Summary: Our enemy often masquerades himself to hide his real identity. We need to be wise and see who he is and what is his goals.
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
MANY PICTURE OUR ENEMY IN A RED SUIT, HORNS, POINTED TAIL, AND A PITCH FORK!
NOT SO IS SNEAKY AND SUBTLE.
Masquerade: a party where people wear mask and costumes.
A way of appearing or behaving that is not true or not real.
A mere disguise, A SHOW.
WE HAVE AN ENEMY THAT HATES GOD... and he hates you and the church.
HIS NAMES REVEAL HIS NATURE.
OUR ENEMY NEVER APPEARS AS THE ENEMY... BUT POUR BIG BUDDY.
SATAN WAS AN ANGEL THAT TEMPTS HUMANS TO SIN.
He is THE ADVERSARY OF GOD... He is the adversary of good...
BEELZEBUB LUCIFER OLD NICK DEVIL SERPANT DECEIVER
TEMPTER TRICKSTER FIEND, ARCHFIEND THIEF HATER
THE GREAT PRETENDER ENTERTAINER...
He hates faithfulness to the church.
Our enemy is the most powerful spirit of evil. He is the ruler of hell.
OUR ENEMY WORKS BY DOSTORTION, 1/2 TRUTHS, MISUNDERSTANDING, VILLIAN,
MIND GAMES, EMOTIONAL GAMES, SLANDER, LIES, WICKED, MALICIOUS, ADDICT
2 Corinthians 11:14 (KJV) And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
2 Corinthians 11:14 (NIV) And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
2 Corinthians 11:14 (MSG) And no wonder! Satan does it all the time, dressing up as a beautiful angel of light.
OUR ENEMY HAS A THREE FOLD COMMISSION... PURPOSE.
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
STEAL: to take what does not belong to you.
KILL: to cause death, bring to an end, to deprive life,
DESTROY: cause to no longer exist, to defeat, to ruin,
LYING IS OUR ENEMIES NATIVE LANGUAGE --- LIES ARE HIS RESOURCE MATERIAL.
ALL LIES, DISTORTIONS, 1/2 TRUTHS, DECEPTION COMES FROM OUR ENEMY...
John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
OUR ENEMY LIED TO ADAM AND EVE WITH 1/2 TRUTHS AND WHOLE DISTORTIONS.
He distorted God's words, God's goodness, and God's intentions.
MOST LIES ARE WHISPERED NOT SCREAMED...
In a court room we swear or affirm to: TELL THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH.
OUR ENEMY LIES ABOUT THE PAY DAY, THE WAGES OF SIN... IT'S FREE...???
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
OUR ENEMY HAS SOME VERY VALUABLE TOOLS... ONE OF HIS BEST TOOLS IS TO SELL PEOPLE THAT HE IS NOT REALLY REAL...
Whole societies and education system teach: OUR ENEMY IS THE FIGMENT OF SOME TWISTED RELIGIOUS MINDS.
200 years ago the enemy in battle wore bright red or blue uniforms --- NOW HE WEARS CAMOFAGE.
Un-marked police cars? Underground? Out of sight?
SIN STARTS IN THE MIND AS SEED, A THOUGHT... LUST... BARNEY FIFE: NIP IT IN THE BUD.
James 1:14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
OUR ENEMY IS DILIGENT, HE WORKS OVERTIME...
Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
OUR ENEMY IS SO GOOD AT HIDING AND MASQUERADES THAT FEW RECOGNIZE WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING... SUBTIL
SUBTIL: ELUSIVE, cunning, crafty, ... he gets what he wants in a clever, deceptive way.
Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Satan laughs his head off when God or other people GET BLAMED FOR WHAT HE DID...
he does not care if others are applauded for his work.
OUR ENEMY HAS A GREAT TOOL CALLED PRIDE.
Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
I am so proud to be humble. He distorts and perverts pride... AMBITION.
OUR ENEMY'S ROLE IS ADVERSARIAL ... THOSE THAT PLAY HIS GAMES ALWAYS LOSS.
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Enemy, two opposite sides, oppose, resist...
Our enemy would rather start an argument, strife and fussing more than smoking a joint?
WITH ONE CONSENT --- GIVE THE OFFERING OF EXCUSES...