Why Satan wants you dead!

The suicide rate is climbing. More and more people feel that life is not worth living. If you are one of them, you are not alone. I want you to understand why you are having the thoughts of suicide. It goes way back past the time you were born. God created the angels before He created mankind. Satan was created as an angel. He was perfect at first, but soon he decided that he wanted to be like God and have the other angels worship him. (Ezekiel 28:14-15 NIV) You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones. {15} You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you. God does not play this game, there is only one God and He will not share His glory with anyone. (Isaiah 42:8 NIV) "I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols."

God judged Satan and as His holy nature demands put him under punishment. This is where it gets very interesting. God did not start the punishment immediately, but instead commanded that it will happen later. Then God created the earth and mankind. I can't speak for God, but I think God was making a point to Satan and the other angels which followed him. God created mankind and gave us free will to choose good or bad. Satan knew this and tempted Adam and Eve. They sinned and God declared punishment on them just like Satan knew He would. Satan thought he had won, he had caused God's creation to rebel and therefore be sentenced to death. (Ezekiel 18:4 NIV) For every living soul belongs to me, the father as well as the son--both alike belong to me. The soul who sins is the one who will die.

But God also did something else, that drove Satan nuts. He provided a way for us to be forgiven. God never gave Satan a chance at forgiveness. God showed His mercy and His love to us. (Romans 5:8 NIV) But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. God Himself paid our debt for us in the form of Jesus Christ, His Son. Satan hates God, but he is not powerful enough to do anything to God. God is in control and one day Satan will be punished and he knows it. However, Satan thinks he has found a way to hurt God. He knows that God loves us and he knows that God has left it up to us whether we accept His free gift of salvation or not. Satan also knows that we only have that choice until the day we die, after that our fate is sealed and we cannot change it.

When God created Adam and Eve, He created them in His own image. (Genesis 1:26 NIV) Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." Every time Satan sees one of us, he is reminded of God. He hates us because he hates God. He wants to destroy anything and everything which reminds him of God and we do just that.

Knowing that God loves us, that we are sentenced to death, that we can be forgiven, but only until the day we die, Satan figures that if he can get us to kill ourselves he will hurt God because God's holy nature demands that He punish us for our sins. See that is what it is all about. Satan could not care less about you or me, but he knows God loves us so if he can hurt us and make sure we can't spend eternity with God, that will hurt God. And of course don't forget that we remind him of God, whom he hates. If you commit suicide, Satan gets his wish. Now some people think that Satan will be in hell tormenting people and running things. That is not true, he will be there alright, but hell was made for his punishment. (Matthew 25:41 NIV) "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.'" The people there won't have anything to worry about from Satan, but both them and Satan will be punished by God.

So Satan keeps at you, trying to tell you that your life is not worth living. He tries to convince you that the best thing for you is death. He will tell you whatever you want to hear. If you are tired and want rest, then he will tell you that death will be rest. If you feel pain he will tell you that death will bring relief from the pain. If you are lonely he will tell you death will solve that too. It is all lies! He just wants you to be separated from God, so God won't have the pleasure of showing you His love. God does not want anyone to die for their sins: (Ezekiel 18:32 NIV) For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent and live!

(John 3:16 NIV) "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

This is a battle for your soul. Satan wants your soul lost for eternity and God wants you to be saved and your soul to live with Him forever. It is up to you which one wins. You have to fight it, you have to turn to God and ask for His help. You have to ask for His forgiveness and for Him to give you life. Satan won't quit once you are a Christian, but then you will not have to fight this alone, God will stand beside you and help you.

Don't get me wrong about God. He created us for His own pleasure. He does not need us or our company, but He loves us and wants to show us His mercy and His love. He gave us the choice whether we would obey and serve Him or disobey and rebel against Him. He has offered a way out of the punishment we deserve, but it is up to us if we accept it or not. Many people don't accept it because to accept God's gift you have to admit two things; one - you have to admit you deserve to die for your sins, and two - you have to admit that you can't save yourself and that you owe God a debt you can't pay. Satan's first sin was the sin of pride. He caused Eve to sin because of her pride. He convinced her if she did what God had told her not to do, she would be like God. Instead of being like God she and the rest of us along with her became like Satan; condemned for our sins.

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Do you think you are the only one who is thinking of suicide?

You aren't. Below are some other people's stories and questions which might help you understand that you are not alone.

