“…The Son of God was revealed for this purpose: To destroy the Devil’s works.”
1 John 3:8
This newsletter will reveal a new ministry at CHARIS that God has assigned to us—evangelization of vodou priests and priestesses. When I discerned God’s will for me to perform this ministry, I went immediately to Scripture to study Satan, demons, their roles on earth and God’s purpose for them. The verse above is a good summary of this study. Jesus was born into the world, died on the cross and was resurrected on the third day for one reason—to destroy Satan’s work! Therefore, Satan is already defeated and he knows this, so why is he given such seemingly great power and reign on earth? The answer to this question is found in Colossians, “By Him (Christ) everything was created in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:16). Satan and demons exist for purposes that are meant to elevate Christ, His name, and His people. As Christians we have made a choice to follow God and not the Satanic world order, thus making our love for God genuine and authentic rather than a forced relationship for lack of an opposing force or choice.