Borrowed Truths

Your Nature

Your nature
Borrowed Truths

Your Nature

“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” (John 8:44)

There are the wicked and the saved on this planet, the lost are part of the saved I believe, for the Lord Jesus Christ said that He came to seek the lost, and when He looks for someone, He finds them. Adam was created by the Almighty without sin, but with the ability to sin if he so desired to, and he did, the earth was his, under his dominion, until the moment he disobeyed God by his action of eating the fruit he was commanded not to eat of.

We are not told in the Scriptures the account of the conversation that the Almighty and Satan had that informed him that if Adam fell, that the planet would be inherited, ceded to the control of our adversary, but that is exactly what happened. “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” (2nd Cor. 4:4)

This does not mean that all of mankind would be placed under the complete authority of Satan, man retains his free will, the ability to choose between what he inherently understands as the way of God and the way of Satan, the good and the evil. Satan has been allowed to place temptations before mankind, we have been blessed with the ability to deny those temptations, not solely out of a love for the Lord though, but because of that knowledge that all have been given of what is right and what is wrong.

I ask you this question then today, that person you know, perhaps it is even yourself, that is what the world calls a good person, the one who is polite, kind, caring and loving, who gives of themselves with no regard of anything for themselves, who is not in the snare of the lust of the flesh or eyes, who exhibits little to no pride in their life, yet denies the Lord Jesus Christ as Lord of Lords, whose father is that person, Satan or self?

I bring two examples for you in context here today for the continuation of your contemplation on this matter, “And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;” (Gen. 3:17) The words of Eve were no longer pure to her husband, she had been corrupted by sin, whether they were her words or Satan’s, as when the Lord said to Peter, “Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.” (Matt. 16:23) we do not know.

The second reference would be this, and I believe it is the more important one, in the Millennial period, for a thousand years, Satan and all his demonic forces will be bound in hell, no longer able to place any influence upon mankind in any form, yet mankind will still rebel. Whose father will those people have?

If we can serve ourselves without the influence of our adversary, does denying Christ as Lord make Satan our father or ourselves. Add our inherent sinful nature to your contemplation and you will see a truth here, we do not need Satan to sin. You must also consider this, when we are glorified, when those who have been crucified with Christ have their sin nature, that old man removed, will we still retain our free will, can choices be removed and yet still leave within us our complete ability to choose, if there is only one choice, is there yet free will?

I leave you to your thoughts and ask only that you consider these words well.

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