And it’s not God!
Never come before God with the feeling He will tell you off, slap you on the wrist and make you feel worse than before. Never think that the bad things that happen are your punishment. This is not God.
Every condemning, accusing, debilitating voice is from the dragon who is permanently angry at you because he failed to kill Jesus!
“Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring—those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus.” (Revelation 12 v 17)
The dragon is interested in you because you love God and you love others, everything hangs on these and because you are not ashamed to declare you are a follower of Jesus.
I met a Missionary Pastor this week who is hoping that one day he will be imprisoned for his faith in Jesus. I’m not sure I carry the same desire but I was moved by his longing to be such a dangerous follower of Jesus that the dragon does exactly that!
We are not afraid of the dragon’s anger. We have seen that the blood of the lamb is greater than the blood of the dragon. We are Jesus’ people!
But it is important to live knowing the dragon is angry because every temptation is not him wanting to give you things but because of his anger; every trial is because you are making him angry because you are living right and making good decisions.
Let’s keep the dragon angry!