Saturday, December 10, 2016

First Step on the Road to Hell!

The Festival of Thin Bread, also called Passover, was near.  The chief priests and the teachers of the Law of Moses were looking for a way to get rid of Jesus, because they were afraid of what the people might do.  Then Satan entered the heart of Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve apostles.  Judas went to talk with the chief priests and the officers of the temple police about how he could help them arrest Jesus.  They were very pleased and offered to pay Judas some money.  He agreed and started looking for a good chance to betray Jesus when the crowds were not around.

Luke 22: 1 - 6

The Bible says that the love of money is the root of all evil.  That truth confirms that the 30 pieces of silver must have played a role in the motivation of Judas as he executed the most evil of all plans!  But don’t forget that the thing that encouraged Judas to take his first step on the road to Hell was when Satan entered his heart!  

Your heart is the target of Spiritual Warfare even today!  When you decided to follow Jesus and let Him be the Lord of your life, the Holy Spirit came to live in your heart!  But, the battle of the ages is still raging as Satan wants you to make room in your heart for him.  If the Devil can get even a little room in your heart, he can wreak havoc in your life like he did in the life of Judas Iscariot!  

When you allow Satan into, even a little of your heart you are inviting a tragedy into your life!  It may start with a simple thought that you know is not right, but you believe the lie that it can’t really harm, just to think it!  Remember, one step away from the Truth leads to another and another until you are squarely on the road, and running away from God!  This is the moment God wants you to stop and turn back to Him!  Go back to God like the prodigal son did to his father!

“Lord Jesus, help me today to give Satan, not even one square inch of my heart!  May You fill me completely so that there is no room for the Devil in my life.  Praise Your Holy Name forever.  Amen.”

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