Now, you may be thinking that every Christian knows that God is a Good God and the devil is a bad devil. However, please allow me to submit this thought to you. The devil is a master dece iver and wants to cause confusion, blinding everyone’s eyes to how good our God really is. He did this when he deceived Eve about God (Genesis 3). He tried this, unsuccessfully, with Jesus (Luke 4). 1 Peter 5:8 tells us to “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” Well, he will “seek,” but we do not have to allow any “devouring” in our lives, for we don’t have to be ignorant of his schemes (2 Corinthians 2:11).
Let’s look at the clear lines established by God’s Word that God is a Good God and the devil is a bad devil.
John 10:10 declares “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” Think of sickness, disease, infirmity attacking us, which steals our health and finances; kills people and loved ones; destroys families. There is nothing good about these!
Galatians 3:13 declares “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”)…” Anything that is a curse (sickness, lack, disease, etc., according to Deuteronomy 28: 16-68), Jesus has redeemed us from! Shout Amen somebody!
Acts 10: 38 declares “how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. Jesus did GOOD and HEALED those oppressed by a BAD devil!
• Jesus forgiving every sin.
• Jesus delivering those who are oppressed by the devil.
• Jesus healing and restoring health and wholeness to multitudes.
• Jesus providing for thousands with some bread and a few small fishes.
Good is Jesus! Jesus is Good. We believe it!
©Rev. Michael Morimando 2012