I believe in the power of stories. Do you? Do you like to hear one?
As a Catholic for 32 years I had never heard of the power of God’s greater adversary. Created as Lucifer (the morning star), he then became known as Satan after being throw out of heaven. Why? This being was the Worship Chorus’s leader. One day he looks at its amazing beauty and was astonished at how beautiful he was. Then he thought about being he the worshiped instead of God. He got together one third of the angelic host and convince them of fighting against God. Therefore all of them, including him, Lucifer, all were kick out of the third Heaven. So, as that happens he came to be named Satan, which is interpreted as “The Adversary”.
I thought that his history all ended there. First act: this angel mess up (and could done it since every being God creates He gives free will to). Second act: this angel is thrown out and disappears. No No. He is a spirit, can not be destroyed until the end of times. So it goes around like a roaring lion seeing to whom he can devour. He is not the opposite of God since God Is ALL knowing, ALL present, ALL powerful. But true is we need to be informed. I need it. Otherwise every time I fail I can think that every time is all just my fault. But He, the devil, is the one behind every darkness and all evil comes from him and only him. More clearly, he inspires all that is dark.
So this being moves in the spirit, he dwells on all opportunities to bring us back to our old nature (the old nature without God, before we have Jesus living with us, in us). Then, every time we are in pain, let said “life happens” he then pursue us to cling to too many stupid stuff to gave us RELIEF for, instead of walking in TRUTH. That is as if I decide to avoid GRACE toward ENRICH SOME NEUROTRANSMITERS.
I used to.
Pain. Get a chocolate. Rejection. Shopping. Unforgiveness. How about premarital sex? And on and on. Every one of this God isn’t against it, me either. And He is so for it since He created, for us to enjoy to its FULNESS, in the right time, in the right way. Why? So we can be FULFIL to the FULNESS, FULNESS, FULNESS. No matter how much I tried. His design is the very best. No, I’m not Married jet, but I know what I’m talking about.
Remember, we must know current events, and the adversary’s affairs. And we need so, because without meting an enemy, how we can go to war? Without going, how can we ever win? Spiritual war is easy, when Jesus is next to us. Otherwise we are blind, deaf, dumb, and all we do is:
Chocolate….and on, and on, and on.
How He operates? Thoughts. We must master our thinking according to God’s thinking. And from it, answer and build. Explore thoughts as you would a “Chihuahua”. The devil is not going to win anyways. Trust only the Lord God. You need to LIVE, not just exist as a tree, piece of wood, or an empty glass. If you believe that there is not an enemy is only because you are a little late in pursuing your REAL dreams which is in the identity that God gave you. YOU ARE A WINER. More than a Conqueror. You & I. All of us.
And I Am a Victor!!! Almost 5 years after knowing all these. I Am Awesomely Loved!