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The next time Satan tries to remind you of your past, remind him of his future.

"How long, must I wait, must I wait for you?
I’m on my knees, begging you to notice me.” 

Through all the trials I’ve gone through in life, one truth has always emerged from the storms I’ve endured; God is always listening and He never lets go. That’s what this song is about.

Our Story has a Villain

“The thief comes only to steal, to kill, and to destroy. (John 10:10a)”

Don’t try to “Nerf” Satan. He isn’t someone to think lightly of or to taunt or ignore. No, Satan’s only goal on this Earth is to Steal our joy, kill our hope, and destroy our faith.  He knows his time is coming when Jesus will cast him out and imprison him in eternal darkness, but boy he’s going to take as many humans as he can with him. I don’t understand the lighthearted nature our culture has taken to looking at sin and its wielder. As Sam so aptly said to Frodo, “He’s a villain! Why can’t you see it?!”

Our souls are at war. But this isn’t a fight we can win; in fact we already lost 2000 years ago when Adam and Eve fell. But we have hope, we have salvation, we have a future in Jesus. Jesus came into the world; not to condemn it, but to save it. Jesus told us that “I have come that you may have life and have it overflowing. (John 10:10b)” Jesus’ promise was twofold. He came to give us an abundance of life, a life so full that it overflows into those around us. Imagine pouring a pitcher of water into a sippy-cup. Overflowing. Jesus not only came to give us life, He promised to protect us from the greatest villain of our time. Hitler, Stalin, everyone pales in comparison to the evil of Satan.  But in order for us to have an overflowing life, Jesus promised to protect us and fight for us.

It comes down to this. Once you accept Jesus into your heart and the Holy Spirit comes upon you, there isn’t any room for anything else. Jesus washed our souls clean. The only way a demonic forces can come back into your lives are if you invite them back in. It’s simple really; don’t engage in a lifestyle where sin can enter in and take hold. Jesus has given us so much life, why look for it anywhere else?