Summary: Battling satan!
GIVE THE DEVIL WHAT
Tonight as believers in Jesus Christ we should
Already know that we are in a battle.
We are fighting a war that’s spiritual
And its happening whether we want it to or
And especially in today’s world we have to
Know how to equip ourselves, and how to
Handle ourselves, as we fight this battle!
And we have to learn who we’re fighting!
And we have to learn how to defeat satan!
2nd Corinthians chap 6 says:
by the word of truth, by the power of God
by the armor of righteousness on the
right hand and on the left!!!
We have to remember tonight church
Just exactly where the battle is!!!
ITS IN OUR MINDS!!
The Lord has our hearts and the devil
Fights us in our minds, that’s his playground!
We have to remember that when God comes
In He starts out in our first room called our
Heart but-- He wants every room in
And if we fill up tonight with Jesus Christ
The devil has no room to enter in (AMEN)
We have to have enough sense to know that
We have to put on the whole armor of God
We have to make sure everything is fitting
Like it should!!!!
And most important of all
We need to engage the battle and the
Enemy In Prayer!!!!!
Our battle is sin and the devil,
and he begins to attack our mind
And the apostle Paul here is trying to teach us
That the power of the gospel
Has to be applied to our minds!!!
WE HAVE TO REMEMBER WHERE
THE TRUE BATTLE IS!!!
And if we’re gonna truly give the devil
what he deserves and defeat him
And his strategies against us,
We better make sure that were fighting
The battle – Where the battle really is!!!
AS CHRISTIANS TONIGHT ITS OUR
DUTY TO GIVE THE DEVIL WHAT
HE DESERVE’S (AMEN)
In the last part of chapter 5 and in chapter 6,
The Apostle Paul is dealing with relationships
Between people, and this is of flesh and blood.
Here Paul shares wisdom as to how we should
Get along with each other!! but then when we
Make it on down to verses 10-12 there’s
A change in the attitude we should have
Its not anything to do with submission, or
love, or getting along,- BUT its about
fighting a war!
And there is a difference
The word is teaching us how to deal with
All the teaching’s throughout God’s word
Is Love, Love and Love,
Here were to hate and reject and be in war
Against the devil
And we should have a very strong desire
To DESTROY the devil!!
So obviously Paul is teaching us that we
Are supposed to hate what God hates
Which is The devil and sin!!!!!(AMEN)
And when we begin to understand that
Satan plots against us – and our families
And our churches, and when we begin
To see how he manipulates everyone - and
Not to mention everything against us
Then we’ll understand why we should
Hate him and then we’ll understand
Why we should try to destroy him!!!
We need to keep him right under our feet!!!
Stomp him every chance we get!!!!
We have to understand that the devil
Literally wants to destroy us
And he don’t want to cause you little
He wants to cause you big problems
He wants to ruin your life
He wants to make you hate God
He wants you to turn your back on God
He wants to weaken you
He wants to tempt you
He wants you to sin to the point that
you’ll end up with him in that
Terrible place called hell!!!!!
And a perfect example of this weakness
Is back in the book of Genesis 3:13 says:
And the Lord God said unto the woman
What is this that thou hast done?
And the woman said, the serpent
Beguiled me (deceived) and I did eat!!!
Then just like today, satan used deceit
To trick eve into disobeying God
And just as he used Eve He’ll use you
Or your friends or your loved ones!!!
And the bottom line is this
The devil knows his destiny and
He wants to destroy as many people as
JUST LIKE WE WANT TO GO TO HEAVEN
AND TAKE EVERYONE WITH US THAT
THE DEVIL WANTS TO TAKE EVERYONE
WITH HIM to hell THAT HE CAN AS WELL!!!!
We have to understand that the devil has a job
To do just like we do!!
We have to keep him from accomplishing
He wants to keep the church from bringing
In new members1
And He wants to stop us form rescuing people