Let us wake up and smell the coffee! Do we even know who our Daddy is? Is it God or is it Satan? It’s one or the other. Not serving God doesn’t mean you are not serving anyone. If you’re not serving Jesus, you’re serving Satan, who doesn’t want you to find out what he’s doing to you and your loved ones (2 Corinthians 4:4). Make Jesus as Lord consistently in your life to change your Daddy. Let Jesus save you, prize you from the powers of darkness. Become rescued from eternal torment, and receive the free gift of eternal life from God (Romans 6:23 AMPC).
2 Corinthians 4:4 (AMPC): For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers’ minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God.
(‘god’ in 2 Corinthians 4:4 having a small ‘g’ is the devil, Satan.)
There I was, my spiritual eyes behind a blindfold on from age 0 to 38. Satan blinded my unbelieving mind, that I would not discern the truth, preventing me from seeing the light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ.
How many millions are on the path of destruction, passing up Jesus’ offer of rescue from the powers of darkness?
Adam and Eve’s extremely poor decision to agree with the deception of the devil Satan (instead of their loving Creator) at the tree in the Garden of Eden caused me, you and everyone else to be physically born into a fallen fractured world, separated from God that loved and knew me, you and everyone else, before He created the earth (Ephesians 1:4 AMPC).
The devil hates you, me and everyone else as we are created in the image of God. He got kicked out of heaven for being prideful and wanting to exalt his throne above the stars of God. (Isaiah 14:13-14 AMPC).
Satan is ‘hell-bent’ on destroying you, your marriage, your friendships, your health. He wants to prevent you from forming a relationship with God, and finding out the truth of the Gospel of Christ Jesus that Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8 AMPC), and that Jesus paid for your sins in your place on the Cross so that you would receive the free gift forgiveness and eternal life (John 3:16 AMPC). If you knew that, you’d be very persuaded to escape the powers of darkness, receiving Jesus as Lord, thereby your free-will decision allowing God’s love to re-generate your spirit such that you are now a new creation. This, changing your Daddy from Satan to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Yes, the One who doesn’t want you to perish alongside Satan in Hell, whenever your last breath arrives.
Satan’s works unfortunately have penetrated society including the church. I grew up in church and the ill-informed Church of England didn’t do me any favors and so I spent my youth and 20s and most of my 30s lost in depression, alcoholism and in the occult/newage.
Are you sure you have the right Daddy? Are you sure you’re saved, rescued from the powers of darkness? (Colossians 1:13 AMPC)
Strive to know Jesus. Love the Lord Seek Him with ALL your heart.
The Master will stand soon to shut the door. You have to make sure you are on the other side. No entry will be possible to those who reject the free gift of eternal life, who reject Christ Jesus as Lord for their life, as shown here in Luke 13:23-30 (AMPC):
23 And someone asked Him, Lord, will only a few be saved (rescued, delivered from the penalties of the last judgment, and made partakers of the salvation by Christ)? And He said to them,
24 Strive to enter by the narrow door [force yourselves through it], for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able.
25 When once the Master of the house gets up and closes the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door [again and again], saying, Lord, open to us! He will answer you, I do not know where [[h]what household—certainly not Mine] you come from.
26 Then you will begin to say, We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets.
27 But He will say, I tell you, I do not know where [[i]what household—certainly not Mine] you come from; depart from Me, all you wrongdoers!
28 There will be weeping and grinding of teeth when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves being cast forth (banished, driven away).
29 And [people] will come from east and west, and from north and south, and sit down (feast at table) in the kingdom of God.
30 And behold, there are some [now] last who will be first [then], and there are some [now] first who will be last [then].
Strive to enter this door. Be sure of your salvation (Philippians 2:12-13 AMPC). Seek the Lord Your God with ALL of your heart, soul, mind and strength. Love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-40 AMPC). As you read the bible and learn about your identity in Christ, and spend time with Him every day, you’ll become more like Him every day. Your old ways, and your old father the devil Satan will be a thing of the past (if you always keep both eyes on Christ – the One who first loved you – 1 John 4:19 AMPC).