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.”
The Lord went on to say that Satan is a murderer. Coupling this trait and his lust makes him, one that no man must underrate in any way.
A story is told about an elderly woman who kept a python as her pet. She has been feeding the reptile from babyhood, till it grew to become huge. After some time this creature will not eat, whenever the woman gave it food. She was worried so she informed a zoologist about it. The man told her, ‘your pet was staying away from food to swallow you up since you would be the first large prey she has ever swallowed’. A murderer is a murderer any day.
The Lord said the thief would not come, but when he comes then he is in to steal, kill and destroy. John 10:10b.
Now if men would have to die to receive a transition into a higher state in the presence of God, then the devil might be serving God’s purpose in murdering them. This is not the case. God calls death, the last enemy.1Co 15:26 KJV “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.” The word of God instructs us to glorify God in our body and in our spirit. (1 Corinth 6:20).
God’s plan for men to exit this life is either by living bodily as in the case of Enoch, and Elijah, or after fulfilling the purposes for which God brought him or her into this life, he steps into eternity not weak, diseased or the body totally humiliated. The Patriarchs were full of years and left not sick. Jacob on his death bed sat up when Joseph visited with his sons and blessed them before he gave up the ghost.
Satan does not have the authority to take anyone’s life. Heb 2:14 KJV” Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;” In Rev 1:18, the Lord appeared to John and said, the keys of death and hell are in his hands. This means the right to call a person from this life is in the Lord’s hands. It is completely against God’s will for Satan to kill anyone. The tools of the devil is sin, sickness and then death. It is up to us to learn these truths to resist the devil from tormenting men with diseases and ultimately killing them. Jesus through His death destroyed or paralysed the devil. Heb 2:14
All these pandemics are illegal programmes of Satan to murder men. If men would use the scriptures to oppose him, We would see more victories over sicknesses and untimely deaths. Jas 4:7 KJV “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
Satan is an illegal murderer. I have received the life of God and a partaker of the divine nature. I have escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. I resist every illegality of the devil in my life in Jesus name.
THOUGHT: SATAN HAS POWER TO THE DEGREE, YOU ALLOW HIM.
John 10:10 KJV “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
1Peter 5:8 KJV “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.”