Topic: The Enemy Deceives Us [Billy Graham’s Daily Thursday February 22nd, 2018]

In every battle you will need faith as your shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed at you by Satan. —Ephesians 6:16 (TLB)

Many jokes are made about the devil, but the devil is no joke. If a short time ago I had talked about Satan to university students, they would have made light of him, but no longer. Students today want to know about the devil, about witchcraft, about the occult. Many people do not know they are turning to Satan.

They are being deluded because, according to Jesus Christ, Satan is the father of lies and the greatest liar of all times. He is called a deceiver. In order to accomplish his purpose, the devil blinds people to their need of Christ. Two forces are at work in our world-the forces of Christ and the forces of the devil-and you are asked to choose.

Prayer for the day: I have chosen to serve You, my Lord Jesus. Give me Your strength to battle the deceptions of Satan.

Written by Billy Graham, Founder of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association(BGEA). BGEA exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by every effective means and to equip the church and others to do the same.