Posted on January 10, 2023 by Elizabeth Welte in Victory Call

My sister’s church is small in size but packed with people so although the pastor or worship leader is not far from the congregation there are 3 large screens projecting their images.

One Sunday when I was there visiting, I was only in the 4th or 5th row so I wasn’t far from the front and I could easily see the pastor on the platform, but over and over again I found myself drawn to the larger-than-life image on the screen. I was struck by this simple analogy:

I thought to myself…that is how Satan works.  He presents a lookalike.  Sometimes it is difficult to discern the real from the lookalike.  It can seem larger than life so our attention can be drawn away from what is real, what is genuine—that is…God.

“For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.” 2 Corinthians 11:13-15

We need to be ever so diligent to keep redirecting our attention back to the One True God. We don’t want to settle for anything other than He who is Genuine.

So often God’s love notes come in simple situations when He whispers an analogy to our hearts. Are you ready to receive it?


Written by Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and is the Executive Director & CEO of Changed Choices, a Christian non-profit in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at

Think About This: “How satisfying to turn from our limitations to a God who has none.” – A.W. Tozer

The Daily Bible Reading: Job 32-35  You can download our 2023 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. 24 ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘Therefore I hope in Him!’” Lamentations 3:22-24

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