you of? Is it your peace of mind? Or your joy divine? Has he stripped you of your faith in God? And let me say this, if you have allowed satan to take your faith you need to work on getting that back, because without faith it is impossible to please God.
ē Faith is what allows us to believe in things that seem impossible. Young people you need faith too. Some of you may think that you could never be an A & B student, but with faith you can be. You may think that you will never be good enough to make the volleyball, basketball, or football team, but with faith in God you will not only make the team, but you could also become a starter.

But as we get back on track, young people I really want you to take something from this message, and this message is for all of us young and old. If you donít remember anything I say, please remember one thing, ďThe Devil Wants to Eat You Alive.Ē We live our lives daily as if there is nothing happening behind the scene, and the fact is that there is a spiritual warfare that is taking place that we canít see with our physical eyes. But it is time that we open our spiritual eyes, look around and see whatís really going on.

What is really going on? Satan is putting drugs before our youth as young as middle school age. These drugs such as cheese are killing children at a very young age.
ē Sex scenes on television appear as regular as commercials, putting thoughts in the minds of our youth which has led to actions resulting in the rise of sexually transmitted diseases and teenage pregnancy.
ē Satan has also gone platinum in the music industry causes artist to get rich off of your money with the sale of explicit lyrics that does nothing but corrupt the soul. This is whatís going on, in our world, in our country, in our cities, in our schools, and in our homes.

Our focus scripture that we are using today, I Peter 5:8 is a part of a book that was written to encourage Christians who were suffering and being persecuted. These Christians were being treated badly and killed just because they believed in Jesus Christ. Peter who wrote this book was one of Jesusí closest friends. At this point in Peterís life he understood the big picture and wanted to share with others that their suffering wasnít in vain. He encouraged them to hold on and keep their faith in Christ. If you never get at least one thing out of a sermon that encourages you, then you need to find another preacher to listen to. With that being said let me give you a few encouraging words before I sit down and be happy all by myself.

The point to remember is that the devil wants to eat you alive, and Iím sure that none of us wants the devil to eat us alive. So, the question that many of you may have is how do I prevent satan from eating me alive? Iím so glad you asked because I was going to tell you anyway.