Fourth Witness: Satan,the Archenemy


Ten-Plus-You-Witnesses:
Fourth Witness:Satan,the Archenemy.
In any case,it will be okay to have your opponent as your witness,directly or indirectly.
I hope that at the end of this piece,you will agree with me that satan also beared witness that Jesus Christ Is The Son Of God.He is the fourth witness to write about.However,his method of witnessing is different because it was indirect.
Do you know that there people who by their words or deeds will want to intimidate others to do what they want? Sometimes they know the right thing but they dwell on it to confuse others to ensure that they have their way.For example,a man A,sometime ago,wanted to fight another,B, by all means.Mr A was very much interested in the duel:Mr B was not.
Mr A knew very well that Mr B was a carbon-copy, in resemblance,of his father but he said,”I you are the son of your father.cross this line to me now and I will show you hell!”
It was not the fatherhood of B that matters to A but an opportunity to fight.This was his (A’s) will.A failed to provoke A to a fight or do his will.
Coming back to the issue of satan,the archenemy of Jesus Christ and His followers,he used the same approach. Do you want to know the description of satan? He was “the cunning serpent” in the garden of Eden who deceived Eve in Genesis 3:1-7.Jesus Christ further discribed him in John 8:44,
“You are of your father the devil(satan),and the desires of your father you want to do.He was a murderer from the beginning,and does not stand in the truth,because there is no truth in him.
When he speaks a lie,he speaks from his own resources,for he is a liar and father of it.”
This was made known when Jesus was talking to religionists of his days who unknowingly served satan,the devil.
How then did this “liar and the father of it”,the devil became a Witness that “Jesus Christ is the Son of God?” To deal with a liar,you must be watchful and alert.When he came to Jesus Christ as a Tempter in the wilderness,he said cunningly,
“If You are the Son of God,command that these stones become bread.” Matthew 4:4.
“If You are the Son of God,throw Yourself down,…” Matthew 4:6
He said this when he took Jesus Christ to the top of the pinnacle of the temple.Satan,the devil,the tempter said all these things because he knew Him to be the Son of God but wanted to intimidate,lure or deceitfully ensure that Jesus Christ did all he wanted Him to do.This is part of speaking “from his own resources”. He had an hidden agenda,secret desires he wanted to fulfill.What was this? In his words,”All these things(all the kingdoms of the world and their glory) I will give You if You will FALL DOWN AND WORSHIP ME.” Matthew4:5-9.
He did not triumph over Jesus Christ as he did in the garden of Eden.
Jesus prevailed over him,as the Son of God that satan knew Him to be with,”Away with you,Satan! For it is written,”You shall worship the Lord your God,and Him only you shall serve.’ ”
These were the words that the tempter heard before he departed.Will you now agree with me that satan is a Witness that Jesus Christ is the Son of God? He was (and still is) never straght forward in his ways and dealings.Thank God that Jesus Christ understood this.Therefore,the fourth Witness is satan,the devil,that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.Let us meet next week for another witness,by God’s grace.

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About 4thlink

I am a full time Minister of God based in Nigeria,West Africa. I am an accountant turned preacher with grace to utter a word of comfort for every person that needs it. I have special interest creating a happy home because I hate divorce as God does.I've been used of God to heal broken homes & hearts. My hobbies include,reading,writing,photography & listening to good christian music.
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