Cookie a day: Satan’s Strategy

5 Then the Devil took Him to the holy city, had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 and said to Him, “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.”
7 Jesus told him, “It is also written: Do not test the Lord your God.”

Matthew 4:5-7


cookieThe Devil attempts to blindside Christians by making them believe an incorrect interpretation of scripture. Once you believe a topic of Scripture wrongly, you will base your spiritual life on that interpretation which in reality is killing your faith. The best way to combat this demonic strategy is to make a habit of reading the whole Bible at least once a year and incorporate topical studies through deep prayers, asking the Lord for understanding. Your best defense against deception is to know the scripture very well so that you cannot be sideswiped. The way Jesus used the scripture is a model for us today. When you read some material or if someone gives you an interpretation, make sure that it does not contradict another verse that’s connected to that theme. If it does contradict, then reject that interpretation.

Cookie a day: Our True Enemy

12 For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.

Ephesians 6:12


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Christians cannot get this verse backward, as some have done and have plunged into spiritual ruin. Some Christians purposely ignore this verse and believe that we don’t fight against evil spirits but only against people who teach false doctrine. When we do this we will analyze the person’s motives and mental stability which will redirect us away from the demon’s purpose. The reality is that behind every false teacher is a demon (2 Timothy 2:26) trying to make you abandon God. When we truly understand our true enemy, we will be better equipped mentally by having the right scripture in our mind to guard us against deception and to help the one deceived to come to the truth found only in Jesus Christ.

Cookie a day: We Need To Remain In Christ

4 Remain in Me, and I in you. Just as a branch is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in Me.

John 15:4


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A person that has been capsized into the ocean and does not remain with his life saver will drown. In the same way, on earth, we need to abide in Christ who keeps our faith afloat. We need to put Him on every day or else we endanger ourselves by drowning our faith which will weaken it and make us useless in producing fruit for the Lord.

Cookie a day: Accountability

For what business is it of mine to judge outsiders? Don’t you judge those who are inside?

1 Corinthians 5:12


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We don’t judge those outside the church who are bankrupt but to those who claim to have the Spirit of the Living God dwelling inside of them are held up to accountability by other Christians. Just like a family is accountable to each other so we as a family of believers in Jesus Christ are as well.

Cookie a day: The Simple Are Made Wise

7 Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.

2 Timothy 2:7


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True understanding comes directly from the Lord Himself. The Lord makes the simple and inexperienced wise (Psalms 19:7) if they hunger and thirst after His righteousness (Matthew 5:6). In other words, you don’t have to be a theologian, you just have to be a person who has surrendered your life to Jesus and have a strong desire to know Him through His Word and He will fulfill it.