Caged by Satan

He’s very good at his job–satan is, and he roams the world, capturing people, tying them up and shoving them into cages. He lies. He tells us that serving God chains us, binds us, and keeps us from being happy. He is a spoiler, a deceiver, a devourer.

“…satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” II Cor. 11:14

“…he was a murderer from the beginning…he is a liar.” John 8:44

“Think about it,” his filthy mouth says as he continues. His lying words are twisted, and are couched in positive terms, but the “truth” of his lies is: “You can’t be an alcoholic if you serve God. You can’t be a drug addict and have your teeth rot out of your mouth because of Meth. You can’t rob and plunder and kill people. Why, you’ll have to restrain yourself to a most drastic degree. You can’t be a “woman of the night,” or a whoremonger, or a pervert or a childmolester. You can’t lie and cheat and steal!”

“Think long and hard about it,” he sneers…

“You can’t sire babies and never take another thought of them. You can’t stagger around your town and leave your baby girl with some man in a motel and then drunkenly cry on the phone to your mother: ‘I don’t know where she is. I can’t remember where I left my baby.'”

Oh, yes, the devil is an accomplished devil. He never gives up, never tires, never sleeps–has no compunction concerning the havoc he leaves in his evil path. With no regard for race, creed, class or age, he roams our world, cursing and lying and snaring. Then, with his victims brutally shackled, he pitches them into hellish cages, into deep and dark lairs, paying no heed to their cries of agony, no mind to their torturous screams.

Yesterday, I read of a deplorable widespread practice in the Czech Republic where troubled children and adults in some institutions are caged like animals. When I read this, I was gripped with compassion for these helpless people, and I am using this column to speak against such cruel treatment.

The Czech Republic banned the use of cage-like beds in children’s care homes a year ago, under international pressure. But as Clive Myrie reports for the Ten O’Clock News, secret filming shows the use of the beds goes on.

Child in a cage bed in the Czech Republic

Anger at being locked up soon gives way to despair, say experts.  Please read this extensive article.
It was this report that caused my thoughts to go to the cruel caging and shackling done by Satan. As horrific as this physical mistreatment is, more enduring, and thus more significant is that of the spiritual cage and of the evil shackles of satan. Against both, I fiercely protest.
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About Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 78 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She has been married to Jerry for 60 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)
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3 Responses to Caged by Satan

  1. helenl says:

    Thank Heaven God is stronger than satan and that He sees us as His beloved children before we renounce any sin at all.

    Absolutely, God is stronger than satan, and we should talk about God more than we do about satan. There are a few songs we sing in our churches that talk about overcoming satan, and when we were pastoring in Rialto, if the music director chose those songs too much, Jerry would speak about not lifting up the devil, but that we should lift up Jesus. I totally agree with that.

    Thank you for your comment.

  2. tommyjoe says:

    Mom says: I think we need to talk about whatsoever things are true . . . Resist the devil and he will flee.

    Tom says: There’s a lot of evil that goes on in the world–satan-engendered, I’m sure. I’m going to try to stay simple concerning that, but when unjustice comes to my attention, like with this children care home in the Czech Republic, I’ll pray about that. The Lord can go where we can’t.

  3. Von de Leigh says:

    This makes my heart ache. This physical reality paints a vivid picture of what happens spiritually… and oh how it must pain God to have those lost sheep caged and tormented. Yes, Tom, the Lord can go where we can’t.

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