Thursday, October 8, 2015

satan's lies and how to combat them

I am so thankful that so many have chosen to follow Elder Durant's " ponderize " suggestion. I felt prompted to share one way this has blessed my life. As part of the " ponderizing " that I have been doing over the years, I was led to choose scriptures that would help me combat satan's lies that we hear in this world. I have been very influenced by his lies in the past and having "go to" scriptures that I spent time " ponderizing " to quick rescue in my head has called the spirit to my rescue as I recite them in my head as an lie pops into my head because of a message I heard in passing, through a movie and even surrounding me in the grocery store.
Here is a list of scriptures that I have used to combat these lies. Perhaps finding out what lies you are prone to and finding your own scriptures that can be called to your rescue will help you as it has helped me?
satan's lies:
I am not beautiful -
Concerning beauty of women
1 Peter 3: 3-4
New Testament
3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; 
4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the a ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
1 Samuel 16:7
Old Testament
7 But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.
Proverbs 31:30
Old Testament
30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
Material Possessions and wealth will bring happiness -
Hebrews 13:5
New Testament
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Jacob 2:18 
Book of Mormon
18 But before ye seek for riches, seek ye for the kingdom of God.
Proverbs 28:6
Old Testament
6 Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.
All is well if I believe in Christ, I do not need to do anything more but believe-
James 1:22-27
New Testament
22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
I will never be who I want to be-
Romans 5:8 
New Testament
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Luke 12: 6-7 
New Testament
6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?
7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Jeremiah 29:11
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Psalm 139:13-15
Old Testament
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

I say this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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