“The thief does not come, except to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10

 The Bible reveals your worst enemy.  Jesus calls him the thief, a murderer and a liar and the father of lies.  So everything he says is lie, even if he can present facts, his conclusions and application are still lie.

 Two of the devil’s faces are like tempter and accuser.  Satan means “adversary and accuser.”

 The devil tempts to sin in many different ways and inflates people’s pride.  He tells them that they are so much better than others and that they are worth indulging in a few mistakes.  “It’s not that dangerous, everyone else does it and it’s not as serious as the other types’ behavior.”  So he goes on and tempts and tempts.

 Another side of the devil is that he comes as a accuser.  That he knows all the laws and that he knows about all your shortcomings and mistakes.  And he goes on with his accusations.  “That you are much worse than everyone else. You are the worst, ugliest, most disgusting. You have anyway done so much stupid so you can just continue, that it still does not matter. There is no hope for you.”  So he goes on.

 No matter how the devil comes, as an unclean tempter or as a nice dressed accuser, he has the same purpose – to destroy your life.  The devil hates you with the strongest hatred.  He hates God and the creation of God.  It is expressed that he attacks man.

 The devil himself fell for the temptation and he is condemned.  Therefore, he wants to involve others in his personal fall and problems.

“And the tempter came to Him and said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones be turned into bread.” Matt. 4:3

 Jesus was also tempted by the devil.  Jesus knows how it feels.  And, the good news is that Jesus has disarmed the devil and his whole crowd, through His death and resurrection.  Go to Jesus when you are tempted and He will help.  He knows how it feels.  And with Jesus, you can cast out the devil out of your life, family, and wherever he appears.

 Jesus is Lord and He has crushed the serpent’s head, that means, the power of the serpent.

“Look, I give you authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. And nothing shall by any means hurt you.” Luke 10:19

 Believe in Jesus, He is Lord and with Him there is forgiveness and help.

 God bless you.

 / David Billström