A lawsuit seems the appropriate action. I’m considering suing the Devil for damages.

In a court case involving personal injury, the plaintiff may be granted a substantial amount of money on the grounds of mental pain and anguish, suffering separate from actual bodily injury. The legal term for this is torment of the soul.

The theory of a monetary judgment is to make the person whole by compensating for loss, either physical or emotional.

I think I’ve got a case.

The Devil has caused me immeasurable mental pain and anguish and torment of soul. He has deceived me and lied to me and then turned right around and accused me. He’s tried to murder my dreams, smother my hope, and steal my joy.

If I had my day in court, I’d expose that lying cheat for what he is—a destroyer. Wicked through and through. How I’d love to see that coward bound with chains and thrown into a pit.

Breaking news! The Devil is on the loose wreaking destruction, but his day is coming. John’s Revelation records the details.

“Then I saw an angel descending from heaven; he was holding the key of the Abyss (the bottomless pit) and a great chain was in his hand.

“And he gripped and overpowered the dragon, that old serpent [of primeval times], who is the devil and Satan, and [securely] bound him for a thousand years.

“Then he hurled him into the Abyss (the bottomless pit) and closed it and sealed it above him, so that he should no longer lead astray and deceive and seduce the nations until the thousand years were at an end. After that he must be liberated for a short time” (Revelation 20:1-2 Amplified).

No need to worry—the story doesn’t end there.

“Then the devil who had led them astray [deceiving and seducing them] was hurled into the fiery lake of burning brimstone, where the beast and false prophet were; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever (through the ages of the ages)” (Revelation 20:10 Amplified).

I call that adequate compensation.

The Devil is a relentless enemy to be taken seriously. In the comment box, tell me about a struggle you’ve had with the Enemy and how our mighty God came through for you, overpowering  him.

Adapted from Cabbages and Kings—Reflections on Living Abundantly in Christ.

© Dianne Barker 2019

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