Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.”
Ephesians 2:1-3 NLT
Before Christ came into our hearts we were simply existing. We were spiritually dead and eternally lost. Death to God is separation from Him. Sin had separated us from God. Therefore, we were dead. Because we were dead in sin we were slaves to sin's control. We behaved like the wicked people we were. That was before Christ. Now we are alive in Him. We are loosed from sins clutches and we are made free.
Satan is actively working in the spiritual realm all around us. He is making an all out effort to destroy the souls of men.
John 10:10 says it like this: “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” NLT
I Peter 5:8 says it like this: “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.”NLT
Satan does not love us. God does!!! The only hope we have in this sin cursed world is to trust in Christ and let Him live in, and through us. Then, and only then, will we be made alive again.
Are you truly alive or are you just existing?
Rev. Curtis Norris