From: Steve Hill
Breaking Up with the Devil
And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
This scripture speaks of the devil’s enticements. Jesus rebuked him—threw him out of His life—leaving us an example to follow. If you are a born-again, on-fire-for-God Christian, then you also have a “jilted lover” (the devil), who still doesn’t want to admit defeat even after all this time. So, what do you do?
You must want to break up with the devil—that is the bottom line. You must be sick and tired of the relationship. When Satan gets what he wants—your soul—he’ll drop you into hell with all his other deceived lovers. Remember: Satan is like a pig farmer. A pig farmer always fattens up the pig, filling his trough with carnal delights in preparation for the slaughter. Satan will promise you everything and leave you with nothing.
Destroy any evidence of your relationship. Get rid of the “articles of affection”, tear up his notes, give him back his varsity jacket, give him back his promise ring. Burn his music, get rid of any videos that grieve the Holy Spirit, mutilate the devil’s books. Destroy the articles of affection!
Remember: He will flee, but he’ll be back. You must continue to resist. He’ll remind you of the good times, but never remind you of the depression, suicidal thoughts, fits of anger, rage and hopelessness. Friend, don’t fall for his lies. Break up with the devil and never look back!
Genesis 14; Matthew 13;
Nehemiah 3; Acts 13