The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10 KJV)
Jesus tells us in this verse that the thief (the devil) comes to steal, kill and destroy. The devil comes to try to steal the Word from us, he purposes to kill and destroy everything that we have that has been given to us, as in our life, our family and our belongings. The thief doesn’t want us to have anything, but destruction. It’s up to us to stand on God’s Word and overcome the thief. The thief will come, but it’s up to us to either allow him to succeed or for us to take a stand on the Word of God and overcome him. Remember, we are overcomer’s (1 John 5:4)
Jesus also says in verse 10, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
He has come that we might have life (it’s our choice to receive)
and have it more abundantly. It’s part of the Blessing. When we received Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we received the Blessing and its up to us to keep a hold of the Blessing.
The thief is going to try to take the Word that was sown in our heart from us, but we have to stand strong and refuse to let him have it. Guarding our heart and being a doer of the Word (James 1:22) keeps us in the Blessing!