This week was a little downer wise concerning investigators. New obstacles have arisen to impede Mario and Tamara, Walter and Vanesa from progressing. As strong as my testimony has grown while on the mission concerning the Savior, perhaps equally has my testimony of the reality of Satan grown. He is the adversary. In whatever form he works in, whether great or small, he is VERY cunning and if anything completely DECEIVING. Just as much as the Holy Ghost can have power to speak good things to our hearts and minds, Satan can do the same with bad things. With the strength that comes from OBEDIENCE to gospel commandments, we are empowered to identify when Satan is working within us. He will try ANYthing to deceive us into not doing the Lord’s will. He will make us think that something is so logical as to deter us from keeping a commitment we’ve made to God. He gives us “carnal security.”
21 And others will he pacify, and lull them away into carnal security, that they will say: All is well in Zion; yea, Zion prospereth, all is well—and thus the devil cheateth their souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to hell.
22 And behold, others he flattereth away, and telleth them there is no hell; and he saith unto them: I am no devil, for there is none—and thus he whispereth in their ears, until he grasps them with his awful chains, from whence there is no deliverance. 2 Nefi 28:21-22