Your Real Enemy

When bad things happen, many blame it on God, “See? God Punishes!” Sometimes this is meant for humor; other times meant in earnest. Occasionally, bad things are blamed on Mother Nature or bad luck. (Do you know the difference between Superman, a great clarinetist and Mother Nature? Nothing! They’re all figments of your imagination. But Lucifer isn’t.) Your Real Enemy, is Satan!

Sometimes called the Devil, Antichrist, Lucifer, Beelzebub and Accuser of the Brethren, this creature is your real enemy.  Here’s what the Bible says about Satan in a quick study to help you really know your real enemy, for he is a liar and deceiver.

You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. John 8:44

Jesus was referring to the origin of lies in the beginning of the Bible. Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘you shall not eat of every tree of the garden?’ . . Then the serpent said to the woman, “You shall not surely not die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. – Genesis 3:1-7

The thief (Satan) does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I (Jesus) have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10.

Satan is a “Dis”

Where God gives Order, Satan gives DisOrder. God is Honest, Satan is DisHonest. God give you an Advantage, Satan DisAdvantage. Would you like an Appointment or DisAppointment? God puts you at Ease, Satan gives you DisEase (disease). There is EnCouragement in God, but DisCouragement in Satan. Trust in God, and DisTrust in Satan. God’s unmerited favor is called Grace, but Satan provides DisGrace.

Satan’s Origin

How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! You were the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. . You were perfect in your ways. . . You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you.

 By the abundance of your trading, You became filled with violence within, and you sinned . . your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom . . You defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities. . .

 For you have said in your heart: I will . . I will exalt my throne above the stars . . I will . . I will be like the Most High. . Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol (Hell) to the lowest depths of the Pit. Those who see you will gaze at you, and consider you, saying: Is this the man who made the earth tremble . . and destroyed its cities . . because you have destroyed your land and slain your people.

 How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! . . You have become a horror, and shall be no more forever. For complete passages go to Ezekiel 28:12-19; and Isaiah 14:12-23

Chose Heaven or Hell

Satan’s End is Already Determined. If you don’t choose, a choice will be made for you! So the great dragon was cast out that serpent of old, called Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him (demons) . . The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Jesus wants you to know God loves you! Do not be deceived . . . Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. James 1:16-17

So, chose this day whom you will serve! For me and my family, we will choose God, His Son Jesus, the Christ and a life forever in Heaven.