The intent of a loving God is to unselfishly provide for His children, even to the point of giving up everything and willingly dying for them. The devil on the other hand thinks only of himself and is willing to wreck, destroy and kill anyone that gets in his way. His passion is to see that God’s way will be destroyed, and since God loves us, he hates us and will do whatever it takes to see us condemned and sent to hell. Satan’s hatred is not with man but with God. The devil views man as insignificant and powerless, but because of God’s deep love for us, he has turned his attention toward man and their total elimination.
It is very puzzling to me why so many people are willing to follow someone whose only concern is their demise, and because of is hatred of God, wants to see them destroyed. To be killed in battle is an awful but noble thing, but to give up without even a fight, or willingly giving yourself for a meaningless sacrifice, is ill considered. Spiritual death is eternal and its consequence is eternal punishment. Even if I did not love God after all that He has done for me, I would not want to be sent to a devil’s hell; I would still want to go to Heaven. The true total abundance of God will be felt and enjoyed only in that place we know as Heaven, it is unthinkable to me that anyone would choose not to be a part of it. To deny myself a place in Heaven simply by denying that it just does not exist is total ignorance. To comfort myself by thinking that everything will be correctable in the end when it arrives is folly. To casually suggest that I will make that decision when I am forced into making it is not sustainable, when God’s Word states that the time is NOW. “For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2). Planning to have it both ways is impossible, and any consideration of attempting such a maneuver is unworkable. What God has required of me for my entrance into His Holy Heaven is a pittance of what He has done for my salvation. I thank Him daily for His unending love and His constant watch and care over me. For me to know that He has made me His child is over-whelming, and I am humbled to know that He wants to use me in His service. www.myownmelodyllc.com