KEY SCRIPTURE: John 8:44 KJV” Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
Our key scripture gives us very elaborate teaching about the nature of the devil and his children as well.
Before we dive into the nature of Satan, let’s consider how one becomes a child of the devil. Men became children of the devil by inheritance. Psalms 51:5 KJV “Behold, I was sharpened in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.” The scriptures say through one man sin entered the world, and so death passed on all men. Rom 5:12 It is in this light that Jesus became the last Adam to die as a substitute for all mankind and, also to raise another generation of sons of God. This happens through the decision of the individual, by accepting Jesus as his Lord and saviour. John 1:12,13. This is why everyone must be born again. John 3:3
Shall we now look at the nature of the devil?
The Lord said the children of Satan function with the lust of their father the devil. The Lord describes him with the right word. Lust, which means to be passionate about a thing. To be consumed by it such that one us only satisfied when that thing is executed. In proverbs 4:16, the scriptures paints this trait of the devil as demonstrate in his children. Prov. 4:16 KJV “For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away unless they cause some to fall.” It is lust that drives one to such limits of even losing sleep till an act is executed.
The lust of Satan also makes him want to consummate any wicked program; he initiates. He may strategise a plan for the destruction of an individual, and will not give up until the person is ultimately destroyed.
It does not matter, even if it takes one day, twenty years, thirty or even fifty years.
His lust would drive him into all patience of getting his desire realised.
Satan planned to destroy Judas through greed. He started on a very minor note by inciting him to steal from the group’s treasury, and gradually raised it up over the years, till he finally made him, betray the master, for thirty pieces of silver. After the act, he accused him, and then suggested suicide to finish him up.
The word of God, counsels us not to give any place to the devil.
Don’t entertain any appearance of evil.
It is always backed by a very grievous program for your ultimate destruction. Remember Lot’s wife. Luke 17:32.
Little sins grow, and when they grow, they kill.
I am not ignorant of the devices of the devil. I reject on sight every bait he may throw into my path, for every bait is linked to a hook, to finally slay a man.I reject all appearances of sin.
THOUGHT: SATAN CARES NOT IF HE LOSES THE WHOLE WORLD TO GAIN YOUR SOUL.
1Th 5:22 KJV” Abstain from all appearance of evil.”
Eph 4:27 KJV “Neither give place to the devil.”