Questions/Answers Can Satan read our minds? If not, how does He feed our minds with thoughts of temptations?

Can Satan read our minds? If not, how does He feed our minds with thoughts of temptations?

QUESTION 21

Can Satan read our minds? If not, how does he feed our minds with thoughts of temptations?

From the Bible we understand that only God can read the

thoughts of His creatures. He declares:

I know their works and their thoughts. (Isaiah 66:18)

The Psalmist adds:

The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man. (Psalm 94:11)

During the time of Noah the world was corrupt. God decided to

put an end to life on earth, and spare only those who would repent.

And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in

the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of

his heart was only evil continually. (Genesis 6:5)

Their very thoughts were evil. It was all as an open book before

God. Paul said:

Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his

sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes

of him with whom we have to do. (Hebrew 4:13)

The dark chambers of our minds are as an open book in the sight of

the Lord.

The Bible writers mention that all our thoughts, words, actions,

intentions, etc., are all written down in the books of Heaven to be

retrieved at the time of the final judgment. Daniel recorded:

I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient

of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and

the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was

like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. A

fiery stream issued and came forth from before him:

thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand

times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment

was set, and the books were opened. (Daniel 7:9, 10)

We know not exactly what kind of books they are; but for sure

the holy angels maintain an unerring record-an assignment given

to them by God. Those divine books are very sophisticated, no

doubt. If man can capture a person's action on video camera, why

can't the holy angels capture our thoughts, words, actions, motives,

live on some sophisticated photographic books of Heaven?

ONE MIGHT ASK: Does an all-knowing God need to maintain

any records?

Well, God doesn't need any records for Himself. But God is not

alone in Heaven; angels are living in Heaven too. And sin started

with an angel in Heaven. And God wants to convince all the holy

angels, and also all the other intellectual beings in the universe,

about all the details of sin. Therefore He makes these angels to keep

a record of every individual born in this world for a purpose-not

just for their benefit but for our benefit too.

The redeemed saints, when they get to Heaven at the second

coming of Jesus, will want to know why many of their "good"

friends and loved ones could not make it to Heaven. And these

accurate records will help, because God likes to prove everything in

this great controversy with Satan. Paul wrote:

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord

come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of

darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the

hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

(1 Corinthians 4:5)

Only God can read the thoughts of all his creatures, and the holy

angels who are assigned the task of recording our lives' records are

given the power to do so. Also, some of God's people were given,

on occasions, the power, by the Holy Ghost, to read the thoughts of

the wicked people. Peter was given the power to read the thoughts

of Annanias and Sapphira (See Acts 5:1-11)

The devil and his angels have no power or capacity to read the

human mind. It is a great science of how this great machinery,

called the mind, works. Men are trying their level best to device

instruments to read the human mind. In vain are all these efforts. It

is beyond the reach of man and the devil too.

ONE MIGHT SAY: How do we know that the devil is powerless in

regard to the reading of our minds?

The classic story of Daniel Chapter 2 exposes the instruments

of the devil, and in reality, exposes the devil himself. The magicians,

astrologers and sorcerers are Satan's mediums of communication.

God has nothing to do with these people who perform some

supernatural feats. They get their help from the enemy of God to

perform some tricks. God spoke against them and commanded the

children of Israel not to spare them (See Deuteronomy 18:10-13.)

In this classic story in the book of Daniel, King Nebuchadnezzar

was given a dream from the God of Heaven. He forgot his dream. He

called all the agents of the devil to tell him his dream and the interpretation

of it. They failed. They asked the king to tell the dream and

these liars would make up their own interpretation. (See Daniel

Chapter 2 for the whole story).

God gave Daniel the same dream, and he communicated it to

the King, who was astonished. With this simple dream God

exposed the devil and his agents. Daniel told the king:

As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind

upon thy bed. (Daniel 2:29)

Since the devil could not read the mind of Nebuchadnezzar, a

heathen king, he could not tell the dream to his agents-the magicians,

the astrologers and the sorcerers! Only God can read our

minds.

But we need to realize that though the devil cannot read our

minds, he can feed our minds and then study our minds by the

actions and words that we bring forth. Feeding the mind is not a big

deal. Don't we feed the minds of other people too? When you tell a

child to read a book, are you not feeding his mind with the contents

of the book? When you talk to someone, are you not feeding that

person with some information? Through the sense organs of our

body, the devil feeds our minds with evil and temptations. Once he

feeds us with his stuffs, he observes us carefully and thus he can

know what we could be thinking of. Can't we humans too do the

same? Once you tell someone of some tragic news, can't you guess,

almost accurately, what that person is thinking about?

