By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Why did Satan rebel against God?
The short answer – 1 John 2:16 which states…
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.
Satan SAW all that God had – LUST OF THE EYES.
Satan WANTED the Power of God – LUST OF THE FLESH.
Satan DESIRED to be Worshiped as God – PRIDE OF LIFE.
Isaiah 14:12-14 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer (Satan), son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! (13) For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: (14) I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Satan BOWED DOWN to the Lust of the Eyes, Lust of the Flesh, and the Pride of Life THEREFORE he uses those three TO KEEP the Unsaved from being Saved.
2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world (Satan) hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
And TO KEEP christians from being Faithful To and Testimonies For the Lord.
John 10:10(a) The thief (Satan) cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.
– STEAL = To take away the Joy, and Happiness of serving Christ.
– KILL = To ruin the christian’s testimony through and by any means.
– DESTROY = In Satan’s mind a DEAD christian either Physically or Spiritually is the best kind of christian, For they CANNOT LEAD any Unsaved person to Jesus Christ.
Satan WILL EMPLOY one or all three things mentioned in 1 John 2:16 to BRING ABOUT the three things mentioned in John 10:10a in the Christians life.
Satan WILL ALSO USE one or all three mentioned in 1 John 2:16 TO PREVENT the salvation of a Unsaved person.
Satan’s WHOLE Mind Set is this, SINCE he is going to the Lake of Fire (hell) than he is going to take as many as he can with him, My Advice: DON’T LET HIM, Believe on Christ TODAY.
2 Corinthians 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH