Satan Knits Ornate Webs of Confusion
“But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on His own; He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come.” John 16:13 (NIV)
“And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.” John 14:16-17 (NKJV)
Satan likes to weave ornate webs of confusion. He is successful in knitting his traps of deceit because he cunningly interweaves truth within his lies. It takes a discerning spirit to cut away Satan’s guile and recognize his trickery.
To counter the attacks of the enemy, we must put on our spiritual armor. The belt of truth is the first piece of protection mentioned in Ephesians 1:14. God’s truth will always dismantle the lies of the evil one. However, we must know the promises of God written within the pages of the Bible. How else can we expect the Holy Spirit to bring his lies to our attention? Then, with the living Word at hand, we can use our double-edged sword to cut the craftily woven lies to pieces.
Jesus told His disciples in John 14:16-17 that God would give us another Helper who would abide within us forever. This Spirit of truth is the Holy Spirit. He will speak only what He hears from the Father and will tell us of what is to come. Therefore, we must fine-tune our hearing in order to heed His advice, instruction, encouragement, and warnings. The Holy Spirit Is also called the Comforter.
When we are confused, the Comforter will help to untangle the ….
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