May 26, 2023 Read

TEXT: 1COR. 10:1-21

AIM: There are many churches, prayer houses, native doctors, occultists all over the world. And men and women go from one of such groups to the other in search of solving their problems. Who is the author of these problems after all? Why do these fake churches and societies exist calling and using the name of God falsely? This study will attempt to answer these knotty questions.

1. What is devil worship?
2. What different ways do human beings serve the devil?
3. What are the immediate and future results of serving the devil?
4. How can you escape the grip of the devil?

1. A truly repented human worships God. On the other hand, the hypocrite, the unbelieving and all gentiles show love, devotion, reverence to the devil and rely solely on him for protection, wealth and good health. This group of people all over the world are worshipping the devil as their father (John
8:44, 1John 5:19, 1John 3:10).

2. Man is spiritually in union with the devil. He has become a partaker of satanic nature, for Paul tells us that “We are by nature children of wrath”. Compare this statement with Gen. 1:31. Firstly, most of the churches that exist are comfortably worshipping the devil. The reason is that the founder of such churches or prayer houses were not sent by God to gather souls for Him rather they are the false prophets anointed by the devil, but using the name of Christ to gather the ignorant people to reverence Satan (Matt. 7:15, Philip. 1:15, Philip. 3:2, 18, 19, 1John 4:1-3). These unregenerated leaders, Pastors and evangelists seek after physical signs to convince their adherents. Hence the laying of hands and falling syndrome in the world or speaking of tongues without interpretation counterfeiting the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:6-13). Except one that is born from above and commissioned by God to gather souls, no human in his sinful nature is strong enough to withstand the devil. Think of the disciples, Paul and even superman Jesus Christ were all commissioned by God to gather souls (Luke. 4:18, Acts 26:16-19). Secondly, any sacrifice you make is to the devil (1Cor. 10:20). Any society you belong to heads towards Lucifer as the patron. Any protection like charms, rings, kept in your pocket, buried in the ground or under your pillow are death traps directly from Satan through his human agents. They destroy rather than save or protect.

3. The Kingdom of the devil is marked by strife and violence and so you who are his subjects will know no peace. One may serve Satan sufficiently to be happy but will never see joy. In the end you will die in your sinful nature (Nature of Death) and will spend eternity in the Lake of Fire (Lk. 12:4,5, Rev. 21:7-8).

4. Repent of your sins and allow the Lordship of Jesus Christ over your life and you will be saved (Lk. 13:3, Ezek. 36:26-27, Acts 3:19, Acts 17:30, Matt. 3:2). There is no other way (1Tim.2:

CONCLUSION: Sin is of the devil, righteousness is of God. Repent and be free. Read your Bible daily.