DON’T FALL VICTIM TO THE DEVIL
There was a man who traveled all over the countryside. On his quest, twelve others went with him to spread the good news. He taught about the Kingdom of God and went around healing the sick. People came from everywhere after hearing about the wonderful blessings that would be bestowed and the promises of heaven. This man was Jesus.
Today there are groups that go around spreading terror and violence. They are leaders and members of all ages. Their mission is to destroy and prey on the innocent. Instead of being on the battlefield of good, they would rather rob and kill without regard to human life. The recruiting age is getting younger to let the young ones do their evil bidding. These groups of Satan followers are gang members. Threats and fear tactics are used or promises of material things are offered in exchange of becoming a gang member. Oh, if they could follow the concept of Jesus. Jesus was about love and blessings. He went around healing the sick.
Young people, do not be a victim of the devil. The devil does not have your best interest at heart. Always strive to be good because the Lord is displeased when you do wrong. Satan is very cunning and crafty. Do not be ignorant of his devices. The devil loves trouble. Satan made trouble for Eve in the Garden of Eden. He persuaded her to eat the forbidden fruit from the tree of life. Eve, in turn, convinced Adam to eat of the fruit. Satan also tried to tempt Jesus by offering Jesus all the riches in the world. Satan asked of Jesus that he bow down and worship him. Jesus sent Satan away and said “Worship the Lord your God and serve only him” (Matthew 4:10 C.E.V.).
Young people, do not let the devil gas you up. Don’t be influenced to do things that mean you no good. Reason out obstacles that come your way. Learn to pray and call upon the name of Jesus. Do not give the devil control of your life.
Children, you are very special. When you love and respect yourself, it becomes easier to treat others with compassion. Remember, Christ was about spreading love and helping others in their time of need. He did a lot of great things. The most important thing He did was dying on the cross and taking on all of our sins.
Next, stay away from bad influences. You are only hurting yourself when you go looking for trouble. In the book of Proverbs C.E.V., Chapter 1 it discusses warnings against bad friends. So-called friends will get you into trouble. Eventually, you are robbed of your life – prison and maybe death. Seek out your parents or a responsible adult when you have a problem. Let wisdom and common sense be your guide.
Do not give anger control over your emotions. Anger is an emotion the devil feeds upon that only leads to regrets. For example, if you stab or shoot someone which results in death, that is a heavy burden to bear. The devil loves the misery you are feeling. Fighting, verbal abuse, scheming, drugs, stealing, and violence of any kind are not normal. Pray your way out of situations that may lead you to do evil things. Stop being plastered all over the evening news. Every crime committed is punishable. The devil is laughing in hell and is waiting on you to join him.
Hell is a horrible place to be. Children, there is a hell where the wicked and the evil are condemned for all eternity. If you continue being a victim of the devil, you have made hell your home. Let God be the center of your life and you cannot go wrong. Focus on always doing the right thing and work toward living life in heaven for all eternity.