Our Assistant Pastor shared this poem with the adult Bible Study class last night.

And I wanted to pass it along.  This may not be for you, but someone you know needs to know this truth.   I hope you will share it.


Author unknown

If the devil coulda taken your life by now, he woulda.

Just the fact that you are still here, in the land of the living, is a testament that God has a purpose and a plan for your life.

God has a reason for you being here.

That’s why the devil has been attacking your mind and your spirit so fiercely.

If the devil coulda destroyed you…he woulda;

If he coulda destroyed Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego…he woulda;

If he coulda destroyed Daniel in the lion’s den…he woulda;

If he coulda destroyed David…he woulda;

If he coulda destroyed Job…he woulda;

If he coulda destroyed Jesus Christ on Calvary…he woulda;

But the truth is that he can’t. You may think that this is the worst time of your life, but let me tell you, it’s just a test.

God is not through with you yet!

The enemy is trying to take you out, but be encouraged my brothers and sisters…if he coulda destroyed you, he woulda done it a long time ago.

The word of God says: “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed” (2 Cor. 4:8-9)

We have the love of God and as long as we have Him, the enemy cannot destroy us.

“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

(Romans 8:38-39)

You can make it.

Cause if satan coulda torn you apart, he already woulda!

Be encouraged.

If I Were The Devil

This comes from a radio broadcast aired October 13, 1964 by Mr. Paul Harvey.

If I were the Prince of Darkness I would want to engulf the whole earth in darkness.

I’d have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree.

So I should set about however necessary, to take over the United States. I would begin with a campaign of whispers.

With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve, “Do as you please.”

To the young I would whisper “The Bible is a myth.“ I would convince them that ”man created God,” instead of the other way around. I would confide that “what is bad is good and what is good is square.”

In the ears of the young married I would whisper that work is debasing, that cocktail parties are good for you. I would caution them not to be “extreme” in religion, in patriotism, in moral conduct.

And the old I would teach to pray — to say after me — “Our father which art in Washington.”

Then I’d get organized.

I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull, uninteresting.

I’d threaten TV with dirtier movies, and vice-versa.

I’d infiltrate unions and urge more loafing, less work. Idle hands usually work for me.

I’d peddle narcotics to whom I could, I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction, I’d tranquilize the rest with pills.

If I were the Devil, I would encourage schools to refine young intellects, but neglect to discipline emotions; let those run wild.

I‘d designate an atheist to front for me before the highest courts and I’d get preachers to say, “She’s right.”

With flattery and promises of power I would get the courts to vote against God and in favor of pornography.

Thus I would evict God from the courthouse, then from the schoolhouse, then from the Houses of Congress.

Then in his own churches I’d substitute psychology for religion and deify science.

If I were Satan I’d make the symbol of Easter an egg, and the symbol of Christmas a bottle.

If I were the Devil I’d take from those who have and give to those who wanted until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. Then my police state would force everybody back to work.

Then I would separate families, putting children in uniform, women in coal mines and objectors in slave-labor camps.

If I were Satan I‘d just keep doing what I’m doing

~~ Paul Harvey

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