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What the Devil Doesn't Want You to Know

By Dave Breese

Did you know that as a Christian, you are a creature of bright eternal destiny? And did you also know that as such, you have a malicious, conniving foe who wishes with all his lecherous heart to rob you of the full benefits—the grand implications—of that wonderful promise of God?

Incredibly, there are many saints who waft their way through life oblivious to their amazing future and the unparalleled capability that they possess even now as children of the living God! It is certainly not a secret that God has a grand design for your life. And it should be of no surprise to anyone that, as those who are precious in the sight of the Lord, we would come under fire from God’s great enemy, the Devil.

The Word of God says: “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained; What is man, that You are mindful of him? and the son of man, that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and have crowned him with glory and honor. You made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet” (Ps. 8:3-6).

Yes, we can say without pride or arrogance, based upon the authority of Holy Scripture, that man is really something quite unique and spectacular in all the creation of God. How special must man be that God would give him authority over everything else that He has created? The sun, the moon, the stars—the vast wideness of all creation throughout all eternity—all that God has ever made has been placed under the feet of humble mankind! To understand what that really means will paint an exalted picture of how God truly feels about us.

But Satan, our deadly adversary, doesn’t want us to know that we are creatures of such marvelous promise and destiny. And so he has set about to cloud our minds and to occupy our lives with spurious activities so completely that we miss out on the full expanse of the legacy that is rightfully ours. “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” is one of the most successful and interesting televison shows on the air. Since its debut, we have on occasion enjoyed the suspense and the challenge of its questions. And as viewers, we experience a sort of vicarious thrill, pulling excitement from the TV screen as though we ourselves might benefit from winning the prize.

Yet as Christians, we have the promise of God that we will inherit far more than mere silver or gold. And to us, that promise will one day be a stunning reality—not just a quick thrill from the television. Well, the Devil is working diligently to keep us from learning of our marvelous destiny. And so this preacher is here to contest Satan in that effort. Do you know What the Devil Doesn’t Want You to Know? He doesn’t want you to know that the things you do in this life will greatly affect the rewards you obtain in the next. He doesn’t want you to know that you can invest your life now with the promise of an abundant entrance into the next. The broad, sunlit uplands of heaven’s shores belong to you and the treasures that you send ahead will await you when you get to heaven.

Our investment in things eternal was commissioned by none other than Jesus Christ Himself: “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). So how is it that so much of the Church is content to look inward rather than outward, to build up treasures in this life rather than send the gold and silver of precious souls won to Christ on to the next? It is because the Devil has been somewhat successful in his attempt to keep the truth from us and to occupy us with the lesser things of life.

We have devoted ourselves to building shining human edifices with glistening steeples and beautiful stained glass, rather than focusing on the “good things to come … a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands” (Hebrews 9:11).

In my opinion, much of the Church today has opted to fill its life with lesser things rather than the greater treasures of time and eternity. There are perhaps a dozen other things that the Devil doesn’t want you to know, and I believe the magnificence of your eternal reward will be greatly enhanced if you learn for yourself what those things are.

There’s another thing that the Devil doesn’t want you to know and that is how much you and I have accomplished together for the Kingdom of God. There are souls all around the world that have come to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ because we have worked together to spread the Gospel of the Grace of God. People have been set free from the bondage of sin and become heirs to all that God has for His children, because friends like you cared enough to support our outreach for Christ.

We cannot contain all those things in this newsletter, so we suggest that you write for your copy of the booklet “What the Devil Doesn’t Want You to Know” and obtain a copy for yourself. In these amazing days of opportunity, we would do well to confound the works of Satan by arming ourselves with the truth that will set us, and those with whom we come in contact, free!

A word about freedom. There are those who believe that Christian liberty is tantamount to Christian license. And so they contend that those who celebrate their Christian freedom will use it as an excuse to run out and live like the Devil. Nothing could be further from the truth! When a believer considers the holiness of God, and contrasts it with the impurity of his own life, he is filled with gratitude and humility. The sacrifice of Christ becomes increasingly precious to him. And so he undertakes with mounting fervor to live a life that will be pleasing to the Lord and exemplary in all of its aspects.

But that doesn’t mean that God created us to be mindless automatons, following the rules of some spiritual guru who wants to control us. It is our opinion that living such a sub-Christian life, locked up in the chains of human religious bondage, relinquishes to Satan by default what he couldn’t win by confrontation. God has created us to be creatures of great initiative and bright eternal destiny. To “be all that we can be” so to speak, we must learn to accept the liberty that is ours through Christ, and then to live triumphant lives of holiness and adventure in the great battle for souls. I pray that will be the case in each one of our lives!

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