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Scriptures are from the King James Bible.
In this life, the devil is not unemployed - yet. He works in the "boiler room." Sadly, some professing Christians habitually exhibit conduct that proves to GOD, and those that He allows to be in the know, that such "Christians" work in the boiler room with Satan, the enemy of our souls. As a result, compromised Christians have little or no authentic victories in their lives.
GOD works in the "penthouse" as do His victorious heirs - those who steadfastly have pure hearts and clean hands. Obedience to GOD means that His people have covenants to keep steady jobs as witnesses of His love, forgiveness, power, peace and joy. Also, the righteous have guaranteed contracts with the Father that He is a sure SOURCE to always supply everything that is necessary - plus, He gives desires of hearts as is stated in His infallible Word.
There are times when I believe that some people think that Satan IS unemployed. It needs to be stressed that he has a job that he performs, in earnest. We, of the kingdom, need to steadfastly do our holy jobs, with excellence, to conquer the works of the devil.
The devil is NOT unemployed - neither are we. Satan works overtime in the "heat" of the day and night. We are of the day. We are employed to do battle, and to win victories against the darkness of the night. 1 Thessalonians 5:5 says, "Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness."
Satan has a job with the aim to devour souls to take his "employees" from the boiler room to the lake of fire - a demotion, for brimstone sure! No, people, the devil is not unemployed. He works his job with intensity. He punches the clock "faithfully" - no slacker - him. He eagerly responds to "roll call" - ever ready to destroy.
Those under Satan's employ are a fearful deceived bunch who work for death wages for Romans 6:23 says, "For the wages of sin is death;..." Despite their deadly compensation, they toil on. Some "dead" employees gleefully do their duties with an eagerness to fight the light. Others, not so eager, are adrift because they were duped into making deals with the devil. They are not "whole hog" into the dead work mix but on the fringes, they long for better opportunities. They simply don' t know how to escape - yet.
Then there are the "double agents" who by their mere places as "doubles" are mocking Almighty GOD. They halt between GOD and the devil, which, in essence, means that they have forsaken life and peace.
Meanwhile, up in the penthouse, worship of GOD is the order of every day. Eagle assignments are in motion. Steadfastly, lion missions are on the agenda. Yokes are being destroyed. No, we penthouse folks are not unemployed. There is much to keep us busy for JESUS. Regularly, we are actively engaged in board meetings with the CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD - SOVEREIGN ALMIGHTY GOD. He runs a narrow ship. Matthew 7:14 says, Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."
We are on board where - out of our bellies flow rivers of living water. One meeting constant is to work, with fervency, as witnesses of the gospel of the kingdom of GOD. Our confidence is high that our Lord shall give the increases to promote people from the boiler room to the penthouse where eternal life is the ultimate reward.
Some penthouse folks were dismissed from "natural" workplaces. Be not deceived, though, because what Satan meant for evil, GOD means for good. We now work for the Supreme Business Owner - Sovereign GOD who is Judge of all. He shall provide us better than what Satan was allowed to affect. Better shall indeed come to pass.
As for the faithful saints who remain in natural workplaces, GOD has them strategically assigned to represent His purposes, and to do His will. No saint of our Lord is misplaced. Everywhere, His glory is seen upon willing-hearted vessels.
No, the devil is not unemployed - but remember, he has a dead end job.
Daniel 7:18 says, "But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever."
Certainly, the saints of GOD are gainfully employed for all of eternity.
Thank you, Lord of all employment opportunities - our Father who is in heaven - thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory - Amen.
Written Sunday January 9, 2011
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