Ever since the fall of Lucifer and his angels, ever since the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the garden, we have been subject to the attacks of the demon world. Have you ever done something that you knew you shouldn’t and later wondered, “Why in the world did I do that?”, because it was totally out of character for you? I believe that we commit some sins because of demonic influences. Other sins that we have committed are purely out of rebellion, but where does that tendency for rebellion stem from?
I’m not, by any means, trying to say the old Flip Wilson line of, “The devil made me do it!” That is a cop-out. Ultimately it is our choice to perform an act of any sort. All I’m trying to put out there for your consideration is this, be wary! As the Bible tells us, “the adversary looks to and fro for whom he can devour”, or something like that.
The only way that Satan can have his “kingdom” and be “worshipped” is to influence us into sinning against God. But, as a countermeasure, we have His grace and the offer of redemption from the Son. When we do sin, by the death of our Lord Jesus, we have forgiveness and may be reconciled with our Father. It is all a matter of choice, free will.
What we have to realize and be on constant guard about is the demons among us. If we could see the spiritual world around us like we do this everyday one, it would terrify us into paralysis. We would be too scared to function and that’s probably why we can’t.
It is not something that we often think about or even believe in today’s society but I’m here to tell you that Satan and his demons are a real as you and me. I have seen them. I have felt the evil and hatred that is the very essence of hell. I was terrorized by them momentarily, but I quickly remembered that we have the God-given power over them through Christ Jesus. By His blood, through His death and resurrection, hell does not have the ultimate power over the human race. But, as Father Lucas said in the movie “The Rite”, “Choosing to not believe in the devil doesn’t protect you from him.” I do more than believe that he’s real, I know it for a fact. Which do you choose, belief or unbelief? Think about it ’cause eternity never ends!
Always remember that Jesus died for us because He loves us!