KEY SCRIPTURE: Matt 13:37 38 KJV” He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;”
The Lord’s disciples asked for the explanation of the parable of the enemy who sowed tares after the good seeds had been planted. The Lord said He is the one who planted the good seeds, who are Children of God, and the devil came to plant tares, those who are the devil’s children. The serious part is that, these people of the devil are right among the people of God. This poses a rather thought-provoking question. Whose planting, are you? The Lord said by their fruits you shall know them. Among the disciples of Jesus, was one who was planted by the devil. The Lord called him the son of perdition. Can a son of perdition change his ultimate destination? Satan never created any man; he only influences people. Every man has a free will and can make a choice to change his status.
What are the signs of a man planted by the devil? We could see the signs in Judas.
1. Judas was earthly minded. Everyone planted by the devil is earthly minded.
2. Judas was only concerned about how to get money. People planted by the devil are only concerned about getting money, fame, pleasure and many more. Judas had no passion for heavenly things, getting souls saved, giving for the saving of souls.
3.Judas was a thief. John 12:6. These children of the devil in the church practice evil things. They steal, fornicate, tell lies, slander fellow Christians.
4.Judas was so committed to having money such that he betrayed the Lord Jesus. The children of the devil are so committed to obtaining earthly things such that, they are prepared to tarnish the image of God and His church to obtain what they are longing to get. There are some who stage manage miracles to make money. Some are Pastors, ushers, elders, prayer warriors, instrumentalists, choristers and many more.
The Lord said, on the judgment day, those who have been planted by the devil, will be SEPERATED from the children of God, and will be cast into the lake of fire. If such a person dies now without repenting from his or her crooked ways, he will be taken to hell awaiting the final judgment, where he together with hell will be cast into the lake of fire. (Rev 20:14)
What should one do, if he finds himself in such a lifestyle? Please remember that, Satan never created any man. Satan influences people to do wrong. Please ask the Lord to forgive you of that carnal life and repent from that life. Commit yourself to pleasing Jesus.
I am a planting of the Lord. I give no place to any influence of the devil. I yield my desires to pleasing Jesus always.
Romans 6:16 (KJV). “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”
Romans 8 (KJV). For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.