What should you be watching for?
In battle, a soldier seeks to understand his enemy. If you know what your enemy is like, and what weapons he is apt to use, you can develop a battle plan to defeat him. We are at war with Satan, but we will never be victorious until we understand how he uses “lies” to deceive us in his cunning “Plan of Temptation.” In order to understand Satan, you must understand the strength and power of “Lies.” “Lies” are the cornerstone of Satan’s success. Lies are Satan’s most frequently used and powerful weapon.
“LYING” IS SATAN’s NATIVE LANGUAGE
… the devil, … was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. John 8:44
Satan “... who was a liar from the beginning.” D & C 93:25
Remember, Satan’s initial plan in the preexistence?
“I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost, and surely I will do it;” Moses 4:1
Yep! It was a lie. Satan could have never fulfilled that promise! Nevertheless, one third of our preexistence family were NOT WATCHING and followed Satan. 🙁 Satan accomplished this sizeable recruitment while in the presence of God with Jesus the Christ heading the opposing campaign.
You tell me, how powerful can a lie be?
Satan has told more lies to more people (and even angels and God) than any being ever created. His success depends on creating powerful lies and people believing them. He has used everything from “little white lies” to huge, “whoppers” to deceive us.
When Satan lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Satan speaks the “Lying” language the best. Lying is the basis of Satan’s identity. Lying is to be expected because it is consistent with his character. Lying comes naturally to Satan.
Over the thousands of years, Satan has perfected
use of his native “Lying” tongue and it’s many dialects.
LYING IS THE BASIS FOR SATANIC DEVICES
“Dialect” is a particular form of a language that is peculiar to a specific region or social group.
Satan speaks “Lying” and has become efficient in it’s several dialects like: Flattery, Lull, Pacify, Pride, etc etc. He and his angels are proficient in whatever dialect is required by the region‘s or group’s specific weakness. An individual with “wealth and ease” may listen best to the dialect of Pride. While the dialects Lull and Pacify may best be understood by those “hanging onto a little sin”.
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle that fits them all.
When it comes Satan deceiving us through lies, he has no equal. The power of Satan is in his lies. You remove lies, you remove his power. “Watching” for lies is essential to combating Satan.
WATCH! “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” 1 Peter 5:8