HOW SATAN PRESENTS SIN AND UNGODLINESS TO PEOPLE
“So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.” Genesis 3:6
1, He makes sin look good – lust of the flesh.
Nobody wants to intentionally do something bad, so for Satan to make people commit sin and sin against God, he will first present sin as good to them, you must see something good for any reason before you do it. And that was how Even fell into sin. She would not have eaten the forbidden fruit if she still saw it bad. The devil is using the media, celebrities and different means to present sin as good thing to people. When you see something good for yourself or for others, you will have little resistance to it. When the devil makes sin looks good to you and you see it just like that, you will not mind going for it. That was the trick he used against Eve.
2, Satan makes sin looks pleasant – lust of the eyes.
This is the same forbidden fruit Eve had seen several times and ignored it or ran away from it, but this time the devil is presenting it to her in a different way, in a pleasant way. You may see fornication, adultery, worldly dresses, and others as terrible and evil, but the day you begin to look at it in a pleasant way, that is when you will fall for it. Satan does not present sin as evil or terrible thing, but he does present it as pleasant. Have you seen any alcoholic drink company running advert of their alcohol that people drink it and show bitter face or get sick? No, they will show people drinking alcohol and smiling and being happy, so you too would feel if you drink you will be happy and forget your sorrow. That is how Satan presents sin. You cannot fall into sin unless the sin looks pleasant to your eyes.
The Bible says, “For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.” 1 John 2:16. These are the things the devil uses to lure people into different sinfulness and ungodliness – the lust of the flesh, looking good for you, the lust of the eyes – looking pleasant to your eyes, and the pride of life – desire to have more and more.
3, Satan makes sin desirable – the pride of life.
Listen to me, except you desire the sinful temptation, you cannot fall for it. It is the work of the devil to make sin desirable to people, he must do the finishing to sin that will make you desire to have a bite. If you don’t desire it, it cannot dominate you. The desire for sin comes from within, the devil sows the seed of sinful desire into man’s heart. The little, little desire, the new and little interest that is coming from your heart is not ordinary but the beginning of your spiritual downfall. Desire for sin brings downfall for your spiritual life.
Don’t wait until you do it, as soon you see you are desiring the sinful things, you are already gone. The Bible says, “But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.” James 1:14,15. The desire for high life, desire for sexual immoral pleasure, desire for pride, desire for ungodly things building up in your mind is a serious matter. The desire for sin is a sin itself, it is called inordinate affection, don’t wait until you do it before you see yourself as a fall-away.
It is a must as children of God to always run scan on our heart through the word of God and continuously engage is a surgical operation through sanctification to remove sinful desire before the desire forms into demand and destruction.
4, Satan present sin as a modern wisdom and knowledge.
People are searching for wisdom and knowledge and the devil is presenting sin and ungodliness as wisdom, as civilization and modern life. The Bible says in the end time knowledge will increase. There are many things that were called sins years back but now they are called civilization. And nobody wants to look primitive, we want to be civilized in this modern world, even if it will take you wearing crazy jeans, as long you are part of the crazy civilized people.
And Satan is busy presenting sins as modern civilization in the family, in the church and in the society. Sinful dresses are no more sinful, even in the church, they are modern dressings. Fornication is no more seen as terrible sin, it is now dating or making love. Covetousness is no more sin; it is called being ambitious. Telling lies is no longer a lie, it is being smart or being diplomatic. False prophecy is not a sin; it is helping people’s faith. Worldliness and carelessness in the church is no sin, it is liberty and anyone who still cares to stand on the word of God as of old is seen as being legalistic. Holiness and righteous living is now termed as being legalistic and worldliness is now liberty or knowledge. That is the reason sin is striving and increasing in our modern society.
The good looking sinful person or sinful thing, the pleasant or pleasurable benefits you stand to get or gain from sin, the desirable love that comes from your mind and the modern civilization of sin and trivialization of sin are all the deceptions of the devil to make you sin and disqualify yourself from God’s glory. If you fall for it now, later you will realize you are deceived by the devil but it may be too late. Later Eve realized she was deceived by the devil but it was too late to reverse it. In Genesis 3:13, “And the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
Everybody doing it now will still realize that they are deceived by the devil but unfortunately it will be too late for the majority. The devil is deceiving you with the cares of this world now that you don’t have time for your salvation and to serve God in holiness and righteousness, the devil tells you it is called being ambitious, and you are happy with yourself, but one day you will realize your ambition is ambiguous.
The devil is deceiving you with worldliness, worldly dressing and you call it liberty, is that liberty in Christ? One day, you will realize you are all under the bondage of the devil which he deceives you with liberty.
To you, anyone who stands on the word of God as of old is legalistic, right? And that sounds boring and odd to you. The devil is doing deception party on your head, your face will soon clear when you pass into eternity and he does reception party for you in hell.
There are so many people in hell now, when they were alive, they were like you, they were enjoying the sin, postponing their salvation, living a careless Christian life, covering up their sins, deceived by the devil and lost forever and ever.
What is your decision today? You want to continue in the modern deception of the devil, you want to continue in the deception called liberal, modern Christianity of the penterascal prosperity gospel or you want to genuinely surrender your life unto Jesus and start the journey of eternal life on the old rugged way or you want to continue on the smooth, permissive, modern, liberal way that leads to eternal doom and darkness? Today is the day of your salvation.
Say Lord, I am a deceived sinner, but I don’t want to continue in deception of sin and religion.
FORGIVE MY SINS
WASH ME WITH YOUR PRECIOUS BLOOD
I SURRENDER ALL TO YOU JESUS
BE MY LORD FROM TODAY AND FOREVER
LEAD ME FROM HERE TILL ETERNITY
THANK YOU JESUS!