SATANíS LIST OF EXCUSES TO MAKE YOU CAVE INTO
how to get to your heart, mind, and soul. If you are honest, you have
heard and continue to hear Satan whispering in your ear to ďGo ahead.
Why not? Go ahead.Ē Letís get a clue here. You are Satanís target
and Satan is shooting at you. Satan will use every devious idea, device,
and method to make you fall. The following list is a list of excuses
Satan whispers into your ear hoping you listen and cave in.
The following list of excuses Satan whispers into
your heart is presented to you so in your heart, mind, and soul you will
explode these excuses and destroy them. This list is also provided to
you so you will stop using any of these whispered excuses in your life
when you are faced with temptation.
whisper: You are too busy to stop the sinful behavior.
TO YOU: Are you really too busy to stop sinful self-destructive
whisper: You sin because have too much time on your hands.
TO YOU: If you have so much time on your hands, canít you use your
extra time to engage in a godly activity to bless Godís work on the
earth? With your extra time, canít you spend more time in prayer?]
whisper: You donít have enough time to bother stopping your sinful
TO YOU: Do you really not have enough time to resist Satanís power? Do
you really not have enough time to do the right thing before God? In
your answer, are you really being honest here?]
whisper: You are afraid to stop.
TO YOU: Being tough hereÖif you are afraid now, how afraid are you
going to be when you cave in and Satan devastates your life?]
whisper: You canít resist because of your family.
TO YOU: What happens to your family if you cave in and lead a sinful
devastated life? Above all else, your family should be one of your
biggest reasons to resist Satanís wiles.]
whisper: You can keep on sinning because you have no family.
TO YOU: Isnít Satan saying you have a right to sin because you have no
family? Isnít Satan saying your loneliness, because of no family,
gives you an ďoutĒ and you can go ahead and sin away? Surely you
donít honestly really believe this.]
whisper: You do not enough pull. You do not have enough power so why try
TO YOU: Isnít Satan saying you do not have power in the world and your
lack of power in the world gives you permission to sin? If so, you need
to understand you have all the power you need with God over you, under
you, and within you.]
whisper: You do not have enough money to really resist.
TO YOU: Isnít Satan saying because you do not have an excess amount of
money you do not have the power to be righteous? If this is what you are
saying or thinking to yourself please get more of a life with God
whisper: You have too much education to bother with spiritual stuff.
TO YOU: Isnít Satan saying you should give in to sin because you have
more education than you need? If this is true for you, then you need
more of a spiritual or godly educationÖthe kind of education leading
you to live your life in holiness and godly contrition.]
whisper: You have too little education to understand anything about God.
TO YOU: Isnít Satan saying your level of education has something to do
with your ability to resist sinfulness? Letís not kid ourselves. You
donít really believe education and willingness to sin are connected,
whisper: You canít resist your sinful desires because of your job.
TO YOU: Some jobs, because of the circumstances of the job, present us
with more temptations than do other kinds of jobs. However, we all
control how we respond to our circumstances. God is living and alive
within us. God can be called into every circumstance. We are not alone.
We are not at the mercy of Satan. When Satan pushes against us, we MUST
whisper: You have no job.
TO YOU: Being unemployed can devastate people and families. We do not
have to let Satan do whatever Satan wants if we are unemployed. In every
circumstance, we must resort to prayer, fasting, and a calling down of
Godís power to empower us to be holy, godly, and devout.]
whisper: Your health is bad.
TO YOU: Bad health may be an excuse to sin but bad health is a bad
excuse. When Satan whispers this kind of trash excuse, you must explain
to Satan how you are placing your bad health and your temptation to sin
in Christís hands. Know and believe Christ wants your best for as long
as you live.]
whisper: World or national problems are mounting up on you. The end is
near. Donít bother to live right.
TO YOU: The end could be near or it could not be. We will all stand
before Christ no matter what. We will all definitely have an end.
Resisting Satan helps you by keeping you near to God in the here and now
so you can be near Him in the hereafter.]
whisper: You are misunderstood.
TO YOU: People can misunderstand us. We can also misunderstand or
totally ignore the whispers Satan puts in our heart. Christ understands
you like no person on earth can understand. Christ has been with you
every moment. Even when people misunderstand you, your ability to be
righteous and holy before God is not impaired. Because Christ
understands you so much, you must go all out to be His child and not use
excuses to sin.]
whisper: Conditions aren't right for you.
TO YOU: Isnít Satan saying because conditions arenít right, these
conditions give you a permission to sin? Letís get real here.
Conditions in your life should never ever have anything to do with your
committing sinful acts.]
whisper: Other's opinions of you are too harsh.
TO YOU: Pity, pity, you. If you are going to walk Christís path you
will get all kinds of harshness from the world, from Satan directly,
through afflictions, and numerous other sources. Living in harshness is
the way it is, get over it and move on. Glib words to say ďget over
it, move onĒ but moving past what others think of you, good, bad, or
indifferent, is part of the Christian lifestyle. People were so harsh to
Christ they crucified HimÖfor you.]
whisper: You are too old, or too young.
TO YOU: Age should have nothing to do with being righteous. Wrong is
wrong at age 5 or age 95.]
This message was presented in
February 2012 as the Virtual Church message in
Shepherd's Care Ministries virtual church site at http://www.findthepower.com