Friday, October 24, 2008

The Eternal Thief

(Addendum: I have to repost this article for lack of showing days because it gave way to an emergency post. I apologize for those who made previous comments in this post like sis Emmyrose, Christina and Tey. I'm sorry that your comments were inadvertently deleted. God bless you all)

THE ETERNAL THIEF
Have you worked out the deal of your life that would have rewarded you with a handsome sum only to see it fizzled out at the last minute? Have you been so happy in your life that you felt as though you were on top of the world only to see yourself in a whirl of problems later on? Have you felt the love and warmth of your family then later on found your family on the verge of a major breakup? Have you been so successful in your work that you could almost attain the highest level of corporate success only to find out that you were unceremoniously eased out of the coveted position because of intrigue? You may feel that fate has handed you a bad deal in these scenarios but is that the real situation?

There may be something else here than just pure luck or a bad day. Somebody, since time immemorial, has stolen all the blessings and happiness of mankind. In fact, he was cast down to earth and he continues to seethe and foam in his malevolent intent to do mayhem and destruction to mankind. The Bible says that "the thief comes but to steal, to kill, and to destroy." He is the eternal thief who steals everything that is good from mankind. His fate has already been sealed. He is doomed to suffer everlasting death and he wants mankind to lose its divine patrimony which is eternal life. He is a master deceiver who masquerades as an angel of light to deceive the unspiritual and the spiritually puffed up.

But his nemesis is the Holy Spirit. The covering of the blood of Jesus protects us against all his wiles and malevolent intents. He was already vanquished at Calvary. All he could do is to deceive mankind. He is now the lord of the world adored by those who cling to all forms of godlessness and sinful living. Would you let him steal all the blessings intended for you, especially your eternal life with God?
Tags: God, Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit, The Devil, Eternal Thief, Godlessness, Blood of Jesus, Eternal death, Eternal Life


Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Inspirational/Motivational

7 comments:

tin-tin said...

everything happens for a reason :)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tintin,
Yes, I believe in that. Thanks for your visit and inspired comments. God bless you always.

krystyna said...

His name is Devil, Satan, Tempter...,.. .
Your post will brings to my mind The Lord's Prayer..."led us not into temptation and deliver us from evil".
We live in a wonderful world with so much that is beautiful, pure; but it is also a fallen and tragic world. For our happiness and security it is good to know the dangers we face every day from this Thief.
We have to pray for protection against this thief.

Dear Jesus walk closely with us through the dark days.

But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and keep you from evil. (2Thessalonians 3:3)

Thank you Mel for this message. Very timely.

God bless you and your family!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Krystyna,,
The Bible says, "The thief comes but to steal, kill and destroy but I have come to give you abundant life." (John 10:10) So if what's happening in your life falls under the first category (steal, kill and destroy) be sure that it comes from the adversary. But of course the Lord allowed it for His own special purpose just like what happened to Job. Thanks for your visit and enlightened comments. God bless you and your loved ones always my dear friend.

heiresschild said...

i'm so glad Jesus came to give me the abundant life, and all that has been destroyed thru the cankerworm, palmerworm, locust, etc., God will restore back to me, for no weapon formed against shall prosper.

heiresschild said...

oops, i meant to say, "formed against me" shall prosper. i forgot the "me" part.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sylvia,
Yes, we are protected by the Lord against all the wiles of the enemy but sometimes due to carelessness or unconfessed sin, he can succeed in deceiving us. We must always protect ourselves with the blood of Jesus to shield us from the cunning of the enemy. Thanks for your visit and inspired comments. God bless you and your loved ones always my friend.

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