Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Who Is Satan & What he Does!

Dear Beloved Family-Who is Satan & what he does! Letter # 5 –06/22/06

Dear Beloved Family,
I feel the nudge, by the Holy Spirit, to get this letter written to you, even though I have many other things on my mind and many things to do! I left off in letter # 4 exposing Satan and giving you every reason to believe he does exist, even though he’d rather you not know that. As you know, anything bad, wrong, or evil, likes to be hidden. It likes to stay in the darkness- it doesn’t want to be known or found out. Just as a thief sneaks around so he won’t be seen in the act of stealing, or a liar keeps lying so his first lie won’t be found out. Satan also likes to be hidden, and his influence unknown. If the world really knew Satan was alive and behind all the evil in the world, more people would change what they said, did, and expose themselves too. Most people think they are serving themselves and not Satan! But they are wrong! They are serving themselves indirectly, with the devil being their master. In Matthew 6:24, it saysNo man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.Who does the Bible say Satan is? In John 14:30 Jesus says, “I will not speak with you much longer, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold on me,” Then in John 8: 44, Jesus says, “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” And in Revelation 12:10, it says,
“Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: "Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.”
The devil can put you in hard times as stated in Revelations 2:10, “Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life.” In the book of Job, God was bragging about Job, saying he was a great servant of God. Then Satan accused Job of loving God, because God had blessed him with so much. Satan told God that if God would allow him to take away all his blessings, Job would curse God as stated in Job 1:6-12,
“One day the angels came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them. The LORD said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered the LORD, "From roaming through the earth and going back and forth in it."
Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil."
"Does Job fear God for nothing?" Satan replied. "Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. But stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face."
The LORD said to Satan, "Very well, then, everything he has is in your hands, but on the man himself do not lay a finger." Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD”. At that Satan went out and destroyed Job’s blessings to try to prove God wrong. If you read Job, you will see, even though Satan took away all of Job’s blessings, Job still would not curse God. Job did not understand what he had done to deserve all these bad things. In the end God restored him and blessed his latter life more than the first! Lastly Satan is a tempter, as seen in Mathew 4:1, “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.”Also in 1 Thessalonians 3:5, Paul says to the Thessalonica church members and all believer’s, “I was afraid that in some way the tempter might have tempted you and our efforts might have been useless.” If we are tempted by Satan and give into sin, Satan then gets a foothold into our lives as shown in John 13:27, “As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him.”
To review what the bible tells us, who is Satan ---- Satan is the ruler or Prince of this world. He is a liar, who accuses us to God and puts us through tests to tempt us, gaining access into our life. If we fail the tests, he proves our unworthiness to God. When we are deceived and sin, WE PUSH God and his goodness out of our life. I do not want to put fear in you, but do want to inform you, so you have a chance to resist Satan’s attacks. You really have nothing to fear of Satan. He is the ruler of this world, but he has no body! That is why he tries so hard to deceive you, to get you to do his dirty evil work. Satan wanted to be the ruler of the universe, but GOD cast him to the earth for his rebellion! So then he deceived Adam and Eve, who were given dominion over the earth. Genesis 1:26, Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." And when Adam and Eve listened to the lies of the devil, they gave up their authority of the earth to Satan. So Satan then became the prince of this world. After giving up their kingdom, they were kicked out of the Garden of Eden, to work and labor until they died and returned to the dust. Genesis 3:22-23
And the LORD God said, "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever. So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.” As you can see, Adam and Eve were like God, they had eternal life until they disobeyed God’s commands and listened to Satan’s lies. They also had been like God in spirit, with no flesh- Genesis 3:21- “For the Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.” This was done only after they had been deceived and just before they were kicked out of heaven on earth. Boy do we need to open our hearts and realize how much we are giving away, every time Satan lies and deceives us to go against what God has commanded us to follow. Because we all are growing and learning and live in this world of deception, we are always sinning. To prevent Satan’s access into your life, when you realize you have sinned, quickly ask God for forgiveness and repent (turn away from-do not continue down that path). In doing so Satan can not continue to deceive you. Because no one taught me these things, I grew up, living my life trying to be a good Christian. Instead, I was deceived. I believed the lies and thought I was serving God, but instead served the devil! When the devil said, “ You can’t follow God and still have fun!” I agreed and chose not to follow God’s commands. Thinking I was just listening to my own thoughts, I conformed to the world and Satan’s lies and plans for me. He deceived me for so long! Satan doesn’t know who he has been messing with, when he tried to destroy my life! For all his evil, I will expose him so he can not hide in the darkness anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My sincere Love

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