Satan’s Prank on Man: As a continuation of the July SynchroBlog: Light Summer Reading, we looked at “Satan, The Prank That Never Worked“ and what would have been the result if Jesus Christ had fallen for satan’s pranks.
As satan’s prank did not work on Jesus Christ, ‘it’ became angry and has since exerted ‘it’s’ anger and revenge on man.
Jesus was able to rebuff satan’s pranks simply because He is THE WORD OF GOD, and He used the Words of God in His responses to the devil’s advances.
Imagine what would have happened to Father Abraham if he had listened to satan instead of the Voice of God when he was told to leave his father’s land of Ur and head to a land which God has prepared for him. Also when God told him to sacrifice his ONLY son, who he had at a very old age.
I’ll just leave you to kick start your imagination over that.
Satan’s Pranks On King David
King David on the other hand almost lost his friendship with God over the toned thighs of a very smart and beautiful woman.
Let’s examine the prank that satan played on King David and how he almost gave in.
I want to assume that King David must have been seeing this very seemingly beautiful woman around and as usual the devil may have sold the idea of what may be behind the covers of this beautiful woman.
Did the King buy the idea? Yes he did. King David decided that he was tired of leading his people and army to war and decided to stay at home. I assume he went to his usual spot at the balcony, where his eyes roamed and browsed through the ‘usual spot’ where he normally sees ‘some flesh’.
I also assume that when the King finally found what he hoped to see, he (on the spot) on impulse totally forgot his Kingship, his close relationship and friendship with God, and went for the ‘icing on the cake’.
He looked at the beauty and nakedness of this beautiful and attractive woman and all the things he (may) had been playing in his mind overpowered him and he caved in into the pranks of the devil, and the rest they say is history.
The beauty and nakedness of the woman overpowered the king and he fell for satan’s prank. But as God would have it, the King redeemed himself when he repented and asked God for forgiveness.
‘ The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart—
These, O God, You will not despise.’
Have you been pranked by satan (or have you witnessed satan’s pranks), thinking that the flesh you see being flashed everyday on your commute in the life journey is the Real Deal? Hey! Relax, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and open your eyes! A ha! The prank (flesh, tanned or toned flesh) is gone. It’s all an illusion, do not fall for the satan’s prank.
Always remember that ‘this one will surely pass over!’ Don’t let a moment of madness ruin a lifetime of everlasting enjoyment!
To avoid being caught up in satan’s pranks, I will beg you to move closer to God through Jesus Christ. Don’t let the old deceiver to deceive you once again and as usual, pull ‘its’ pranks on you. Repent and be saved. Remember what happened in the case of Jesus Christ here on Satan, The Prank That Never Worked.
This post is part of the July Synchroblog: Light Summer Reading >> story of your favorite prank. Here is the full list of participating blogs/websites for this month:
- You Had To Be There by Liz Dyer
- Why My Kids Will Never Forget by Glenn Hager
- The Date Jesus Will Return by Jeremy Myers
Please come back for more. – Visionhub.org