Satan

23018142623_4ba1deb468_mIn the context of the scriptures, the word satan means obstacle or adversary. When Jesus had revealed to the apostles, that he was to go to Jerusalem and die, Peter said to him without hesitation, that he must not do so. To which Christ said, get behind me Satan. Now, Jesus was not saying that Peter was, in fact, Satan, but rather he was identifying an immediate threat being posed to him finishing the work which the Father had sent him to do. In our own lives, we as Christians should be able to both identify and thwart the attacks which the enemy of our souls brings against us, but few are capable of doing so. The scripture also says that those who love this world will not see the kingdom of heaven.

The bible teaches that if we draw ourselves nearer to God, then he, in turn, will draw nearer to us, but as you can plainly see, this requires first, a movement from ourselves. The enemy of your soul is quite happy with the current state of affairs in your life. Your lack of prayer and the need to be continually entertained by the things of this world are just fine with him. Because he knows that if you stay this course, he will own you in the end, and there will be no escape.

The scripture says and correctly so, that Gods people perish because of a lack of wisdom. And it also says plainly, that we are to not be wise with the things of this world, for worldly wisdom, is of little profit. You may take this as a warning or you may shrug your spiritual shoulders and walk away, saying to yourself that this Pundit is full of hot air. But in the end, it is I who will have the last laugh, as I enter the kingdom of my Lord and all of his saints. What are your obstacles to a closer walk with Christ? To be continued…

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