Romans 8:6 (KJV) – For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
John 10:10 (KJV) – The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Everyday there are over 6,000 deaths in America. It is not recorded how many were accidental versus intentional. However, the majority of the 6,000 deaths were unwanted. People do not want to die.
The devil wants you dead if your are working to advance the Kingdom of God. We have to daily put on the whole armor of God and stand against the devil’s temptations.
1 Timothy 4:1-2 (CEB)
1 The Spirit clearly says that in latter times some people will turn away from the faith. They will pay attention to spirits that deceive and to the teaching of demons. 2 They will be controlled by the pretense of lying, and their own consciences will be seared.
The devil tempted Jesus to turn a stone into bread (Luke 4:3). Would that kill anyone, no. However, we must withstand the temptation to follow evil anywhere. The end result is death.
The devil wants to kill the good things you have already done by killing your heritage or your reputation. If the devil can make you fall, it can discredit your past work for the Lord Jesus.
1 John 4:4b (NLT) – because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.
The devil tempted Jesus to kill himself (Luke 4:9). He will tempt Christians to do the same if we listen to Him. DO NOT FEAR THE DEVIL OR ANY EVIL.
Deuteronomy 30:19 (KJV) – I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: