1st Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”
See also: Satan’s Origin and Doctrine
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The Devil is Real | Dave Daubenmire – When was the last time that you attended church and the leadership of the church did an in-depth teaching on the Devil? Not a cursory tip of cap towards old Slew Foot around the church’s Halloween celebration, but a deep, in depth teaching about the Prince of Darkness?
I would venture to say that not one in a thousand people who attend church regularly have any real knowledge of the Evil One. The Bible teaches us that we are “not to be ignorant of his devices”, but yet we are.
2nd Corinthians 2:11 “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.”
The greatest trick that Satan has played on the world is to convince us that he is not real. Just like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, Diabolus is nothing more than a mythological character with a red tail, horns, and a pitchfork. The average Christian has no understanding of the depth of the darkness that Lucifer controls.
Is it any wonder that the Prince of the Power of the Air is having such a successful campaign all across the American spectrum? Back in the day, when Americans used to believe in God, our children were taught how to avoid Satan and his devices. Today, we not only don’t recognize his techniques, we don’t even recognize him. How do you fight an invisible foe that you don’t even believe exists? An excellent movie about good and evil for children is “Pinocchio.”
“You shall know them by their fruits,” the Scriptures teach us. But we are no longer taught how to inspect the fruit. The Bible calls him “The Adversary” for a reason. He is the enemy of mankind. He is the enemy of all that is good. He is the enemy of our souls.
O my friends, the Devil is real and his goal is global conquest.
There is an invisible spiritual realm around us. It is in that realm that the battle over good and evil takes place. Although you may have been taught about Satan in your Sunday school class chances are pretty good that you know very little about how he operates. He is more than a “personal” devil hell-bent on messing up your life. He is the opposer of all things good. The battle between good and evil is real and it is playing out right before our very eyes.
Do you understand the demonic realm? Has anyone ever taught you about demonic oppression? Are you aware that there are satanic angels called demons who once served God? Do you understand that the Devil’s team is strategically organized into groups called principalities, powers, and rulers of darkness? Has anyone taught you that these demonic forces work through people?
I assume you have heard of angels. They are spiritual beings created by God to serve His purpose in the world. Demons are spiritual beings without a physical body. They are fallen angels who rebelled against God. They oppose the work and the will of God.
In a nutshell. The Devil has a team. They are organized and they are committed. It is time for all of us to wake up.
Evil spirits work through people. Some people are oppressed…strongly influenced by them. Others are possessed…their minds completely taken over and controlled by them. Most addictions and many sicknesses are a result of demonic activity.
The American government is under demonic control. What do you think a “principality” is? Did it ever dawn on you that those whom you see on your TV screen every day are under the influence of demons? Most of your news readers, entertainers, and government officials are under control of the demonic. Some serve the Devil intentionally and some serve him through false beliefs. How else can you explain the foolishness you see all around you?
Have you noticed how those who live by Biblical standards are mocked and criticized? Don’t you see how Christian values are under assault in this nation? Have you ever asked yourself why every mention of the name of Jesus has been stripped from the education of our children?
What do you think is behind all of the sexual deviancy being shoved down our throats? Why is transgenderism being so exalted? Who is behind the drive towards infanticide and the destruction of the natural family? What is going on in Hellywood and the filth the movie industry is pumping out? What could possibly be behind the watering down of the True Gospel once trumpeted from America’s pulpits?
No, my friends, the Devil is not fake news. He just wants you to believe he is.
Christ was the antidote to Satan. When he went to Calvary He foiled all of the plans of the wicked one. Our job as believers is to “Occupy Till He comes”, to hold the ground against the forces of darkness. We were never converted to cower in the corner. We were called to earnestly contend for the faith.
There is a Devil on the loose and he is ravaging the American landscape. Christ’s body, the church, is the antidote. Darkness is simply the absence of light. Look around at every major institution or industry in America and tell me one place where Christ rules as King?
Here is a very simple question. Do you see any influence of Christianity in the American government?
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Posted with permission from Coach Dave
How is Satan the god of this world
2nd Corinthians 4:4 “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”
The phrase “god of this world” (or “god of this age”) indicates that Satan is the major influence on the ideals, opinions, goals, hopes and views of the majority of people. His influence also encompasses the world’s philosophies, education, and commerce. The thoughts, ideas, speculations and false religions of the world are under his control and have sprung from his lies and deceptions.
Satan is also called the “prince of the power of the air” in Ephesians 2:2. He is the “ruler of this world” in John 12:31. These titles and many more signify Satan’s capabilities. To say, for example, that Satan is the “prince of the power of the air” is to signify that in some way he rules over the world and the people in it.
This is not to say that he rules the world completely; God is still sovereign. But it does mean that God, in His infinite wisdom, has allowed Satan to operate in this world within the boundaries God has set for him. When the Bible says Satan has power over the world, we must remember that God has given him domain over unbelievers only. Believers are no longer under the rule of Satan (Colossians 1:13). Unbelievers, on the other hand, are caught “in the snare of the devil” (2 Timothy 2:26), lie in the “power of the evil one” (1 John 5:19), and are in bondage to Satan (Ephesians 2:2).
So, when the Bible says that Satan is the “god of this world,” it is not saying that he has ultimate authority. It is conveying the idea that Satan rules over the unbelieving world in a specific way. In 2 Corinthians 4:4, the unbeliever follows Satan’s agenda: “The god of this world has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ.” Satan’s scheme includes promoting false philosophies in the world—philosophies that blind the unbeliever to the truth of the Gospel. Satan’s philosophies are the fortresses in which people are imprisoned, and they must be set free by Christ.
An example of one such false philosophy is the belief that man can earn God’s favor by a certain act or acts. In almost every false religion, meriting God’s favor or earning eternal life is a predominant theme. Earning salvation by works, however, is contrary to biblical revelation. Man cannot work to earn God’s favor; eternal life is a free gift (see Ephesians 2:8-9). And that free gift is available through Jesus Christ and Him alone (John 3:16; 14:6). You may ask why mankind does not simply receive the free gift of salvation (John 1:12). The answer is that Satan—the god of this world—has tempted mankind to follow his pride instead. Satan sets the agenda, the unbelieving world follows, and mankind continues to be deceived. It is no wonder that Scripture calls Satan a liar (John 8:44). Source: Got Questions
If you go to the store to buy Meat, don't run to the Milk section or the Junk Food aisle looking for it!!
The Meat Section is the True Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Milk Section is likened to those who will not preach on sin and Hell, just a feel good message, the Social gospel.
The Junk Food Isle is the outright false doctrine AKA the prosperity gospel, name it and claim it, the Hebraic Roots movement and other false teachings!!
Feasting on just Milk and Junk will eventually cause you great harm, you can count on it!!
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