A Devotional By Brother Shepherd
A few years back, 1987, I was on a crusade trip to the Philippines. I was preaching on an island off of the coast of the South Philippines, the island is called the island of Samali. It was a very remote setting. There was no electricity, except for a generator that they ran every night until our crusade was over.
I was there for about a week and I experienced a cultural attack. I was about to have a fit for a cheese burger because I had been eating fish, rice, and other stuff I didn’t even know what it was and I had a panic attack as if I must have a cheeseburger. The next morning I hired a boat and went across the bay to Davao Bay. After searching, I found a café that had cheeseburger on its menu.
Almost panicking, I ordered it, it came, I picked it up, I bit into it, and it tasted like fish, yuck! My disappointment was great. When I ordered it I thought I was getting something, but I did not get what I thought I was going to get. As I look back on that today, I think about how Satan, the devil, is a liar and a thief. He promises things that he cannot deliver and he tries to lead us to follow him.
Satan in the scripture John 8:44 in the KJV reads, “44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” Who are you going to believe: someone who loves you or someone who hates you?
This is Bro. Shep asking you to think about it.
“IF you are going, you ARE GROWING”