Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ever Wonder What Satan Thinks of You?

I found this "Letter from Satan" online and had to share it with you.  I cannot find who originally wrote it but I was nauseated after reading it because it's true...this is what Satan thinks of us:

Hey Fool...
I saw you yesterday as you began your daily chores. 
You awoke without kneeling to pray. As a matter of fact, 
you didn't even bless your meals, or pray before going 
to bed last night. You are so unthankful. I like that about you.

I cannot tell you how glad I am that you have not changed 
your way of living. Fool! You are mine. Remember, you and I 
have been going steady for years, and I still don't love you yet. 
As a matter of fact, I hate you, because I hate God. I am only 
using you to get even with God. He kicked me out of heaven, and I'm going to use you as long as possible to pay him back.

You see, Fool, GOD LOVES YOU and HE has great plans 
in store for you. But you have yielded your life to me and I'm 
going to make your life a living hell. That way we'll be together twice. This will really hurt God. Thanks to you. I'm really showing Him who’s boss in your life. With all of the good times we've had.....

We have been watching dirty movies, cursing people out, 
partying, stealing, lying, fornicating, overeating, 
telling dirty jokes, gossiping, backstabbing people, 
disrespecting adults and those in leadership position, NO respect for the church, bad attitudes: 
SURELY you don't want to give all this up.

Come on, Fool, let's burn together forever. I've got some 
hot plans for us. This is just a letter of appreciation from me
to you. I'd like to say "THANKS" for letting me use you for 
most of your foolish life. You are so gullible. I laugh at you. 
When you are tempted to sin, you give in. HA HA HA 
You make me sick.

Sin is beginning to take its toll on your life. 
You look 20 years older. I need new blood. So go ahead 
and teach some children how to sin. All you have to do is smoke, 
drink alcoholic beverages, cheat, gamble, gossip, fornicate, lie, look at pornography and be a hypocrite in front of them. Do all of this in the presence of children and they will do it too. Kids are like that.

Well, Fool, I have to let you go for now. I'll be back in a couple of seconds to tempt you again. If you were smart, you would run somewhere, confess your sins, live for God with what little bit of life that you have left. It's not my nature to warn anyone, but to be your age and still sinning, it's becoming a bit ridiculous. Don't get me wrong, I still hate you... 

I don't share this letter to put anyone on a guilt trip or to make you feel frustrated.   As a matter of fact, that would be a lie from Satan - yet again.  He desperately wants to discourage you and steal your joy in Christ!  In order to balance this, I also want to show you something I read in Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, a devotional that takes Biblical Truth and puts it into words like a love-letter from Jesus.  I was touched as I read this the other day...

Hello, My Love...

Do not be discouraged by the difficulty of keeping your focus on Me.  I know that your heart's desire is to be aware of My Presence continually.  This is a lofty goal; you aim toward it but never fully achieve it in this life.  Don't let feelings of failure weigh you down.  Instead, try to see yourself as I see you.

First of all, I'm delighted by your deep desire to walk closely with Me through your life.  I am pleased each time you initiate communication with Me.  In addition, I noticed the progress you have made since you first resolved to live in My Presence.

When you realize that your mind has wandered away from Me, don't be alarmed or surprised.  You live in a world that has been rigged to distract you.  Each time you plow your way through the massive distractions to communicate with Me, you achieve a victory!  Rejoice in these tiny triumphs, and they will increasingly light up your days.

Romans 8:33-34; Hebrews 4:14-16

Mercy and grace or guilt and condemnation.  We have a choice.

But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for this day whom you will serve...but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

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