Craig Groeschel | – When the Devil Knocks: Week 1 – The Deceiver

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  1. I thank you and appreciate this message. I knew I was in a battle but the battleground of my mind was really foggy until I saw this message. The Holy Spirit spoke through you. All of the messages that I have seen lately have been about satan as the deceiver and fighting the spiritual battle with the armour of God. As soon as I started fighting for my husband and marriage through prayer the enemy began to fight me. I know that I have on the armour of God and I refuse to let him (satan) win this battle. I pray that God continues to bless you, your family and ministry, in Jesus name.

    Oh by the way, thank you for Youversion, it has changed my life. Every chance I get I introduce someone else to the bible plans.

  2. we need to stop blaming the adversary for all the sins we are all to blame for. We were born in sin and what we fight against is our our selfish nature. The adversary can not make you do something you aren't already willing and or prone to do. Example, if you are not an alcoholic then the enemy can not make you start drinking, but if you are then he can use that against you. We need to hear real truth, Who can know the heart for it is wicked YUP that is our own hearts The decpeption is that the commands have been done away with, a church that teaches you that we are to be obedient and its about love, but doesn't give what scripture His word that helps teach us what that is and what that looks like

  3. Life church and Craig are a disgrace. He lies to everyone. He designed his church to get more people to attend. It is Christ’s Church!! Not Craig’s. You worship God the way the Bible instructs. And I can tell you right now life church is so far from biblical it ain’t even funny. People go because it’s a fun, feel good place where they teach it’s so easy to go to heaven. He is another Joel Osteen. He is a smooth talker and a deceiver. The Bible warns of people like him. There is only one way to heaven which is through Jesus Christ. You people need to try opening the Bible and studying it. I pray that you will find the truth and really become a true Christian. Not just saying you are. Or saying a prayer and you are.

  4. Thanks everything so true. I was so unprepared for the attacks because my pastor refused to talk about the devil. He said to ignore him, give him no attention. Then when I led a lady to Christ I was physically, and verbally attacked . I was blown away . I suddenly became violently ill, unable to move throwing up and out and during the episode a sinister voice whispered “where is your god now” in my ear . All I could do is repeat Jesus over and over. I thought I was going to die. Then as quick as it came it left. I was so totally weak I had to go lay down and when I did the Lord said “lift your hand child I am here “ I wept and felt the most incredible peace it was intoxicating love. Worth all the pain and fear. Thank you Jesus for bold pastors to preach the truth and prepare the believers for battle.

  5. I had to play the first minutes a couple of times. From the part where he says 'let me give you a little back story', I just couldn't pay attention. I replayed it 8 times. And later on discovered the exact same possible lies he candidly talk about (Eve) being the ones I have been hearing. The serpent attacked me on my weaknesses. So thankful for the Holy Spirit to guide me to and through!

  6. I don't think im Only one that needed to hear this because it's a battle every day….if I wssnt easy for jesus it definitely is not easy for us…the enemy only comes to kill ,steal and destroy…… just remember y'all if it's not of love and it's not written then it's not god…. there have been times when the enemy was attacking me and I couldn't remember any of the scriptures that I needed to use on enemies to make him flee dot-dot-dot almost seemed like I was paralyzed and I couldn't even talk or even get up to get my bible to find the scriptures……..,.

  7. The Devil asked her and when she left out one piece of God's word that's where satan knew how to attack her. Man shall not live by bread alone but by EVERY word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.

  8. Wow! This message is as relevant today as it was two years ago!
    I am being attacked physically. I have been wimping out wondering why God was allowing this. Then this. Thank you for this message! I don't know the full extent of why God allows the physical pain, but this message is a part of the answer.

  9. Yes you are so right everything God has the devil has a counterfeit for. We must learn God's discernment through the holy Ghost. and oh my gosh I've had those thoughts from the enemy telling me it's a waste of time trying to grow or move on you've messed up too much for too long. Your going to hell.