According to the Bible, Satan is a powerful fallen angel who continues to exist. His goal is to deceive and manipulate people, especially Christians. If you’re not sure what to do or how to stop Satan from manipulating you, then this article is for you. Apostle Joshua Selman has years of experience in delivering powerful messages on deliverance, spiritual warfare and destroying the works of evil spirits. In this article he reveals seven things that can keep Satan from being able to manipulate you.
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Apostle Joshua Selman explains how to stop Satan from manipulating you.
Satan can manipulate you the moment he sees that you are praying over a challenge in your life. When he has seen that you have dedicated time to seek the lord, he withdraws that challenge temporarily so that you will stop praying. You will take the withdrawal to be victory established because he knows you will never seek God until there is trouble.
So the moment there is challenge and you set yourself to seek the lord, you will see a temporarily victory and say “it’s done”. So you continue in that low level and think you are safe whereas he is waiting for a time when you will go so down that he can strike you in a way that will matter.”
“There are all kinds of manipulation. If I get up today as a man of God and I believe that every other church and every other ministry in Zaria is wasting God’s time except me, that stage is already a sign of progress in attack. If I believer that am the most anointed man of God in Zaria and every other person especially our fathers and reverends are just talkative and wasting God’s time, then it’s a sign of attack.
That I could conceive that vanity and agree in my heart and convince my myself “that is the state” is already a sign that am already a victim of manipulation. Dishonor to the body is a product of this kind of attack. Dishonor to constituted authority is also a product of this type of attack. The pride that comes with the result of spirituality is a product of this kind of attack.
The fact that you use financial prosperity only as the chief proof of the word of God working for you a big deception. I believe in prosperity and success but the church of the lord Jesus Christ needs to be wind away from the deception that prosperity alone is proof that things are going on well in your life in terms of financial abundance.”
The account of Satan, or Lucifer as he came to be known, is a frightening example of rebellion against God and apostasy from that which is right and good.
All of us, including Lucifer, are sons and daughters of God. Before we were born into mortality, we lived in the premortal state as spirit children of our heavenly parents. We were taught there the plan of salvation.
We learn from the scriptures that Lucifer, a brilliant, influential character who had considerable authority in the premortal world, rebelled against the plan whereby Jesus Christ would become the Savior and Redeemer of mankind. Lucifer’s plan, which was proposed and rejected, was based on forcible compliance to law without the blessing of free agency. Along with Lucifer one-third of the heavenly host rebelled also and vowed their allegiance to him. Lucifer and his followers were cast out and denied forever the blessing of mortal bodies.
“And he became Satan, yea, even the devil, the father of all lies, to deceive and to blind men, and to lead them captive at his will, even as many as would not hearken unto my voice.” (Moses 4:4.)
We must realize that Lucifer, the devil, lives just as certainly as we live. Those who teach that there is no devil are simply unaware of the facts. Satan lives. The rebellious spirits who followed him live. Even though he and his hosts are denied the blessing of possessing mortal bodies, he and they possess great power to deceive and to destroy our free agency and take away peace. He has declared war against the saints and will destroy our standards and freedoms and even our souls, if he can.
“Wherefore, he maketh war with the saints of God, and encompasseth them round about.” (D&C 76:29.)
True Christians know that invisible forces are waging war against God and his people who are striving to do his will.
Being cast out of heaven, Lucifer and his satanic hosts turned in their abominable work to the tactics of temptation, deception, and lies. He commenced by intruding into the household of Adam and causing Cain to become a murderer—shedding the blood of his own brother Abel.
Satan tried to entice our Redeemer through tempting him, but Jesus resisted and Satan failed.
Because of his role in bringing about a restoration of the gospel in this dispensation, the Prophet Joseph Smith became Satan’s target, and he did all in his power to destroy Joseph just before the appearance of the Father and the Son in the sacred grove. The words of Joseph are as follows:
“I kneeled down and began to offer up the desire of my heart to God. I had scarcely done so when immediately I was seized upon by some power which entirely overcame me … as to bind my tongue so that I could not speak.” (JS—H 1:15.)
God allows Lucifer and his agents to tempt us so that we may more deliberately choose between good and evil. The Lord could banish Satan and his angels from the earth and remove temptations from men, but “it must needs be that the devil should tempt the children of men, or they could not be agents unto themselves; for if they never should have bitter they could not know the sweet.” (D&C 29:39.)
