Jesus and His disciples had just finished their last meal together. As they finished, Jesus sent Judas to betray Him—quickly. The work of redemption began in earnest with the sending of Judas. He only had a few more minutes with His disciples before His rendezvous with Judas and the devil. His passion and love for the glory of His Father animated every fiber of His being as His Father’s words filled His heart and mind. The words of the Father were to set all of the children of God apart from the rest of mankind, the children of the devil.
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Chariot of Fire Blog
Last month, my blog topic was The Great Deception. I suggested that one of the top lies that Satan has convinced many to believe is this: that if a person is breathing in his body, then he is alive. That seed was planted in the heart of Adam and Eve and it led to the original sin that has destroyed the human race. Satan said, “You surely shall not die.” They ate the forbidden fruit, died, yet were still breathing in their bodies in this world.
What is the greatest and most destructive lie that Satan ever perpetrated on mankind? How would you answer that one? I am sure there are many different opinions. Near the top of the list, I think, is the lie that he told to Adam and Eve regarding death, namely, that if a person is breathing in a body, then he is alive. Well, he didn’t exactly say it that way, so let me invite you to think with me through some verses from Genesis 2-3.