Summary: Continuation of Part I.....Same description.
In my previous message on this topic, I attempted to point
out some of the most common traps that satan lays for us.
A. We are relatively safe from obviously gross
1. satan works in the areas in which we are the
a. According to Scripture, many....if not
most....of these areas are temptations
which we, as Christians, hold in
I Cor. 10:13 - 13No temptation has overtaken you except
such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will
not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but
with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that
you may be able to bear it.
Not only do Christians not recognize these general areas of
temptation, but when they do see the temptation, they
conclude one of two things.
A. They become ashamed and confused...feeling as
though they have sinned.....when in fact....they
have only been tempted in that area.
1. A temptation is not a sin!
James 1:2-4 - 2My brethren, count it all joy when you fall
into various trials, 3knowing that the testing of your faith
produces patience. 4But let patience have its perfect work,
that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
B. The second response is to hide their sin because
they think that this sin is unique to them.
1. There is a perverted sense of uniqueness that
I believe satan instills in our minds.
a. If he can get us to think that our sin is
unique and we hide it from others
because of this belief......he has us at
his mercy (which he has none)....we
won’t seek out prayer or help.
In my last message, I addressed three very common areas in
which satan attempts to spiritually kill us.
A. The fiery arrow of doubt.
B. The fiery arrow of a critical and
accusing spirit (This is, by the way,
the spirit of the devil).
C. The fiery arrow of misplaced priorities
Today, we will expand this list of fiery arrows of the
very common areas, in which he attempts to bring us down.
I. satan will work very hard to cause us to feel guilt.
II John 8 - 8Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those
things we worked for, but that we may receive a full
A. he won’t let us have the faith that we need to
believe and trust that God can...and has forgiven
1. he does this by bringing back to our minds,
the sins that we have placed under the blood
a. This area is related to doubt, but it is a
specific form of doubt.
b. A Christian need never feel guilt for the
sins that he/she has placed under the
blood of Christ.
Psalm 103:12 - 12 As far as the east is from the west, So
far has He removed our transgressions from us.
Is. 43:25 - 25 “I, even I, am He who blots out your
transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember
**For those of us who must see it in the New Testament....
consider the following...............
Acts 3:19 - 19“Repent therefore and be converted, that
your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing
may come from the presence of the Lord.
I John 2:12 - 12 I write to you, little children,
Because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake.