The Prince Of Darkness


In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

~2 Corinthians 4:4, LSB


It is not possible for the human soul to be satisfied with things.

~Moshe {Marvin} Morrison

More than once, Jesus referred to Satan as the god of this world. Paul referred to Satan as the Prince of the power of the air in his letter to the Ephesians. Satan’s kingdom is one of deception and lies. Every lie, every untruth comes from Satan. Every time you and I lie or fail to tell the truth, Satan has used us. His entire kingdom is built on lies; it is a house of cards that will come crashing down on the day of judgment. Obviously Satan could not deceive the world if he revealed his true nature and agenda but he has the ability to disguise himself as an angel of light. There is no question that Satan is the father of all lies and that the world is under his diabolical influence. As he did with Jesus in the wilderness, he promises things he cannot produce. Among these coveted gifts are peace, contentment and satisfication. Satan nor his world system can give a man peace, joy or satisfaction. In his system, the more you get the more you want and you are never satisfied or grateful for what you have.

Take drugs for instance: at what point is the addict satisfied? I can answer this question is one word, never! One drug experience leads to another and another because they can never reach satisfaction. The addict is forever in search of a new high. The same can be said about money. Someone ask John D. Rockefeller how much more money it would take to satisfy him and he said, “Just a little more.” The same principle will apply to anything the world offers. Do you think fame satisfied a person? If that is true, why did George Jones drink like a fish and Elvis use drugs? Being famous and being happy are two different things. I was never an Elvis fan. My older siblings were but I was not enamored by his charm or impressed with his music. Yet the circumstance surrounding his death upset me deeply. I actually grieved his passing. I had no idea he was living in misery and using drugs just to cope with life. It is a sad story and proof positive that fame will not make one happy. Don’t let the devil con you: only Jesus can make you happy.


First I want to thank the LORD for the warmer weather. A little rain is no problem; I am just rejoicing at the warmer tempts. Things went well at NEW CENTER last night. They have a wonderful fellowship and they love their pastor Bro. Ben. I got to see Paula and the kids: Ben and Paula have them in the 12th, 10th, 8th and 5th I think. It is a good church and they have great cooks. Judy Blackwoods sister goes there and our own Belinda Childers sister goes there. Most of the workers at Peck go there. We enjoyed our fellowship with this sweet congregation and we pray that God continue to bless them.

Looking forward to our Mid-week worship tonight at 6:30 and I also want to thank my prayer partners. Dr. Spencer Bell was also in attendance last night. I wish I had Spencer’s energy but I don’t want his hair. Have a great day and thanks for reading the blog.

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