Recognizing the Enemy's Tricks.
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3. Have You Agreed with Suicidal Thoughts or even Attempted Suicide?
...Looking to Death to Comfort You?
I bet you didn't realize that finding comfort in thoughts of suicide meant you came into agreement with one of the enemy's schemes. He hides on purpose. I'm here to give you eyes to see what's happening and to help you put a stop to it. We will do it together!
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;" John 10:10 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,but against the rulers, against the authorities,against the powersof this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
4. Recognizing Satan's little game.
According the Bible God is our comforter. Read what scripture says.
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God." 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
**The trick is when the enemy whispers that death will comfort you. He turns your thoughts away from God, your comforter, offering death in exchange. Why? When you agree with him, it's like he holds your head under the water for a moment. The more time he can get you to spend under the water the more you drown in hopeless dark feelings. With each suicidal thought Satan steps into authority, in exchange he draws you into darkness away from God. Infuritating...Right??
5. You Have Jesus on Your Side! He can help you out of this.
Once You choose Jesus as your Savior, you have the power to overthrow the enemy's schemes. To get rid of those thoughts that drag you into the dark.
How do I know this? Because that's what Jesus did on the cross. He took our place paying the debt for us. The price is high, when we put Satan in authority in our lives.
Jesus loves you enought to pay that price for you. After Jesus died, he went down into hell and took back authority from Satan. Scripture tells us on the third day he rose again, defeating death. So whoever chooses to Follow Jesus has the power to repent (break ties with Satan) and turn back to abundant hopefilled life in God. You regain your freedom by walking in the truth. Like a prisioner set free.
Suicidal thoughts are your prision that through Jesus you have the keys to bust out of.
"Then Jesus came to them and said,“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me." Mathew 28:18
4. Are You Ready To Take the Next Steps Towards Freedom?
Spend time talking to Jesus. Share your heart with him. Ask him to strengthen your faith and build your desire for deep connection with him through the Holy Spirit. Ask him to help you commit to remaining in his love for comfort. Allow him to build a fire in you that will allow you to stand up against the enemy's schemes.
Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8 ESV "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." James 4:7 ESV
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