The Devil’s strategy of wining souls to Hell
Millions today profess to hate, abhor, shun and reject the devil, because they know he (devil) is their enemy. They sometimes say “I don't worship him, I don't obey Him”.
But they are directly being controlled by this arch-enemy of the light. “The thief (devil) cometh not but for to steal, to kill and to destroy” (John 10:10).
The devil comes gently to you to do his evil business either in your room when you are alone, in your place of work when you are signing the attendance register he and on the street when you see a lady.
Whichever method the old serpent (devil) uses, bear in mind that he has his aim-to capture you and get you to that other end, HELL. The devil is not going to give up when you pray or give up when you profess that you are a child of God.
His chief method is deceit and he doesn't want you to know that there is a dangerous pit at the end of the sinner's life's journey. Remember the arch-enemy of God (devil) is a lot older than man. So he is wiser and has more experience than man.
The devil is not seeking to make friend with anybody on this perverse and crooked world but rather to destroy. Do you care about your soul? Then read on.
If you were the head of state of a country and you were at war with a neighbouring country, and during one of your visits to the war-fronts you were deceived into the heart of the enemy's camp, what would you do at the least chance of escape? Linger on for a chat or escape? Escape of course.
The devil's business in a person's life is to deceive him or her into a false hope of heaven. He makes you walk confidently on mats, spread over a deep, dangerous pit, and blinds your eyes to the fact that underneath lies a raging, angry and unquenchable lake of fire, burning with brim-stone.
Are you a business man? Private or public? Or are you a worker somewhere? And are you totally given over to the progress of your office? You must want money? Isn't it? Listen! You have a soul that cannot and never die.
When the soul departs from your body, then you become a dead person. But where does your soul go? “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment (Hebrews 9:27).
All involve in stealing, murder (including abortion), lying, adultery, idolatry, pride, wickedness, hatred, covetousness, envy, drinking of alcohol, gossiping and so on will be judged! To escape then will be utterly impossible.
You think that your regular attendance to church services, confirmation, baptism, fasting, giving of alms and offerings, and probably buying some equipment for the local church or mosque puts you on a safe-ground because your righteousness outweighs your unrighteousness? That's deceit. You are heading to the other side – HELL, because nothing that defiles shall enter into heaven (Revelation 21:27).
Be startled! You are in the devil's net. You are fast sliding into horrible hell on a church pew. But do you know that God loves you more than you love Him? That is why He is revealing to you that your good, moral life and the very best you can do can never – and will never-please God. For all our righteousness is like filthy rags in His sight (Isaiah 64:6).
You might have stopped attending church services because you discovered that your local pastor or priest is a hypocrite, he drinks and commits with women secretly. In fact he has children born to him outside wedlock.
Now you have concluded that as long as you love God and you love your neighbouras yourself (the golden rule), you well surely make heaven. Sorry, you are yet in the devil's net, because you are also bound in your sins.
There is only one way of escape for you, and this only way of escape from false and muddled beliefs into which the devil has successfully deceived you is Jesus Christ (John 14:6). And He (Jesus) was manifested to destroy all the works of the devil (1 John 3:8).
You must be born again (John 3:3). You must experience this. It does not mean baptism, confirmation or taking of sacraments. It is transformation – a sudden change of your life in Jesus. You become a new creature, and old things pass away and all things become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).
This is the only way of escape from eternal damnation for the businessman, Journalist, Doctor, Accountant, students, Muslim and the free-thinker. Allow Christ to destroy all the works (deceit and sin) of the devil in your life. Jesus will wash you in His blood, and the devil will take his filthy hands off you and you will no more be under Satan's dominion.
Run into the arms of Jesus now, it is not too late for you because Jesus, the saviour of the world loves you.
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