Having received the love of God, he tried to excel above God and thus harbored deceit in his heart and fell from God's glory.
“ How you are fallen from heaven,
O Lucifer,son of the morning!
How you are cut down to the ground,
You who weakened the nations!
Isaiah 14:12 (NKJV)
Being of the same nature of unbelief, the devil tried to instill the same in the first woman Eve when he said thus to her....
“Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” (Genesis 3:1 (NKJV)) to which when Eve replied...
And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’” (Genesis 3:2-3 (NKJV))
and here comes the deceiving statement...
Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:4-5 (NKJV)).
So does the devil deceive us too when he tries to convince us that its ok to do many of the things God has asked us not to do.
Whom do we listen to and obey decides whose we are and what will be our outcome.
Jesus said this about the devil....
" He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it." John 8:44 (NKJV)
Yes!!! the devil has lied to the world that 'there is no God', that 'The Bible is not true', that 'There is no need to go to the church', that 'we can still wait for some more time to submit our life to God."
Such and so many lies have been foolishly believed and accepted by many.
Dear Ones!!! What God has said is true, what He said in His Word and what He said to us through His servants and when in prayer is true.
Never doubt on God or in His Word, for that's what the devil desires.
The devil is a fallen angel and wants to make of all of us the same fallen people, yet God has created us to stand for Him, to stand for His holiness and His statutes.
We can find so many broken lives, so many people lost and broken in sinful habits, that's because they believed in the lies of the devil and thus went after the worldly things.
God created Adam and Eve for His glory and always desired to make them dwell in His perfect peace and so He does desires for you too.