“He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” – Genesis 3:15
For the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, has said:” You will be delivered by returning and resting; your strength will lie in quiet confidence. But you are not willing.” Isaiah 30:15 HCSB
Therefore the LORD is waiting to show you mercy, and is rising up to show you compassion, for the LORD is a just God. All who wait patiently for Him are happy. Isaiah 30:18 HCSB
For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment. 2 Timothy 1:7, HCSB
You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”John 8:32,HCSB
“Did God really say…?” With one, seemingly, simple question Satan has been effective at casting a seed of doubt in the minds of believers since Adam and Eve. Satan has used the distortion of truth to try to destroy humanity from the time of creation. In Fiery Darts: Satan’s Weapon of Choice ($10.99, paperback, 978-1-936989-22-5), Janet Warren Lane explains how truth that is enveloped within a subtle lie can thwart God’s plan for Christians and devastate them spiritually.
As Lane explains, the lie enters as a negative thought or— a fiery dart from the Enemy. Although, Satan’s tactics are not new, when the lie is well-blended with some truth within the recesses of the mind, it becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish between the truth and the lie. Believers accept the lie as truth and become accustomed to this pattern of negative thinking. This sets them on the path toward a destructive life course. “What we think determines how we feel and what we feel influences our actions,” says Lane.
The weapon of choice for Satan has always been getting the Christian to doubt God. He will disguise the fiery dart in such a way that believers will not even know they are teetering from its sharp sting. The result is a life plagued with unfulfilled dreams, shattered relationships, and maybe even— a turning away from God.
How do you discern between a lie and the truth before the lie defeats you? In order to recognize the counterfeit, that which is authentic must be known. Scripture is the weapon for every believer. “Knowing the words that proceed from the mouth of God, in other words, The Bible, we have those TRUTHS with which to contrast the fiery darts from Satan,” says Lane. She shares examples of verses that will help you neutralize the negative thoughts as they come in. The counter attack must be as swift as the fiery dart approaching.
Satan persistently attempts to frustrate the plans God has for each believer. It is time to become aware of the Enemy’s devices and reclaim what he has taken from you. Learn how to break free from the bondage of complacency and negative thinking in your life. You can now start enjoying the abundant life God has prepared for you. Fiery Darts: Satan’s Weapon of Choice will help you to clearly detect the imminent darts and ground you in your spiritual journey toward illumination.
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As God exposed the weapons of fiery darts that for years Satan had skillfully used against me, my spiritual walk underwent a dramatic transformation. By teaching me what fiery darts were and how to counter their attack, my walk along the path God had set before me so many years before was illuminated to such an extent that my skill in recognizing Satan’s tactics dramatically improved along with my ability to successfully fight against the fiery darts. FD p. 6
A Pivotal Question!
For am I now trying to win the favor of people, or God? Or am I striving to please people?. . . Galatians 1:10 (HCSB)
When a man’s ways please the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. Proverbs 16:7 (HCSB)
“Above all, we must be especially alert against the beginnings of temptation, for the enemy is more easily conquered if he is refused admittance to the mind and is met beyond the threshold when he knocks. . . .Thus, because he is not resisted in the beginning, Satan gains full entry. And the longer a man delays in resisting, so much the weaker does he become each day, while the strength of the enemy grows against him.” p. 46 FD (Thomas Kempis)
“‘For I know the plans I have for you’, declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,’” (NIV) Jeremiah 29:11
How can a country know Truth when they have rejected the source of Truth–God? Of course, you can’t know Truth apart from God. (John 18:37) But apparently there are many (too many) who believe that it can be done and down through the ages they have attempted to do so. The results of their efforts have given birth to a definition based on lies. For those who have rejected God’s Truth, darkness has become a way of life for them. They have become so accustomed to the dark that they see the darkness as light and the light as darkness. Ooh, that sounds familiar, doesn’t it? (Isaiah 5:20, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness,…) And the resulting man’s truth has created a climate of fear and bondage throughout our land.
we are willing to acknowledge God as the source of Truth, then and only then will the Light of Truth shine down upon us, exposing the fiery darts that we have allowed to plunge us into darkness. When we acknowledge the Light of Truth, then Hope, and Faith will return and we will be released from the bondage of the lies and the fear they produce.
in the following verse:
I write this post because America is in serious trouble. And because so many of our leaders are blinded to the Truth, we must be careful not to be caught up in their deception. We must not allow the lies of their truth to destroy our Hope. Instead we must dig deep into God’s Word and arm ourselves with God’s Truth. And in obeying that Truth, we will discover that God is in control and man is not. (Daniel 4:35 and Isaiah 14:27) We will discover there is nothing to fear.(Isaiah 41:10) We will discover He has good plans that we can place solid hope in now and for our future (Jeremiah 29:11). We will discover that no matter what may come our way God will cause it all to work out together for our good. (Roman 8:28) I could go on, but I think I’ve made my point!
Until next post,
Two hundred and thirty-seven years ago today, a bunch of ordinary men got together and did something extraordinary and here’s how they went about it:
Before they signed the Declaration of Independence, they went to church for four hours. Then they went to the hall and prayed an hour before they signed it. Several ministers were involved in the decree for independence.
These men knew that freedom wasn’t license to do whatever you wanted to do. They knew that TRUE freedom came through Faith, with Morality, Law, Education, and Liberty, based on Christian values and principals and steeped in the love of God. (Matrix of Liberty)
Our country’s forefathers were fresh from prayer and sacrifice as they signed that Declaration of Independence. Therefore, the fiery darts had little chance to interfere with or manipulate their attitudes and/or actions. Most of those men were Christians and I dare say ALL of them respected the Word of God. Men like this didn’t give the fiery darts much room to mess with their minds.
But through the years this has changed. No longer is America led by men and women who have a healthy respect for God and His Word. Many don’t even believe He exists. Personal agendas trump God’s agenda more often than not. How did we get from 1776 to 2013 and wind up so far from the principals we were founded on?
There are so many ideologies floating around in the halls of our leadership, and each one of them proclaim they want freedom. Yep, you heard me freedom! BUT it’s not freedom they really want. Their freedom is just the fiery dart of license dressed up to look like freedom. The enemy is so-o-o cleaver, I’m sad to say, and many of us have fallen prey to his deceptions.
But we do have hope! Our land can be healed. It will require something rather dramatic of us, though.
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
This is what is all boils down to:
And there’s something quite significant as to whom this verse is directed:
(That’s Christians, people)
No fiery dart will tell you to start solving our country’s problems by humbling ourselves in prayer, seek God, and repent! Nope, it will tell you to demand your rights, deny God, assert yourselves and don’t you dare call it ‘wicked’ (even if God does). And if anyone comes against you for that, then the fiery darts will convince you that whatever you have to do to shut them up is acceptable. Do you know why they think like that?
I think the Bible nailed it in the following verse.
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” Isaiah 5:20
So, fellow Christians we have our mandate. Don’t expect those who have rejected God to start acting right. It’s not going to happen. It’s not their fault our country has strayed so far away from our beginnings, for they are just acting as people like them have always acted. We allowed it by not standing up for the principals our country was founded on. We got away from God’s Word, and the further we drifted the cloudier truth became.
We must get back into God’s Word and allow His Truth to dictate our attitude and actions. Our country was founded and built upon the Truths of God. Therefore, no other truths will produce what God’s Truth produces,