The Shepherd-The Sheep-Then Satan
Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 8All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
You must understand that Satan is a “LIAR”
John 8:42-45 42Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.43Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.44Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
Steal you Knowledge:
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.One thing that Satan fears is a Christian that studies there bible, he knows that the more you know about the will of God for your life the more you will understand the wiles of the devil.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
Psalms 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
2nd Timothy 2:15 15Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
The one thing as Christians we are to do is study the word of God. The devil knows that the more we know about the word of God the more we will love God and obey His Word, He also knows that we will be better solders for the Cross of Christ and His kingdom. He does not want you to be knowledgeable of His word. Remember what the Psalmist said in Psalms 1: Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. 2But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he does shall prosper.
Kill your Joy
: Christians should be the happiest people in the world, we are headed to an Eternal City to live forever with God and His Son Jesus Christ where we will never grow old and never be sick no more dying crying or pain, and everything else that’s never been told.I Kings 10:7 The Queen of Sheba had heard of the Temple of the Lord that Solomon had built and when she came to see it was more then she could ever imagine and in verse 7 she said:And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom.7Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard.
He wants to destroy your “Testimony”
Once he kills your knowledge, then he steals your joy he will completely destroy your testimony. The only thing you have in this world that is truly just yours is your testimony of what Christ has done for you, An example would be the Apostle Paul, everywhere he preached he would bring up his testimony of what God did to him on that Damarcus Road in Acts chapter 9 He would tell of his great conversion and the suffering that would follow him all the days of his life.That is why we have to put on the whole Armor of God and get in the fight NOW: RIGHT NOW, people are dying and going to hell why we stand by and sing Amazing Grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.
I Peter 1:18:Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and abides for ever.
I Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that ask you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
I Peter 4: 16 –17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 19Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
I Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he cares for you.8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:9 Who resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
You know what is a major problem in the 21st century? Glad you asked, we have lost our fear of God, as a matter of fact we have become our own god, that’s right we are our own god! We decide everything with no fear of the consequences and if it feels good do it. For the past 50 years our higher learning institutes have been convincing a whole generation of young people there is no God (” Friedrich Nietzsche is notable for having declared that God is dead and for having written several of his works in the presumption that man must find a new mode of being given the death of God. Perhaps the most interesting quote on this theme appears in his The Gay Science ( aka Joyous Wisdom). Born October 1844 –Died: August 1900
I wonder what he thinks now?
You can plainly see his dogma has reached the highest academia, Harvard-Yale-UVA-UGA right down to the Jr colleges and what is the results? Well you can see it everyday in the streets of every country in the world! Ungodliness-hate-high crime and every ungodly sin that man can commit thinking they will never have to answer to God.