VENOM: To Kill Your Faith In Christ

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Christians are its aim

What is Venom?

Genesis 2:16-17

16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree of the garden, 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat from it, you will certainly die.”

Genesis 3:1-4

Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the wild animals that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You can’t eat from any tree in the garden’?”
2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit from the trees in the garden. 3 But about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God said, ‘You must not eat it or touch it, or you will die.’” 4 “No! You will not die,” the serpent said to the woman.

Genesis 3:6

6 The woman saw that the tree was good for food and delightful to look at, and that it was desirable for obtaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate it; she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

Attacking God’s Word by saying, you cannot rely on the reliability and inerrancy of Scripture, that is Venom

VENOM: Satan has one purpose and one goal, to kill and wipe out your faith in Jesus Christ by taking away The Truth from your heart through deception.

How does Satan inject Venom?

1 Timothy 4:1-2

Now the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will depart from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons, 2 through the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared.

Teachings of demons:

  1. Atheism, there is no God.
  2. New Age Religion, all rounds lead to God. A rejection of John 14:6-Jesus is the only way to the Father.
  3. False religion: Cults
  • Catholicism: Works based salvation and the worship of idols
  • Mormonism: A false view of Jesus who they claim is the brother of Lucifer
  • Islam: A false view of Jesus who the Qur’an teaches that He was not the Son of God and that He did not die on the cross
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses: A false view of Jesus who they teach that He was not God and that Jesus was the first creation of God the Father. They also teach that Jesus is the Archangel Michael, they deny His bodily resurrection by saying that He did not physically resurrect but resurrected spiritually. 

What does Venom do to one’s faith?

2 Corinthians 11:3-4

3 But I fear that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your minds may be seduced from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 4 For if a person comes and preaches another Jesus, whom we did not preach, or you receive a different spirit, which you had not received, or a different gospel, which you had not accepted, you put up with it splendidly!

Venom makes you believe in a different Jesus from a different gospel that came from a demonic spirit. 

The outcome of deception is spiritual death.

John 9:39-41

39 Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment, in order that those who do not see will see and those who do see will become blind.”

40 Some of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things and asked him, “We aren’t blind too, are we?”

41 “If you were blind,” Jesus told them, “you wouldn’t have sin. But now that you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.

Self-righteousness is Venom


Anyone who comes to you and tells you to believe in a different Jesus is trying to inject Venom into your faith.

An Atheist who is telling you not to believe in God is trying to inject Venom into your faith.

These people don’t know why they have an impulse to go out and try to convince you to go against the Word of God. But, we believers know. They are being pushed by an outside source which is in the spiritual realm to destroy your faith. Remember, our fight is not against these deceived people but against what’s behind them, demons. 

Be ready…

Put on the Full Armor of God

and

stand your ground

 

 

 

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Why Does Satan Believe That He Can Dethrone God?

Jesus vs Satan

That question always was an enigma to me. Let us go into Scripture and see the times that Satan thought that he could either take God’s place or make the Son of God worship him.

Isaiah 14:12-14
12 Shining morning star,
how you have fallen from the heavens!
You destroyer of nations,
you have been cut down to the ground.
13 You said to yourself:
“I will ascend to the heavens;
I will set up my throne
above the stars of God.
I will sit on the mount of the gods’ assembly,
in the remotest parts of the North.
14 I will ascend above the highest clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.”

The five “I’s” basically means that he thinks, somehow he has convinced himself that he has the power and intellect to dethrone the God who has infinite knowledge and great power.

Matthew 4:8
8 Again, the Devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 And he said to Him, “I will give You all these things if You will fall down and worship me.”

Here, Satan believes that by twisting Scripture, he can deceive Jesus. He believes this because he did it once with Adam and Eve who were both without sin. As you can see, Satan puts Jesus in the same category as regular men. The only reasonable conclusion for his delusional thinking is seeing the Son of God in a human body and perceiving His ability to sin even though that is impossible.

The reason why I believe Satan has this mentality is his blindness to God’s character and misunderstanding of who God really is. He thinks that God has a weakness and he is determined to find it but in vain will he look. 

Why do we have so many cults and false religion? Because they have a wrong view of the person of Jesus Christ. They mold and shape God into their image and way of thinking. They do this through other sources making them inspired, not that they really are, but they make it be in their hearts. 

The Word of God is the Anchor of the Truth. It grounds the soul in righteousness to obey God’s will. Any deviation will drift the person into deep deception, thinking he/she is serving Christ but in reality, they are serving Satan.  

Let us not misunderstand who God is but we must strive to know the Living God of the Bible for the sake of our souls. 

 

Idols: Soul Catchers

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1 Kings 16:13

13 This happened because of all the sins of Baasha and those of his son Elah, which they committed and caused Israel to commit, provoking the Lord God of Israel with their worthless idols.

How do you provoke the Lord’s anger against you? By setting up religious images or idols into your house which will start to entice your heart to leave the Lord for it. 

Idols are also known as “Soul Catchers” because it captures your mind and heart to steal you away from the truth into its lies.  

You cannot serve two masters at the same time, either you make the idol your god or make Jesus Christ your God.

Your heart contains only one seat. Who are you going to give it to?