No Reason to Live

The Void
I'm a cutter and don't think God still loves me
I have suffered enough
I want to go home to heaven
What if life just sucks and you can't handle the pain anymore?
I tried pills and I am scared
What if a non-Christian commits suicide?
If God loves me so much, why must I go on in this world?
Throwing the "sin" thing into your diatribe leaves me more angry than assisted.
How do people accept God?
I'm even afraid I'd screw up a suicide attempt!
I've never hurt anyone, but want to kill myself.
I believe it is a sign or an omen to just do it.
I'm slowly losing this battle
I never thought I would be thinking of suicide.
I want to die, I'm bored with life.
I want to kill myself.
I just bought a gun...
What can God offer me?
I don't want to argue with you but...
The professionals put me on meds but it doesn't help.
I can't think of any alternates to suicide.
I want to believe that life IS worth living.
Please give me a reason to live.
I'm a hopeless case...
I want to give up.
Nobody gets it... I have lost everything...
Life in general sucks.
I'm a manic depressive and think of suicide almost daily.
I want to die, I'm bored with life.
I have been suicidal for 7 years.
If I am special in God's eyes then why....
I get lost in deep depression and can't get out.
What did I do to deserve this?
I don't believe in God and I don't believe in judgment day!
I think about suicide because I feel stupid.
It is not YOUR job to judge.
I hope you or some one can help me.
I have nothing to live for, I accept eternal punishment.
I'm tired of screwing up everything.
Nothing in my life makes me happy.
I would rather die then go to prison.
I have nobody to turn to.
I lost my best friend and my will to live.
I feel worthless.
I am simply tired of the struggle.
I can't find anything to make me happy.
Why won't God help me?
Don't quote to me from that book of fiction!
I feel like I should kill myself
I have gambled away my life and see no way out.
Can someone help me?
Suicide is not a problem, I will just reincarnate again!
It is becoming a daily battle to fight to stay alive.
I am completely bored with life.
I was saved last year but am now thinking of suicide.
I don't think you should be deciding what is right or wrong.
I'm ready to die, even though I haven't lived yet.
I'm 14, depressed and see no reason to live.
I don't believe in God...
I'm 11 and I don't want to live anymore.
I'm going to buy a gun and use it.

Christians who feel hopeless
I feel like God has abandoned me and I don't know why!
I know Jesus but I can't talk to him anymore
I've been wanting to commit suicide for a while now.
My child is the only thing keeping me from suicide
What if God says it is okay to commit suicide?
You saying that suicide is a sin does not help anyone.
I don't see any reason to live.
It is only my kids who are keeping me alive.
I can't stand the torment anymore.
I know God can help, but I feel like it is too much to handle.
A week ago I tried to kill myself again...
Every night I ask Jesus to take me home.
It seems you are telling people to throw away their medication...
I don't believe God will condemn me to hell for wanting out of this crazy world.
If I do kill myself will I go to heaven?
Everyday I want to commit suicide.
I am just tired of being scared and see no other way out.
When I get really down, I just want to kill myself.
I want to go to heaven, but I can't take much more of this suffering.
Why is God always the answer?
I'm already dead.
A web site said God won't judge the mentally ill and that is me.
I have never felt like I was saved.
I have no hope anymore.
In the long run my suicide will be best for my family.
I am a Christian who feels like I am fighting a losing battle.
The only thing stopping me is whether I will go to heaven or not.
Will God forgive me if I ask Him just before I pull the trigger?
I'm a Christian and I have planned out my suicide date.
Even as a Christian life has not gotten any better.
I'm so sad and I just want to get away from this world...
Where does the Bible say suicide is a sin?
I think I am on my way to hell no matter what.
I want to talk to God and ask why!
I'm a Christian who has been thinking of suicide for 9 months.
I don't know who I am.
I have lived a very deprived life.
I've been a Christian since I was born and I want to kill myself.
I just want to escape.
Why should I have to live this lonely forgotten life?
I need answers so I can decide whether to commit suicide or not.
I know God won't forgive me, but I'm tired of living like this.
I feel like God has betrayed me.
If no one helps me soon, I know I will kill myself.
Barely hanging on.
I have bulimia and am suicidial.
I'm tired of the messed up life God gave me!
I'm a Christian who gets drunk, does drugs and wants to die.
I am in a battle and there are days I feel I am loosing.
I just don't love myself anymore...
Why won't God just let me die?
I'm Christian but have no desire to live.
I'm Christian but hate life.
I suffer from mental disorders and sometimes question why God allows this.
My suicide is only a business decison.
If I kill myself I believe I will finally find peace and joy at my Savior's feet.
I am losing the battle with homosexuality.

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