You will not surely die, the serpent said to the woman. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. Genesis 3:4-5
The devil will promise you one thing, but always deliver something opposite. Take the promise he gave Eve that her eyes would be opened. Inferring that she was somehow blind to really great spiritual things, the devil promised he could open her eyes. He promised she would become spiritually wise, knowing the secrets of heaven, and even the loftiest thoughts of God himself. That was the promise. But it was a lie.
The exact opposite happened when Eve believed the devil. Second Corinthians 4:4-5 says,“The god of this age has blinded
the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” People who do not know Christ cannot see His light. The adversary has blinded them.
God is the only one who can spiritually open our eyes. Acts 9:17-18 records the amazing story of Saul’s spiritual eye surgery: “…Placing his hands on Saul, [Ananias] said, ‘Brother Saul, the Lord – Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here – has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.’ Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again.”
What promise has the devil whispered to you? How has he enticed you to compromise what you believe about God? What command from the Bible has the adversary told you is not necessary? Don’t listen to him. “I pray … that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you…” (Ephesians 1:18-19).
Lord God, I choose to listen to you, not the devil. The devil is a liar, but your promises are true. Thank you that Jesus is “the Truth and the Life.”
~shared from Joni & Friends