I could remember a time when I published a poem on this platform talking about the fact that the devil is rich and clean. He is very corny as revealed that identity in the Garden of Eden where he deceived Adam and Eve. Since the fall of Satan, man has been subjected to the terror and manipulations of the devil. Satan himself and his cohorts are always on the lookout to add to the numbers of those who will spend the rest of their lives in hell.
It is known well that the devil fell together with his falling angels. They have together being causing nuisance across the length and breathe of earth. The word of God says that the devil goes about, roaring like a lion, seeking for whom to devour.
The devils mostly get interested in people with great potentials. That is why if you see any man struggling, it could be because the devil has sighted his glory, and then begins to find means to sap such a man.
The common routes by which the devil and his angels try to get into a man’s life is
Love of money
Lust of the eye,
No matter how weak, strong or mighty a man is in the spirit, if the love of money resides in him there is trouble. The devil ensures that he gets broke by bringing some circumstances around him, and then he will begin to entice such a man with different escape routes; such as rituals, fraud, lies, etc. These eventually may lead such person into destruction.
Lust of the eye is not only evident when you look at the opposite sex sinfully. Covetousness is also part of lust of the eye. That is, desiring a particular thing in the wrong way. The devil sees this as a medium to lure many believers into doing things that normally they didn’t want to do. It is the exact beautiful things they crave for that the devils tries his best to put around them.
There is a usual saying that pride comes before destruction. Several times when you check the scripture, you will notice that God repeatedly says He doesn’t fancy the proud at all, because He himself is a down to earth God. His original intention was to fellowship with all men in Eden. He didn’t want us to see Him as inaccessible. So as God remains ever loving, anyone who boasts in his strength or doings is exhibiting pride; and God hates such. Once the devil succeeds in making a man proud, his journey to downfall begins. Devil starts by providing such man tools or wealth that will enhance his pride.
How can a man refer to himself as a child of God if he constantly fights and causes nuisance. This doesn’t represent the identity of God. When the devil plans the seed of strive in a man, only God can save such a person. The devil with his tricks knows how to get the best out of such people.