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Summary: Interrupting Satan's Plan is about realizing what he is doing and resisting

Interrupting satan's Plan

1 Peter 5 ........

Around here....We talk a lot about God's Plan for our lives.

....because.....We know from His Word that: God has a Great Plan that includes Abundant Life,

Wholeness, Joy, Peace, Strength, Provision and VICTORY.... and MUCH, MUCH MORE

God has many more GOOD THINGS Planned for us IN THIS LIFE........

and then to TOP It all off....God's plans for us Include an Eternity with Him....

....ruling and reigning and Enjoying Him FOREVER and ever......

That's God's Plan....

But we need to know today, that God is not the ONLY ONE with a plan that He's working....

Satan also has a plan.

He's got a plan to destroy your marriage...

.....your children.....your hope and your future

He's got a plan for your DESTRUCTION

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

So, satan has a plan to destroy YOUR LIFE and mine....

but Peter said in verse 9 "Whom resist...." We are to "....RESIST (satan) stedfast in the faith....."

That means that we're not just supposed to roll over and play dead because there's a devil loose....

.....hoping he doesn't see you or know you're there......

I wonder if that's what some Christians are trying to do.....

....because they are so still and quiet about their Christianity....

They don't have any expression of joy....

You never hear them praise or worship or give thanks to God.....

They never witness or testify about how God saved them.....

...and they never want to get involved in any kind of work for the Lord....

It's like they think they're UNDER COVER or something

Listen, if you're even HUMAN....much less a Christian,.....

satan is LOOKING FOR YOU.....in hopes that he may devour you.....

..... and he isn't going to stop trying to destroy you until he's locked away at the end of this age.

So you might as well go ahead and DIVE ALL THE WAY into JESUS and the things of God....

.....because thats the place you're going to be safe.

Now I know that satan is a defeated foe.....

Jesus whipped him at calvary and took away his power over us.....

But IT WAS AFTER CALVARY that Peter wrote what he did here....in 1 Peter 5:8

and one thing that means is that satan is still a real threat

And that's why Peter said we are to be SOBER and VIGILANT...

Now, SOBER as its used in this verse means Regular, calm; not being controlled by passion

and VIGILANT means: Attentive to discover and Avoid danger or to provide for safety.

Today, we're starting a new series called "Interrupting Satan's Plan for Your Life"

Over the course of this series, I want to talk about several things we can do to Interrupt satan's plan....

....and stop him from getting his desired result in your life......

but MUCH of what we're going to talk about will come back to being REGULAR, consistant, constant and self controlled......

...and also being ATTENTIVE to Avoid danger and Provide for safety....

These things help determine HOW Effective we are at Resisting the devil STEDFASTLY in the Faith.

CONSISTENCY of Action is a Vital Part of Every Principle of Faith

You will find if you look at the character and nature of God, qualities like Consistency and Faithfulness

Hebrews 13:8 declares "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. "

Psalms 102:27 The Psalmist said "But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end".

In Malachi 3:6 God says "For I am the Lord, I change not....."

James 1:17 says of God "...., with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."

God is a FAITH God and He is CONSISTENT

If we are going to succeed in our Faith Life....we must learn to do some things with Consistency

The First one we're going to look at is PRAYER

Turn over to Phil 4 ........No, turn to Matthew 6 First...then Phil 4

While you turn there, listen to a couple of verses that go along......

Luke 18:1 says "And Jesus spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought ALWAYS to Pray, and not to faint.

Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

1 Thes 5:17 Pray without ceasing.

I think of all the things that have potential in the life of a Believer,.....

..... REAL BIBLE PRAYER is the most Underused and Mis-Understood

but it is the Greatest Privilege we can have on this earth in Christ Jesus....

...that we can COME BOLDLY before the throne of God

If we will Pray we can Interrupt satan's plan for our own lives and the lives of others.....

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