I am preaching a three part sermon series entitled "Tempted". Temptation comes in many forms but the ultimate desire of the Devil in tempting us is to destroy us.
He desires to tempt us to:
1. A Lesser Good.
2. A Lesser Glory.
3. A Lesser God.
The Devil is the ultimate deceiver. In fact God's Word tells us that the Devil will be cast into everlasting torment because of his unholy works of deception. See Rev 20:10.
How can we overcome Satan's deceptions?
1. Know the Truth.
2. Quote the Truth.
3. Live the Truth.
Truth sets us free. Satan is the father of lies. He takes part of the truth, twists it, adds to it, and re-designs it. The end result for those who buy into his lies is death. Yes, there is momentary pleasure, but the end is always the same - death.
Satan knows his days are numbered. He doesn't want to go the hell alone. He is working overtime to steal, kill, and destroy. But God has made a way through Jesus Christ for us to overcome. His Light outshines Satan's darkness.
One final word, when we fall short quickly repent. Don't hide sin. It can't be hidden.