VENOM: To Kill Your Faith In Christ

venom
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 roads 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

 

 

 

Psalms 1 The Righteous Shall Not Be Moved

1 How happy is the one who does not
walk in the advice of the wicked
or stand in the pathway with sinners
or sit in the company of mockers!

HappyEsher in Hebrew means joyful or to be in bliss.
True happiness is found after one rejects any sinful participation with sinful men.

2 Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction,
and he meditates on it day and night.

Those who do reject a lifestyle of sin shows that they love the Word of God and desire to please the Lord Jesus Christ.

3 He is like a tree planted beside flowing streams
that bears its fruit in its season
and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers.

When you base your life in God’s Word, God’s favor shall be poured out on you. It does not matter the size of the whirlwind headed your way, you shall not be moved.

4 The wicked are not like this;
instead, they are like chaff that the wind blows away.

The wicked in their case has no anchor to keep them secure and immovable because they have rejected the Word of God.

5 Therefore the wicked will not stand up in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

In the judgment seat of Christ, the Atheists, the Mormons, the Jehovah Witnesses, Islam, and any other group who has rejected the inerrancy of the Word of God and the person of Jesus Christ as revealed in Scripture shall be found guilty.

6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to ruin.

The Lord God is watching those for their good who love His Word and are obeying it. But, those who do not love His Word, have walked away from the only person that can give them eternal life, Jesus Christ. 

UnBiblical Interpretation Can Cause Havoc To Your Faith

out of context
That is how Satan and the world interprets Scripture

 

Matthew 4:5-7

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.”

The 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 with deep prayer, asking the Lord for understanding.

Your best defense against this deception is to know the Scriptures very well so that you cannot be sideswiped. The way Jesus used the Scriptures in Matthew 4 is a model for us today. When you read some material like Calvinism, Arminianism, or anything with an ism in it, make sure that it does not contradict another verse that’s connected to that theme. If it does contradict, then reject that interpretation.

Another misinterpretation in the Bible or that gets overlooked is found in Hebrews 10:25 which says, 25 not staying away from our worship meetings, as some habitually do, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day drawing near.

I have come across believers who say or teach that you shouldn’t go to church. They actually call it an institution, mirroring the world which is against God’s house. They claim that all the churches are teaching error and cannot be trusted. Folks, this is the very definition of being spiritually quarantined. For further study on this, click on Demons Strategy: Quarantine

Those who believe in that think that keeping themselves from “ingesting” the purported error, have themselves swallowed Satan’s pill that attacks the part of the brain where faith in Christ is located. 

They have a big dilemma because if they paint with a broad brush all churches for coming into contact with some bad ones, they actually become that which they despise, a false teacher. Scripture commands us to go to church, so if that person says not to go, they are disobeying God’s Word. If on the other hand, they say that God told them not to go to church then they are making God contradict Himself. Whichever way you look at it, they are in error and if they preach that interpretation, they become false teachers. If you have come across someone like this, beware.

All false religion like the Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Catholicism to name a few preach false doctrine, why? Because they have misinterpreted the Bible to say what they want to hear. That interpretation comes from none other than Satan and his fallen angels. 

Misinterpretation can severely damage one’s faith and steer one who is close to salvation away from a saving faith. Be careful.