SUBTLENESS OF SATAN


After hearing a song over and over on the radio. How many times do you think because you heard it over and over that you started to like the song? Then you begin to sing the song when it’s not even on right? Or how about after seeing a commercial on the television over and over? What happens next? You begin to quote the commercial word for word right? All along not even really noticing that you have been singing the song and quoting the commercial. When we continue to see or hear things over and over what happens is it get into our mind. It doesn’t matter if it’s good or bad we soak things in. Satan is just like that. He loves to use all his tools to subtly get into our heads using television and music and what ever else he can when we least expect it and when we are not paying attention.

What got my attention which led me to write this particular blog was something that happened in my personal life last night. My kids love watching family movies and we as a family love spending time like that. So last night we decided to watch Super Buddies as our family movie. The Buddies movies are usually cute with these little dogs that can talk and try to do great things. Well while watching Super Buddies last night I noticed something very subtle and disturbing about this family friendly movie. In this movie there was a dog or puppy by the name of Budda. Of course he was cute right. The problem was this Budda was doing exactly what Buddhist do. He was chanting, mediating and able to make objects float in the air while we was mediating. He was mediating for peace in the world and encouraged the other buddies, or pups to chant and mediate if they wanted to peace in the world and wanted to be able to move objects with their mind and even float in the air like him. Innocent right? No!!! what was happening here? Kids where being encouraged to mediate, chant just like Budda was. Satan was subtle in making a impression in this movie and if I wasn’t paying attention I would have never noticed it.

So what decision did I make as far as finishing the movie? After explaining to my children what was going on and how the dog named Budda had significance to what he was doing. I gave them a opportuntiy to make a decision before I made it. My daughter immediately told me to turn it off. I felt great that they made decision that I was going to make and they made it instead. So I encourage you to be on the alert for Satan’s subtleness. When you discover it, never compromise!!!!!!

Galatians 1:6-7 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel, which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ.

Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.
Satan

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