Genesis 1:27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Oh my Lord! What a privilege it is to be made into the image of God. He is the I Am! Holy and set apart. I’ve been adopted into His family. I’m so scared of who He is, His holiness because I recognize His power and authority… but at the same time I know He loves me so very much and that everything in my life is being done for my BEST interest!
Philippians 3:20-21 But our citizenship is in heaven, and we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who by the power that enables Him to subject all things to Himself, will transform our lowly bodies to be like His glorious body.
So… we have a spirit like God AND our bodies are going to be transformed to be like Him also. WOW!
Now lucifer knew what God was planning for mankind so he got really arrogant. Isaiah 14:13-14 You said in your heart, “I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon. 14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.” You see satan thought he was all that and a bag of chips! God so doesn’t like prideful thinking at all!
When lucifer realized that we were going to be created he came up with a big plan of attack. Hebrews 1:14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? satan didn’t want to serve us…he wanted to be served!
He wants us to crash and burn. He wants us to shove God’s gift of salvation back at him. Satan has been trying to get us to reject God’s gift of Jesus Christ for a great part of our lives but the Holy Spirit kept revealing Jesus to us. We all finally broke down and accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior when we realized our empty, sorrowful and sinful heart needed so much more. We found that relief, peace, joy, love and forgiveness through Jesus.
satan hates me and you!!! He tries to get us to shame God. satan also doesn’t want us to share the good news of Jesus Christ. I know he doesn’t want me to share how to get a closer walk with God with you all. satan also doesn’t want you to know about his sly tricks to deceive you. He wants you ignorant to who he really is.
He also wants us to hate each other. We need to stop judging the sinner and recognize who the real enemy and trouble maker. We are supposed to be trying to help the sinner, show them love and shine our light so they can follow the light to Jesus. We’ve gotten use to focusing on the different types of sin to the point that we have ignored our true calling to make disciples. We must passionately go after the lost. Satan’s got his plans and we’ve all got to get with God’s plans.
Do you know why satan hates us so?
- We have a soul and a spirit! He doesn’t have those!
- We are going to reign and rule with the Lord.
- We all are more special to God than the angels.
- We were bought with a price. We are redeemed and He can never be!
- God Himself came down and saved us.(Emanuel-God with us)
- God pays us a lot of attention!
- The Holy Spirit lives in us.
- God calls us His children and we are.
- He is identified as our Abba Father Abba is a relationship based word meaning daddy.
- God loves the mess out of us!!!!!! ( John 3:16)
This relation with God could not be any closer for a child of God than this.
Do we really know and understand this unique relationship of being adopted into God’s family? Shouldn’t we be going all out for our Father God? Should I be trying to work my butt off for the kingdom? Shouldn’t I know how to put satan in his place because of what Jesus has already accomplished for me on the cross? (The how is to put on the whole amour of God)
3 things I really need to be accomplishing in my life:
- I need to work at getting my faith at a premium level by filling up on God’s word.
- I need to take advantage of the 24 hour a day 7 days a week access I have to God.
- Making sure I have on the whole armor of God.
This is the time for all who call themselves a Christian to be 100% one! 99 ½ won’t do in these days and times. We must be deeply committed to the Lord and to the work for the kingdom of God. People are being plucked from this earth at an alarming rate. Tragedy and catastrophic events are increasing. We are all in the path of storms and we need Jesus in our boat. The forecast has been issued and the hurricane has been named. Hurricane satan. He is coming ashore and will land in your town soon. Be ready, be vigilant and have your amour on.
This blog today is not to scare you but to give you the heads up on where all the evil and hate is coming from. I’ve share how it started and where we can go from here.
God has a great plan for our lives! We ARE blessed! Meditate on the following scripture.
Ephesians 1:3-5 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—
YOU ARE SO BLESSED! YOU NEED NOT BE STRESSED!
JESUS CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN SO OUR LIVES WOULDN’T END UP A MESS!
SO STUDY YOUR BIBLE AND PRAY A WHOLE LOT!
BECAUSE JESUS HAS FOILED satan’s EVIL PLOT!
ONE DAY YOU’LL BE IN HEAVEN IF YOU CAN JUST ENDURE!
GODS WORD IS TRUE AND IN THIS YOU CAN BE SURE!
P.S.- I don’t capitalize satan name because he doesn’t get that honor from me!!