[This story was inspired by a sermon I heard during my High School days]
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Author: Alfred Benjamin King
Title of Today’s Story: Satan, you take the bicycle I'ill take the car
Date: 15th November 2011 (Tuesday)
Satan, you take the bicycle I'ill take the car
Once upon a time there lived a young Christian man named Samuel. He loved God with all his heart and surrounded himself with good Christian friends.
Samuel was having a major problem though - a problem unlike regular problems you hear about everyday. But a problem that isn't as rare as one might think it is.
Samuel's problem was that he kept having bad dreams every night. It wasn't that his dreams were so terrible it kept him up at night but it was that his dreams where so terrible that they orchestrated the tragedies that happened to him in the real world.
Sometimes when Samuel went to sleep he would dream that he lost his job and got a new job that pays way less and when he wakes up his dream would be fulfilled within that week. Sometimes Satan would come to him in his dreams and tell him that he would kill a relative of his and unfailingly within that week a relative of his would die of one sickness or the other.
This went on and on and Samuel didn't tell anybody because he was afraid they would say that he is possessed or he is insane and then they would lock him up in an asylum. Thus, Samuel suffered in silence. Tragically, it was like Satan had a personal obsession with tormenting Samuel.
One day, Satan appeared to him in a dream and told him that he has one week left to live.
Samuel gets extremely scared. He prepares his will and calls up old friends he hadn't chatted with in a while. He does all the things that he wished he could have done that he never took out time to do. He had only one week left to live so he might as well take out all the money in his retirement savings and make this last week his best.
Samuel's best friend named Jake, noticed all the strange changes in Samuel's life and so he asks his friend what the problem is.
Samuel had never opened up to anybody about this before but he figured what's he got to lose, after all he would be dying before the week is over. So Samuel told Jake everything, holding nothing back.
After Jake finished listening, he told Samuel that his problem is that he doesn't know who he is. He doesn't know that he is above Satan and it's not the other way round. By virtue of the fact that we belong to Christ we have won already.
Jake explained to Samuel that the bible tells us that God had sitteth us in heavenly places with Christ Jesus far above all principalities and powers (especially Satan) so Satan should not be controlling Samuel's life the way he is.
Jake told Samuel to stand on the authority of the word of God and challenge Satan. He shouldn't just accept whatever Satan says would happen to him like that. He should be confident of who he is in Christ. He should know who he is because of, of whom he is (He belongs to God). He should send the devil running because as it is written, resist the devil and he would flee.
The devil is a coward. He is a coward by nature so if you stand your ground on the word he would flee. Besides, the word of God is too strong for him.
The anointing of God was strong as Jake spoke and by God's awesome grace, Samuel understood and believed what Jake said. He went to bed that night hoping that satan would actually show up in his dream.
Satan showed up. He showed Samuel visually in the dream and also told him that his car would soon be gone and it would be replaced with a bicycle two days before the day he is appointed to die.
Samuel boldly tells Satan that he should take the bicycle but the car is his. As a matter of fact if anything, God is going to bless him with a better car.
Satan was shocked. He couldn't believe that Samuel was challanging him.
Then Samuel added that he would not die at that appointed date. As a matter of fact, if Satan thinks he's lying he should come back a day after the day he said he would die and see if he is dead.
Satan's eyes turned red and then he shouted at Samuel, "DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?"
Then Samuel shouted back, "DO YOU KNOW WHOSE I AM?"
Satan got the message and he fled.
Samuel rejoiced. He went on to live for decades after the day that Satan had said he would die. He had lived because he had understood and used his authority in Christ. To God be the Glory. Do you know whose you are?
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If you’ve been touched by what you just read and you’ve never given your heart to Jesus before but now want to become a Christian, please say this prayer and mean it with all your heart.
“Oh Lord God, I come to you in the name of Jesus Christ. Your word says, ‘… whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved’ (Acts 2:21)
So now I ask Jesus to come into my heart to be the lord of my life. I receive eternal life into my spirit and according to Romans 10: 9, ‘That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved’ , Therefore I declare that I am saved; I am born – again; I am a child of God! I now have Christ dwelling in me, and greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world! (1 John 4:4). I now walk in the consciousness of my new life in Christ Jesus. Hallelujah!”
PRAYER FOR THE RETURNING BACK SLIDER (ONLY):
“Oh lord God, I ask for your mercy and forgiveness for turning my back on you. I come back to you today in total sincerity and like the parable of the prodigal son, I thank you for receiving me back with Joy and Gladness.
I confess that Jesus Christ is the lord of my life and God the father is my Daddy. Hallelujah!”
PRAYER TO RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT:
“Oh Father, I thank you now for making me born again. For making me your child.
I ask that you give me your Holy Spirit to live in me and with me. For your word says that you would freely give the Holy Spirit to all those who ask. I open my heart and receive, and I know by faith that you have given me your Holy Spirit. Thank you Father. In Jesus name. Amen.”
CONGRATULATIONS! YOU ARE NOW A CHILD OF GOD. WELCOME TO THE FAMILY OF GOD.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alfred Benjamin King is a full time writer & illustrator who obviously loves writing and drawing with all his heart.
He also loves music and so makes songs in his bedroom every once in a while.
He lives as though he’s retired early and retired rich. His bread comes from the fact that he is a business investor who God has blessed with wisdom.
He is one of the leading Christ – Minded writers in both fiction and non – fiction today.
His contribution to literature is extra ordinary. He created two new genres of literature namely, “D.I.P” and “S+C.S”
His literally works and special projects have gone spiral on the web; wheeling in an ever increasing number of views per post.
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