Adam blamed Eve,
Eve blamed the devil
The devil was not asked any question
And he was not even interrogated
Because He has no free will
He was created evil,
Loves evil and lies,
Delights in evil,
And is the father of lies.
He knows himself,
And he can’t be bothered,
Because his destiny in hell is guaranteed
And he knows that his will is fixed in evil.
How about man?
Does man not have a free will?
Does man not enjoy the rewards or pleasures of sin?
Is it the devil that gets the gain, pleasure and happiness
On earth or is it the person who sins?
The truth is that sin has pleasures
Attached to it.
To resist sin is to resist the benefit
Or the pleasure attached to sin.
Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy
the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater
riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward. (Hebrews 11:25-26 NKJV)
The devil does not benefit from gossip,
He does not benefit from idol worship,
He does not benefit from robbery,
He does not benefit from bullying,
He only tempts man and men fall.
The devil has already fallen
And is a fallen being,
But man can choose if he stands
So why shift all the blame to him?
Makes no sense.
Except we can describe his clothing
The day that he came and forced us to sin.
I am of the opinion that if a woman or man cheats
On their spouse, they must not play victim
And blame their partner in crime.
Some even blame their spouse for cheating.
Accept that they cooperated and ultimately
Chose to cheat.
I hope it makes sense.
Adam and Eve precious beloved of God
blamed God, their spouse and the devil – the partner
in crime but never looked inwards or blamed themselves
or admitted their guilt.
Only acknowledge your guilt– you have rebelled against the LORD your God, you have scattered your favours to foreign gods under every spreading tree, and have not obeyed me,'” declares the LORD. Jeremiah 3:13
He – the devil or death might have been glorified.
But can death have pleasure or life? No.
So he did not benefit because he can never have joy or life.
He is dead and nothing can change that.
Even if he drags everybody to hell, he is still
The only power he has is the power of deception
And through deception he makes man sin.
He is filled with misery and will want as many people
To roast with him
At the second death.
Man is blessed to have a free will which is superior to no free will
Our focus must be on us, grace and God and not the devil since
He is changeless and fixed in evil and temptation.
When Eve was given her own temptation
She saw that the fruit was good,
So she imagined or perceived good, pleasure
And benefit in disobedience.
We have been commanded to resist sin and the devil
So we must not play smart with God
By denying any form of responsibility
By blaming the devil.
Adam blamed Eve and Eve blamed the devil,
However, they Got their judgement
And the serpent got its judgement.
The devil tempts us
But we ultimately have to yield
And cooperate to have his baby
Or the fruit of sin.
Our focus should not be on the devil
Or if he made us do it or not
Our focus should be on the grace
Of God, the blood of Jesus,
And our ability to resist sin.
We must loose sin consciousness,
And accept grace consciousness.
God Himself was aware that He threw the devil
To the earth.
The devil has a job to do on earth
And that job is to tempt man,
Irritate and annoy man
And carry out God’s judgement on man – He is the prison guard.
The devil even tested righteous and blameless Job
And Job did not fall.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 19 We love Himbecause He first loved us. 1 John 4:18
And the evil spirit answered and said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?” Acts 1:15
Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are on the way with him, lest your adversary deliver you to the judge, the judge hand you over to the officer, and you be thrown into prison. 26 Assuredly, I say to you, you will by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny. Matthew 5:25
Perfect love for the word of God and submission to Him casts out every fear. It gives us boldness as the demons will know us and respect us the way they knew Jesus and Paul.
Does the devil pass judgement? No.
Is He the judge?
God is the only lawgiver and judge.
The demons even believe in God and fear God
Yet, man does not fear God.
They seam to know what man does not know – That death gets its power
To hurt from sin and sin gets its power from the law. Christ has a law that must
There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge another? (James 4:12 NKJV)
You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe – and tremble! (James 2:19 NKJV)
But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him. Luke 12:5
In the same way, when working with Gentiles, I live like a Gentile, outside the Jewish Law, in order to win Gentiles. This does not mean that I don’t obey God’s law; I am really under Christ’s law. 1 Corinthians 9:21
Absolute fear of God and his law means no fear of the devil.
Fear of the devil means no fear of God and his law.
So we have to choose whom to fear and respect – God or the devil.
The one who fears the devil fears judgement or punishment
But Jesus and His blood is the cure
For sin, judgement and fear.
Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. Hebrews 2: 14
May we exalt Christ
And obey His law and good news.
May we pray for extraordinary grace
To live in the fear of the Lord like Jesus did.
May our fear of the Lord not be fear of punishment
But reverential and holy respect for Him
And the laws of life.