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"You Don't Need the Devils Help"
by Henry Miranda
10/24/2014 / Salvation
Matthew 25:41 (NKJV)
"Then He will also say to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:"
You are well on the way to hell all by yourself unless you repent of your ways and turn to God's truths. You won't need the devils help to lead you to hell. You are doing a fine job on your own. The devil is only around to help you along the way to hell and he wants to make sure you don't lose your way there.
The only goal that the devil has is to keep us from establishing a relationship with God. If he fails and we come to know God, then the devil has failed. But he will always try to keep us from growing and developing a deeper relationship with God. The devils desire is to keep us from experiencing God's love and presence in our lives. He wants to stop God's power that is actively at work in us when we belong to God.
The Bible tells us that the devil was created by God as a cherub the most powerful of all God's angelic beings. Sometime after his creation and before the creation of mankind, the devil rebelled against God and took one third of the angels with him into this rebellion.
God purposely included this information that some Angels have departed from Him. For it tells us that the Angels that stayed with Him are praising God and serving Him and doing this of their own free will. This tells us that Angels are not spiritual robots or mindless creatures. If this were the case, then their praise before the throne of God would be meaningless and hollow, like a machine simply programed to do a task.
The devil is a fallen angel who rebelled against God. The devil is often identified as the serpent in the Garden of Eden whose persuasions lead to two corresponding Christian doctrines. One being "the original sin"; which is the disobedience of Adam. And the other one is Redemption of Jesus Christ" which in turn brings us to a relationship with God.
God placed Adam and Eve in the garden for two main reasons. The first was to have fellowship with them while enjoying an exchange of love. The second was to test their competency. God is not a tyrant or a dictator. He does not force himself on us. God allowed Adam and Eve to experience the consequences of their actions.
That brings us to the question "why did God create sin"?
God did not create sin, He only allowed it. We may contemplate why God permitted sin, but beyond that the subject is incomprehensible and must be left in the hands of God. Martin Luther said," this is so high that no other answer can be given than that so it has please God."
God, in his omnipotence knew that Adam and Eve would sin and He could have stopped it since He is omnipotent. But He did not. The only part God had in allowing sin into the world was that He allowed man to experience the consequences of his own actions. If Adam and Eve had not disobeyed God there would be no sin nature.
God knew that Adam and Eve would fail and so he made provisions for it. Sin was always included in God's plan and man is responsible for it. Yet God has always had control over sin.
The separation between God and mankind exists because God is perfect and mankind is imperfect. One imperfection we all share as human beings is that of selfishness. Selfishness is a cornerstone emotion which governs all our actions.
Adam and Eve were kicked out of the garden because they wanted what they wanted despite God's Warnings. That is the original sin disobedience due to willful selfishness. Willful selfishness is a source of evil in our world, and the source of separation between ourselves and God.
The reason God permitted sin was to allow us to have a free choice between good and evil. This can only be possible if sin is present. God created us to have fellowship with Him but He warned us to choose for ourselves whether or not we want fellowship with Him. God could have created beings who would do is HIS bidding, but that would mean they would have to be mindless with no will of their own.
If you were to die today, where would you go to hell or would you go to heaven? For as long as we are alive we have the choice to choose to continue in the path to hell or change the course of our life and choose to go to heaven? Contrary to popular belief, not all roads lead to heaven. Once you are dead you cannot change your mind. Don't listen to the devil when he tried to lead you away from Christ. The spiritual fight is when the devil wants you to continue on the path to hell and you want to repent of your ways and start on the path leading to heaven.
John 17:3 (ESV)
And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
Knowing God is eternal life. When Jesus said eternal life was to know God, He meant having an intimate, close, personal relationship with God.
Henry Miranda earned a Bachelor of Christian Ministry degree @ Christian Leadership University. Henry Miranda is an Evangelist, Bible Teacher, Author, and Guest Speaker and with the help of the Holy Spirit has written seven life-changing books. You can contact Henry Miranda through his website: http://www.evangelize-for-jesus-ministries.com/
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