Would You Kill Your Child?

Did you ever wonder, why didn’t God just wipe Satan out at the beginning?  We know Satan was called Lucifer when he was in heaven with God from Isaiah 14:12-16. We also know that Satan was in the Garden of Eden from Ezekiel 28:13-18. From these scriptures we can conclude that Satan was in charge of music and he lifted himself up because he wanted to be God. To put this in perspective, consider one of your children coming to you and saying, I am not going to listen to you and they try to get their siblings to turn against you so they can all gang up on you and take over your house and you. Would you kill your child?

God gave us all a free will and God does not want a bunch of robots or he would have made robots. Yes God is love but God is also a God who will pour out his wrath one day on those who reject him, Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh, see Colossians 1 : 13-16.

God created hell for the devil, Satan and his angels, not mankind. If mankind goes to hell, it is by their choice. They choose to reject the Lord Jesus Christ. They choose not to believe God. Acts 16:31 KJV. “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

Hell was created for the devil and his angels – Matthew 25:41 KJV. “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:”

No matter what mankind thinks, God is going to send Satan, Satan’s angels and those unbelievers,  those who reject the Lord Jesus Christ, into eternal fire. Scripture is very clear about this.

2 Peter 2:4-12 KJV
For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
[5] And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person , a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
[6] And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
[7] And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
[8] (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
[9] The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
[10] But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they , selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
[11] Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
[12] But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

Jude 1:6-11 KJV
And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
[7] Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
[8] Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
[9] Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
[10] But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
[11] Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

So God has given all of us a free will. A choice. Choose God and live with him in heaven forever, or choose to reject God. Sadly, most people will choose to reject the Lord. How do I know this?
Matthew 7:13-14 KJV  “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
[14] Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”

And those of us who are believers, we have received the Lord Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, we fight an enemy we can not see, Satan and his evil workers. We fight this battle until the day our flesh dies or the catching up of the saints/believers.

As we said last time, our flesh fights against God and our spirit wants everything about God. So what do we do? There is an answer. I call it, The Referee. You can read it tomorrow. Just look for our post The Referee.

Until then, my heart keeps on singing praises to my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

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