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Friday, April 3, 2020
Joyce Meyer: The Strategy to Gain Freedom From Deception

God wants you to be free from Satan's deception. (Photo by Nathan McBride on Unsplash)
Deception is a dangerous problem, and something Jesus warned us about in the Bible.

In Matthew 24:4 (AMP), He said, "Be careful that on one misleads you [deceiving you and leading you into error]." There are other places in Scripture where we're warned to watch out and be alert because we have an enemy who is trying to deceive us.

When you're deceived, you believe a lie. This is dangerous because when you believe a lie, even though it's not true, it becomes your reality.

I used to believe I would always have a second-rate life because my father had sexually abused me throughout my childhood and I was "damaged goods." This lie made me insecure, bitter, hard to get along with, and absolutely miserable.

But when I discovered the truth in God's Word, that He would heal my soul and pay me back for the shame of my youth, I had hope that I could move forward in His plans and purposes for my life. I began growing in my relationship with Jesus, learning how to trust Him to restore my mind and emotions—my heart—and how to live according to the wisdom in His Word.

Breaking Free from the Lies That Tormented My Soul

A major key to overcoming the wrong mindsets I'd lived with for many years, I had to obey His command to walk in love and forgive everyone who had hurt me. Luke 6:27b-28 (NIV) says, "Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. read more
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