Who influences your mind?
By Ivan Ho
Written 21 July 2016
A man or a woman whose heart and mind is divided will not get anything from the Lord. Why are they double minded, prone to change? Because their mind is not made up, and easily swayed by words of man and suggestions from the enemy. God speaks but for them, that is not enough, not final. They want to get a second opinion, and usually the second opinion is from the devil. You can see by the way a person speaks, sweet words of enticement but there is nothing truthful about it, but stupid people fall for it because they actually enjoy being seduced. Satan is a sly creature, a con artist who has mastered the art of deception for thousands of years. Sadly many people who have once received the truth have been led astray because they like to entertain deceptive people, and to be entertained. In case you don’t know, the devil doesn’t speak through snakes today, he speaks through people. Make up your mind who you listen to and spend time with.
When a person lies habitually, even in small things, he could well be under a spirit influence, for Satan is the father of lies. No only does a liar tell lies, he has the ability to fool the majority. He can lie so smoothly and so professionally that only those with the spirit of discernment can identify the lying spirit behind the man. The purpose of the lying spirit is not just in personal gains but to influence people mentally and emotionally, enticing them to change their mind from following God‘s will to following the lies of the enemy.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
James 1:5-8 NKJV