The ways of the serpent
Psalms 55:21,22 - The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords. Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
In Genesis Satan is referred as a snake not because he is a snake but his ways are like that of a snake - deceiving. Deceit is one of the greatest tools used by Satan to test the faith and then bring a person to ruin.
People who operate in the flesh become instruments for the ways of Satan. To fight them you do not need to get physical nor keep chanting scriptures. What one need to do is stand in the gap, the gap of righteousness. The scriptures says the righteous will never be let down, God takes care of them.
In business Satan's tool of deceit is very common. Just a few days back someone from a company my organization works with, was boasting about how he got an upper hand over someone else by using this tool as tit for tat. I was a little concern about him using this tool also with us, but I trusted God in that.
Just a day latter even before what was in his heart against us would come out; the Lord had already laid forth a trap for him. In a vision the Lord showed me details of what was to unfold (this being the second time the Lord showed complex technology is very simple ways which will amaze great minds) and it has been past 4 days and yet the person has not been able to put his head out of what he has got in.
The Lord is God and we do not need to get worried we just need to stand in the gap of righteousness and He will show us His glory. Even a pinch of it is enough for all our problems put together.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord God, we worship You for You alone are God. You love your people and protect them even from things not visible to naked eyes. Lord, we take refuge in You and ask You to always keep us under your wings close to your chest...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which Jehovah God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of any tree of the garden?
16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
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