It doesn’t matter what you’ve done in your life, or how bad you’ve sinned.
I rejected God, but he still knew that I was redeemable.
I was worth saving.
There is no soul anywhere on this earth that is beyond the reach of God.
It’s never too late.
from Confessions of an Ex-Satanist: A Message of Hope
(mushroom in the woods / Julie Cook / 2020)
“The story of Christ’s life and ministry cannot be told without giving due space to Satan’s activity.
The Gospel writers carefully distinguish between cases of mere physical ailments and cases
of a demonic character (both of which Jesus cures).
Jesus frequently refers to the devil in his parables and other teachings,
and the devil himself tempts Jesus in the desert and returns again later to engineer Judas’ betrayal
(cf. Jn 13:2).
This Gospel motif teaches us an undeniable, if uncomfortable lesson: the devil is real,
and he is interested in counteracting the work of grace.
In one sense, accepting this fundamental truth, and keeping it always in the back of our minds,
can comfort us tremendously:
it helps us make sense of all the unpleasant influences at work in and around us.
We are not crazy; we are not failures; we are simply engaged in a spiritual battle.
If we believe in Jesus Christ, we must also believe in the devil—-doomed as he is,
he would love to take as many souls as he can along with him.”
Fr. John Bartunek, p. 350
An Excerpt From
The Better Part
This is beautiful 💚🤗 thank you and hope all is well!
Satin is alive and doing his distruction on the Earth ….but its not too late until it is.
Good reminders from Father Bartunek that we are engaged in a spiritual battle and the devil is real. I also like the reminder from Deborah Lipsky that we are all worth saving and it is never too late.
[…] it’s never too late, but it might be getting close…. […]
We needed your title to give us a punch. It is imperative also that one knows that it is never too early. The earlier one accepts Christ’s way for his life, the less baggage and burdens, he has to deal with even after becoming a Christian. Thanks for the good admonitions you are still digging out for us.
Thank you Oneta— I love that that woman claims to be a former satanist yet God called her name, and healed her.
I just feel that time is of the essence for all of us!