The devil is an imposter.
He’s a liar, he’s a fake and he longs to be God
He has only one mission, you know.
To steal, to kill and to destroy.
And he won’t stop until it’s done
Staying right by your side
Pretending that he is with you,
That he is for you
Whispering sweet nothings in your ear
And then he gets you alone
And violates the very essence of who you were made to be
The spirit-filled being God is working on
He touches a soft spot
Encountering a nerve that can easily be unraveled
He caresses a hidden thought
Something that was only between you and God
How could he know, you ask
How did you know? You ask him
Because I understand you, he says
And then he comforts you in that thought
Feeding your desire to be loved
Feeding your desire to be understood
Feeding your longing to share
Satisfying that fleshly desire
You DO understand, you say to him
And you give in to it.
Living it out over and over in your mind
Replacing the Word you have hidden in your heart
With the need to be fed
Next thing you know he’s lying right next to you
As he continues to caress that thought,
Touching your heart,
Right down to the core of your being
And the desire to give in overcomes you
And he takes you.
You speak what he has whispered.
Quality time spent with loved ones, stolen by a harsh word
You say what you heard him say,
Devouring a friendship,
Tearing down a life that took a lifetime to build
You do what he suggested,
Ripping up precious seed that had yet to be watered.
He robbed you of that harvest.
His mission is done.
He has killed, he has stolen and he has destroyed.
You are really alone.
Left to pick up the pieces of your broken thoughts and wounded soul.
Because you let him.
Mission accomplished, he says
And then he moves on to the next participant.
A servant of the Lord,