Have you ever thought about this,the idea that the enemy of your soul actually desires to have you?The Devil desires of course to have every Christian… but especially you!

Scripture makes it very clear that the Devil is the enemy of every child of God and one who would like nothing more than to defeat you in your walk with Christ.He knows he has but a very short time to do what he is to do,therefore the scripture refers to him in this manner:

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy…”John 10:10 KJV

In other words,his entire purpose for existing is to work evil and bring destruction to every home and family he can gain a foot hold in.The verse above is actually a very good picture of the progressive nature of how Satan works against people.He comes to steal your joy,your excitement for life,your mission for God,your purpose and destiny.That’s what a thief does, he takes what is not rightfully his and claims it as his own.

Secondly,he comes to kill.After he has stolen all these things from you,your defenses are weakened to the point that you can offer little in the way of resistance.At which point he will have effectively killed your testimony.He will kill your desire for the things of God and you will no longer find the sins of the world offensive.Indeed, you will actually begin to take pleasure in those things you once abhorred.

Lastly comes the end as destruction comes to claim yet another victim.So how do we fight against this very powerful enemy?Lets look at something else that Jesus said to one of His disciples:

31 And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat.
32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”            Luke 22:31-32 (NKJV) emphasis mine

Jesus spoke these word to Peter just before He was to be crucified.Now please get this;Satan had already stolen one of the disciples (Judas)that the scripture might be fulfilled.Now he wants another one,and if Jesus had not prayed for Peter who knows what would have happened.But God had another plan didn’t He?

Just like with Peter,He has another plan for you and I! Beloved,Satan may desire to have us but he cannot because we have a Savior who is standing guard over us to protect us from the fiery darts of the enemy.I don’t know about you but I am glad God is on my side whenever I am in a battle with the adversary!

Be strong in the power of His might!

Ron

 

 

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