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I keep believing the devil.

Discussion in 'Psychosis and Schizophrenia' started by SnowTiger, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. SnowTiger

    SnowTiger Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hi,

    One of the voices I hear in my head says that it is the devil himself. I have a problem with believing what he tells me. He is very convincing. I hear other voices that tell me not to believe him. Still, I believe what he says most of the time.

    This devil voice is constantly trying to make deals with me. I have a hard time resisting these deals.

    Does anyone else hear the voice of the devil himself? Anyone have advice?

    Thanks,

    SnowTiger
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2019
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  2. A_Thinker

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    Test every spirit ... to see whether is it of God.

    1 John 4

    1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God.

    2 By this you will know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,

    3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God.
     
  3. SnowTiger

    SnowTiger Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I know the voice isn't from God. I still worry that he has the power to get me over deals that I make.
     
  4. Sabertooth

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    Above your first post, there is a link called "Thread Tools."
     
  5. SnowTiger

    SnowTiger Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Thank you!
     
  6. SnowTiger

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    My main problem is the deals that the devil constantly tries to make with me. I keep believing if I accidentally agree with his deals then I am bound to them. He is constantly trying to make deals with me inside of my mind. I feel like I am bound to them. Does this make any sense?
     
  7. A_Thinker

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    If you belong to God, the devil cannot get you.
     
  8. SnowTiger

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    I'm not initiating the deals with the devil, but sometimes I accept them on accident, and then I feel like I am bound to them. This happens to me all the time. It really stresses me out.
     
  9. Aussie Pete

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    I've had a couple of assaults from Satan, not a lot of fun. Your problem is that you believe his lies. The antidote is to resist. You need to humble yourself first. Set your will to resist. God will back your will. If you are weak willed, ask God to strengthen your will. Total reliance on Christ as your Deliverer is essential. Pray the Lord's prayer. It is not some kind of incantation or charm, but it is a model prayer that Lord Jesus told us to pray. "Lead us not into hard testing but deliver us from evil" is a prayer that God will answer.
     
  10. SarahsKnight

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    Still praying for you SnowTiger. I am sure that your fear and anxiety is only causing you to think, to feel as though you are beginning to believe Satan's lies, that you will ever "give in" and become a part of the darkness forever and be separated from God. :( Please hang in there. I continue to pray for God's mercy to heal you from your mental and emotional sickness.
     
  11. ajcarey

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    Psalm 1: "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish."

    James 4:4-8: "Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded."
     
  12. Gracia Singh

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    You are not bound by them. Satan enjoys causing us to doubt, fear, and because of terror, give up. Never give up, Snow. You are not bound by anything Satan might say to you or try to trick you into, so long as you rely and trust on Christ.
     
  13. Bobber

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    Well if you're a Christian you be just as bold and convince him that you've been given authority over all his power in the name of Jesus Luke 10:19 and break his power over your spirit and mind. Scripture says resist the devil and he will FLEE from you. James 4:7 You say he puts wrong thoughts in your mind? Bring out from the Bible what God says and declare it as the only thoughts you'll allow to have control over your life and cast down every imagination and thought which is contrary to the word of God. 2 Cor 10:5 Keep declaring the word of God not what the devil says. God's word is to be believed to be true. You know the other is lie.
     
  14. A_Thinker

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    I meant to add to this yesterday, but I fell asleep.

    Once again, If you belong to God, the devil cannot get you.

    John 10

    27 My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father who has given them to Me is greater than all. No one can snatch them out of My Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”

    Also, you have the authority to tell the devil to leave you alone.

    The next time he tries to talk to you, tell him this ... "In the name of Jesus, I command you to leave me alone."

    This should cause him to leave you alone for awhile.

    Every time he comes back, say the same thing. Don't engage in conversation with him ... just send him away ...
     
  15. SnowTiger

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    Thank you for your help. I will try to believe that they are not binding. The things the devil promises me are terrible though, so I am full of fear.
     
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