Summary: Satan is both cunning and cruel. He attacks when least expected and desires to destroy completely those whom he attacks. He wants to rip apart your emotions,your relationship with God,every blessing and every plan God has for your life!
1st Peter 5:8 “ Be sober, be vigilent; the adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.”
Be sober- means to be self diciplined, to think rationally and not foolishly.
Be vigilent- means to be alert to the spiritual pitfalls of life and take appropriate steps to make certain that we do not stumble.
Like a roaring lion- Satan is both cunning and cruel. He attacks when least expected and desires to destroy completely those whom he attacks.
INTRO: There is a Devil who is on the job trying to rip you apart
The Bible says that the enemy roams the earth seeking whome he may devour. It also says that he comes only to steal kill and destroy. Satan wants you to burn in hell with him and all of his demons. He is one angry little buger that won’t stop trying to take you out, until you go on to be with the Lord, or until Jesus comes back to get His Church.
Here are three Facts you should be aware of when “Recognizing your Adversary”
1. He wants to rip up your emotions and cause you to doubt your relationship with God
2. He wants to rip away every blessing that God has given you and he wants to destroy every plan that God has for your life.
3. He wants you to focus on every closed door SO THAT you dont see all the other open doors in your life.
Satan wants to rob you of your joy and your peace. He wants you to feel down and out. The enemy wants to seperate you from God, causing you to lose that peace that surpasses all understanding, causing you to lose the joy of the Lord. Let me be frank, don’t be a spiritual wimp! Stand on the rock of your Salvation. Dont be seperated! Dont punk out to the devil. Be a spiritual warrior. When you get that fiery dart shot at you. Catch it, tie a scripture to it and thrust if back.. When I say Dont be a spiritual wimp (to me that sounds a little harsh)...but I mean it. I want to be speak to you from my heart. Children of the Lord, If you have met God. If you have expierienced His power. If you have joined me, with a thankful heart, in offering praises to Him. If your tounge has tasted the things of God. Then I believe that you know all that God is capable of doing in your life. Then I know that you can stand on Scriptures like 1st Peter 5:10 that tell us that God will build us up in a firm foundation and He will make us steadfast and immovable when the enemy comes in to attack. When Satan charges in with that spirit of lonliness, fear, discomfort, weakness, bitterness, hatefullness, etc… You need to strap on the the full armor of God. [Ephesians 6:10-20 (quickview) ] You need to ask God to fill you with the Joy of the Lord and the Peace of God. [Philippians 4:6-7 (quickview) ] Walk in the Spirit of God and enjoy the fruit of the Spirit such as Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, etc [Galations 5:22]