Satan has been studying carefully the human behavior for the

past six thousand years. He knows, by his very vast experience,

nearly exactly how the human mind functions. Not because he can

 

read it or scan it, but by feeding and careful observation. Thus he

makes people believe that he too can read our minds! He can almost

tell accurately what we are thinking of by his shrewd methods and

methodologies.

There are times where the devil's calculations do not work, and

he falters. Nebuchadnezzar's dream was just one example. God

registered it directly on Nebuchadnezzar's mind, and Satan had no

clue as to what it was, as there were no external manifestations. It

was an internal communication from God to the human mind.

Once something is fed in the human mind, it gets registered

permanently. The thoughts can flash back anytime. That is the

mechanism of it. It is very complex. But, by the grace of God, we

can push back the evil thoughts and suppress it every time it comes

up. Of course the devil has a part in flashing back the thoughts that

he has fed, by feeding our thoughts frequently.

ONE MIGHT SAY: If the devil can feed our minds he should be

able to read it too!

Not necessarily. Don't we have human devices that work the

same way? For example, we have audio players, and video cassette

players that can only play and not record. Also we have CD ROMs,

which cannot write, but only read. If man can device such methods

can't God just restrict the devil to just feeding our thoughts?

Do not ever think that the devil is all knowing. He has his limitations.

He even could not read the message written by God on the

Babylonian walls! (See Daniel Chapter 5). All his magicians and

his men failed again-not in just reading the human mind-but

even in reading and understanding the plain letters inscribed on the

wall! The devil has his boundaries. When God codes something,

even this "great" fallen angel is clueless.

Praise God for His ways!

 

QUESTION 21

Can Satan read our minds? If not, how does

he feed our minds with thoughts of temptations?

From the Bible we understand that only God can read the

thoughts of His creatures. He declares:

I know their works and their thoughts. (Isaiah 66:18)

The Psalmist adds:

The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man. (Psalm 94:11)

During the time of Noah the world was corrupt. God decided to

put an end to life on earth, and spare only those who would repent.

And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in

the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of

his heart was only evil continually. (Genesis 6:5)

Their very thoughts were evil. It was all as an open book before

God. Paul said:

Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his

sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes

of him with whom we have to do. (Hebrew 4:13)

The dark chambers of our minds are as an open book in the sight of

the Lord.

The Bible writers mention that all our thoughts, words, actions,

intentions, etc., are all written down in the books of Heaven to be

retrieved at the time of the final judgment. Daniel recorded:

I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient

of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and

the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was

like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. A

fiery stream issued and came forth from before him:

thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand

times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment

was set, and the books were opened. (Daniel 7:9, 10)

We know not exactly what kind of books they are; but for sure

the holy angels maintain an unerring record-an assignment given

to them by God. Those divine books are very sophisticated, no

doubt. If man can capture a person's action on video camera, why

can't the holy angels capture our thoughts, words, actions, motives,

live on some sophisticated photographic books of Heaven?

ONE MIGHT ASK: Does an all-knowing God need to maintain

any records?

Well, God doesn't need any records for Himself. But God is not

alone in Heaven; angels are living in Heaven too. And sin started

with an angel in Heaven. And God wants to convince all the holy

angels, and also all the other intellectual beings in the universe,

about all the details of sin. Therefore He makes these angels to keep

a record of every individual born in this world for a purpose-not

just for their benefit but for our benefit too.

The redeemed saints, when they get to Heaven at the second

coming of Jesus, will want to know why many of their "good"

friends and loved ones could not make it to Heaven. And these

accurate records will help, because God likes to prove everything in

this great controversy with Satan. Paul wrote:

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord

come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of

darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the

hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

(1 Corinthians 4:5)

Only God can read the thoughts of all his creatures, and the holy

angels who are assigned the task of recording our lives' records are

given the power to do so. Also, some of God's people were given,

on occasions, the power, by the Holy Ghost, to read the thoughts of

the wicked people. Peter was given the power to read the thoughts

of Annanias and Sapphira (See Acts 5:1-11)

The devil and his angels have no power or capacity to read the

human mind. It is a great science of how this great machinery,

called the mind, works. Men are trying their level best to device

instruments to read the human mind. In vain are all these efforts. It

is beyond the reach of man and the devil too.

ONE MIGHT SAY: How do we know that the devil is powerless in

regard to the reading of our minds?

The classic story of Daniel Chapter 2 exposes the instruments

of the devil, and in reality, exposes the devil himself. The magicians,

astrologers and sorcerers are Satan's mediums of communication.

