The enemy doesn’t always come through an enemy.

One day years ago I was listening to a man tell me the most interesting story of something that happened to him.

I was responding…


“Are you serious?”

“That’s so cool?”


Then I remembered…

Wait minute! I forgot who I’m talking to!

This is __________________.

Everyone who knows him knows that he loves to tell wild stories and lies, and he knows they know it.

The point? Never forget who you’re dealing with.

The bible tells us the devil is a liar, and the father of lies.

John 8:44 (NKJV)

 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources,for he is a liar and the father of it.

The bible tells us that we aren’t ignorant of the devil’s schemes.

2 Corinthians 2:11  (NKJV)

 11 lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.

Don’t listen to the lies the devil tries to tell you about yourself.

Don’t listen to the lies the devil tries to tell you about others.

Don’t listen to the lies the devil tries to tell you about God!

When the devil tries to lie to you, tell him what God told you!

Psalm 139:14 (NKJV)

 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.

Read God’s word EVERY DAY so you can recognize the devil for who he is and how he operates.

Don’t be surprised when chaos jumps off in your life, even when you haven’t necessarily done anything wrong.

And, when you know your mind and heart are being manipulated either through your own thinking, or through someone else around you – never forget who you’re dealing with!

Remember Satan doesn’t alway come through and enemy, but can come through a trusted friend.

Luke 22:3-23 (NKJV)

Then Satan entered Judas, surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered among the twelve.



I often hear some Christians say, “I don’t believe in luck because I have grace”. Well that’s partially true. Yes, those of us who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior enjoy the benefits of God’s grace, which as you know is God’s unmerited, undeserved favor reserved for His people. Grace can’t be earned. As stated in Ephesians 2:8-9 and Ephesians 4:7, grace comes only through our faith in God through Christ, and it’s a free gift for each of us. 

Grace is God’s favor that all things will work for our good no matter what the circumstances, so what the world calls COINCIDENCES, Christians call CONFIRMATIONS. Since God is working on our behalf in all things Christians aren’t lucky. 

So if grace is God’s favor reserved for His people, then what is it when those who aren’t in the Body of Christ have unexpected, serendipitous, good things happen? They don’t have grace…right? Everyone receives God’s mercy. God is withholding His judgement from everyone until the appointed time…that’s mercy. God hasn’t dealt with anyone as they deserve Psalm 103:10 says, “He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor punished us according to our iniquities”…that’s mercy. As stated in Matthew 5:45, God allows His sun to rise on both the evil and the good, and His rain to fall on both the just and unjust….everyone receives God’s mercy. 

BUT, those who don’t acknowledge Christ as Lord and  don’t have grace. In their lives, whatever happens just happens. God isn’t working things out for their good. They don’t have His favor, but good things still happen to them if they work hard. They do sometimes have unexpected good fortune…but it’s not grace. For them, it’s luck it’s all chance. Calling it luck doesn’t minimize God’s power in the lives of believers or reduce the fact that He has power over their lives…they are just going about life on their own. 

Praise God today for giving us His GRACE and MERCY, and for the fact that we don’t have to hope for a lucky day!


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