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The Devil Doesn’t Play Fair
A Look at the ‘Lucifer’ TV Series
By Selma Komisky
“‘Get out of here, Satan,’ Jesus told him. ‘The Scriptures say, Worship only the Lord God. Obey only Him.’”
– Matthew 4:10 (NLT)
Recently, Fox network is premiering a new TV show called “Lucifer.” Advertised during a commercial, a tall, handsome, suave gentlemen appears, dressed in a GQ slim fit suit, driving a fancy convertible sports car through the streets of Hollywood. The critics say, “Lucifer’s got swag!” and hype up the show. The guy who portrays Lucifer engages in conversation with the women and smooth talks them with his soothing and seductive British accent. The mesmerized flustered women says to the man in response to his name, “Is that a stage name or something”? He smirks and answers with a chuckle, “God-given, I’m afraid.”
You hear a lot of little jokes and distasteful remarks alluding to God to get a laugh.
They portray this character to be quite charming with the ladies and turns heads with his cool demeanor when he makes his entrance into nightclubs. People are deceived, looking at this program as harmless and so-called entertainment. When in fact, the devil is indeed a very real created being. The devil wants people to believe he doesn’t exist or that it’s one fun big party in hell.
Satan is waging war against Christians. We are in a spiritual war so we need to suit up. That’s why Ephesians 6:10-11 says, “Finally my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (NKJV).
Satan’s desire and goal is to make you believe his lies (John 8:44) and his agenda is to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10). He doesn’t tell us or convince us of the full consequences he intends for us. He does this because his ultimate goal is to get you to sin, and sin separates you from God. He knows his destiny and desires to take anyone he can down with him.
The devil doesn’t reveal his ultimate intent at the outset of any temptation. If he did, we would never give in! So, the devil lures you in, but doesn’t tell you he delivers bondage.
Our enemy the devil doesn’t tell you he is the tempter behind the temptation. And, he is
persistent in his attempt to get you off track. 1 Peter 5:8 says, “be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (NKJV). The devil is stalking you and won’t stop. He is always trying to hunt down his victim as prey.
The devil makes sin appear good and blinds us to his real intentions. Thus, the outcome is always something negative. So ladies, never lose sight of truth! He ensnares us with this tactic and wants to lead us down the wrong path.
Satan is a master manipulator and will use anyone or anything to pull us down (Ephesians 6:12). Satan tries to destroy lives and then seeks to put the blame on God and causes people to angrily tell God, “why did you let this bad thing happen?”
The devil is subtle. He plants a thought in your mind and tries to make you think it’s yours. He loves to keep you in a confused and fearful state. Satan disguises himself so well that quite often the one being tempted is oblivious. He’s a counterfeit, master accuser (revelation 12:10).
Never forget the devil’s purposes:
- To draw you away from God and distract
- To thwart God’s purpose for your life
- To deny the glory of God in your life
- To destroy you in anyway he can.
Don’t be deceived! We must remember to keep our eyes pure. What we look at effects us and our spirit. So, we must guard our minds and hearts.
Matthew 6:22 in the New International Version says, “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light.” That means we need to take inventory of what we see. “Lucifer” is a great example of that. A good-looking young guy with a British accent can quickly take our notice as women but we are completely ignoring the evil that is behind the essence of the show. Quickly, we can be sucked into what we see and also have our minds corrupted in the process. But the real Lucifer does this in real life. He brings people and situations in our life that allure us, tempt us, and deceive us. He might even get you to become desensitized to his tactics and even dull down his character. So do not fool yourself into thinking Lucifer is a fantasy character on TV because he is in fact a real being that comes to this earth to steal, kill, and destroy.
So, next time you are tempting to tune into the show, think about it’s true meaning. Is it truly something good to expose our eyes to and is it worthy of our time? It’s time that we don’t give the Devil any more time because he is not worthy of it. Instead, choose to honor God with what you watch and how you live starting with the choices you make.