Luke 22:23 And they began to inquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing.
Jesus had just told His Disciples that one of them was about to betray Him. Each of the Disciples began to turn to one another and ask, “Is It I?” Doubt was a weapon that the Devil was using way back in the days of the Disciples.
Deception and doubt are some of Satan’s greatest tools. If Satan can get you to doubt your walk with God, doubt your salvation, doubt that your testimony is effectiveness, and doubt your place of service for God, then he can get you to be less than what God intended for you to be.
In Matthew 14:31 when Peter was sinking in the sea Jesus reached out to him and said, “O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” Later in Matthew 21:21-22 Jesus told His disciples, “Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” Jesus fully understood the problem with doubt. He also knew how Satan would use it.
Let’s not give place to Satan in our lives with doubt about anything God has told us is true. Our Salvation is secure, He promised. Our position in Him is sure, He said so. Our service to Him will bring rewards, He proclaimed it. In addition, Satan, who brings about doubt, is defeated, Christ beat him.
In 2 Timothy 1:7 it says, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Let’s not let the devil tempt us with doubt and fear. We should proclaim with a loud voice, “On Christ the Solid Rock I stand all other ground is so surely sinking sand.”
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Isaiah 40 – 42 / Psalm 55 / Proverbs 30 / Luke 21 – 22
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Psa. 106-108 / 1 Co. 2
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director