Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Block 99 Satan
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“Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” James 4:7
Who do you think Satan is? Is he the little red devil who sits on your shoulder and tells you to do naughty things? Is he real, or is he a concept — the personification of evil? Yes. The answer is, he is all of the above and so much more.
Satan was created (by God) as a holy angel named Lucifer. He was a cherub — the highest level of God’s angels. Lucifer became arrogant about his beauty, intelligence, power and status. He developed a “god complex” and thought that he should be seated on a throne, above GOD! Lucifer’s selfishness and pride led to his fall. God cast him out of heaven and banished him from heaven forever. When Lucifer (name means morning star) was cast out of heaven, he was renamed Satan (name means adversary).
With nowhere else to go, Satan set himself to become the ruler of Earth. With each passing day, he is working aggressively to thwart God at every turn. In his own way, Satan is still trying to place himself above God, and will accomplish this if he can turn every heart against God. But what Satan doesn’t know (or he knows, but doesn’t want to admit) is that his fate is already sealed. He will NEVER be able to elevate himself above God. Satan will spend his eternity in a lake of fire.
Like us, God gave Lucifer free will. He would have been happy and fulfilled if he would have chosen to worship only God. Like Lucifer, we are given free will to choose who we will worship. Will we choose to worship money, power, prestige, food, possessions, pleasure, ourselves, or others? Or will we choose to worship God? If we choose to worship anything or anyone other than our Creator, He will honor our choice, but will hold us accountable for those choices. Free will can be a blessing or a curse. The choice is up to us, every minute of every day.
God grant me the strength to repel Satan in all aspects of my life. Let me love you with all my heart, my mind and my soul, so that Satan will be powerless over me. Almighty Lord, help me to love and forgive others as you have forgiven me.
I chose Devil’s Claws to represent Satan. Satan takes every opportunity to get his claws into us. We have to be steadfast, diligent and faithful to make certain that the Devil has no hold over us.
You will note that the Satan block is the only block in the quilt that does not include the Contrast fabric. Satan is the only character in this pattern series who has demonstrated that God has no impact in his actions. Satan worships ONLY himself.