The choice of life or death I believe must be viewed in line with God’s divine purpose for man John 10:10 (b) I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly or taken in the destructive mindset of satan’s obsession with up surging God’s divine power and authority.
Isa 14:12-15 how art thou fallen from heaven, O lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations? For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
It is thus with this thinking that I hold to the view that the act of suicide is nothing more than a cowardly act influenced by satan‘s control over one’s life. To make a choice to shorten one’s life unnecessary amounts to acceptance of satan deadly gift, a curse no less that amounts to an active conscious decision to place satan over God.
A choice to denounced Gods purpose and will over one’s life in place of a quick fix solution. We know that satan offers us the here and now the quick fix, the easy come easy go kind of life, but really if you delve deeper into this gift it has no substance, because it is short-lived easily dissolvable and of no value whatsoever, because his aim is to destroy all that is precious to God. John 10: The thief cometh not, but to steal and to kill and to destroy. To choose death is to choose satan and should therefore be viewed as an act of disobedience to God’s purpose for us to have life in order to glorify God.
However to choose life is an act of bravery, because as we go along we will encounter many dangers, untold obstacles, difficulties and trials. However ,we are not alone we have help to overcome them if we only place our trust in the one who is able He that created us and He that gave His only begotten Son as a sacrifice in order that we would have life and have it more abundantly. When we choose to accept life this is a gift from God and it comes with many blessings, acceptance of this gift is an act of obedience to God’s divine will for our life and it is witness and recorded.
Duet 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curse: Therefore chose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.
You see unlike satan God desires us to live, he wants us to be in close relationship with him, he wants to protect us, he wants to guide us and all you have to do is choose life and allow him to take control and he will help you to overcome all the dangers, difficulties, obstacles and trials. His promises are real they are beneficial they will come true; they will bring blessings, joy and happiness.
So come now think carefully in making your choice because not only are you fearfully and wonderfully made but with love you were given life so the choice is yours life or death, God or the devil and if you think about it there really is only one choice that is God’s choice which is the gift of LIFE.
Written By Angela Doreen
cc feb 2012