God has nothing to do with these people who perform some

supernatural feats. They get their help from the enemy of God to

perform some tricks. God spoke against them and commanded the

children of Israel not to spare them (See Deuteronomy 18:10-13.)

In this classic story in the book of Daniel, King Nebuchadnezzar

was given a dream from the God of Heaven. He forgot his dream. He

called all the agents of the devil to tell him his dream and the interpretation

of it. They failed. They asked the king to tell the dream and

these liars would make up their own interpretation. (See Daniel

Chapter 2 for the whole story).

God gave Daniel the same dream, and he communicated it to

the King, who was astonished. With this simple dream God

exposed the devil and his agents. Daniel told the king:

As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind

upon thy bed. (Daniel 2:29)

Since the devil could not read the mind of Nebuchadnezzar, a

heathen king, he could not tell the dream to his agents-the magicians,

the astrologers and the sorcerers! Only God can read our

minds.

But we need to realize that though the devil cannot read our

minds, he can feed our minds and then study our minds by the

actions and words that we bring forth. Feeding the mind is not a big

deal. Don't we feed the minds of other people too? When you tell a

child to read a book, are you not feeding his mind with the contents

of the book? When you talk to someone, are you not feeding that

person with some information? Through the sense organs of our

body, the devil feeds our minds with evil and temptations. Once he

feeds us with his stuffs, he observes us carefully and thus he can

know what we could be thinking of. Can't we humans too do the

same? Once you tell someone of some tragic news, can't you guess,

almost accurately, what that person is thinking about?

Satan has been studying carefully the human behavior for the

past six thousand years. He knows, by his very vast experience,

nearly exactly how the human mind functions. Not because he can

 

read it or scan it, but by feeding and careful observation. Thus he

makes people believe that he too can read our minds! He can almost

tell accurately what we are thinking of by his shrewd methods and

methodologies.

There are times where the devil's calculations do not work, and

he falters. Nebuchadnezzar's dream was just one example. God

registered it directly on Nebuchadnezzar's mind, and Satan had no

clue as to what it was, as there were no external manifestations. It

was an internal communication from God to the human mind.

Once something is fed in the human mind, it gets registered

permanently. The thoughts can flash back anytime. That is the

mechanism of it. It is very complex. But, by the grace of God, we

can push back the evil thoughts and suppress it every time it comes

up. Of course the devil has a part in flashing back the thoughts that

he has fed, by feeding our thoughts frequently.

ONE MIGHT SAY: If the devil can feed our minds he should be

able to read it too!

Not necessarily. Don't we have human devices that work the

same way? For example, we have audio players, and video cassette

players that can only play and not record. Also we have CD ROMs,

which cannot write, but only read. If man can device such methods

can't God just restrict the devil to just feeding our thoughts?

Do not ever think that the devil is all knowing. He has his limitations.

He even could not read the message written by God on the

Babylonian walls! (See Daniel Chapter 5). All his magicians and

his men failed again-not in just reading the human mind-but

even in reading and understanding the plain letters inscribed on the

wall! The devil has his boundaries. When God codes something,

even this "great" fallen angel is clueless.

Praise God for His ways!

 

QUESTION 21

Can Satan read our minds? If not, how does

he feed our minds with thoughts of temptations?

From the Bible we understand that only God can read the

thoughts of His creatures. He declares:

I know their works and their thoughts. (Isaiah 66:18)

The Psalmist adds:

The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man. (Psalm 94:11)

During the time of Noah the world was corrupt. God decided to

put an end to life on earth, and spare only those who would repent.

And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in

the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of

his heart was only evil continually. (Genesis 6:5)

Their very thoughts were evil. It was all as an open book before

God. Paul said:

Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his

sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes

of him with whom we have to do. (Hebrew 4:13)

The dark chambers of our minds are as an open book in the sight of

the Lord.

The Bible writers mention that all our thoughts, words, actions,

intentions, etc., are all written down in the books of Heaven to be

retrieved at the time of the final judgment. Daniel recorded:

I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient

of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and

the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was

like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. A

fiery stream issued and came forth from before him:

thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand

times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment

was set, and the books were opened. (Daniel 7:9, 10)

We know not exactly what kind of books they are; but for sure

the holy angels maintain an unerring record-an assignment given

to them by God. Those divine books are very sophisticated, no

doubt. If man can capture a person's action on video camera, why

can't the holy angels capture our thoughts, words, actions, motives,

live on some sophisticated photographic books of Heaven?

ONE MIGHT ASK: Does an all-knowing God need to maintain

any records?

