The Biggest Heist
1 Peter 5:8
“Italian immigrant Vincenzo Perugia was up to no good when he went to work on August 20, 1911, at the Louvre, one of the world’s best-known museums in Paris. That Sunday night after his shift, Vincenzo hid in a room within the museum throughout the night. At some point in the late evening or early morning hours Vincenzo snuck out of the room, so as not to disturb the guards and gently walked to the area where one of the museum’s most-prized possessions, the Mona Lisa, hung on the wall. Vincenzo mustered all his courage, gently removed the painting from its hooks, discarded the frame and walked away with the painting under his smock. Somehow, he managed to escape detection and when he walked out of the museum he walked into history books as the person who pulled of one the biggest art heists of the century.” There have been many heists over the ages, yet the devil is currently constructing the biggest heist ever seen or witnessed. The cost of this heist will not come at the expense of lost gold bricks, precious diamonds, the Mona Lisa, or millions of dollars in cash. The cost will be eternally lost souls, never to be re-united with God again. Someone once said, “They never saw me coming.” That is the way Satan will pull of his tremendous feat of stealing souls, reducing them to everlasting damnation. Notice the passages below and refrain from becoming a spiritual heist victim. You may not see him coming but the Bible states, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour…” (1 Peter 5:8). Some will become disillusioned, “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie…” (2 Thessalonians 2:11). Through it all, the devil will work his heist in the very presence of his victims. The victims of Satan will become the promoters of his madness, without them knowing who there true employer is. Paul describes the actions, mentality, and disposition in Romans: “And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature” (Romans 1:23-26). Many heists have been successfully plotted and executed. Please note that the devils job is to subliminally subvert your soul out of the hands of Christ. Remember, You are the Clay In The Potter’s Hands. God has paved a way to save you today!