Genesis 3:1 Did God really say, You can’t eat from any tree in the garden?
Genesis 3:4-5 No! You will not die, the serpent said to the woman. In fact, God knows that when you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.
Matthew 4:3 If You are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.
Matthew 4:6 If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written:
He will give His angels orders concerning you, and they will support you with their hands so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. (Psalms 91:11-12)
Matthew 4:9 And he said to Him, I will give You all these things if You will fall down and worship me.
We know when Satan lies. It’s when what is being said or thought of is that which causes offense and thus arouses opposition or error to God’s way and plan.
Matthew 16:23 But He turned and told Peter, Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me because you’re not thinking about God’s concerns, but man’s.
Offense - skandalon - any person or thing by which one is (‘entrapped’) drawn into error or sin - occasion to fall (of stumbling), offense, thing that offends, stumbling block.
1 Corinthians 1:23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Gentiles.
Galatians 5:11 Now brothers, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been abolished.
Satan’s lies almost always come with a promise, but it ends up every time as a false promise.
This world is God’s world because He created it.
The earth and everything in it, the world and its inhabitants, belong to the Lord;
for He laid its foundation on the seas and established it on the rivers.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For everything was created by Him, in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities — all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and by Him all things hold together.
So anything and/or everyone that comes along and tries to get you to do something that is contrary to what God created or setup, is a lie and it won’t work no matter how hard you try to make it work. It won’t!
We see this everyday, all around us. Man trying to legislate, manipulate, tolerate, bully, change, contrary to what God has set up or created, is happening everyday, all around us. But in the end, nothing is accomplished, because what God has set up is true and real and nothing will change that. At least nothing will change that, that will bring satisfaction or the acceptance or the peace that man thinks will happen once everyone agrees with him.
You see the whole world can agree with you and even live the lifestyle that you want lived, but if it is contrary to God and what God has set in place, nothing will bring you the peace that you are looking for - nothing. You’re just kidding at your Daddy’s shins, like a spoiled children trying to get his own way.
Your and my fulfillment comes only when we stop the believing in the lies and stop fighting God and His plan and His ways and come into alignment. And we can only do that through His Son, Jesus Christ.
In order to come into alignment with Father God, we need to first of all repent. Repentance is to change our thinking! Repentance says, nothing will be accomplished by believing the lies of Satan. He doesn’t have the answers to life, God has. So my thinking has to be changed.
My sin is my attitude, my thinking, that I don’t want to do or go God’s ways and because I did or at least tried to go a different way, there is a price that has to be paid once I come to this repentance. And the only price amount that is acceptable to Father God is what Jesus did on the cross.