Well, God doesn't need any records for Himself. But God is not

alone in Heaven; angels are living in Heaven too. And sin started

with an angel in Heaven. And God wants to convince all the holy

angels, and also all the other intellectual beings in the universe,

about all the details of sin. Therefore He makes these angels to keep

a record of every individual born in this world for a purpose-not

just for their benefit but for our benefit too.

The redeemed saints, when they get to Heaven at the second

coming of Jesus, will want to know why many of their "good"

friends and loved ones could not make it to Heaven. And these

accurate records will help, because God likes to prove everything in

this great controversy with Satan. Paul wrote:

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord

come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of

darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the

hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

(1 Corinthians 4:5)

Only God can read the thoughts of all his creatures, and the holy

angels who are assigned the task of recording our lives' records are

given the power to do so. Also, some of God's people were given,

on occasions, the power, by the Holy Ghost, to read the thoughts of

the wicked people. Peter was given the power to read the thoughts

of Annanias and Sapphira (See Acts 5:1-11)

The devil and his angels have no power or capacity to read the

human mind. It is a great science of how this great machinery,

called the mind, works. Men are trying their level best to device

instruments to read the human mind. In vain are all these efforts. It

is beyond the reach of man and the devil too.

ONE MIGHT SAY: How do we know that the devil is powerless in

regard to the reading of our minds?

The classic story of Daniel Chapter 2 exposes the instruments

of the devil, and in reality, exposes the devil himself. The magicians,

astrologers and sorcerers are Satan's mediums of communication.

God has nothing to do with these people who perform some

supernatural feats. They get their help from the enemy of God to

perform some tricks. God spoke against them and commanded the

children of Israel not to spare them (See Deuteronomy 18:10-13.)

In this classic story in the book of Daniel, King Nebuchadnezzar

was given a dream from the God of Heaven. He forgot his dream. He

called all the agents of the devil to tell him his dream and the interpretation

of it. They failed. They asked the king to tell the dream and

these liars would make up their own interpretation. (See Daniel

Chapter 2 for the whole story).

God gave Daniel the same dream, and he communicated it to

the King, who was astonished. With this simple dream God

exposed the devil and his agents. Daniel told the king:

As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind

upon thy bed. (Daniel 2:29)

Since the devil could not read the mind of Nebuchadnezzar, a

heathen king, he could not tell the dream to his agents-the magicians,

the astrologers and the sorcerers! Only God can read our

minds.

But we need to realize that though the devil cannot read our

minds, he can feed our minds and then study our minds by the

actions and words that we bring forth. Feeding the mind is not a big

deal. Don't we feed the minds of other people too? When you tell a

child to read a book, are you not feeding his mind with the contents

of the book? When you talk to someone, are you not feeding that

person with some information? Through the sense organs of our

body, the devil feeds our minds with evil and temptations. Once he

feeds us with his stuffs, he observes us carefully and thus he can

know what we could be thinking of. Can't we humans too do the

same? Once you tell someone of some tragic news, can't you guess,

almost accurately, what that person is thinking about?

Satan has been studying carefully the human behavior for the

past six thousand years. He knows, by his very vast experience,

nearly exactly how the human mind functions. Not because he can

 

read it or scan it, but by feeding and careful observation. Thus he

makes people believe that he too can read our minds! He can almost

tell accurately what we are thinking of by his shrewd methods and

methodologies.

There are times where the devil's calculations do not work, and

he falters. Nebuchadnezzar's dream was just one example. God

registered it directly on Nebuchadnezzar's mind, and Satan had no

clue as to what it was, as there were no external manifestations. It

was an internal communication from God to the human mind.

Once something is fed in the human mind, it gets registered

permanently. The thoughts can flash back anytime. That is the

mechanism of it. It is very complex. But, by the grace of God, we

can push back the evil thoughts and suppress it every time it comes

up. Of course the devil has a part in flashing back the thoughts that

he has fed, by feeding our thoughts frequently.

ONE MIGHT SAY: If the devil can feed our minds he should be

able to read it too!

Not necessarily. Don't we have human devices that work the

same way? For example, we have audio players, and video cassette

players that can only play and not record. Also we have CD ROMs,

which cannot write, but only read. If man can device such methods

can't God just restrict the devil to just feeding our thoughts?

Do not ever think that the devil is all knowing. He has his limitations.

He even could not read the message written by God on the

Babylonian walls! (See Daniel Chapter 5). All his magicians and

his men failed again-not in just reading the human mind-but

even in reading and understanding the plain letters inscribed on the

wall! The devil has his boundaries. When God codes something,

even this "great" fallen angel is clueless.

Praise God for His ways!

 

 

 

Pastor Michael Pedrin Preaching