The basic intention of the devil is to destroy us, and thus by injecting the people of God with sin persistently, the devil tries to achieve his purpose.
The devil uses the craving for sin and worldliness to tempt God's people to fall, yet there is something better that God has in store for us.
"Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” " John 4:13-14 (NKJV)
Yes, there is a blessed life for us in Christ Jesus.
Billy Graham in many of his sermons have stated repeatedly, "You have tried all the pleasures of the world and tried to seek salvation, yet there is deep emptiness in your life, try Jesus and you will never be discouraged and you will find true joy." Many had positively responded to his message and when I read about their lives now, they are really happy and still continue in the blessedness of the Lord.
We have to understand that the devil is shrewdly planning against us as Paul says....
"and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will." 2 Timothy 2:26(NKJV)
and what do we do to escape this?
The Holy Spirit tells us to do this...
" Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil." Ephesians 6:11 (NKJV)
Our life is literally a battle and thus we have to be fully armed to escape the snares and wiles of the devil, (our arms and ammunition are not of the worldly pattern..read about this more in Ephesians 6:11-20).
Dear One!!! I urge you not to be deceived by the schemes of the devil, rather return to the Lord in perfect humbleness and submission and if we do so, God promises this to us...
"if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV)
God surely has created us as a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life, let not the devil destroy us anymore..
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