The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy (an explanation on the methods of Satan)

‘The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy’ (John 10:10).

Have you noticed the order that Jesus uses to describe the actions of the devil?

During periods like the one we are crossing in the globe, Satan the devil goes out on a ‘shopping spree’ to put in his bag as many souls and things he can take. His actions pretty resemble to a shopping spree where somebody goes to take anything that is on sale because things have gotten cheap all of a sudden.

Unless you operate in the prophetic, you could have probably not imagined that thousands of lives would be lost in the manner we see today. In most cases, we are used to see the tragic loss of lives occurring through much more complex circumstances.
But the idea of losing lives after breathing or swallowing few droplets just seems to render life so less valuable all of a sudden…
Most of us are used to see the loss of lives occur after a long diagnosis, after severe accident or a severe incident…but now we are seeing people die after they had swallowed or breathed a few tiny droplets within 2 weeks. A few droplets…that’s all it takes to shake a city and devastate families while making orphans and widows…

This whole crisis has the fingerprints of Satan on it. I know this because:
*Satan likes quick things. He is impatient because he does not know when his final time will come and therefore he needs to be quick in all the things he does. Notice the speed at which people die of Corona.
*Satan likes to devalue lives. He likes to transform a beautiful creation into an undervalued thing. Look at this:’ a few tiny droplets kill a human body. I am not talking about a long diagnosis or an aggravated incident that kills. I am talking about a virus swallowed though tiny droplets. The circumstances in which the corona kills are so devaluating. Watch this: ‘ a person gets sick, dies after few days (sometimes because the hospitals are overwhelmed) and then their bodies have to be cremated( sometimes without the authorization of the families) or they get buried without a decent funeral. How many people have been buried without the presence of their loved ones? This whole ordeal is aimed by the devil to devaluate people.

That’s the work of Satan:’ he devaluates a woman created by God into something she was never meant to be. He devaluates a man created by God into a person living below the standards that God had for him.

Notice what Jesus said in John 10:10. Satan comes to steal because he cannot create anything and therefore he has to take what’ s already existing. He used that step in Matthew 4:8-11 to recruit Jesus into his team by offering Him the kingdoms of the world. Satan attempted to steal Jesus from God but it failed. Moments of severe trials are the periods that Satan uses to recruit the children of God into his team because of desperation and sadness. We all have to watch out, because these are the times where Satan starts recruiting people (those who are spiritually awake need to understand).

When he cannot steal, he goes on to the second phase which is about ‘killing’. At that stage, he acts like a jealous deceived lover who says: ‘if I can’t have you, then nobody will’. And so he kills and kills but Jesus said:
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.’ (Matthew 10:28)

Jesus never said that the church will be exempt from death. As a matter of facts, if Jesus was tested, insulted, persecuted and killed then why should we assume that persecution and physical death should never occur to the church? The point here is not about engaging a debate but it is more about mentally preparing us for unwarranted dark circumstances. Most of the first Apostles died violently, the Bible was obtained at the cost of lives, the Christian tradition survived through centuries at the cost of lives. Therefore we should not assume that physical death may not occur to the church. Such assumption will lead to deception and deception is an easy door that the devil uses to recruit people. The serpent used deception by making Eve believe that God did not want the best for her and Adam (reference Genesis 3:4-5). In Matthew 24, Jesus warns us that deception will be a bridge for the falling away of many very soon.

And lastly, in the final stage, Satan engages into destroying what he cannot steal and kill. At times, It can happen that a special protection from God against killing of Satan may be built around some people as was the case with Job and John the Apostle. In such situations, Satan the devil goes on rampant destruction where he destroys things (please read well) such as businesses, jobs, the ability to buy ,the ability to trade, the ability to sell, relationships and many other things. The purpose of destruction is to lead into stage of depression where he intends on generating either suicide or a falling away from the faith. Not only does Satan goes on rampant destruction but he also does it with those that he recruits as a team (May the Holy Spirit make you understand this statement). And as a team, they can build systems and environments that will squash (destroy) those they cannot steal (recruit) and those they cannot kill physically (be spiritually awake to understand this- do not sleep).

Jesus said:
‘Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved’ (Matthew 24:9-13)

Stand firm right to the end, even in the presence of rampant death. It might not be the message you are used to hear but you need to be warned in order to prevent deceit.