Consider how precious a soul must be, when both God and the devil are after it.” Charles Spurgeon
Where would you spend eternity?
The enemy (Satan) isn’t after your business. He isn’t after your family, neither is he after any physical thing you own. Satan is after your Soul. He knows that you came from your mother’s womb naked and you will leave the same. Therefore what matters most to him is your soul.
When your days on earth are over, and your soul leaves the body, where would your soul be? Would it be in eternity with God, or Satan?
Nothing really matters to God than the soul for whom Jesus came to die. John 3:16 says “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.”
Consider how precious your soul is that God will sacrifice Jesus to save you from His wrath that is coming upon the earth. Jesus is preparing a resting place for your soul. But the question is would He come to meet you prepared/ready?
The Enemy’s purpose:
Satan, on the other hand, doesn’t want to face God’s wrath alone so he is trying to win as many souls as possible, with the help from his demons and people who have availed themselves to be used by him. Why do we see many false prophets today? Many wolves have clothed themselves with sheep skin and luring innocent people onto the broad way that leads to destruction.
The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. (John 10:10 AMP)
Satan knows what you desires, and he is aware of your greatest fear. As a result, he attacks you in the way(s) that will shift your focus from God. He seeks to destroy your love for God. When you take three people for instance, Satan will attack the first one’s family, the second one’s job, and the last one’s properties. He works in various ways but his mission is to make God’s children doubt God’s love for them and to destroy their relationship with God.
What you should look out for:
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of God stays for ever. (1 John 2:15-17)
Satan can also add up to what you have through evil ways which may be right in your sight. You may say “Well, everyone is doing it. It is normal to steal, deceive, lie, cheat, etc to make money, or seek dark powers for money.” When He comes this way, remember what Jesus said that “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Mark 8:36, 37 KJV).
He can give you 1001 reasons through the books you read, movies you watch, songs you listen, people you listen to, etc to justify the desires of the flesh: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, etc. When he uses this way, remember that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19, NLT)
What you should do:
Satan is after your soul. However, he can’t touch you when you take delight in the things of God. That is when you allow your love for God to supersede everything you do. When you love God, you keep His commands. In that way, you dwell in the secret place of the Most High and Jesus holds you securely. You walk on the narrow road that leads to eternal life. When you are on the narrow road, your focus is on Jesus and things of this world means nothing to you.
Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour. (1 Peter 5:8 AMP)
If you are not sure of your position in Jesus, today is your day. Confess your sins to God and ask that Jesus cleanses you from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 (NLT) says that “if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.”
People who conceal their sins will not prosper,
but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy. (Proverbs 28:13, NLT)
I pray the Holy Spirit guides you, and protects your soul from the evil one in Jesus’ Name. Amen