2Corintians 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed intoan angel of light.
2Corintians 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if hisministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose endshall be according to their works.
Every living thing needs water tosurvive. It must be found occasionally to replace what is given off bydehydration. Most water is good to drink but almost all water has other thingsin it. Most of those things cannot be seen and are harmless. (Some are evenhelpful. Good bacteria, minerals and protein just to name a few.)
Some things that are in water andare harmless are gravel, algae, salt and other food chemicals. The things thatcan be found in water in small quantities go through the digestive tract andare expelled. Occasionally these quantities can be found in larger doses andcan make us mildly sick; giving us headaches, sick stomachs, fevers ordiarrhoea. Alcohol and spirited drinks fall into this area. It is water mixedwith alcohol or other poisons that give us that high feeling. We are poisonedto the point that our senses are dulled and our body has a reaction to thepoison and throws up. Our reason is gone and we cannot think correctly. Dangerno longer frightens us and we no longer feel pain. We also stop caring for thethings that worry us which, to some, is a relief.
Then there are the things in water that we cansee and will stop us from drinking it. Muddy water or any coloured water is tobe avoided along with bad smelling water. Water that smells bad might not bebad for us but we think it is and avoid it. If we do not know what ishidden in the water it is best not to drink it.
We often think that other thingscould be in the water if there is dirt or impurities in it. We avoid stream,river and lake water because it is exposed to the air, which we think ispolluted. We know that treated water has chemicals in it to kill most of theharmful things in it but the chemicals could also hurt us.
We have come to trust well water thebest because it has been filtered down through the soil; which is a very goodfiltering system. Now we are finding out that chemicals, fertilizers, animalwaste and many other impurities can follow water through the earth andcontaminate it. Our bodies filtering system is still usually strong enough tohandle most of these impurities.
We have come to the point wherealmost all water has impurities in it and some are getting to the point ofreally harming us. There is also the fact that we have combinations ofimpurities that, separately, might go harmlessly through our bodies but,together, might be lethal.
We have developed many grades offilters and processes to purify our water so that it will nourish our bodiesand keep them in health but which one works best all the time. Satan and hisservants look like a clear healthy glass of water; good looking and goodsounding. Only God’s word can filter out everything harmful in their actionsand words.
Proverbs 30:5 Everyword of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put theirtrust in him.