“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. “ ~John 10:10

In Chapter 10 of John, it is written that Satan came only to steal, kill and destroy. He is an expert at this! If you’ve already had things stolen, you know how bad the feeling of loss is.

What do you think Satan came to steal? He came to steal dreams, families, health, marriages, peace and hope. Yes, but actually all of theses things are just consequences of the real devil-theft. Satan came to steal, kill and destroy the life of God inside the man.

In Chapter 2 of the Book of Genesis, verses 7 and 8, it is written that God breathed into the man’s nostrils the breath of life. Life came from God and He put His essence inside the man. Breath of life in Greek: “zoe”, means life of God.

Many people think, “My life is quiet; why do I need God?”

We need to open our mind and heart to understand that God not only wants to give us benefits. We need to realize that there is life of God inside of us.

God wants to give you what you need and much, much more.

When God breathed inside the man, something got out of Him and got into the man. This is stronger and deeper than what we can imagine.

Do you know why God breathed into the nostrils of the man? Because oxygen enters by the nostrils and it brings life. God breathed at the right place: where the life God was giving to the man had to get in.

The devil did not accept this situation, and with sin, the life of God inside Adam and Eve died. The communion was over.

Satan’s intention was that man would multiply without the essence of God. The fact that man could breathe did not disturb him, but Satan shakes whenever he sees people having relationship and intimacy with God.

The question is: if the Spirit of God is missing, are we missing everything?
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Pastor Marco A. Peixoto is a man who has called his generation through an empowering word of faith and boldness for the present-day church. He is the senior pastor and founder of Comunidade Evangelica Internacional Zona Sul church, located in Flamengo, and its extensions in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Known for his apostolic ministry, Pastor Marco Antonio has successfully established and now oversees church extensions in other Brazilian cities (São Paulo, Foz do Iguaçu, Curitiba and Salvador), as well as international extensions in the United States, in South Florida, and main cities in Europe like London, Rome, Milan, Como, Lisbon, Zurich, St. Gallen, and others. Pastor Marco A. Peixoto has been in ministry for 34 years and has taken the Word of God in an anointed way to countries all over the world such as Italy, Switzerland, Germany, England, United States, Colombia, Japan, Kenya (Africa) and many others. In his travels he participates in major events, always accompanied by his wife Jusara, who is also his ministry partner and mother of their three daughters: Julia, Lidia and Raquel. In recognition of his work the governor of Rio de Janeiro awarded him the “Tiradentes” medal, which is the highest honor a governor can bestow. He also oversees major humanitarian outreaches to slums and reaches millions through television. His books talk about restoration, edification and spiritual warfare. Among them are: “Breaking Through in Faith”, “Faith that Works Miracles”, “Path of Miracles” and “It’s Possible”, a book talks about the secret of turning crisis into victory, addressing the topic of the current global crisis. His latest books are called “The House” and “Courage”, and both have a powerful and relevant message for the church in the present time. One of the highlights of Pastor Marco A. Peixoto’s ministry is the strategic and creative evangelism that breaks boundaries. Examples of that include the evangelical parade on the streets of Rio de Janeiro during Carnival, the tents of prayer at Copacabana beach on New Year’s Eve and evangelistic music concerts at Apoteose, one of the largest and most famous venues in Rio de Janeiro. Moreover, he has been leading the church in the purpose of restoring the social value of the poor through social programs. Pastor Marco A. Peixoto challenges the church to make an impact on this generation through a lifestyle that declares that Jesus Christ is the Lord.