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2 thoughts on “You are NOT being beat up by the Devil, nor is God withholding from you to teach you a lesson.

  1. Ramona king says:

    Satan takes the truth, twists it to mean that he knows more than you do about God. then when you believe his meaning, you will be laughed at by evildoers who deny the truth and are the unrighteous. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. It is He who lifts me up and has me stand by faith on heavens tableland.
    The last beatitude says, blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness. Matt 5:10-12

    • Shannon says:

      Thank you Ramona. Not just for stopping by to read my post, but for standing in truth and sharing it. What you say is true, which is why I am so eternally grateful that we were told of these things ahead of time – and how to spot the twisted “truths” … which is by their fruit. It takes great courage to stand outside of the crowd and say something that doesn’t conform with beliefs that are spoken, believed and repeated without ever being questioned or returning to the source.

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