The Tactic of Evil
And the Lord said to Satan, "From where do you come?" His response was immediate, "From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it." Job 1:7
What does the devil do when he walks back and forth on the earth?
Getting the most enjoyment out of the few days he has left?
No. Absolutely not! He’s using what resources he has left to amass souls.
Without a doubt, the earth that he is walking on is not planet earth, because it's already in darkness. The earth that he walks back and forth on is the Church of the Lord Jesus. That's his focus. While servants of the Most High cast their nets for lost souls outside the church, the devil casts his net for saved souls inside the church.
Watch out pastors and members!
The devil doesn't work outside the walls of the church. Watch out members of the body of the Lord Jesus Christ!
He wants to get his hooks into you much more than you can imagine.
What's his tactic?
The first thing he does is send one of his own to invite you to his denomination. This person is gentle, kind and convincing.
He wants to separate you from the red-hot coals. Once you’re away from the red-hot coals of faith (the Church) your faith will automatically begin to die down.
As soon as you're alone (even when you're surrounded by brothers that you assume are brothers) your salvation, which depends on the red-hot coals of faith, runs the risk of dying.
Very quickly you will notice that their conversations are different, that they never awaken faith. Instead they open the door for doubts.
Messengers from hell bring additional, external doubts that add to your doubts on the inside. And they pervert doctrines that used to bless people in the past. They misuse verses from the bible to support their doubts, doing exactly what the devil did to Jesus in the desert.
They try again, and again, and again with sentimental words, full of emotion and doubt. Pay attention and meditate on this Word from God…
"And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will guide you with knowledge and understanding." Jeremiah 3:15 (NLT)