God’s Plan for Man Spoiled:
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When Satan, and one third of Angels who had joined him in a rebellion against God became cast down from heaven, a voice was heard in heaven stating, “Therefore, rejoice, O heavens! And you who live in the heavens, rejoice! But terror will come on the earth and the sea, for the devil has come down to you in great anger, knowing that he has little time.”
” Revelation 12:12 New Living Translation (NIV).
But terror will come on the earth and the sea? Why? Because Satan who is the master mind of all terrorism, had been cast down from heaven to earth. Jesus described him as a thief, who comes to kill, steal and destroy; “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10
He came to steal people’s: peace, joy, health, marriages, jobs, relationships, wealthy and anything he can get his hands on. In another instance Jesus depicted him as a liar and the father of all lies; “….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.” John 8:44.
I grew up in Africa where animals live in the wild and herdsmen sometimes encounter potentially dangerous animals. But I remember being advised by my parents, that many times even dangerous animals, when unprovoked would not bother man. However, when a wounded animal escaped from the hunters, it would become deadliest and would chase and kill anything that resembles humans. Well Satan suffered a terrible defeat in heaven when he was cast down to earth. He knew it very well, that the sovereign God was the reason for his defeat. So, like a wounded animal, he came down to earth with great vengeance to kill anything that resembles God. Remember man had been created in the image of God? He knew exactly where to go, the Garden of Aden where man had been coronated by God to be the governor of the whole earth; “The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to mankind.
” Psalms 115:16.
God had outsourced the earth and its resources to Adam and his descendants, “the earth He has given to mankind”. Remember that Satan is not mankind, he is a spirit. He did not have a body either. According to God’s word, the earth had been given to mankind. This would make the activity of any spirit being here on earth to be illegal. The devil knew about this legality, that is why his first move was to secure a body, a serpent. Then the next move was to use a lie to cause man to disobey God, a task he succeeded at. When Satan succeeded at enticing Adam and Eve to disobey God, he assumed Adam’s title, “the ruler of this world”. Jesus acknowledged this fact when he said, “I don’t have much more time to talk to you, because the ruler of this world approaches. He has no power over me,” John 14:30. The Apostle Paul echoed this sad reality when he said, “3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. ” 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
But don’t worry, God is always a light year ahead of His arch enemy the devil.
(To Be Continued in Blog 9)
God’s Plan for Man Reinstated: (To Be Continued)
Model Prayer: Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord. I believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead. Dear Jesus, come into my heart and be my Lord and Savior. I am sorry for my sins, and I ask you to forgive me, wash me with your blood, and give me your Holy Spirit to teach and guide me. Thank you for saving me. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
If you believed and prayed the above prayer, you are now a born again child of God.
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Authored by: Pastor Godfrey Twahirwa
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