Yep!!!! Many people are going through it. There are many individuals who willfully and freely submit to the devil. They allow him into their lives one way or another. They entertain him and then think he won’t want to play. If you entertain him he will enter happily into your life. He comes in all kinds of forms.
Every individual knows their own weaknesses. Well, the devil knows them too, because most of you don’t fight; you eagerly, willfully, and freely submit to the flesh. Every time temptation comes many people fall prey of their own freewill no matter how wrong. This is not the will of God. The devil won’t or can’t flee if you keep giving him a playground to play in.
There are many people who invites the devil in then when they are beat up by the devil they want to blame God. Stop blaming God for all of the things you willfully choose to partake in. Stop giving him your power! Activate the power in you!
The devil makes things look wonderful. He glams things up for you making you think the glitter is gold when it’s simply glitter. He makes things look good to you, when they aren’t good for you. He makes things feel good to you, when they aren’t good for you. He makes you fascinated and fixated on titles, labels, statuses, money, positions, how people look, and material things, and to many people those things are highly important. Many of you idolize people making them your gods. There are also many people who idolize different things making those things their gods. They give their power to people and things, but can’t handle the let down they get from them. Afterwards they are angry and want to blame God. The true and living God isn’t pleased. There is to be “no other god before Him!”
The devil makes people think the world has everything to offer them when it has nothing to offer. If you gain the world, you lose your soul. It’s not a fair trade at all, because whatever a person gain is only temporary. When you die you can’t take ANYTHING with you! Yet, people are still trying to build their treasures up here on earth; when the Bible says not to!
People get angry at God when the bottom falls out of their lives for things they allowed in. They can’t take it when the storms rage out of control over things they willfully allowed. They are angry at God when things don’t go their way after they’ve made their bad choices and decisions.
What looks good can kill you! What feels good can kill you! What someone else has shouldn’t be why you want to be with them, because everyone should have their own security and not look to someone for it. Having your own prevents others from having power over you. Trying to love someone else when you don’t love yourself is plain immature! People know your weaknesses and will seek whom they can devour. Everything that glitters isn’t gold nor is it valuable. It could cost you everything when it has no benefit for you! Babies don’t keep marriages together, however; they are for a lifetime. Nothing you offer a person will make the person love you, they will take from you until you have nothing. Cheating says a lot about the cheater and the person going along with it. You know if a person is cheating, it’s okay for them, but if you go along with it they also know it’s ok for you and right away you’re teaching the person how to treat you! Sex is nothing new, but many risk lives and relationships to get it. Getting with someone just to say you have someone can be costly and deadly. Basing feelings on how someone looks or what they have can also be costly and deadly. All of these and many more are ways people willfully invite the in, because they are led by the flesh. They follow their immature ways of thinking, feelings, and acting. When they do they almost always end up in unhealthy relationships or they are just unhappy period!
The devil loves, loves, loves to see people giving in to him. He gets great joy out of it. He loves even more when people profess Christ yet are living other ways against Christ. He stays right in the playground provided for him. As long as you play with him, he will play with you. He’s glad about it!
You can stomp on the devil’s head. You can resist him and he will flee. I didn’t say he wouldn’t come back, but he will know you’re not one to be messed with. You have to kick him completely out and not allow him any control over you. If you give it, he will take it. The Bible says (the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak). That means although we are flesh and bone, we don’t have to give in and allow the flesh to lead. We can resist temptation! Temptation comes in all kinds of ways, it’s up to each of us to resist it. If you submit you may as well expect anything! However, the Bible says there’s no temptation for which there’s no room to escape. It is up to each of us. Let the devil know your playground has been torn down and he no longer has anywhere to play.