September 13

Isaiah 12:1-14:32; 2 Corinthians 13:1-14; Psalm 57:1-11; Proverbs 23:9-11

Some people mistakenly think that the devil has as much power as God. That somehow satan is the evil equivalent to God. But, that is not true. What we call, “the devil” is a fallen angel who used to be fully submitted to God. His name was Lucifer, which means “Shining Star”.

At some point, Lucifer rebelled against the God who created him. Instead of fulfilling his created purpose, Lucifer wanted to take God’s role. ” ‘I will ascend to heaven and set my throne above God’s stars. I will preside on the mountain of the gods far away in the north.”

Lucifer’s rebellion caused him to be thrown out of heaven. One third of the angels of heaven were exiled as well because they joined Lucifer. If God has the power to throw Lucifer out of heaven then God clearly has more power than the devil. As a child of God, you should be aware that you are on the winning side! God has already defeated satan on your behalf. Don’t give place to him or let him think that he can stop what God is doing in your life. You are victorious.

Tomorrow’s Reading: Isaiah 15:1-18:7; Galatians 1:1-24; Psalm 58:1-11; Proverbs 23:12

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