The vaccine for Defamation
We have to be radical against the attacks of evil. The quicker we cut them off, the easier it will be to overcome them. When the devil tried to contaminate the Lord Jesus through Peter, He did not worry about His friendship with Peter, but immediately and strongly rejected that sneak-attack. “Get behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men,” Mark 8.33.
It’s a good idea to ask yourself these questions about those who speak ill of us:
- Has this person ever been to the Church? If not, how can he attack something he knows nothing about?
- How is this person’s life? Is he very blessed?
- I know the pastors, but do I know the person who is writing/saying bad things about the pastors and the Church? Has this person ever helped me? Who is this person? Who’s giving him these ideas?
The devil is a liar and will do anything to deceive you. Be firm in your convictions and use reason not your emotions, because the heart (emotions) is deceptive, Jeremiah 17.9.
Remember what we learned in the video (if you didn’t watch it click here): a virus can only enter when there is a receptive cell. Decide that you are not going to have a receptive attitude towards the devil’s viruses and that you will use your natural defenses (faith) to reject satan in a complete and radical way.
“Resist the devil and he will flee from you,” James 4.7.
Tomorrow we’ll reveal – Virus #2…