Bible Lesson 253

The Devil is always in the details. (1st Peter 5:6-10)

“Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Jesus Christ, after you have suffered a while, perfect establish, strengthen, and settle you.” 1st Peter 5:6-10.

Let’s understand what and who we will be discovering from the Word of God in this month. It is not some second rate confused and weak creature that has no power to do us harm. Most of us have not ever seen him, at least not in person; but we have been in his presence and he has been in ours constantly.

Heaven rejected him perhaps even as the World was being spoken into being by God, he was not satisfied being an angel and was ‘kicked out of heaven’ and fell to earth where he set up a kingdom of those who like his ways and who will spend their eternity in hell, unless they repent and turn away from him and obey God.

We at times see him as a little red man with a long tail and a pitchfork; however, he doesn’t appear to most of us like that, rather He comes to us to deceive and despoil our souls. He presents himself to us as the most beautiful, and charming and rewarding person we have ever seen; but we never draw anything except pain and loss from his plans.

It is Lucifer, Satan, the devil and he is powerful and his sole plan for mankind is to trick us and shovel us into hell for eternity.

He was in the beginning an angel of God however he like many of us, got the idea that he deserved more than he had. In fact, He wanted to be God and so God threw him out of heaven to be the despoiler of those who would not believe the truth.

Let’s stop right here and check to make sure that we know the truth and are not being led astray by the deceiver Satan.

The truth is that we are all born sinners who stand under the wrath of God until, and unless we find the truth which is the key to salvation and heaven when we die. The truth is simply that we are all born dead in trespass and sin, separated from the one who created us. We have been given the answer to our desperate situation by Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God. In the past history of the earth God sent His Son Jesus Christ, thru the womb of a young Jewish virgin to deal with the problem of mankind which was sin. God by His Grace and Mercy sent His Only Begotten Son

Jesus Christ to be the key to man’s salvation and all that man is required to do is to believe to the degree that they will obey all That God has commanded to do and that is to know it from the Bible and obey it without question. Do you know that you know that you have been saved by the shed blood of Jesus Christ? Do you know Him in his crucifixion? Have you been crucified with Him and dead, buried and risen to newness of life? That is what it takes. I will ask you to consider each thing that is written in Romans 6:1-14.

Until next time,

may God bless and keep you

This is Bro. Bob