From a Child Prospective By Mackenzie Ware, 11 years old. ( This is what she received from Sunday message in her own words.
1 Peter 5:8-9
Have You Seen The Devil Lately?
Now that shouldn’t be a question. The devil is anywhere, at anytime, where he can temp you to go against God; the devil is everywhere so you need to keep your guard up.
The devil is everywhere at anytime. The devil want you to join his party, and he tries to trick you into leaving Gods party so you can join his. If you fall for his tricks, you slowy backwards from heaven into the pits of hell. One thing you do know is how fast you can jump back to heaven, and that way is through Jesus. You just have to do one simply thing and it’s not hard; you need to ask for forgiveness. When you do ask for forgiveness, you need to genuinely mean it, and God will quickly forgive you as if it never happened.
You need to keep your guard up for the devil. The devil is always on the lookout for people to join his side, but what you need to do is resist him. You don’t ever really have to fight the devil, you just need to resist him, “how do you do that?” To resist the devil you need to know the who, how, and what. You need to know who the devil is, what he does, and what his tactics are. By knowing his tactics, you know how he tricks you, he acts like he all good and he makes bad things sound good. All the devil’s job is, is to get you to join his army and take down God army. The devil wants us all to fall, but we know just how to get up if we follow Jesus through ever step if your life.
The devil thinks we are gullible, but we are NOT gullible. We are children of God and we can’t forget that because he is the only one to guide us through the right path. The devil is everywhere so we need to keep our guard up. We have the power to make the devil run away.