Topic: Satan Can Use Men [TREM Devotional 29 November 2020]
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“But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.” Matthew 16:23 (KJV)
The bible says: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”. (John 8:32 KJV) With your body you contact this earth, with your soul you have self-awareness and with your spirit you have God consciousness.
No one has a right to function on this earth without a body. No one has a right to function on this earth without passing through a woman’s womb. That is why even Jesus, because that is the settings God had put in place, couldn’t come on earth without passing through the womb of Mary. So you can see without any doubt or contradiction that the devil does not have any right on this earth because he does not have a mother. You can’t point to anyone as his mother. But Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and the Lord of lords has a mother. He came in legitimately. And that is why I can tell the devil: ‘Pack your bag and leave! He has no right over you.
That is why the devil is always looking for a body to operate through. He is always fighting to come through somebody to operate. In Matt 16:16 Peter said to Jesus: “…Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God”.
It is interesting and instructive to note that Jesus said: “… Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven”. (Matthew 16:17 KJV), then not very long after that, Jesus began to tell them about the cross, Peter began to rebuke Jesus, saying that it should not happen to him. Jesus looked at him and said Satan get thee behind me.
Why did he say so? He knew those words from Peter was a direct quote from the pit of hell. He knew that the devil was speaking through Peter. So, it is possible for the devil to speak to a human being. Even through a Christian.
Further Reading. Matthew 16: 13-23
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Ezekiel 35-36; Evening- 2 Peter 1
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