We are all aware of the 7-point agenda carried out by late President Umar Musa Yar’Adua, he intended to achieve a lot of things summarized in seven (7) outlines, of course one of which was the establishment of the Niger Delta Ministry and the Amnesty deal cut with the militants, which of course to a very large extent, were a big success. Well, the truth is he tried his best, but as a human being, he died and was not able to carry on with his 7-point agenda.
Well, there is someone, on this earth that also has an agenda for this nation and the whole earth, but his is a 3-point agenda summarized in three (3) outlines:
- To steal
- To kill
- To destroy
In John 10:10, Jesus confirms this 3-point agenda stating thus,
“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”
His name is Satan/The Devil/Lucifer and in the scripture above, the thief or what other names he bears, and he means business.
One annoying part of the whole matter is that the devil is not a human being that can die at any time and would not be able to carry on with his plans, the devil is a spirit and spirits can’t die, he has his own judgment waiting for him in hell, that is why he wants to drag as many people as possible. The devil is not an “eat alone, die alone” person; rather, he is an “eat with me or don’t eat with me, but die with me” person. Now, the most annoying and interesting part of it is that he has been given the power and the right to carry out this 3-point agenda of his by God. Isaiah 54:16 says
“Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. Revelations 12:12 also says “Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time”.
From these two scriptures, we can tell that the devil really means business.
The 3-point Agenda
Agenda 1 – To Steal
What does it mean to steal? According to Encarta Dictionaries, it means; to take something unlawfully, to take something that belongs to somebody else illegally or without the owner’s permission. It also means to take or get something secretly, surreptitiously, or through trickery. The devil wants to steal your blessings, your breakthroughs, your testimonies, your goodwill, your laughter, sound health, good jobs, great homes, properties and all the good things that this life has to offer. He knows that it is not the portion of any child of God to suffer or lack any good thing, so the need for him to steal what belongs to us to make our lives miserable and unbearable here on earth, to frustrate us and make us turn our backs against God, thereby making us vulnerable to further attacks. (Ecclesiastes 10:8 “He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him”)
Agenda 2 – To Kill
According to the Encarta Dictionaries, it means; to cause something living to die, to cause the death of a person, animal or other organism, to ruin something. The devil also knows that every human being on earth has a seed of greatness inside of him, every one has a star of greatness, to achieve great things, to touch lives, to change the world, to cause havoc to him and his agents, and because he knows he has a short time, the need for him to take as many lives as possible. Please note that it is not until a person ceases to exist or physically dies that the devil can kill him/her, there are people that are called living dead. A living dead is a person without a purpose, without a reason to live, without a destiny, an empty barrel, a time bomb. What can the devil kill in you? He can kill your destiny, your star, your future and importantly, but not most importantly, your life. You must remember that although the devil has been given the right, he has no final say over a person’s life, the final say still remains with God, so because he can’t just take a life like that, he also chooses to attack the person’s destiny, his star, his future, his life purpose, and make him an empty barrel, once he has achieved that, the more his chances of taking the person’s life. Sometimes also, since he is not able to kill the person’s destiny or star, he goes directly for the life, that is why sometimes, you see young men and women dying, even children, not that we are better than them, but there are some mysteries that we just can’t understand. May God continue to help us all and give us grace.
Agenda 3 – To Destroy
This is the final stage of the 3-point agenda and the most dangerous stage. Matthew 10:28 says “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell”. I know this is quite scary and confusing, but let me break it down; now, remember the first two agendas (To steal and To kill), these two are solely in the hands of the devil with the authorization from God, but the last agenda, which is to destroy, lies solely in the hands of God. Now, I would like to include the layman’s ideology of the word “destroy” under the agendas of “To steal” and “To kill”, but for the purpose of this context, the seriousness of the matter and inspiration from God, there is more to “destroy” than we think and that is why it was aligned the last agenda of the devil in the bible. Now, the devil can steal your property, damage your goods, do the worst things to you (remember Job), he can even go as causing death, but the one thing he has no power over is your soul. After a man dies, judgment follows immediately by God, who then determines where the soul will spend eternity, whether in Heaven or in Hell. This is the ultimate end of every man and woman on earth (Heaven or Hell) and that is why all the devil’s agendas to steal and kill are all so that the bodies and souls of men shall be destroyed in hell. In conclusion, destruction is not complete until the soul ends up in hell, meaning that it is possible for the devil to kill a person and that person still ends up in heaven (remember the thief on the cross with Jesus, even Jesus himself was killed).
In summary, the Bible says in Isaiah 54:16 – 17
“Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD”.
Beloved, these things must happen, the waster must destroy, the devil must steal, he must kill, and must try his possible best to see to it that we are destroyed, BUT, God is telling us that no matter what, no weapon formed against us shall prosper, but there is a condition:
“This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD”.
Look at what is happening around the world, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Wars, and all manner of unimaginable evils going on, please beloved, let us live our lives holy and acceptable unto the Lord, let us love Him, let us do His work, let us be His ambassadors, let us touch lives, let us preach the truth, let us heal the world with our love, moreover, if you haven’t accepted Christ into your life, you are on a long thing, we all have our different levels of grace, if you are depending on grace, remember that you can run out of grace, that is why we must endeavor to earn the heritage of the servants of the Lord and this can only be done by surrendering your life to Christ, who will then give you everlasting life. John 10:10 says “…but I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”. This is why you need to do this today, please think about it, and I assure you that you won’t regret it.
If you are willing, please say this short prayer with me:
“Lord Jesus, I am sorry for all the evils I have done both knowingly and unknowingly, consciously and unconsciously. I forsake all my evil ways and I acknowledge you as my Lord and personal savior. Have mercy on me o Lord, forgive me, come into my life even as I surrender all to you and write my name in the book of life. Thank you Lord Jesus, in your name I pray. Amen”.
It is my earnest wish that we will never be part of the 3-point agenda, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Cheers and God bless you infinitely!!!