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Today’s 333 Devotional: “Satan’s Assimilation Plans”
Today, like never before we are seeing a societal push for Christians to assimilate into present culture. Christians are being asked to accept the will of the people over the will of God. And the argument is that we should live in harmony and have peace.
But this is just Satan’s attempt to get believers in Jesus Christ to assimilate with the world, and in the process divest themselves from God and His word.
Rabshakeh, spokesperson for Sennacherib, the King of Assyria, said to the Israelites, “Make peace with me by a present and come out to me; and every one of you eat from his own vine and every one from his own fig tree, and every one of you drink the waters of his own cistern; until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards.” (Isaiah 26:16-17)
Sennacherib had laid siege to Jerusalem. His offer of peace was assimilation. His plan was to relocate the Jews to the lands and cultures of those the Assyrians had defeated. The aim was to take away their individuality and culture and make them into Assyrians, thus growing the empire while preventing any national or religious uprising.
This is how Satan works. He lays siege to our lives promising us good things in return if we would just come to his way of thinking, and no longer trust in God for His deliverance and salvation.
He wants us to assimilate into the worldly system taking away our faith and beliefs.
But God has warned us not be conformed to this world, but rather to be transformed, and while we are to be in this world, we’re not to love it or be a part of it.
Let’s renounce Satan’s assimilation plans to be conformed to this world and allow the Lord to continue to transform us into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ.
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