Satan knows all the tricks. He knows where we are susceptible to temptations and how to entice us to do evil. He and his messengers suggest evil, minimize the seriousness of sin, and make evil inviting.
“He will appear to us in the person of a friend or a relative in whom we have confidence. He has power to place thoughts in our minds and to whisper to us in unspoken impressions to entice us to satisfy our appetites or carnal desires and in various ways he plays upon our weaknesses and desires.” (Joseph Fielding Smith, Melchizedek Priesthood Course of Study, 1972–73, p. 298.)
Surely then Satan and his followers have some knowledge of our thoughts and tendencies. He has knowledge that is superior to man’s knowledge, but he lacks the wisdom to properly use his knowledge for good purposes. Some people are like that and often find themselves opposing even that which is right and true. Satan is a great deceiver, a liar. He appeared unto Korihor in the form of an angel and said unto him: “Go and reclaim this people [the faithful believers in God], for they have all gone astray after an unknown God. And he said unto me: There is no God; yea, and he taught me that which I should say. And I have taught his words; and I taught them because they were pleasing unto the carnal mind; and I taught them, even until I had much success, insomuch that I verily believed that they were true; and for this cause I withstood the truth, even until I have brought this great curse upon me.” (Alma 30:53.)
Satan and his aides no doubt may know our inclinations, our carnal tastes and desires, but they cannot compel a righteous person to do evil if he seeks help from the Lord. Too many try to blame Satan when in reality the fault lies within themselves because they yield to his enticements.
He delights in introducing to the world innovations and practices that lead to unhappiness and misery, all the while making it appear that such evil practices are now acceptable. “It is he who inspires every evil teaching, every evil thought even in false religions, creeds, and organizations.” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 297.)
In the words of that great prophet Alma, “For I say unto you that whatsoever is good cometh from God, and whatsoever is evil cometh from the devil.
“Therefore, if a man bringeth forth good works he hearkeneth unto the voice of the good shepherd, and he doth follow him; but whosoever bringeth forth evil works, the same becometh a child of the devil, for he hearkeneth unto his voice, and doth follow him.” (Alma 5:40–41.)
joshua selman wife
Sandra Areh is believed to be Apostle Selman wife to-be, this was announced online in 2020 via the social media platform of the Church.
Apostle is set to marry Lady Sandra Areh who coincidentally celebrates her birthday on Monday, December 9. She is also nicknamed Selwoman after Apostle Joshua’s surname ‘Selman’.
According to Joshua Selman’s best friend Olufukeji ‘Ejimi’ Adegbeye in a message to her on Social media:
‘we all in Zaria, Nigeria and indeed the global Koinonia family can’t wait for the bigger celebration of the Apostolic union next year! Thank you for standing by Apostle through the years ma! You have sacrificed so much of your personal and private life just to support him into being the mighty man of God he is today. And we bless God because your sacrifice and support is evident in his life and ministry today!’
Christendom looks forward to the Union with rejoicing and gratitude to God.
The above information is the last thing we had about Apostle’s Wedding, which ought to hold last year, but probably due to the pandemic, since we came into the year 2021, the man of God as been busy with the work of the kingdom.
Sandra who is very close to Apostle as been seen in several pictures together with the man of God, she is a personal assistant to a House of Rep member in Abuja, Nigeria.
Name : Sandra Areh Chinelo
Date of Birth : 9th December
Education: Graduate of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
State of Origin : Anambra
Sandra Areh was born into a Christian Home where she was nurtured in the ways of the Lord, She is a spiritually fervent person, and a prayer giant too, she gave her life to Christ in 2010 and since then, she as been growing her passion for the Lord and his kingdom passionately impacting the kingdom of God, and also teaching the word of God.
She is from the Eastern part of Nigeria, Anambra state specifically, which means, she is from the Igbo Tribe.
Sandra Areh is a graduate of Mass Communication from ABU Zaria, where graduated in 2013.
She as not disclosed her real age, but she was born on the 9th of December, a number of apostle followers celebrated her on her birthday last year.
How Did Apostle Selman met Sandra Areh?
They were both in a relationship while she was still a student on Campus, they both met at Zaria in Kaduna State. She was also part of the Early days of Koinonia ministry at Zaria, and she was serving in the Media Unit, she is fondly referred to as “Selwoman”.
We pray that God perfect their marriage to-be, and continue to grant Grace unto the both of them in Jesus name, AMen.