Have you ever reversed the letters of the word “devil” to see what is revealed?…lived.
This word, in correlation to the name devil, bears so many implications. On one hand, the word lived is the opposite of live, which means that life, is not only finite, but has also ceased to exist; Because we are the offspring of an omnipresent, everlasting God neither of these are true.
Additionally, the connotation of “lived” gives the impression that it goes against all that God chooses for us. God’s word says in John 10:10 “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”. Any energy and/or entity that chooses to hinder this truth is choosing to operate in a manner that is contrary to God’s will for our lives, which is ultimately a futile effort. We can (and many of us do) personify all those that choose this path as the “devil”.
As we blame our short comings on the devil we give power to that which chooses the lie that it can challenge God; It is not truly possible to challenge that which is Omnipotent (ALL-POWERFUL). So I offer to you today, my brother/my sister seek to allow God’s guidance to dictate our every choice, and in doing so, we speak truth to power, as opposed to giving power to the devil. And so it is…