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Sat, Aug 04 2018 - 04:43 PM

588 THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT.

James 1:13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

James 1:14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

When Adam sinned, it was Eve’s fault.

Genesis 3:12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

When Eve sinned, it was the serpent’s fault.

Genesis 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

Genesis 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

There is always an ‘enticement’ to our sinning but WE STILL MAKE THE FINAL DECISION TO ACT OUT OUR SIN.

The Devil cannot ‘make’ you do anything. He has the influence to get your attention but it is our imagination that creates the sinful lust and, ultimately, our sinful actions.

James 1:14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

James 1:15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

Having been born with Adam’s sinful nature, our hearts run only to sin. The Devil doesn’t ‘make’ us do anything that we do not already WANT TO DO.

He just constantly ‘reminds’ us so WE can live in our sinful imaginations.

Genesis 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Until Jesus Christ died for our sins, we were helpless against the unseen influences of the Devil and his angels.

We were living for what we saw and not the righteousness that is only ‘seen’ by the evidence of it in our actions; why we do what we do and not what we do.

The Devil does not have to ‘suggest’ anything when we look where we should not be looking. OUR MINDS will do enough damage in our hearts to kill us.

Proverbs 27:20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

There is a false saying; what we do not know, will not hurt us.

The truth is just the opposite; what we do not know IS KILLING US.

WE DO NOT HAVE ‘SALVATION’ IN US UNLESS WE HAVE JESUS IN US.

It is OUR SINFUL NATURE that God is trying to save us from.

We can blame it on the Devil, our spouses, our parents, our countrymen, our governments, other religions, other races of people, anyone else but THE TRUTH IS that it is US that are to blame.

AND THEN, we make it worse by NOT ADMITTING OUR GUILT and lead others into thinking that OUR sins are okay.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

‘If WE CONFESS OUR SINS’ God will forgive us. If we do not…..

1 John 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

You see, WE are making the Devil’s job easy for him.

We are living in our sinful nature and proclaiming to the world that we are having fun and doing fine when, in reality, we are dead in trespasses and sins.

Ephesians 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

The Devil is not ‘making’ us do anything. He is watching and laughing while WE DO HIS WORK FOR HIM.

Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

‘THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT’? No.

I AM DOING IT but God WANTS TO HELP ME STOP! (For MY good, because HE LOVES ME; AND YOU TOO!



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praizeop2 - 2 weeks ago

AMEN! Sarah ~ PraizeOP2