Satan’s Strategy: Deception

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Satan’s main strategies are deception, accusation, temptation, and control. Today we will be dealing with the first one: deception.

This is the second installment of our 7-video series on “Unmasking the Enemy.” Christians must be aware of Satan’s strategies “so that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes.” 2 Corinthians 2:11 NASB

Satan’s Strategy: Deception

  • Satan is a deceiver. He is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44) Revelation 20:3 also says about Satan: “that he should not deceive the nations any longer.” He distorts truth so masterfully that we are easily manipulated. Everything Satan says appears to be true and has evidence, in a sinister and twisted way. Logic is a tool of Satan. He can logically maneuver you into rationalizing any sin as being harmless or good. Satan will even twist Scripture to rationalize your sin.
  • Satan depends on secrecy and darkness. He can be exposed by shining light. We are attacked in our minds at night more than any other time, especially as we fall asleep. Take every thought captive, and be aware that this window of time is the main attack time.
  • Satan makes evil to look good and good to look evil. (This is how he tempts us.)
  • Satan is a counterfeiter. He will lure you with counterfeit happiness. Don’t take the bait. Satan is the source of our affliction.
  • Satan causes us to surrender to him because he will pander to our lusts and desires. If we surrender to him, we give him permission to exercise dominion over us in that area.

This is crucial for you to understand! Here is the progression of Satan’s deception:

  1. Things that are technically true are said by the enemy.
  2. Those technical truths are backed up by actual evidence, making his claims facts.
  3. The conclusions derived in this way are false because the actual facts are manipulated in such a way that the truth is hidden and the lie is believed.

Stay tuned for the next installment: “Satan’s Strategy: Accusation.” If you don’t want to miss this series, follow my Prayer page and subscribe to my monthly newsletter below.

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8 Responses to “Satan’s Strategy: Deception”

  1. We have to know who we’re fighting before we can claim victory.

  2. Andrea says:

    SO important that we know Satan’s methods so that we know how to have victory!

  3. Kristi says:

    To know and understand that Satan knows scripture and uses it against if we don’t know it well should make us all the more eager to be in God’s word daily.

    • Susan says:

      Absolutely! It’s like being able to spot a fake $100 bill. If you know the real thing, you can spot the fake. Spending time in God’s Word enables us to be able to identify when Scripture is being twisted and used inappropriately.

  4. Andrea says:

    “Didn’t God say….” was I believe the first deception spoken by Satan in Genesis 3….

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