From the Pastors desk
Welcome to lent 2020.
Two of the common stories known to us from the scripture as Christians are the stories of Adam and Eve from the Old Testament, and the story of the temptation of Jesus – from New Testament – (Gen.3; Mathew 4:1-11). These stories are often scheduled or referenced in our congregations during lent. Among other messages we are being reminded by the stories is that – Satan is the classic father of all forms of evil/ sin/ ungodly actions, decision, lifestyle that men and women have got themselves involved with on earth.
Have a listen to what Jesus Himself says – speaking of the grand plan of Satan compared to what His own plan is “The thief comes only to steal and kill and to destroy, I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full”. John 10:10
You, know when nations decide to end a conflict, their leaders sign treaties that allow for peaceful relations between them. Yes! Through Christ’s death and resurrection Satan has been defeated fairly and squarely. Then Christ – as the victor ‘ascended’ up on high, He led captivity captive (Ephes.4:8) And was welcome back to heaven as the conqueror.
But here on earth, no treaty was ever sign between Satan and God’s people. Therefore, you and I are still Satan’s target. Satan continues to be the thief who comes to ‘steal’ ‘kill’ and ‘destroy’. But here is the good news: Jesus Christ’s victory on the cross made it possible for you and I to possess what it takes to walk daily in triumph over the deception and all forms of evil that Satan will throw at us.
So, join me every Sunday during this time of lent as we seek counsel from the scripture on how we are to go about in wining our personal war with Satan.