The Marvel Comic movie The Avengers: Age of Ultron introduces twin characters with superpowers as a result of scientific experimentation by Wolgang Von Strucker. This sibling duo is simply referred to as, “the twins”. They possess unique ability with lightning speed and the ability to manipulate reality, respectively.
The ability for the sister twin to manipulate minds almost destroys the Avengers. With a wave of her creepy hand, she introduces lies, fear, doubt, and deception into mind of each Avenger. Like ticker-tape reeling in their minds, the Avengers are unable to separate reality from their imagination. The mighty Avengers nearly destroy themselves in an effort to battle the deceptive thoughts in their heads.
Although we are not Marvel warriors with supernatural powers, we too can nearly be defeated by the voice of the Enemy. The Enemy will use lies, fear, intimidation, doubt, and deception to prevent us from reaching our greater purpose.
“Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast in the field.” (Genesis 3:1, KJV).
The Enemy is sly and subtle. He will tell us what is true, but he never tells the truth. For example, perhaps you didn’t get the promotion you were hoping. The voice of the Enemy will try to fill your mind with lies and fear by saying “You didn’t get the job because you are a loser. No one will ever hire you.” Is it true that you did not get the promotion? Yes. Is it true that you are an un-hirable loser? No. What is true is that God has something better planned for you.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10, ESV)
When the voice of the Enemy tries to mess with my mind, I fight back with Scripture. “So submit to God. But resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7, NET). How do you fight back?
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~April Dawn White
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