“He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them.”

{2 Thessalonians 2:10 NLT}

Ivy is so beautiful…I have it growing every where around my little house. It’s grown up the side of my house…it’s taken over my bird feeder…and it totally dominated two giant oak trees!! It is/was so beautiful…I didn’t think anything of it. But,  I didn’t realize the damage it was doing…

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That is how satan works. he makes things look so beautiful. Even the weirdly bad things, like being a victim. I really don’t know how to explain that…but sometimes we use the things of our past to bring attention to ourselves and take the attention away from the One Who brought us through those things…but I digress…

satan has been called the “angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14) he knows how to make those things that are evil, look so appealing, so beautiful…much like the ivy that was killing my trees. Think about how appealing he makes being rich, or famous look. Like it’s the only thing that will ever make us happy. he even makes being a victim look good, because if we are a victim, then people will pity us or pay attention to us (I speak from experience)…and I digress again…

My dear friends…know Who GOD is…HE wants us to think of HIM first, then everyone else, then ourselves. One of HIS blog’s new friends, The Nutty Book Blogger, put it this way: Jesus Others You = JOY

The only TRUTH is JESUS…and HE is so much more beautiful than anything satan can offer.

Do you know that you are living in eternity right now? This is the beginning of forever, and we have to live our lives without that beautiful, deceptive ivy and put on the armor of GOD.

“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

{Ephesians 6:11 NKJV}

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If we live for the beauty of today, we will soon have the life drained out of us, like my trees, and start dying before we have a chance to really live.

So what’s the solution? Cut those beautiful, stinking ugly vines off at the roots!!! Don’t give any place in your life for the deceitful beauty that satan presents. It Is Not Real. Only a life that is lived to glorify GOD is real. And when we live this kind of life, then everyone around us benefits…and so do you!!!

Gaining strength though our fellowship…

“That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” {1 John 1:3 KJV}

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