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7/30/09 2:52 P

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The lies that Satan uses to pull us away from God are legion.

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7/30/09 11:42 A

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He is cunning and deceitful just as he always has been. He gets us to trade the truth for a lie and then we defend it with all our might, to the point that some would kill His people thinking they were doing Him a service.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Pil 4:13.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, constant in prayer. Rom 12:12


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7/23/09 10:49 P

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In my much, much younger years, I was in the ministry as a resident teacher/counselor at a Teen Challenge induction center. The current director of the program was staff with me way back when. He came to our church to preach a while back and he quoted the verse: God is a jealous God. He said when he walked down the street and some man raised an eyebrow at his lovely wife, he hurridly put his arm around her, drew her near, and scowled at the interested fellow. She's MINE his body language cried out! He said that is exactly how God feels about us. When Satan tries to woo us, lure us, entice us, God enfolds us unto Himself with a jealous love and lets Satan know back OFF. This one is MINE!!

~Missy~

There is nothing we can do to make God love us more; there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. -- Philip Yancey


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7/23/09 10:29 P

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WOW, you guys!!!! I wouldn't want to meet any of you in a dark alley! (just kidding) What I mean is, you are all ready to take him on. AMEN brothers and sisters! I probably would have said exactly what BAKERMAKERLITE said about him using every waking moment to tempt us away from God - he knows our weaknesses so we MUST put on the full armor of God every morning! Love you guys!!!!! emoticon

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7/23/09 6:59 A

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you did the right thing lou. now adays we pass on by, not out of disrespect but out of fear. my church has an outreach program and it is amazing the amount of people on the street corners who don't know or want to know jesus christ. he is our lord and savior and all we have to do is reach out a hand to him or a fellow person and feel the warmth inside us. satan is the feeling you get in your mind to do only onto you and no one else, the need for more and more of nothing worth while and less of love and fellowship. the person we pass on; the street may just be jesus testing us. reach out and be blessed. michelle.

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7/22/09 7:13 P

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I believe that bad feeling you got when you first passed by the man in need, was God convicting you. When I get that feeling, I know I should act on it if it is something that is in God's will for us to do. Like help someone else like you did..Good for you Lou..what a kind gesture of love toward your fellowman. Reminds me of the Good Samaritan story in the Bible.

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7/22/09 6:35 P

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Good for you, Lou! Sock the devil in the eye. It's such a good thing when we reach outside out comfort zone to really, actively express God's love and goodness. I pray that man, despite language differences, becomes aware that the hand of God reached out to him, that he is able to recognize God's love and care over him through your act of kindness. God, if he does not know you, bring that man to salvation, that he may taste and see that you are good. In Jesus' name, the Seeker and Saver of the lost.

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There is nothing we can do to make God love us more; there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. -- Philip Yancey


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7/22/09 5:54 P

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I think he also tries to keep us from helping others. Recently I passed a car pulled off in a parking lot with its hood up and a man bent over the engine. I almost stopped but drove on a short way and felt so bad all the way.

So I turned around and pulled next to him to see if he needed some water for the car's radiator. He didn't understand English. Fortunately I knew the Spanish word for water and pointed at his car.

He understood but shook his head no, managed to say okay. We exchanged smiles and I left. How my heart soared afterward, because I had overcome the devil who told me to drive by.

Don't we always feel better when we at least offer to help someone in trouble?

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LOL This is so great. I just commented on your blog, Lou, that I believe the seductions of the enemy of our souls often come in the form of friends and their well-meaning (but often cockamamie) suggestions.

The accuser of the brethren brings condemnation and defeat and, oh, brother, does he roar loudly when he does so! He does that to drown out the still, small voice of hope and peace and love that the Holy Spirit continually whispers to our hearts.

~Missy~

There is nothing we can do to make God love us more; there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. -- Philip Yancey


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7/22/09 1:44 P

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As a counterfeit! He deceives by misrepresentation, confusion, and lies.

Let us put on the full armor of God!

~Tracy~

Our body is like armor, our soul like the warrior. Take care of both, and you will be ready for what comes. ~Amma St. Syncletice


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Good topic of discussion...I think Satan tries every moment of the day in every which deceitful way he can to inspire evil. The battle is fought here on earth, in our personal lives, and in the spiritual realms.

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How do you think Satan works in the world today?

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