“Consider how precious a soul must be, when both God and the devil are after it.” Charles Spurgeon
The enemy (Satan) isn’t after your business. He isn’t after your family, neither is he after any physical thing you own. Satan is after your Soul. He knows that you came from your mother’s womb naked, and you will leave the same. Therefore what matters most to him is your soul.
When your days on earth are over, and your soul leaves the body, where would your soul be?
Would it be in eternity with God, or Satan?
Nothing really matters to God than your soul for whom Jesus came to die. John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Satan, on the other hand, doesn’t want to go to the lake of fire alone. He is after your soul.
The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. (John 10:10 AMP)
Satan knows what you desire, and he is aware of your greatest fear. As a result, he attacks you in the way(s) that will shift your focus from God. He seeks to destroy your love for God. When you take three people for instance, Satan will attack the first one’s family, the second one’s job, and the last one’s properties. He works in various ways but his mission is to make God’s children doubt God’s love for them.
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of God stays for ever. (1 John 2:15-17)
Satan can also add up to what you have through evil ways which may be right in your sight. You may say “Well, everyone is doing it. It is normal to steal, deceive, lie, cheat, etc to make money, or seek dark powers for money.” When He comes this way, remember what Jesus said that “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Mark 8:36, 37 KJV)
Friend Satan is after your soul. However, he can’t touch you when you take delight in the things of God. That is when you allow your love for God to supersede everything you do. In that way, you dwell in the secret place of the Most High and Jesus holds you securely. You walk on the narrow road that leads to eternal life. When you are on the narrow road, things of this world mean nothing to you.
Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour. (1 Peter 5:8 AMP)
I pray the Holy Spirit guides you, and protects your soul from the evil one in Jesus’ Name. Amen