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How can I discern the voice of Satan from God’s voice?

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The best way to fight against Satan is to spend time in the Bible. Not just to read words but rather to spend time reading and praying through God’s Word. Knowing God’s Word will prepare you to discern between the voice of God and the voice of Satan.

Jesus said, “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:27).

Satan will always attack your character and God will only attack your sin and then offer forgiveness.

Satan says: “You don’t matter. You are a mistake!”

God says: “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; In your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none them” (Psalm 139:13-16).

Satan says: “You are weak.”

God says: You are strong! “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).

“Greater is He that is in me than He who is in the world” (1 John 4:4).

Satan says: “God hates you.”

God says: I love you. “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God “ (Romans 5:8, 9).

Satan says: “God will never forget the bad things you have done.”

God says: “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east Is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:11,12).

Satan says: “God will pay you back for your bad choices.”

God says: “God does not deal with us according to our past sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities” (Psalm 103:10,12).

Satan says: “You have no future. You will fail.”

God says: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for peace and plenty and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11).

Jesus declared, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matthew 22: 37-40).

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