Summary: Our Enemy is defeated by the mighty hand of God.
Know Your Enemy
June 19, 2016 Morning Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
Message Point: Our Enemy is defeated by the mighty hand of God.
Focus Passage: Revelation 20:6-10
Supplemental Passage: No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Romans 8:37)
Introduction: The Devil gets credit for a whole lot of things he didn’t have anything to do with. But, he’ll take that credit because it brings him glory.
a. Anointed Cherub (Ezekiel 28:14)
b. Cast out of Heaven (took 1/3 of angels) (Rev 12:4)
c. Troubler of Job (Job 1)
d. Tempter of Jesus (Matthew 4)
i. Stones into bread
ii. Throw self from pinnacle
iii. Be given everything in exchange for worship
a. Deceiver/Liar (Rev 12:9)
b. Adversary - “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8 NASB)
c. Not omniscient, not omnipresent, cannot read your mind, cannot make a believer do anything, cannot possess a believer, distraction and discouragement are his preferred tactics among American Christians,
b. Thrown into Lake of Fire: “And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.” (Revelation 20:10 NASB)
Application/Invitation: “greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4b NASB)
Two lessons to be learned: 1) Satan fell from Heaven because of Pride. 2) Jesus is greater than Satan and will defeat him.