Saturday, April 5, 2014

Satan loves secrets

Satan loves darkness, isolation, and secrets.  He knows that if he can isolate you and fill your mind with his dark thoughts and convince you to keep them secret, he can win the battle to destroy you. (John 10:10) That was the very first act we see of his in the Bible.  He got Eve alone.  He filled her mind with dark thoughts, "Can it really be that God has said you shall not eat from every tree of the garden?"  He inferred these things:  "God is holding out on you!  Does He really love you?  He doesn't want the best for your life.  I can offer you more." And then he makes it very enticing.  And once we bite, we enter into his destructive, dark snare of isolation.

But God has told us that there's nothing hidden that won't be brought to light.  (Mark 4:22)  God IS light.  And He exposes secrets for our own good.  He knows how destructive they are and how they don't end in just being a secret.  They will spiral us to a place of isolation, fear, lies, and death--and that mainly being separation from God. God came looking for Adam & Eve after they'd eaten the forbidden fruit.  He found them hiding in their nakedness.  They wanted to hide their sinful state from God.  They didn't want to be exposed...and neither do we.

If Satan comes whispering secrets in your ear, RUN!  Don't stop and listen.  Don't be enticed.  He has nothing good to offer and only wants to lure you into darkness away from the God of Light. His secrets will isolate you not only from God but from people who love you.  He will make you feel hopeless and feel there is no way out.

But there is a way out!!  Trust God when He gently urges you to Himself and into the light.  He wants to expose your secrets--not to harm you, but to heal you.  His full purpose is to restore fellowship with you.  He called out to Adam & Eve, "Where are you?"  He wanted them to admit their secret.  He wanted them to willingly come out so He could lead them home--to Himself.

And He only wants the same for you and me.

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