Wednesday, January 26 2022
THE CREATIVE POWER OF FAITH
Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, "All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish." Luke 4:5,6
The devil came to me at the very tender age of about twelve or thirteen as I was standing on the lake road beneath our home on the hill when all of a sudden, the wind blew a page from a pornographic magazine, and it fell at my feet! Being an inquisitive young boy, I picked it up and from that point in my life, I was addicted!
The devil is a liar and does not possess any authority or does he have the ability to give you anything but Hell! One of the biggest mistakes I ever made was in high school when I quit football to go to the lake and totally missed any valuable lessons the discipline of sports would have given me. Not caring about school, I cut class on a regular basis and ended up married at sixteen and went to work for my father.
Things went pretty well until my dad died when I was 25 and I inherited the business of which I was not qualified to run, nor did I have the desire to succeed, but only to be wealthy and be able to party on through life. As I approached thirty, I had sold out my interest in the business to my older brother, squandered my proceeds on sex, drugs and alcohol and ended up cutting scrap metal in the hot Texas sun, my life was a total trainwreck!
"Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours." And Jesus answered and said, "Get behind Me Satan!" For it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.' Luke 4:7,8