[John 8:44] 44 “You are of your father the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of lies.
The serpent or Satan the devil, murdered Adam and Eve in the very beginning by making them stumble through deception. He killed their relationship with God. Sin invaded their lives and induced spiritual and physical death.
[Job 2:4-7] 4 “Skin for skin! ” Satan answered the LORD. “A man will give up everything he owns in exchange for his life. 5 “But stretch out your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse you to your face.” 6 “Very well,” the LORD told Satan, “he is in your power; only spare his life.” 7 So Satan left the LORD’s presence and infected Job with terrible boils from the soles of his feet to the top of his head.
Satan attacks men’s health to cause suffering so that the blame may be focused back on God to denounce one’s faith in Him. This attack is designed specifically for believers in Christ Jesus.
God allows such attacks for the Christian’s growth. Without it, our faith cannot be pushed, compelling us to trust in Jesus, thus developing and building us up into a mature man in Christ.
The Lord Jesus Christ is in control. Prayer has to be the center of our life and devotion to the LORD. God’s Word must be our anchor so that we won’t drift away from sound doctrine (teachings) and find ourselves in a deceived state making our situation that much worse.
Take heart. Jesus Christ will never leave you.
The Virus, the devil is always looking for a way to destroy us, to make us ineffective for the kingdom of God.
[1 Peter 5:8] 8 Be sober-minded, be alert. Your adversary the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.