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An Alternate Reality – Satan’s Game

An Alternate Reality – Satan’s Game

By Kendra Clarke

Lucifer desired the praise and the worship only reserved for God. Now he already had awesome responsibility and authority in Heaven, but grew unsatisfied with the already high position that God had given him and he desired more. He no longer wanted to be a subordinate, but to be in charge and would stop at nothing to get it. His pride blinded him into thinking that God had what was rightfully his. In his heart he said, “I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, And I will sit on the mount of assembly in the recesses of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High” (Isaiah 14:12-14). A fight ensued and He was kicked out of Heaven with his followers which unfortunately meant, that he would be unleashed on the world. The alternate reality that we currently live in, is all a part of Satan’s end game. Because he could not receive the praise in Heaven, he wants humankind to bow down to him. As he successfully managed to do with God’s first human creation Adam and Eve, Satan wants nothing more than to use us as pawns in his game in his war against God.

Desiring the Applause

It astonishes me that there are some, who are so immersed in themselves, chasing after the mighty dollar and desiring the applause so badly, that they have been willing to do anything and everything to obtain  short-term status, popularity and fame. “What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet lose their soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul? (Mark 8:36-37). Matthew 6:24 tells us that, “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money”. Furthermore, 1 Timothy 6:9-10 tells us that, “Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. The Enemy tries to manipulate us at every turn, but we give him the access willingly and the rope he uses to hang us with. We kill each other needlessly, lie on each other, steal from each other, and indulge in all types of immoral behavior meant to gratify our fleshly desires that in the end glorify him and not God. It’s no wonder he is feeling pretty confident right about now.

Satan’s Path of Destruction

We open doorways inviting him and his demonic forces in, allowing him to run up his number count of souls he has snatched, while we sit idly by watching and playing right into his hands. Our flesh wants what it wants, which usually leads to sin and a separation from God. This separation only provides fodder for which the Enemy can then leap into action. For those signing up for Satan’s Army, just know that the devil can only offer temporary riches and fortunes, smoke and mirrors as He leads you down a path of destruction. Satan’s path is only an illusion which leads to a life of eternal damnation, while God’s path offers salvation and eternal life in paradise. Satan’s path strong-arms you into service and when you are there, demands your very life and it never really stops there. You will be paying a huge price only to pay for it dearly when you join him in his end. God gives you a choice, He asks you to trust Him, love Him, listen and seek Him with your all, but promises you the desires of your heart and a future with Him in Heaven. Satan hates and despises you but God loves you. In fact he loved you so much that he sent His only begotten son Jesus to lay down his life for you. The choices are clear; choose wisely.

 

 

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