Tells us
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