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                                                                           THE  DEVIL'S  M.O.

This is to MO of the devil; modus operandi. Police use this  method of operation to capture criminals. It is their trait, characteristic, by which they operate. Once they have someone's MO the police then compare it to the method used in crimes. Once you understand the devil's MO and who he is, then you will be aware of his traps to damn your souls.  
He is an angel created by God. In Ez.28 we have a description of him : 11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. 13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone [was] thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes ( musical instruments ) was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. 14 Thou [art] the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee [so]: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. 15 Thou [wast] perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity     ( lawlessness ) was found in thee.  

Also we have in Isa.14 his MO : 12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! [how] art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 

Here is the character of the devil; Lucifer ; meanig " Light bearer ". The idea is one who ENLIGHTENS / ILLUMINATES. We see from the above scriptures that the LORD GOD created him without sin. He is even declared to be perfect in beauty and wisdom from the day he was created. What happen? The LORD GOD gave angels and mankind a FREE WILL. This is extremely important to comprehend. Animals have a limited freedom of free will. They will not have to give an account of themselves before God. For in their limited freedom of will the LORD has given them, they are not guilty of committing sin. Guilt and the sentence of punishment FOR CRIMES is only reserved for them that know the difference BETWEEN GOOD & EVIL. Therefore only angels and mankind who know the difference between right and wrong are in the judgment.  

Gen.1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good. 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 

[Gen 2:7-9 KJV] 7 And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. 8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil...  

[Gen 3:1-24 KJV] 1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which [is] in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, ( enlightened / illumined ) and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.  

What you have just read is the MO; method of operation of that old serpent : the devil. Notice how he works. Smooth as silk and as dangerous as hell fire.  
1) And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said...  The devil always casts doubt on the holy word of God.  
2) He appeals to the emotions and feelings rather than the facts : Yes, God did say, ( nothing to doubt.)  
3) The devil straight out LIES : Ye shall not surely die... In the Hebrew it reads, " die, die."  Rev 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.  
4)The devil, subtlety implies that the LORD GOD is holding back something good from Adam and Eve. God wants to keep you stupid, ignorant, without understanding. God knows the day you disobey him you will be enlightened, even as gods, knowing good and evil.  

These four points outline the very basic form of the devil's MO. Note that he does not come right out and call Eve's behavior rebellion or disobedience. That may give away the deception that the true motive of the devil is to damn their souls for eternity!  
Let us now take a closer look at these four points so that we can have a clear vision of the deceptions of the enemy in our world. 

                                                               HATH  GOD  SAID ?  

The enemy wants to destroy your faith in the WORD OF GOD. Faith to many implies some leap ( esp. by superstition ) into some unknown.You cannot verify if it is right or wrong, safe or dangerous. You just take your chances. This is not the FAITH OF THE BIBLE.  

Heb 11:1┬ÂNow faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  

There is plenty of evidence that the cosmos did not create itself. I think this is common sense. 

Heb 11:3┬ÂThrough faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

In Rom 1:19

Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

 Rom 1:20

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:... 

We can know that God exists. God has shown it unto us by manifesting this truth in our CONSCIENCE. What can be known of God? His invisible attributes :EternalityMercyGoodnessOmnipotenceGraceOmnipresenceHolinessOmniscienceImmanenceRighteousnessImmutabilitySelf-ExistenceJusticeSovereigntyLoveTranscendence.   

Because we as humans are made in the likeness of God, it would be as if a child is born not knowing his father or mother and concluding they never existed. The Christian faith can be verified not only by conscience and creation, but by prophesy.