The thief’s purpose is to steal, destroy and kill. My purpose is to give abundant life. John 10:10
Watch one evening of local, national and international news. EVIL is on the move before our eyes!
The Manual identifies the source of evil: “Jesus turned to Peter and said, ‘Get behind Me, Satan! You’re in My way!’”83 Even Wikipedia says, “Satan is … an angel (spirit being) who rebelled against God. His goal is to lead people away from (backwards) the love of God; i.e., to lead them to evil.”84
“The word ‘evil’ is the word ‘live’ spelled backwards” 85 Though possessing a reverse gear, an automobile is designed to move forward. Imagine a person, ignoring a car’s design, driving down the expressway in reverse! Destruction guaranteed!
Jesus came to give you “abundant life” … ultimate satisfaction, fulfillment and happiness! On the other hand Satan tempts you 24/7 to choose REVERSE. His “purpose is to steal, destroy and kill” every feature of Father’s design for your life.
Satan has many strategies, so “put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil” 86 However, his primary tool is deception: “Your father, the devil, is the father of lies.” 87 “The ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, the one deceiving the whole world—was thrown down to the earth …”88.
ISIS confronts people with a choice: “follow us or die!” Satan is no less atrocious with his demands! But remember; he’s a liar! Only Jesus is “the Way to the Truth about Life!” 89.
Have you become attached to him yet? “God loved people so much that He gave His only Son, so that anyone who has faith in Him will have eternal (a fulfilled) life and never really die.”90