SATAN, HIS CHILDREN AND THEIR NATURE 2

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.”

Rev. Dr Olukoya of the Mountain Of Fire Ministries gave the following true story. At the birth of one lady, a strange bird appeared in the labour room. It so happened that when this girl married and was about to give birth to her first baby, the same bird appeared in the labour ward again. This time, the attention of the nurses and the midwife were directed to killing or driving the bird out of the room. The lady was left unattended, only to turn to see her dead. Satan would not give up untill, he has achieved his lust.

Every child of God must appreciate the Lord’s initial description of the devil. Satan would pursue his lust till he destroys his victim, yet the bible teaches us that, he is eternally defeated. His advantage is that he is invisible and uses deceptive ways to take advantage of his victims.1Pe 5:8 KJV” Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”: The devil cannot take advantage of everybody. He roams around to find weak, uninformed and non steadfast people, or Christians to destroy.

Those he takes advantage of are

1. Uninformed people: Those who do not know the truth of God’s word

2. Weak ones: These are those who may know the word, yet they are not resolute to depend totally on the word.

3. Those who are not steadfast: These are those who are not daring in applying the word.

We have learnt that Satan would capitalise on any weak point to get one finally destroyed. Work on any weak point you have. If you easily get angry which tends to dictate your actions, then you must make sure, you free yourself from such bad tempers. Take time to study all that God says about it. Stand on the scriptural provisions. Then apply the word by resisting the devil.

James 4:7 KJV” Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Never play it soft with the devil. He is a murderer, and that is exactly what he is up to.If the enemy afflicts you with a disease,go through the same procedure. The processes are

1 Be informed about the truth

2 Be strong on the truth

3 Be aggressive in applying the truth, to resist the devil.

The devil remains defeated, yet you must enforce his defeat. It is very sad when certain Christians complain, cry or cave in at the assault of the enemy. Stand and resist him steadfastly in the faith

CONFESSIONS

My mission on the earth is to enforce the victory of Christ.I am here to stop Satan from messing up people’s lives, by setting them free.I yield to the Spirit of God, so that through me ,He makes Satan and his devils, a footstool for the master.

THOUGHT:  SATAN IS HELPLESS BEFORE THE MAN WHO KNOWS THE WORD, STANDS ON THE WORD AND RESISTS HIM

FURTHER STUDIES

Luke 4:13 KJV” And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.”

1Pe 5:8 KJV “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”

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