The devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy

destruction

 

Jesus gave a summary of the actions of the devil.

At the same time, Jesus also talked about himself, Jesus, as the Good Shepherd.

John 10:10    The thief only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.11 I am the good shepherd.  The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.12 He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who doesn’t own the sheep, sees the wolf coming, leaves the sheep, and flees. The wolf snatches the sheep, and scatters them.13 The hired hand flees because he is a hired hand, and doesn’t care for the sheep.14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own, and I’m known by my own;15 even as the Father knows me, and I know the Father. I lay down my life for the sheep.16 I have other sheep, which are not of this fold.   I must bring them also, and they will hear my voice. They will become one flock with one shepherd.17 Therefore the Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.18 No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down by myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. I received this commandment from my Father.”

 

Let’s put this scripture with another scripture.

Romans 12:1  Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service. Don’t be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.

 

In other words, we can be renewed in our minds and use Biblical standards to figure out if something is from God or satan.

Does it involve stealing, killing, or destroying?  Then it is from satan.

 


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