Did you know that the old serpent, Satan has a special honours list? Oh, yes, he does and he uses it as a deceptive bait in order to catch, corrupt and captivate his victims. Remember Balaam, well he certainly rose to the devil's bait!!
The book of Numbers chapter 22 and verse 17 speaks of satan's prideful lies: "I will promote thee unto very great honour!" And, similar words were spoken to our LORD Jesus Christ as satan tempted Him in the wildnerness.
How many a sinful man or woman loves to clamber up the ladder of ambition, to be seen as someone great, someone powerful or someone intellectual before their fellows. But the drive to gain quick honour or promotion or quick 'microwave' success usually causes saints of God to lose their heads and their hearts.
The majority of us cannot resist gold and the devil believes every man or woman has their price, that was the principle in which he worked on to try to destroy Job of the Old Testament. Turn the pages of History and you will see for yourself that it is full of those who sadly shipwrecked themselves in the gold fields of Satan.
"The love of money", remember not money itself but the love of it, "is the root of all evil."
Oh, yes, the devil will enrich you with all the wealth of the world but in doing so he will also impoverish you!
You will have gold but you won't have God!
You will save your silver but you will not save your soul!
Financially you will have all the credit at the banks but actually you will be a discredited bankrupt case!
You may not be a person who jockey's after position or craves for riches but whatever you prefer the devil will be sure to dangle it before your lustful eyes. Balak, the son of Zippor, King of Moab tempted Baalam with the offer "I will do whatsoever thou sayest unto me" (Numbers 22:17).
'Lust of the eye', the devil will flaunt it before you!
'Lust of the flesh', the devil will incite you!
'Pride of Life', the devil will procure it for you!
The devil has his own treasury of sins and in his treasury he has everything in it that suits all the perversion of the depraved human heart. And when you have filled yourself and have enjoyed his so-called pleasures for a season you will soon discover them to be a dunghill of sinful stench and a pit of utter uncontrollable disillusionment. All their ways are the ways to hell and their end is hell itself!!
The devil's honours list are a sham and a deceit. BEWARE BRETHREN!! They will certainly cheat you out of Heaven. Resist them today and everyday - for God says: "resist the devil and he shall surely flee from you!!"
A very Powerful Inspirational writing full of Godly Wisdom.
How true by God's Grace we can stay close to The Cross and to the Heart of God!"Galations 2:20"
The Lord God Almighty honours those whom Honour Him! Psalm 91
God Bless you and your family!
In Christ Jesus,Dee
Daniele, You have written words of truth...The enemy, Satan, tries to destroy the work of the Lord, and his servants...Yet, I always remember "If God be for us, who can be against us"..Thanks for reminding us about the battles with the enemy we have to fight, Good article.
Amen. I appreciate and notice the facts "The gospel is NOT FOR SALE"
and neither should we sell ourselves short to the devil. He pays cheap! What we have received of Christ is priceless! God bless, littlelight