Fruit Flies and LIES
The truth is we have an enemy and he is the Father of LIES!
His only real power is to lie, to put thoughts in our minds that absolutely feel like our own.
You can unfortunately believe lies for decades and they can lead to destruction in your own life and in the lives of those around you.
It sounds crazy, but it is very very true.
I am not saying this to scare you, no no, the Lord is very very clear that there is NOTHING to fear, not even the devil (the enemy of our soul).
He is a defeated foe, the devil and he has no power or authority over those who are IN CHRIST.
And you don’t have to be all cleaned up and without sin to be IN CHRIST (that’s a lie)…. We need Christ because we are messed up and He is the one who comes to take on our sin, so we can be reconciled to God our Father.
You simply have to humble yourself and come to Christ to receive His gift of salvation. You have to realize that you need His divine help.
(Public Service Announcement: NO ONE IS PERFECT)
Except for Jesus! (because He was/is God in the flesh)
It can be tough to understand, it seems kind of weird and before I knew Christ as my Lord and Savior I remember thinking, “ok, why are people still talking about this jewish carpenter from 2,000 years ago. I believe that a few generations could convince a few more generations that this “Jesus fable” was true, but how on earth is it still being talked about today, if there is not something supernaturally real about it. It’s a good question to ponder, if you still don’t believe.
I mean even logically that doesn’t make sense.
But the truth of the Gospel, the GOOD NEWS is that everyone no matter their sin, can be saved and brought into a new life with Jesus and in Him we have authority over the enemy and his LIES that set out to destroy us.
A few weeks ago some lies of the past started to present themselves, seeing if I would maybe listen in again. It’s not always easy to recognize because they have a familiarity to them. I had believed lies about myself for over 20 years and they made me hate myself deeply. Come to find out, they were just simple lies that felt really really real.
Lies can be very powerful, that is why the Truth is so so important.
I didn’t realize the lies that were trying to slip back in recently, but suddenly found myself back in fear, back in not trusting God’s goodness, back in not trusting that God is for me.
Those thoughts, bolded above, are always a sign that the enemy might be trying to feed you a lie of CRAP, once again.
Maybe the lie is that your sin is fun (sometimes sin was fun), but it is, be assured, set out to destroy you.
Maybe the lie is that what YOU have done is too horrible to be redeemed, but that IS a lie.
It’s our responsibility to TAKE EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE as God says in His Word in 2 Corinthians 10:5 English Standard Version (ESV)
“5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ”
So right now, I have this fruit fly infestation at my house. These little boogers are annoying but what I realized is that they are tiny compared to me, they don’t have a chance to win against me, I am like big human girl, so as they bug me I squish’em. And they don’t have a chance, but then another one comes flying around that I have to squish also, so I have to be ready.
When I got home last night I realized that these little fruit flies are like the enemy and his lies. He is annoying and if we let him, he will drive us a little mad (or he will drive us straight off the cliff if we accept them as truth), but we actually have the power and authority to squish his lies as they present themselves. ya know, like little fruit flies.
If you struggle in this area of believing LIES, check out this teaching by one of my favorite Bible teaches
Click Here Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer