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.



God bless you! I'm a husband, father and ordained Minister since 1996. I serve as an Associate Minister at Oak Spring Church Arlington TN, a suburb of Memphis. I'm a professional Copywriter for a Fortune 500 company, published Gospel songwriter and owner of an independent label, Al-Go-Rhythm Music. My main spiritual gift is Exhortation...I'm a natural encourager. I love the word of God and sharing it from a "Wow, I never thought of it like that before" perspective. There's so much fresh revelation in God's word that is just as relevant today as it was as it unfolded. I hope my daily devotionals enhance your walk with God, taking you beyond BLESSED to BLESSTIFIED.

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