KEY SCRIPTURE: John 8:44 NHEB You are of your father, the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks on his own; for he is a liar, and its father.
The Lord Jesus called some people, the devil’s children. I believe most people would not want to be addressed as the devil’s children yet many are. Anyone who is not born again is a child of the devil. No one becomes a child of the devil by choice but you stay a child of the devil by choice. The Bible says all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. King David reveals, in Psalm 51:5 that ” Look, I was brought forth in iniquity. In sin my mother conceived me”. He said I was conceived in iniquity. We inherited this sinful nature from our first parents Adam and Eve. Romans 5:12 ” Therefore, as sin entered into the world through one man, and death through sin; and so, death passed to all people, because all sinned”.
This nature of Satan has given men a very evil heart. Jeremiah 17:9 ” The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly corrupt: who can know it? “Be sincere with yourself, what is the state of your heart. Men get so deceitful that they tend not to trust themselves. Just consider how much men tell lies to one another. Indeed, like begets like. If men are in the nature of the devil then they will demonstrate his nature. The following is a description of the devil’s nature in men. 2Timothy 3:2 “For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy” . Anyone who lives this way would end up in condemnation with the devil. Revelation. 20:10 NHEB ” The devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet are also. They will be tormented day and night forever and ever”. You don’t have to end up in the lake of fire. Repent today.
As I said from the beginning, to be a child of the devil is never by your choice, but to stay as a child of the devil is definitely by your choice. Our Lord Jesus died for your sins and rose from death to give you a new nature. The Bible is filled with countless appeals from God to forsake sonship to Satan and choose Jesus. Some of these appeals are
1.Come unto me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)
2.Rev 3:20 NHEB ” Look, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with me.”
3. Isaiah 1:18 KJV “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool”.
In all these cases God gives you an opportunity to change your parents. It is now fully your choice whether you stay as the devil’s child or become a child of God. Which one would you choose? You may pray the following prayer.
Dear Heavenly father I am a sinner I come to you in the name of Jesus. Lord Jesus I forsake my past life and turn to you. I confess Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Thank you for loving and dying for me.
Genesis 6:5 KJV” 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.”
2 Corinth 5:17 KJV” Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new”.