We have to be vigilant and very much alert to be able to notice when the enemy strikes.
We have to be spiritually sensitive to all the schemes that Satan lay all around as we go about our day-day activities. The thief has come seeking to steal, kill and destroy – (John 10:10). If anyone does not believe in Satan’ attacks, let him open his eyes to the tracks he leaves—broken homes and devastated families, prodigal sons, daughters, even fathers and mothers.
As a believer in Jesus Christ, you are given authority over Satan.
He is a defeated foe. However, Jesus does not prevent him from attacking believers. In John 12, Jesus reminds His disciples that Satan is a vanquished foe. Jesus said, “Now is the time for judgement on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out” – (John 12:31). After Jesus’ resurrection, Satan’s sentence was passed down. When Jesus returns, He will execute His judgement against Satan.
Satans future has been decided – what about yours…?
While there is no mistaking Satan’s future, your eternal future can be decided by committing your life to the ultimate Victor, the only One who offers eternal life, the one who death could not hold captive—Jesus Christ.
Prayer: God, I choose to commit my life to You for Your glory. Open my eyes to the signs of Satan’s attacks, give me the grace that I may seek Your help in defeating him. Strengthen me by the power of Your name, in the name of Jesus.
At the very last moment the thief that was beside Jesus cried out to Him in repentance. He humbled himself and acknowledged his guilt in sheer contrast to Jesus’ innocence. He pleaded to be part of Jesus’ Kingdom and was granted a spot in paradise with Jesus!
Luke 23:42-43; Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” It just shows you that it is never too late to repent. The bible says that all who come to Jesus, he will in no wise cast out (John 6:37).
God says in 2 Chronicles that “If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
I receive for you from God’s throne of grace a repentant heart in the mighty name of Jesus.
The prayer this thief prayed beside Jesus made him to make heaven! Brethren, contrary to the lie of the devil, it is NEVER too late to repent. The road to hell fire is very wide while the road to eternal life is straight and narrow. We all need the special grace of God to stay on the straight and narrow.
You may currently be as sheep going astray; NOW is the time to return to the Shepherd and Bishop of your soul (1 Peter 2:25). Now is the time to return to your first love. I hope and pray that like Paul, you will press on toward the mark of a high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Phil. 3:14).
Prayer: Lord anything that stands in the way of my salvation, take it out of my life. Make my path clear and my eyes seeing and looking to Your glorious inheritance.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be a saint to make peace with Christ, Come just the way you are.
Jesus sees beyond our weaknesses and can empathise with our frailty.
Give Him a chance, wait upon Him and then see what He’ll make of you.
Apostle ATB Williams
“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.” 1 John 5:11-12
Everlasting life or a place in heaven can only be secured through Jesus Christ. You’ll do well to accept Jesus into your life. Thereafter, commit yourself to learning more about Him and wait to see how He begins to transform your life.